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20, January 2015

4 Italian amateurs busted for a total of 75 years

You may remember an article I wrote on how the Italian authorities and race organisers are leading the way on anti-doping measures and testing not…

19, January 2015

Cavendish: "Can you be 100% that one of these journalists isn't f***ing your wife?"

Mark Cavendish love a good ol' Omerta, if nothing else. First he blamed Riccardo Ricco for all cycling's ills, back in 2011: "The sport’s better…

19, January 2015

Video: a brief history of the bicycle

Brilliant video this, worth putting the kettle on and sitting down to watch properly. Good old BBC... 

18, January 2015

crankpunk's first proper bike features on GCN

Well it's not actually my bike, it's Stephen Roche's, but it is exactly the same, down to the groupset and even the saddle, that I…

15, January 2015

The Aussie conundrum, new UCI anti-doping regulations and their failings, and an African breakthrough

This article originally appeared on The Roar Can you feel it? It’s that time of year again, and I don’t mean the Tour Down Under.…

15, January 2015

Charlie Hebdo, le dopage & cartoons

Very interesting article in today's The Guardian by Suze Clemitson about how Charlie Hebdo taught her more about the reality of doping in cycling than she would…

18, December 2014

The Crashtag™ by Elevengear review

the guys at Elevengear got in touch about a new identify thing they call Crashtag, asking me if i was interested in checking it out,…

12, December 2014

what to do about Astana and Nibali?

DoctorNurse (aka Stephen Nurse-Findlay) commented on my article from last week about Astana & Alexander ‘ChimneySweep’ Vinokourov and my call from them to be turfed from the sport.…

3, December 2014

Tejay van Garderen reminds us all that the thing these guys do is not the same thing that we do

[caption id="attachment_5146" align="alignnone" width="830"]<img class="size-full wp-image-5146" src="/images/wordpress/2014/12/jose-meiffret.jpg" alt="definitely not TvG and LA" width="830" height="606" /> definitely not TvG and LA[/caption] i read about LA motorpacing…

21, November 2014

Will Routley interview

"We are all part of this sport and we need people to believe in it again" Will Routley, cracking fella, was fortunate enough to entice…

10, November 2014

Matt Cooke Interview: 'You would never know their names if they had never taken drugs'

American former professional rider (he has just retired at 35) Matt Cooke came on the radar screens at crankpunk HQ when he commented on an…

24, September 2014

Xenton Prio Road Bike Review, by Farsell Burst

Tired of reading fawning, sycophantic bike reviews that seem to have been written more in fear of losing advertising revenue than anything else? Fear not!…

19, December 2013

2013: Kate Smart's Review

by Kate Smart It’s that time of year when we reflect on the year that was. So, in no particular order, and, at times, with…

9, October 2013

reasons to be cheerful #1- my 720 Armour sunglasses

i like them first of all because they say 'screw you american spelling rules!'  and that'd be reason enough. surely. but i do like the…

13, June 2013

Dr. Conor McGrane on The Pat McQuaid File and an extraordinary meeting

you will no doubt be aware of the recent rumblings concerning the nomination of the UCI head honcho Mr. Pat McQuaid, who in his quest…

29, November 2012

interview: Dino Cento of Campagnolo

it's not the most comfortable of situations these days for Campagnolo. once the foremost supplier of groupsets and wheels to the very best cycling teams…


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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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