Check out this video of Katusha professional Maxim Belkov getting assualted by a spectator about 1km before the top of a mountain at this year’s Vuelta a España. It appears as though the spectator’s actions were deliberate and aimed specifically at the Russian rider, before being promptly arrested by the Guarda Civil.
Now that’s a question I have no idea how to answer. Wearing a cycling cap when not in kit is generally not recommended, but when Wesley Snipes is wearing the Colnago cycling cap on the basketball courts in the early 1990’s it was kinda cool. He is later seen wearing a Time branded cycling cap in the same movie.
It was a pretty cool movie though, check out a quick scene here:
Here’s a video by White Lightening which demonstrates how to use their version of this bag – which they call the ‘Chain Johnny’; the basics of installation are similar so it’s worth sharing…
What happens when a track sprinting king sits down and chats with Australia’s Tour de France champion? Well, they talk about a whole lotta cycling – naturally! In this BikeExchange video interview by Shane Kelly, Cadel Evans gives some interesting insights into his career and how he sees it.
- Cadel takes us back in time to the days of starting to ride his bike around Melbourne’s northern hilly suburbs through to chasing the Mountain Bike World Cup
- The late Aldo Sassi clearly has a long lasting effect, as Cadel explains
There’s plenty more in the video, so go right ahead and enjoy.
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Eryn Nolan, Jean-Claude Pretorius, Chris Ware, Huberney Diaz, Leah Nolan, Neil Dunn, Robin Warman, Hannake Laurens, Liam Eldret, Mike Pearson, Leon Cerrone, Lindsey Stopp and Grégory Vermersch.
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Javier Maya, Jaume Illa, Pasquale Spagnolo, Toni Gonzales, Daniel Valero, Oriol Silvestre, Didac Puy, Pep Puiggari and Raul Garcia.
Felipe Parada , Gisele Calabrez, Carlos Henrique, Wellington Pereria, Marcelo Graciano and Marcio Tajiri.
Tracy Chandler, Daniel Hutchinson, Ian Elliott, Tony Berquam, Gus Estrada, Jeff Arala and Elizabeth Reeder.
Orica Green-EDGE rider Esteban Chaves hooked up a video camera to his handlebars during last night’s team time-trial stage of the Giro d’Italia. Of course we now know that his team blitzed it, and Aussie Simon Gerrans wears the pink leaders jersey tonight. Check out how fast they rode on what was mostly a bike path in the coastal region of San Remo.
I’m sharing this video with you for only one reason – it’s cool. OK maybe a few more reasons: it’s got great cinematography, it has some great scenery of Melbourne, they talk about bikes, they show bikes, and it shares a great story. If you’ve got a spare 10 minutes indulge yourself.
Fixed On Fixed by Raechel Harding – a mini-documentary which focuses on female riders riding their fixies. Good riding, good skills and some good stories. The what, the who and the why. Good stuff.
Can Australian boy Rohan Dennis break the hour record? Tune in here to find out. Official live stream video is below.
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Back in October the Great Ocean Road Cycling (GORC) Classic was held on a beautiful 120km circuit beginning on the Great Ocean Road in Lorne, on Victoria’s surf coast. They made this production video of the day which is worth the time to watch when you have a spare 11 minutes.
I didn’t recognise all of the teams and kits represented, but here’s a quick list of what I did spot:
TKM / The Kings Men
(If I missed any feel free to let me know in the comments.) I also noticed a lot of Castelli kit around which is great to see. If you happen to be thinking about getting your team together for the 2015 GORC, you know where to get your custom Castelli cycling clothing from
Here’s the vid..
In the Australian Road Cycling Championships, a curious thing happened. One of the under 23 riders beat all the “Elite” riders, crossing the line first with his fists rightfully pumping the air in celebration. Not that he didn’t deserve the victory, it’s just that no-one thought it would ever happen. That young man was William Walker, who was to go on and race with the Rabobank Professional team before retiring prematurely. The even more curious thing about this situation though, is that in the record books it is not Walker’s name which is on Cycling Australia’s honour roll – that goes to Russel van Hout as the first “Elite” rider to cross the line.
In this video cycling commentator Matt Keenan asks Walker about his thoughts on the situation…
The Marymoor Crawl is a particularly interesting bike race to watch, like no other sports event I can think of. Sometimes dubbed “The Longest Lap” the concept is relatively straight forward: All riders are to start by track-standing for approximately 3 minutes without crossing the official start/finish line and without unclipping and letting their feet hit the ground. By time the riding gets started, the field has typically dwindled down to not much more than a hand full of riders. Finally the bell rings and it’s a full on one lap sprint – first across the line finishes.
In the video below, what this race as a classic example. Things to look for:
- How many riders start vs How many finish
- Just how good some of their track standing skills are
- Then, after you’ve finished watching it and sees who wins – watch again and look for the winner and what his tactic was and how well he did it
Personally I think it’s a cool race to watch, albeit a bit of a novelty. My track standing skills put me to shame, and I admit I can only do it “when the conditions are right”! What about you? Can you track stand? How do you think you’d fare in a race like this? How well do you think you’d go in a one lap race from standing start? Do you think this race is one to be taken “seriously” or is it just a good one for the spectators more than anything? I’m curious to hear your thoughts…