Monthly Archives: July 2011

So you think you can climb?

Polka dots, polka dots, polka dots everywhere. That is how I would be feeling if I could ever manage this beast of a climb! 55kms at 5.3%! Sweet Contador on a unicorn, that is a hell of a climb. It … Continue reading

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Tour de France, the ads.

SBS in Australia does a magnificent job of covering the Tour de France. I plan to do a post about this very subject in the not to distant future. But, the one down side to the 3 week coverage is … Continue reading

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Where is the Panache? Pt IV – Panache is in the wind.

After a well deserved rest day, the riders rolled out for stage 10 of the Tour rested and ready to rumble. Thomas Voeckler is in yellow so expect to see the French flags a waving today. Also, the first real … Continue reading

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Cadel Evans, Winner 2011 Tour de France

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When guts is more important than panache.

Twelve minutes past midnight Australian Eastern time (I think that is right, I have read conflicting reports, it could be 11:12PM or 1:12AM) an Aussie cyclist rolls down the ramp and potentially into cycling history. Can Cadel Evans become the … Continue reading

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The Anthony Tan Song

Those lucky Aussies like myself, who are being spoilt by the most excellent coverage this year on SBS, will know on Anthony “Tanman” Tan. It struck me the other night when he was being interviewed by Mike Tomalaris, Mr Mike … Continue reading

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Where is the panache? Pt III – Google Panache!

Research is the cornerstone of this blog, as you can probably tell. I spend minutes scouring Google, Wikipedia and various cycling web sites looking for facts and figures. I was asked yesterday, what panache actually meant. Well, I let my … Continue reading

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Cycling terms

Are you new to the world of Professional cycling. Has the seductress that is the Tour de France lured you into her bosom? Well you are probably wonder what the hell Paul Sherwen means when he says … The soigneur … Continue reading

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Where is the panache? Part II – Still no panache!

I have had a few people ask me what the title of the previous post means. Well, up until stage 16, there had been a distinct lack of panache in this years tour. There have been flourishes, but it has … Continue reading

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Where is the panache? Part I.

So today it pissed with rain and was colder than a Christmas card from Lance Armstrong to Paul Kimmage, so no bike riding for me. We are just over 2 weeks in, so I thought I would have a look … Continue reading

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