My tips for the Olympic Road Race

Well the sceptic in me would suggest the follow I believe the Adidas/British team are going to be hard to beat, as one of the primary sponsors to the games I’m pretty sure the win was written into the sponsorship agreement and the incredibly low prices at the Adidas store will surely give them the competitive edge. Of course you can’t discount the Westfield/Australian team, the...
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Jerseys of the Pro Tour

A collection of the Pro Tour team jerseys from 2006 onwards. 2012 Updates: Additions:Australia’s first Pro Tour team, Orica Greenedge;The return FDJ to the Pro Tour Deletions: The HTC team is no more; Major Changes: Leopard Trek folded into the Radioshack team to become the Radioshack –Nissan team; Garmin picked up a new sponsor in Sharp;Omega-Pharma Lotto parted ways creating two separate teams with Omega-Pharma...
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A visual look at the UCI World ProTour stats

Based on my hugely popular UCI Pro Tour Stats post I have now turned the data into an interactive set of graphs using some really cool software called Tableau. Once again this data was taken from the publically available UCI archives. The only thing I have done is to represent the raw point score as percentage of the yearly total to even out the differences...
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Australian Tour de France riders

I had this come across my desk the other day which I thought was of interest. It is a complete list of Australians who have competed in the Tour de France since 1914.   Year Rider Team Final Place Started Finished Final Time* Remarks 1914 Duncan "Don" Kirkham Phebus-Dunlop 17th 145 54 at 11h 53′ 39"   1914 Ivor "Iddo" / "Snowy" Munro Phebus-Dunlop 20th...
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Preparing for Fitz’s Challenge (or any other big ride)

This article mainly focuses on what to carry for a long day in the saddle. We’ll assume you’ve done your training, your bike is ready and you’ve done suitable carbo loading the night before. Firstly I’ll say there are plenty of ways to prepare but this is just from my experience having done the 165km, the 207km event and this year I’ll be doing the...
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