Tag Archives: Paris-Roubaix

Red Herring

In movie making, writers of thrillers and mysteries will often use a device to heighten suspense and keep viewers from guessing too much of the plot. That element is called a Red Herring. ...

Read more

Interview: Steve Bauer, Part I

Bauer in the final time trial of the ’86 Tour de France When you think of great cyclists from North America, Steve Bauer is one of those guys whose name immediately comes to mind. Most ...

Read more

The Big Question

Boonen can’t be faulted for not riding aggressively enough. This attack is in Orchies. Following last week’s Paris-Roubaix, the big question on everyone’s minds was why, when Fabian ...

Read more

FGR #17 Wrap

Was it thrilling? Were you thrilled? Were you surprised to see Cancellara ride away with the race for the second weekend running? Were you pulling for Tommeke to reel the big Swiss back in? Did ...

Read more

Friday Group Ride #17

Paris-Roubaix, which actually starts in Compiégne, north of the French capital, and ends in the velodrome at Roubaix, consists of 28 cobbled sections connected by bits of proper pavement. The ...

Read more

Reclaiming Our Past

There have been entirely too many doping storylines in cycling lately. We’ve had the Alejandro Valverde problem, the Danilo DiLuca suspension and Ricardo Ricco’s imminent return to the sport. His ...

Read more

Franco Ballerini 1964-2010

Two-time winner of Paris-Roubaix, Franco Ballerini, has died as a result of injuries sustained in a rally car event. He was 45. A professional from 1986 to 2001, Ballerini won Paris-Roubaix in ...

Read more

USAC Bans Race Radios, Mostly

USA Cycling, in response to a request from the UCI, has banned race radios in almost all road and track events. With the exception of UCI HC or Category 1 races, radios and audio playback devices ...

Read more