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  • Tuesday November 24, 2015


    With the 'discovery' that Russian athletics has been embroiled in underhand doping practices, showing that the problem isn't confined to cycling, Lee Rodgers asks the question 'how deep does it go?' That throws up the next question of 'conflict of interest'.

  • Tuesday November 17, 2015

    Utsunomiya - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Japan Cup 2009 - sfeer illustratie - foto Makoto Ayano/Cor Vos ©2009

    US Cycling is under new management and the Giro is planning to start in Japan, just the sort of fodder for Lee Rodgers to get his teeth into. In Lee's eyes the US change can only be a good thing, but could the Giro money not be spent in a better way, the Giro Rosa?

  • Tuesday November 10, 2015

    Geraardsbergen- Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -   Lars Boom (Rabobank) and doctor Jos Benders of Service Medical pictured during the 7e stage - etappe of the Eneco Tour 2012 Time Trial  from Maldegem to Geraardsbergen over 214,5 km -  foto Wessel van Keuk/Cor Vos ©2012

    They say you shouldn’t mix Tramadol and beer but what the heck, let’s see what happens. I should state that whilst I am drinking an actual beer, I’m not actually taking Tramadol but rather writing about it.

  • Wednesday November 4, 2015


    In the middle of his busiest time of the year, Lee Rodgers still managed to send in his Lowdown from the Taiwan KOM Challenge. But it's not all plain sailing, a landslide is one of those problems even Lee just couldn't plan for.

  • Tuesday October 27, 2015

    Richmond - USA  - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Peter Sagan (Team Tinkoff Saxo)  pictured during the Worldchampionships Cycling - Championat du Monde in Richmond - Roadrace men elite - photo PDV/PN/Cor Vos © 2015

    Lee Rodgers is here to chase away those post-season blues with his take on a roller-coaster journey from the latest Lance Armstrong machinations, to the Taiwan KOM Challenge, onto the ride of the season and a surprisingly a big finish with car free cities in the future.

  • Wednesday October 21, 2015

    Harrogate  - England - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -   illustartion start Danny Pate (VST-Team Sky) pictured during  stage - 1 of the 101th Tour de Fance 2014 - from Leeds -to Harrogate  190,5 km - photo Sabine Jacob/Cor Vos © 2014

    Sky rider Danny Pate is off to ride for the Optum team in 2016 and as a rider who hates doping, Lee said: "let’s talk about him." A 'clean American' rider from the last generation is quite unique, his opinions seem to have started a war of words.

  • Tuesday October 6, 2015

    Italie - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - Ivan Basso in training in het shirt van Discovery Channel - Ivan Basso start in 2007 bij de ploeg van Lance Armstrong. Foto Cor Vos ©2006

    The announcement of Ivan Basso's retirement from competition has thrown Lee Rodgers off his original subject of the Giro di Lombardia. As these things go, one thing led to another and he has broadened his horizons for a good rant at all things doping, team management, celebrity, the UCI and that man Armstrong.

  • Tuesday September 22, 2015

    Burgos - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -   Tom Dumoulin (Team Giant - Alpecin) pictured during La Vuelta 2015 Stage 17 from Burgos to Burgos - ITT - Induvidual Time Trial - photo Sabine Jacob/Cor Vos © 2015

    The World Championships are in full swing and the men's individual time trial on Wednesday is a real cliff-hanger and more open than it has been for many a year. Lee Rodgers casts an expert eye over the course and runners for the Rainbow battle against the clock.

  • Tuesday September 15, 2015


    Lee Rodgers has changed his mind on the excitement of the Vuelta, due to the efforts of the young riders who have been battling over the final red jersey. But all is not well in the wider World - Actor Ben Foster has admitted to taking PED's to emulate Lance Armstrong in the film 'The Program'. The old and the new face of cycling.

  • Saturday August 15, 2015


    Lee Rodgers has raced hard, trained hard and put his body through the mill for his cycling and then did it again for a comeback. In that time he couldn't understand how people could ride a bike and not want to race, or not ride a bike at all! Now he gets it and explains his 'road to Damascus' and seeing the light of cycling just for the fun of it.

  • Tuesday August 4, 2015

    The Larry H.Miller Tour of Utah 2014 (2.1) stage- 6

    Tom Danielson's out of competition positive drug test has to be the topic of the day for Lee Rodgers. The Lowdown examines the hypocrisy of the Anglo favouritism - we are the good guys and they are the bad guys. Is this the end of the Slipstream Sports road? The Lowdown asks the question.

  • Tuesday July 28, 2015


    The last pedal strokes took the Tour peloton across the Champs Élysées finish line on Sunday thus ending another French Grand Tour. Lee Rodgers has followed the ups and the downs of the battle for yellow and here is how he sums up the 2015 Tour de France in his unique style.

  • Thursday July 23, 2015


    While the tv commentators do their best to convince us this Tour is an exciting race, Lee Rodgers offers a more sizeable does of reality as we're left to pretend the battle things not colored yellow actually mean something.

  • Tuesday July 21, 2015

    Cor Vos Archives

    Tour'15 is in its final week and the Alps are on the horizon, all is not over for this French Grand Tour, or is it? Lee Rodgers casts his eye over the other side of the Tour: Sagan the new eternal second, Ex-dopers on TV should be careful what they say and what will happen in the Alps? All in Lee's Tour Lowdown.

  • Thursday July 16, 2015

    Tour de France 2015 - stage 12

    The second week and the Pyrenees are nearly behind us, so Lee Rodgers has taken his microscope to the last few day's of the Tour and the domination of Mr. Froome and his 'super team' of Sky men. Shocking, surprising and unbelievable are all words we have heard and used these last two days. Here is the lowdown.

  • Wednesday July 8, 2015

    Tour de France 2015 - stage 5

    The first five days of the 2015 Tour de France are behind us. Lee Rodgers has been keeping a keen eye on all the happenings so far: Why so many crashes, is there a boss of the peloton and who is looking good for the final overall prize? Those and many other questions answered. Here is the first Tour Lowdown of the year.

  • Tuesday June 30, 2015

    Tour de France - 13e etappe

    At last it's Tour time baby! So it is also time for Lee Rodgers to give us his lowdown on the up and coming French Grand Tour and look back at how the Tour inspired him to get out on a bike in his local mountains. The dream of a Tour win will have got most of us into bike riding. Lee's Tour Lowdown.

  • Tuesday June 23, 2015


    Ride Mount Everest? That sounds crazy, but think about it; find a local hill and ride up it so many times to equal the height of the Worlds highest peak. Lee Rodgers is about to tackle 'Everesting' and gives us the Lowdown on the daunting task of climbing 8,848 meters in one day.

  • Tuesday June 16, 2015

    stage 7 - Criterium du Dauphine Libere 2015

    Today's Lowdown starts with Chris Froome's ride in the Dauphiné, but in Lee's unique style he moves from Froome watts to the psychology of the power of the yellow jersey and 'maximal strength'. Lee thinks it's a good job Hillary and Tenzing were not wired for watts on Mount Everest.

  • Monday May 18, 2015

    Giro d'Italia 2015 stage - 8

    At last it's the Giro d'Italia rest day, there were many looking forward to it, not just the riders. This lull in the action gives Lee Rodgers his chance to impart his thoughts on the battle so far from Italy. As usual it's his special brew of opinions.

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