Tag Archives: NICA

The Allez Reboot

The Allez Reboot

Specialized comes in for more criticism than any other bike company save, maybe, Trek. I’ve heard people take jabs at them for their products, needlessly pushing undesired technology, ...

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The RKP End of Year Awards, Part III

The RKP End of Year Awards, Part III

In our final installment, Padraig offers up his takes on the more memorable events of 2014. The One-Trick Pony Gold Brick: Chris Froome. There’s a sense among those with a view of the Tour de ...

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NICA: The Shape of Things to Come

NICA: The Shape of Things to Come

When I was in high school, what I knew of bike racing wouldn’t have filled an espresso cup. I knew of the Olympics and thought that racing a bicycle was as heady a sporting adventure as I ...

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The Day You Don’t Want to End

The Day You Don’t Want to End

We’re at an uneasy place with our heroes. Even without the benefit of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the landscape of our understanding of professional bike racing in the last 20 ...

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So Cool, So Psycho

Brian Vaughn and Yuri Hauswald (l-r) Every now and then you encounter the perfect intersection between athlete and event. Consider Eddy Merckx and his seven victories at Milan-San Remo. The guy ...

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