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flanderscyclingguy:

Uran during stage 13

that bar tape looks terrible on that bike 

In the normal bike world, yes, it would look crap.

But the day after you’ve won a long, wet and technical time trial, to take the maglia rosa and a potentially decisive lead in the Giro D’Italia, I think it looks pretty good…

21-thechronicle:

flanderscyclingguy:

Uran during stage 13

that bar tape looks terrible on that bike 

In the normal bike world, yes, it would look crap. But the day after you’ve won a long, wet and technical time trial, to take the maglia rosa and a potentially decisive lead in the Giro D’Italia, I think it looks pretty good…

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Tour De France 2012 - Stage 19 (Individual Time Trial) - Highlights ITV4

'The thing is,' Walsh said, 'the public are no mugs. Nobody really buys the British thing, not even Chris. And it's such a shame - a missed opportunity. If he's only come to the Tour with a Kenyan racing licence, as the first African to win, then what a story! Then we'd have something we could truly embrace - a story we could all get behind.'

From The Indivisible Man, by Ned Boulting, 2013

The Customer Review

Funny pictures of cats, the mass dissemination of pornography and the instant connection of billions of people around the world aside, the great contribution of the internet to humankind is undoubtably the customer review. Whilst previously the opinions of the proverbial man on the Clapham omnibus counted for absolutely nothing, the internet now endows everyone with a platform to have their gripes published and presented to the world. Many websites even tell you 'Your opinion is important' - dangerous words if ever there were any.

The customer review has transformed retail - seen as more reliable than an expert, because our man on the Clapham omnibus doesn’t have an agenda (i.e. isn’t being paid to write this review - though there are clearly obvious pitfalls in making such an assumption).

Taken at face value, it seems like the perfect marketing exercise: ‘don’t just take our word for how great this product is - listen to all of these happy customers!’ But in reality, the fault (and entertainment value) at the heart of all customer reviews, is obvious: it’s always too personal. It’s too easy to confuse the objective and the subjective. To bring this closer to home, an amusing example:

"the only down side is it comes up small & I think you need to go up a size , I’m usually a XXL but do with a XXXL in the body ."

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I think if you’re usually an XXL in cycling kit (which is nearly always specifically designed to be close fitting and aerodynamic) - it’s not the kit coming up too small, it’s you coming up too big… Sorry. Sometimes the truth can hurt, please don’t take it personally.

'Why didn't I just say it was Chinese take-away…'
Wiggo: Goodbye Bont Zero’s, hello Giro Empire’s…
Mis-matched shoes… Just no. You’d never see Tom Boonen wearing mis-matched shoes and that speaks volumes.

Tinkovisms

We should all have more cake. Who doesn’t like cake?’

In light of the recent news that the UCI technical committee intends to relax the draconian equipment rules of the Verbruggen/McQuaid administration that govern the hour record, Bradley Wggins has been spotted secretly testing some new aerodynamic equipment created by British Cycling’s infamous Secret Squirrel club.

In light of the recent news that the UCI technical committee intends to relax the draconian equipment rules of the Verbruggen/McQuaid administration that govern the hour record, Bradley Wggins has been spotted secretly testing some new aerodynamic equipment created by British Cycling’s infamous Secret Squirrel club.

Matti Brescehl and the mattress that knocked him off his bike make their peace.
The local Omani mattress told Pelican Velo Club, “I didn’t mean to knock Matti off, I just didn’t see him! I hope he’s ok, the doctors said his injuries are only superficial. Maybe I could have being paying more attention to where I was flying, but you just don’t expect cyclists to be out in the desert, you know? I think we’ve buried the hatchet now anyway; we spent the evening together and talked it all through. It was just bad luck I guess.”
Local authorities urge that those travelling in Oman 'take all precautions to make themselves visible, obey speed and traffic laws at all times, and to be considerate of other road users.'
Pelican Velo club tried contacting Breschel, but he was unavailable for comment.

Matti Brescehl and the mattress that knocked him off his bike make their peace.

The local Omani mattress told Pelican Velo Club, “I didn’t mean to knock Matti off, I just didn’t see him! I hope he’s ok, the doctors said his injuries are only superficial. Maybe I could have being paying more attention to where I was flying, but you just don’t expect cyclists to be out in the desert, you know? I think we’ve buried the hatchet now anyway; we spent the evening together and talked it all through. It was just bad luck I guess.”

Local authorities urge that those travelling in Oman 'take all precautions to make themselves visible, obey speed and traffic laws at all times, and to be considerate of other road users.'

Pelican Velo club tried contacting Breschel, but he was unavailable for comment.

The Best Bike in The World

Cyclist Magazine, March 2014, page 3. Pinarello Dogma 65.1 THINK 2 ‘simply: the best bike in the world’

Cyclist Magazine, March 2014, page 16. CANYON ‘THE BEST BIKE IN THE WORLD: 2011, 2012, AND 2013. THE AEROAD CF.

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Sir Bradley Wiggins: ‘I’m not done yet with the Tour de France’

Davíd Sproxton -14 February 2014 4:28pm
The great achievement by Bradley becoming the first British winner of the tour shouldn’t be overshadowed in anyway by that south African with the total lack of personality. He’s a smear on British cycling he should ride in a South African jersey stop representing a country that he doesn’t belong to. We have Bradley Wiggins our first winner he’s our champion couldn’t care less about froomé.
Who owns Team Sky?
‘Team Sky is owned by a company called Tour Racing Limited, which holds the team’s UCI ProTour licence. TRL is a holding company owned by BSkyB and on the board of TRL are two senior Sky executives and Ian Drake and Brian Cookson, the chief executive and president of British Cycling.’

Who owns Team Sky?

Team Sky is owned by a company called Tour Racing Limited, which holds the team’s UCI ProTour licence. TRL is a holding company owned by BSkyB and on the board of TRL are two senior Sky executives and Ian Drake and Brian Cookson, the chief executive and president of British Cycling.’