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26, July 2015

The Beginner's Guide To Racing

So, you're new to cycling and you're already reading CrankPunk? You're on the right path then!  Below is a kind of Beginner's Guide to getting…

26, July 2015

My Tour Roar: Did Nairo leave it too late?

This article originally appeared on The Roar.   Chris Froome has all but won the 2015 Tour de France but the rider sneaking the column…

25, July 2015

Brandon Semenuk's unReal segment

Yes, proper dope Enjoy!

24, July 2015

Lee's Lowdown on PEZ: Stages 17 & 18 analysed

“The battle for the GC rages on!” enthused the commentator as the Froome group galloped over the line at the end of Stage 18 which…

24, July 2015

Advice you never thought you'd have to hear: Don't burn your poo paper when out riding!

Boise, Idaho - Bureau of Land Management officials say a cyclist who couldn't hold it is responsible for starting a fire that scorched more than…

22, July 2015

Interview: A conversation with Peter Easton

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…

21, July 2015

Lee's Lowdown on PEZ: Rest Day Musings

Sagan and Al Gore, Lemond and Pantani, Jaja and a bag of d*cks. Well, not a bag, just one: Lance gets mentioned. Enjoy! This BIG…

21, July 2015

Zero tolerance is the only way to stop taking the piss

This article originally appeared on The Roar. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone really but, if pushed, I could think of several other candidates from…

19, July 2015

Chinese cycling movie To The Fore

Originally entitled 'Breaking Wind' in English but thankfully revised, Hong Kong director Dante Lam's new movie featuring a whole lot of cycling, To The Fore…

17, July 2015

Lee's Lowdown on PEZ: Stage 17 gets CrankPunked

“I’m a liiiiiittle surprised at how strong they were,” said Greg Lemond after Stage 10, and he wasn’t talking about the mojitos from the night…

17, July 2015

CrankPunk t-shirts: Wear your heart on your chest!

Yup, two brand new tees here. 'Heart' features a winged heart and the words 'My Own Clean Blood Runs Through These Veins'.  'Skinny', the other…

17, July 2015

DW.com proves microdosing to be almost undetectable

Time for the black armbands, people.  Professional cycling is dead.  Don't show up at the wake without a bottle of whiskey, or there'll be trouble...…

17, July 2015

Tour '15: You say you're clean? Prove it.

This article originally appeared on The Roar.    This article was slated to be about Stage 17 of the 2015 Tour de France. Apologies to…

16, July 2015

Marc Madiot, motorhomes and the Tour de Farce

FDJ team manager and former professsional ride Marc Madiot has just criticised Team Sky and their use of the infamous motorhome at the Giro d'Italia…

15, July 2015

Hong Kong retiree who fixes bikes for FREE gets busted for "obstruction & hawking"

Poor Suen Tak Fui. The Hong Kong resident, a retiree, has been fixing bikes FOR FREE, parts and all, for the past five years.  "His…


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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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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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