Cycling Santa’s Little Shopping Guide 2013

Cycling Santa's Little Shopping Guide 2013

Cycling Shorts unleashes Santa’s Little Helpers. Yes the panic is setting in, so much to get organised and so little time, the Cycling Shorts team have put our collective heads together to give you a list of gift ideas that won’t disappoint even the fussiest cyclist in your life. We’ve split our choices into four […]

2013 Season Review

Dan Martin powers aware from an unlikely opponent

As the 2013 road cycling season ambles its way towards a conclusion and news tidbits start to dry up it feels like a good time to review the season; and what a season it has been both on and off the bike. Whilst the crashing fall of a certain Mr Armstrong has overawed the majority […]

Tour de France 2013 – Preview

The 2013 Tour de France

When Henri Desgrange and Geo Lefevre created the first Tour de France back in 1903, they surely can’t have thought that it would evolve into what it has become today. Historian, Jim McGurn noted that the Tour back then was “a magnificently imaginative invention, a form of odyssey in which the lonely heroism of unpaced […]

Book Review: Domestique – The Real Life Ups and Downs of a Tour Pro

BOOK REVIEW: DOMESTIQUE – THE REAL LIVE UP AND DOWNS OF A TOUR PRO

  Domestique The Real Life Ups and Downs of a Tour Pro by Charly Wegelius Reviewed by Lawrence Bywater Pro road cycling is feted for its heroes, its superhuman efforts, its panache filled endeavours and mainly its winners. Yet perhaps what is most captivating about this sport in terms of its individual personalities are the […]

Giro d’Italia 2013 Preview

The route of the 2013 Giro

Arguably the most spectacular and visually stimulating of the three Grand Tours the 96th edition of the Giro d’Italia has been described as a hybrid route which transcends the boundaries between a wholly climbers race and a TT specialist’s. Last year’s Giro was perhaps the most stimulating of all Grand Tours with a surprise but […]

The Enigma of Heinrich Haussler

Mark Cavendish pips Heinrich Haussler by a bike throw at the 2009 Milan San-Remo

The 2009 Milan San-Remo. A warm sunny day awaited the 200 riders of the 100th edition of La Primavera. Amongst those on the startlist, including Andy Schleck, Bradley Wiggins and eventual winner Mark Cavendish, was the quasi Australian Heinrich Haussler. What happened in the preceding 7 hours has been retraced many times since. The coming of age […]

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