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15, September 2016

Lee's Lowdown: Quintana finally rocks it

Quintana finally woke up! And Froome got all antsy. Bring it on. Read my take on the Vuelta 2016 here!    

12, September 2016

Paolo Penni Martelli's images from the 2016 Mongolia Bike Challenge by Selle SMP

Awesome stuff. Check out Paolo's cycling instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/paolopennimartellicycling/.    

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12, September 2016

Lee's Lowdown on PEZ: The Mongolia Bike Challenge 2016

The Mongolia Bike Challebge by Selle SMP 2015 was another awesome success for us! Read all about it and also check out these amazing images…

11, August 2016

Lee's Lowdown: Can you guess what it's about? Go on, have a go...

Yup, it's about doping, and the ShambOlympics! Enjoy!

6, August 2016

Why Lizzie Armitstead should not be at the Olympics

Lizzie Armitstead said yesterday that people will think "I'm a cheat for the rest of my life." I do not know whether she doped or…

5, August 2016

Lee's Lowdown: The Return To Japan

Just returned from a trip back to Japan, read all about it here! Click here to head to the article.  

30, July 2016

Getting the most out of the indoor trainer

A bit unseasonal for most of us I know, but even in summer the indoor trainer can and should be utilised from time to time.…

19, July 2016

Top 10 cycling books from The Guardian

Some cracking titles in this list compiled by The Guardian, and quite a few I'm going to have to pop out and see if I can get…

18, July 2016

Cadel Evans: 'There will never be another person as iconic as Lance Armstrong in the sport of cycling'

Cadel Evans, on a stop over in Singapore to help promote BMC, did an interview with local news website Today. The Australian Tour de France winner…

17, July 2016

Crank Punk Coaching Systems: Kris Guns qualifies for the World's Masters

In only his third ever race, Belgian CrankPunker Kris Guns, who resides in Hong Kong, put in a great ride to qualify for the World's…

22, June 2016

Bike brands & Bahrain: Even torture allegations can't turn them away

One well known clothing brand will allegedly soon be launching a new line of riot gear-inspired cycling kit that will be exclusively available only to…

10, June 2016

Lee's Lowdown: Groningen sets the bar for cycle-friendly cities

'It’s surely no coincidence that when Ford, who declared that ‘the war on the car stops here!’ as soon as he got into power (and…

8, June 2016

CrankPunk weekly column on China's biggest cycling website

Huge thanks to my friend Nel Chan who is chief editor of BikeTo.com, China's biggest cycling site, for allowing me to write a weekly training…

8, June 2016

Groningen, Cycle City

Every city on earth should do this...    

6, June 2016


'Sometimes being lost is another way to be found.' Amen to that...


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30th Mar, 2015
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15th Sep, 2015
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4th May, 2015
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18th Feb, 2015
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