richie porte

Sep 02 2018

La Vuelta – Week 1 update

Well, it’s been a pretty unpredictable week in a race that always promised to be unpredictable. Team Sky turned up with their weakest team for a Grand Tour for quite some time (which is inevitable¬†when neither Froome nor Thomas are on the starting line). But the plan was that de la Cruz would lead and…

Jul 17 2018

Stage 9 – Pandemonium on the Pave

When Jens Voigt visited Criterium Cycles a few years ago and we enjoyed a wonderful evening with one of the legends of the sport, one thing he said in particular made me smile and has stayed with me ever since. He recalled, as a young pro rider, being introduced to cobbles for the first time….

Jul 08 2018

Le Tour 2018 – Stage 1 (and a few words on Salbutamol)

Salbutamol. A medical word that only a relatively small group of people were aware of a couple of weeks ago including of course those who suffer from asthma, a genuinely unpleasant and at times quite frightening condition. Now, thanks to the combined efforts of WADA, UCI, Team Sky and whole load of journalists and commentators,…

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