Apart from family, what could be more important than wine and bikes? Of course, there might be the odd rant about other topics on here too...

Friday, September 23, 2005

Irishman Pat McQuaid is new president of UCI

Fair play Paddy!

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Gotta love baseball

60 day suspension for a THIRD offense. Does cycling need to clean up or does it need a powerful union?

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Late shout out to Levi

Never got around to blogging Leipheimer's victory in the Tour of Germany - great result for him and for the water boys.

US Open - in the presence of Lance

I managed to snare a ticket to this year's US Open final - it was unbelievable to be there and a great atmosphere. Lance was there too, but unfortunately our paths failed to cross. I was sort of hoping to see him cycling around Central Park on my ride the next morning - but I slept in!

The Vuelta

I've been keeping up with the Vuelta as much as I can but am not particularly inspired by this one. I've never been a huge Heras fan - don't know why really, but he's never really done it for me. And he has a lead this year that makes it's like watching the TdF when Lance was dominating - it just feels like everyone's fighting for stage wins and going through the motions. Even Saturday's TT is unlikely to affect him, although it will help sort out some of the other GC positions.

Tom Danielson looks set to secure a top 10 finish which is awesome for him and bodes very well for Discovery in the years to come.

Something fishy going on

With all of the UCI/WADA/L'equipe shenanigans, I can't help but get the impression that there's something very fishy going on behind the scenes. I know Dick Pound doesn't care about cycling - he just wants to see the drugs wiped out of all sports, but there just seems to be too much weird stuff going on.

And more potential drug concerns at Phonak with Gonzalez pulled by the team because he tested above the team's self-imposed limits - how much longer will this sponsor hang around...?