’22 Preview: Chapter 1 – Top Dogs (1)

The off-season in cycling is a slippery beast. One moment you’re flopping dramatically on the sofa, bemoaning the loss of your beloved sport, and smashing dates into ‘how many days until’ calculators to torture yourself by finding out just how long it is until you can stare at a bunch of men on bikes forContinue reading “’22 Preview: Chapter 1 – Top Dogs (1)”

Tour de France 2021: Three-Word Preview

To coin a phrase drawn from American sports, sometimes life throws you a curveball. When you record a frankly top notch Tour de France preview for a podcast and the recorder cuts out after 20 minutes, that’s a prime example. Such a fate befell myself, Inigo Hawkings and Nathan Hardy of the Quicklink Podcast teamContinue reading “Tour de France 2021: Three-Word Preview”

Giro d’Italia 2021 Alternative Preview: Who let the underdogs out?

underdog (noun): a competitor thought to have little chance of winning a fight or contest. I don’t remember exactly when rooting for the underdog became my default sporting position. Probably in the dark days of Watford FC’s pre-Premier League years, standing on the terraces (yes I’m that old) listening to my Dad moan about tiredContinue reading “Giro d’Italia 2021 Alternative Preview: Who let the underdogs out?”