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18, September 2015

World Championships: Men's Elite Road Race Preview

Come September 27, millions of cycling fans around the world will be glued to TV sets for one of the most hotly anticipated men’s elite…

15, September 2015

Lee's Lowdown on PEZ: The Vuelta Finale & Ben Foster dopes up

Ah, the Vuelta, has it been redeemed by youth? And could Ben Foster, rubbish actor and fiance of Robin Wright (grrrrrrr!) get any more annoying?…

15, September 2015

Velocite Flux 29er Review

It's not often a bike arrrives, gets test-ridden a couple of times then gets smashed head first into one of the hardest races on the…

11, September 2015

Oleg Tinkov: Get him the f&ck out

This article originally appeared in The Roar.   When the Cycling Independent Reform Commission (CIRC) came out with their report on the state of cycling…

8, September 2015

Lee's Lowdown on PEZ: The Vuelta get the treatment

  After my Mongolian trip it's right back in the saddle, so to speak, with my weekly column on PezCycling News! An excerpt: Mark Cavendish…

8, September 2015

Images from the Mongolia Bike Challenge 2015

I came back fromt he 2015 Mongolia Bike Challenge utterly spent, having not just raced the event (I came 10th overall) but also having worked…

7, September 2015

CrankPunk Coaching Systems Testimonial: Richard & Pamela Toft

Testimonial here from Richard and Pamela Toft! ______________________________________ My wife and I once again signed up to do the Anchor House Ride for Runaways, an…

21, August 2015

CrankPunk is in the Mongolian office...

Hot diggety. I'm in Mongolia working on the Mongolia Bike Challenge for the second time as the Comms Manager and official coach. This will be…

20, August 2015

Road to Taiwan KOM event a roaring success

July 25th saw the inaugural 'Road to Taiwan KOM' sportif ride get off to a great start with hundreds of riders taking up the opportunity…

13, August 2015

Quick Review: The Velocite Flux 29er

OK here's the usual disclaimer, Velocite sponsor me with bikes and so take that as you will, however, as I always note, I won't ride…

9, August 2015

Custom CrankPunk cycling kit available!

Very nicely made CrankPunk kit by CCN is available, and has been for a while but I've been rubbish at pimping it.  The jersey and…

8, August 2015

David Millar's new clothing brand reprehensible but this business is full of indefensible brands

Anyone who reads CrankPunk regularly will know what I think about David Millar, and if you don't you can read all about it here. With…

4, August 2015

Lee's Lowdown on PEZ: Danielson and a Truckload of Pragmatism

"That the fact that the guy who gets busted once cheated way more than once doesn’t inspire more ire from certain fans and sections of…

3, August 2015

My new Velocite Flux 29er

They say great things come in small packages, but how do you get a 29er inn a small box? Disproving the theory, I took delivery…

29, July 2015

Colombian rider 'forced out of the sport' for talking about doping

Great and equally depressing article here from Alpes & Andes website about Juan Pablo Villegas, whose story reminds us that the sport is still mired…

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Interviews

Peter Easton of Velo Classic Tours dropped by for a chat a few months ago, and he's just released it as a podcast. He asked me about journalists shirking their…

22nd Jul, 2015
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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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Reviews

It's not often a bike arrrives, gets test-ridden a couple of times then gets smashed head first into one of the hardest races on the planet, having to carry my…

15th Sep, 2015
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  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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