Thursday, January 29, 2009
So the Revolution series at Manchester comes to an end on Feb 21st.
It will also be the last race of the great French sprinter Arnaud Tournant who will be competing as part of a French Squad against the Brits.
Unfortunatley I won't be flying to Manchester until a month later to visit my family but maybe I'll get the opportunity to head to the track and ride a few laps.
Even better news is that Channel M in the UK is showing pretty good comprehensive highlight shows of the Revolution Series online - and yes we can watch in the US for free.
Here is the link: Channel M Sports Central
Friday, January 23, 2009
Here is a chance to see Derny road racing alive and kicking in Belgium, or Holland(?).
I would love to have a go at this - superb...
Click here to go to 'Belgium Knee Warmers' to see the video.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
In September Zakayo Nderi, a shoe-shiner, and Samwel Myangi, a bicycle taxi rider, competed in a time trial on the Alpe d'Huez, Tour de France stage course. Both are from the Kenyan town of Eldoret, which has provided most of Kenya's recent distance-running champions. Neither had ridden a proper racing bike before arriving in France, and neither had competed in any kind of formal cycling event. Nderi did the Alpe in 42 minutes, Myangi took a minute longer. That would have put Nderi comfortably inside the top 50 in the 2004 Tour de France time-trial. No black African has ever ridden the Tour. Watch out cycling. The Kenyans are coming.