Today we have a new award that we’ve decided to give in recognition of all those riders who tend to adopt a role serving their team or a team leader rather than having the freedom to pursue glory themselves. We’re calling it the Unsung Hero Award.
The name Libby Hill might very well become part of cycling legend – it was a great Worlds in Richmond and Twitter was there! I’ve sifted through the debris after the crowds left and have all the goodies. We have Robocop Kiryienka, That Boy Phinney, #KwiatKrush, Lizzie Armitstead and, of course, the Velvet Samurai himself, Peter Sagan – plus plenty of fan interaction! Continue reading
The only individual time trial of this year’s Giro d’Italia may have been in Prosecco country, but it was unfortunately more of a Grappa kind of day. The home of the famous dry wine was misleadingly wet, and pretty much the only sparkle in sight came courtesy of Tinkoff-Saxo’s resident twinkletoes Alberto Contador, who delivered a brilliant performance to take third on the day and reclaim the pink jersey. Team Sky’s Vasil Kiryienka picked up the stage win with an impressive early showing.