This time of year, everyone is buzzing about the Tour, yet who is watching the Giro Rosa?
Tired of the same ol’ same ol’ Tour coverage? Want to hear the straight dope perspective of cycling’s greatest race? Well, it’s time to tune into Floyd Landis and Dave Zabriskie’s coverage of the Tour! Open up “The Straight Dope” and mute your Tour video feed because Floyd and Dave are going to give you the inside-the-peloton perspective on events as they unfold, with 93% more humor and 100% more profanity than you’ll find on commercial video feeds.
If you went to the Bicycle Film Festival last weekend in New York City, you might have caught this Moser documentary. For the rest of us, we’ll have to wait. From the looks of the trailer, it will be worth it!
Dave Moulton wrote a piece on Eddy Merckx, comparing his legacy to that of Chris Froome’s with a critical edge:
“By opting out of the Tour de France in 1973, Eddy Merckx still goes down in history as the “Greatest Rider Ever,” by the sheer number of races the won over the years. He chose the honor people’s feelings over his own ego.
What a shame that Chris Froome is not taking a leaf from Eddy’s book and opting voluntarily out of this year’s Tour de France. Why would anyone want to participate in an event when no one wants you there?”
Keep reading this piece at Dave Moulton’s Blog!
Team Dream continues their coverage of this year’s Amgen Tour of California with pro team AG2R during stage three’s course out of Laguna.
In a freak accident, total bad ass of a cyclocross star Katie Compton was mangled at the start of Saturday’s race – the Ijsboerke Ladies Trophy – in Lille, Belgium by a fellow racer’s disc brake rotor during a crash. This kind of event is exactly what the UCI will use to solidify their disc brake safety laws. You can see the graphic photo at Mr. Katie Compton’s Twitter. On a more positive note, it appears the laceration was clean enough to make dressing the wound easy. Personally, I think it’s one hell of a story and accompanying battle wound.
Congrats on your killer season, Katie. Heal up quick!!
Reno is a shit hole. This is the unsolicited and resounding opinion given to me by friends and strangers alike in the months leading up to this year’s Cyclocross Nationals in Reno, Nevada. More or less, the transaction would play out like this. Other People: Are you going to race through to Nats? Me: Yes. Other People: Cool. Reno is a shit hole. See you there. Me: Vague staring, plus some blinking.
We already saw the Women’s Elite highlights, now here are the highlights from the Men’s.
I’ve been waiting for this to drop ever since catching previews of this race on Instagram. What an exceptional CX Nats this year, across the board!
Continuing their coverage of the CX NATS, CX Hairs takes us through the Men’s Elite field in a series of tracking shots.
I’m sure CX Hairs has a full queue from the CX NATS coming through their YouTube in the next few days, but let’s kick it off with the men’s singlespeed race.
CX Hairs brings us video coverage from this past weekend’s Nobeyama Rapha Supercross in Japan. This video features Tim Johnson and Anthony Clark for a Nobeyama Preview Lap.
Floatin, Seeing, Shooting at the Derby City Cup
Photos and Words by Jeff Curtes
Editor’s Note: We’ll keep this intro brief because brevity is Jeff’s thing. The way I look at it, when it comes to documenting ‘cross, your photos should do the talking…
Cannondale approached me last year, wanted me on their ticket, wanted a fresh new look to their shots. So we connected, I’m doing my thang for them for 13 races, this past weekend was a target since it was Pan Am Champs, so I came over the pond and got the shots. It’s a Loose program, I do my thing, no restrictions, as it should be.
I float, I see, I shoot.
Since he’s not doing Svenness anymore, I was stoked to see CX Hairs’ newest videos, showcasing some Cincinnati Cyclocross races. Here’s the Devou Park Women’s Recap and if you want to see the men’s, check it out at the CX Hairs Youtube page.
Photo by Sven Martin
At the Val di Sole UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Nino put on a show and while getting steezy during an XC race isn’t anything new, Sven’s photo made me want to watch his entire run. Check out the full story at SRAM and follow Sven on Instagram for more MTB excellence.
Tourist de France
Words by Sean Talkington, Photos by Sean Talkington and Kyle Kelley
Roughly 8 or maybe even 9 years ago (it’s a bit fuzzy after all these years) I started working at a bicycle shop in LA called Orange 20. The shop manager at the time Mr. Kyle Kelley aka Trackosaurus Rex hired me to work in the new larger space they had just rented. Soon after that, Ace Carreterro aka The Sleepers came on board. Ace and I were both sales associates who ended up working pretty much the same weekly schedule with Kyle. I had very little in common with the two of them.
We’ve all been there at some point, but how many of us would pop our dislocated shoulder back in and then finish the race? Rachel Atherton is a boss.