Backed into a corner

Image under a Creative Commons Licence by Jonathan Cohen on Flickr The revelation that Alberto Contador tested positive for a tiny amount of a banned substance at the Tour de France has really backed the sport’s governing body into a corner for a number of...

Hope for MAMILs everywhere

A couple of months ago my father-in-law sent me a link to an BBC article about the rise of the MAMILs (Middle-aged men in lycra). I could almost hear the chuckles as he hit the send button in his email client. Naturally enough, I knew that the article didn’t...

Team Sky ? Have the Marginal Gains Amounted to Much?

Team Sky debuted as a British registered pro cycling team at the highest level this year amid much brouhaha, fanfare and not a little controversy. For British cycling fans this was big news: at last we had a team that has avowedly set out its stall to take on the best...

A race too far?

At this time of year it’s common for endurance sportsfolk to try and squeeze out every last drop of form from that hard won fitness by adding extra races to the calendar. Its always a bit of a balancing act as the body needs a break, yet when you go out in your...