Lowdown: You must have had your head buried deep in the sand to have missed the hacking of the WADA computer and the subsequent information releases. Bradley Wiggins seems to be the one who has been singled out for special inspection. Lee Rodgers gives us his usual Lowdown to explain how Wiggins has brought most of the controversy down on his own head.
Aug 19, 2013 - The Eneco Tour was a battle to the last inch and ex-World cross champ Zdenek Stybar took it to the line. We have all the results, comments and video to keep you up to date. TOP STORY: What’s the future for Bradley Wiggins? Also the Tour des Fjords brought a new young guy to the fore and you can read all about it in today’s EuroTrash. Monday morning coffee time!
Sports governing body reaches 75,000 members milestone. British Cycling’s membership has surpassed 75,000, soaring by over 50% since Sir Bradley Wiggins won the Tour de France in July last year, the sports governing body announced today.
June 3, 2013 - The Tour de France looms closer every day and all the talk is pointed at that French race. Alberto Contador talks about his build-up and we look at Bradley Wiggins’ wind-down. The Critérium du Dauphiné is underway, it’s billed as a training race for the Tour, but it’s a big race in its self, we have the results, video and rider comments. Other races and news and the usual bits and pieces fill the EuroTrash bag for a Monday morning coffee and read.
Team Sky today gave an update on Bradley Wiggins’ fitness and his prospects for the Tour de France.
May 16, 2013 - EuroTrash today is a full race-fest; we catch up with the Giro d’Italia, Tour of California and now the Tour of Norway. The TOP STORY is the life of Philippe Gaumont; a wild guy to the end. News, views, video and a laugh to finish with, what more do you need to set you up for the week-end? A coffee I guess.
Rigoberto Urán produced a stunning climbing performance to capture a solo victory on stage 10 of the Giro d’Italia.
May 13, 2013 - Italy, the US and France, racing all over the World in today’s EuroTrash Monday. It might be a rest day on the Giro d’Italia, but there has been enough going on to give us a nice long coffee beak. Lots of rider quotes, results and race video from all the races and the usual other bits of news we could tip out of the trash bag. But what a great Giro though, eh?
Race Report: After Monday’s exciting finalé today looked like it could have been a carbon copy, but the big men on the GC held back a little and what was left of the peloton bore down on the late escape of Danilo Di Luca in sight of the line.
Today’s stage was a battle of the descenders. The battle started on the last climb as last year’s Giro champion; Ryder Hesjedal set the race on fire with one attack after another. They didn’t work so he carried on in the same mode on the other side of the mountain. In the end the crafty Luca Paolini took advantage of the situation to slip off the front and rocket to stage victory and the Pink jersey.
Sky Procycling wins Stage 2, Salvatore Puccio takes Maglia Rosa Ischia, 5 May 2013 – In brilliant sunshine and warm, humid heat, Sky Procycling won today’s short but technical, 17.4-kilometre team time trial. They completed the course in 22 minutes 05 seconds. Second were Movistar, 9 seconds slower, and third were Astana, 14 seconds slower than Sky Procycling.
The ‘Eureka’ moment with Bradley Wiggins came in 2009, during le Tour de France. Martin and I were at the bottom of the climb to Verbier, watching the action on a beat up TV which the enterprising owner of a roast pig sandwich stall had set up. They were all there, including Contador and Lance. It was no sparring match or flurry of token attacks, this was ‘for real’ - but Wiggins wasn’t just hanging by a thread, he was in the mix...
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