25 September 2016 0 Comments

The Wiggins Thing

I’ve been a long standing fan of Bradley Wiggins but the recent revelations about his use of anti-allergy injections prior to Grand Tours is troubling. A few observations: based on the assumption that Wiggins suffers from hayfever: Are we saying that elite athletes can’t receive treatment for allergies/asthma etc? Should athletes have a right to […]

4 May 2015 2 Comments

Wiggo’s Last Ride

I bet Alex Dowsett allowed himself a little smile as he pulled back the curtains on Sunday morning to look out at the slate grey northern skies pouring forth rain. He’d already done his business on Saturday in the molten atmosphere at the Manchester Velodrome. He could now spend a perfect hour in bed reflecting […]