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16, January 2016

DarkLight: literally brilliant


13, January 2016

Best birthday gift for Pantani not praise, but an acceptance of responsibility for our part in his demise

Twitter is alive with praise for a man who lived a tragedy, doped for years on EPO and the rest and then on to the…

13, January 2016

Lee's Lowdown: Tom & the Classics

My weekly Lowdown column on PEZ this week looks at the increasing popularity (frenzy might be the word) of the Classics and why this might…

13, January 2016

Santini tacitly condoning doping

Does this disturb anyone else out there? Happy Birthday to the greatest climber of them all. Rest in peace Pirata. #madeinitaly #ilpirata #santini pic.twitter.com/RV94jZWCpF —…

13, January 2016

Cycling in Amsterdam: their is hope for our cities!

Sat here outside a cafe in Taiwan enjoying a double dose of pollution with my latte. Lovely. However, there is an alternative, it just takes…

12, January 2016

Decision on destruction of blood bags from Operation Puerto imminent, outcome either way potentially huge

Anti-doping may have a new champion: police officer Enrique Gomez Bastida. This from The Independent: In the coming days – it is unclear when exactly but this…

12, January 2016

'What Goes Around': book preview

In and out of all this," writes the reviewer Rob Penn of Emily Chappell's new book on her career as a cycle courier in London,…

11, January 2016

Rabottini's tale of woe quite pathetic but worth scrutiny

“We met on the street, I bought a vial of EPO of 5,000 units, and a syringe that was sealed. I paid 300 Euros. I…

7, January 2016

Review: The Program by Stephen Frears

All I can say is thank f&ck that you can fast forward films on airplanes, as it allowed me to cut down the pain of…

6, January 2016

Lee's Lowdown on PEZ: My Alternative Awards for 2015

My first Lowdown article in 2016 looks back over 2015, awarding prizes for the good... and the bad! To find out who had the hottest…

6, January 2016

First win of 2016 for Tom Little and CPCS

Get in! Barely a week into the New Yerar and Crank Punk Coaching Systems has its first win! Tom Little, originally of England and now…

27, December 2015

Al Jazeera undercover film on doping is a must-see

It's not cycling but it is doping. If you can watch this and still tell me that doping in sport - and cycling - is…

27, December 2015

Paolini on his sleeping pill addiction in Cycling Quotes

Paolini lays it all out in very forthcoming interview about his addiction to sleeping pills.  "I was addicted. I bought them with a regular recipe:…

26, December 2015

Year In Review on PEZ

The year in review on PEZ- does exactly what it says on the tin! My choice for race of the year was Gent-Wevelgem, brilliant race…

22, December 2015

The CrankPunk kit in motion

Tom Little, long tme Crank Punk Coaching Systems member here in action in Dubai, rocking his custom yellow and white CP kit, and one shot…

22, December 2015

Lee's Lowdown on PEZ: ASO, the UCI and the battle for control

Hup hup! New Lowdown on PEZ, and I get to have a go at my old friend Jonny Who Me? Vaughters. Good times... Read more…


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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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