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25, May 2015

Lee's Lowdown on PEZ: The Astana Nation truly is 'farfetched, astonishing, preposterous'!

Richie Porte gets a bit of a kicking, Contador amazingly gets some praise, and Astana just get a massive question mark.  The WWE Giro d'Italia…

25, May 2015

CrankPunk Coaching Systems: The Crankers are bringing home the bacon

CrankPunk Coaching Systems is all about helping achieve their goals and allowing that sense of deep satisfaction and pride to carry over into all apects…

24, May 2015

Why everyone should take up the Mongolia Bike Challenge

  The Mongolia Bike Challenge is regularly listed as ‘the world’s hardest MTB stage race’ and whilst those of us who have completed an edition…

24, May 2015

'I'm the Dog's Bollocks!' - Chris Horner blows, er, his horn

I really don't understand all this, so let's let Horner start: "There is no other US rider that you can bring that's a bigger name…

23, May 2015

Velocite's Tor: A bike for all seasons

Tor the Mighty? Maybe, I have yet to ride Velocite's multi-purpose bike so can't comment, but if she rides like the Magnus or the new…

22, May 2015

Catching up with the Giro: Flecha's hair, Bertie's friskiness, Zakarin's strength and who the %$#@ is Marginal Gains?

Quite interesting to see Alberto Contador going all Bernard Hinault at the head of affairs at the 2015 Giro. He'll be punching some protesting schoolkid…

21, May 2015

Selle San Marco partnering up with CrankPunk for 2015!

I've been riding on the Selle San Marco Regale saddle for about 4 years now - literally the same one just about! This saddle freed…

18, May 2015

Lee's Giro Lowdown on PEZ #2

Out with the old and in with the... old. Or so it seems at the Giro 2015. It's been a barnstorming start to this year's…

17, May 2015

Why do I love the bike?

'What makes all this so good?' I asked myself today... I still don't know exactly, but here are some things that my brain said to me:…

16, May 2015

Commentating on the dopers: To shame or not to shame? Where to start and where to end?

"And here is Pelozotti, a rider who was banned for abnormal blood values a couple of years ago," noted the Eurosport commentator Rob Hatch noted…

13, May 2015

When professionals express shock at performances, what are they really saying?

Some reation to Hincapie Racing Team's Toms Skujins' solo win at ToC: "I can't believe he stayed away. He had four minutes, but all the teams…

12, May 2015

Lee's Lowdown on PEZ: First three stages at the Giro

Fixie riding mother$%#@er.  And more, on my column on the Giro 2015 on PEZ.  Get it while it's lukewarm... Click here to read it. 

12, May 2015

CrankPunk Coaching Systems becomes Official Coaching Partner for the inaugural 2015 TIBET CHALLENGE

Well, this is going to be a trip and a half. This October 10th to the 19th I'll be racing for 10 days in Tibet,…

12, May 2015

The best film on the Giro to date: Jorgen Leth's 'Stars & Watercarriers'

The Danish filmmaker who created this gem of a film is also, perhaps unsurprisingly, a poet, which explains the lyricism of this work.  Excellent stuff,…

11, May 2015

Velocite looking for test riders for the new Syn frameset

Ever fancied being a test rider for a brand new frameset?  Well here's your chance. Velocite, my generous and benevolent bike sponsor, are looking for…

9, May 2015

Help Harvey help people with MS: Ride the Hundred For Harvey on May 31st

A couple of days ago I posted an interview with Harvey Dawkins, who has cerebral palsy and works 40+ hours a week and still finds…

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Interviews

LR: Eddie Gragus [former pro and US Postal rider in 1996] on Facebook said that you've ben drinking the Kool-Aid. It seems that your reputation has been tarnished as a…

1st Apr, 2015
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Scott Mercier rode as a professional cyclist between 1993 and 1997 then retired. He rode for Saturn, Levi Leipheimer's old team, from 1993 to 1996 and then had one year…

30th Mar, 2015
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've been riding on BLKTEC's wheelsets and components (stem, bars and seatpost) for almost a year now and though they do sponsor me (I want to make that clear as…

14th Mar, 2015
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Reviews

  Disclaimer: Velocite sponsor me, but this is a bike the earlier version of which I reviewed in 2010 and I gave that one a very similar review. As ever…

4th May, 2015
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Blessed with friends in high places because I’m usually on my knees, your friendly neighborhood crankpunk went for a ride with a friend who works in the industry and was…

18th Feb, 2015
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Velocite is a bike brand located in Kaoshiung in southern Taiwan, headed by husband & wife team Victor and Jessica Major. I got to know Victor thanks to my racing here…

12th Feb, 2015
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