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A Review of the Protour Teams – Sort Of

A friend of mine passed this rundown of the Protour teams along to me (thanks, Steph!) and I have to admit – at first, I was reading it and thinking, “No, that’s not true! That’s wrong!” And then I realized it was supposed to be. Yeah, I was a little slow on the uptake for a minute there, but …

Pound lashes out at Landis. Again.

Apparently there’s not much to write about in January with regard to cycling unless the word “doping” is involved. And oh, how I love that… Dick Pound, the controversial head of WADA, has added to the public record of his thoughts on Floyd Landis: “He was 11 minutes behind or something, and all of the sudden there’s …

Portland Pub Caters to Cyclists

Just in time for the nice riding weather, there’s news of a new pub in Portland (I know, I know – like we need more pubs in this city). But wait, this one’s different – and that difference is why it merits a spot on the Cycling Logue. This one caters to cyclists. Hopworks Urban …

The End of Disco Brings the Start of Slipstream

With another professional cycling season in the books, it’s time to admit that I’m finally growing weary of all the scandals. I’m still a Pollyanna, but it’s getting more and more exhausting to have any kind of affinity for this sport I love. No, I take that back – it’s easy to love the sport, it’s …

Who Should Make These Anti-Doping Decisions?

Everyone involved in professional cycling publicly protests the doping abuses that have inflicted so much damage on the sport. Perhaps some of the official organizations harbor private reservations, but publicly they are united in principle. There can be no question that doping still takes place because some of those who tested positively have not denied their guilt. …

George Hincapie Wins Stage Two In Missouri

The Discovery Channel Team rider was in a twelve man break that entered the two, two-mile circuits through the streets of Springfield about 12-14 minutes ahead of the Peloton. Saunier Duval’s David Canada was the other major player in the break. The last four miles were very exciting to watch, as Hincapie covered every attack …

Ride the winter blues away – all the way to Australia

It’s January, so the items in the cycling press are either about doping or races taking place in the Southern Hemisphere. And I’m so tired of reading and talking about drugs that all I gotta say is, “Hallelujah for Australia.” First up are the Australian Open Road Championships. Aussie Robbie McEwen is hoping to take part …

Pollyanna and Proud of It

Anyone who’s been following cycling for more than just a millisecond will know that the sport has been plagued by scandal in recent years. From the 1998 Festina doping scandal to the ongoing allegations of Lance Armstrong doping his way to his Tour de France victories to the Operacion Puerto affair and Floyd Landis’ tainted …