Friday, May 28, 2010



Images from Steephill Tv & Cycling news

Andre Greipel finally gets his stage victory after being the favourite sprinter in the media befor the start Greipel has struggled to deliver any success in what has been a hard Grand tour.
Check out potzatto being touched up by Greme Brown 1 km out from th finish!?! FS

Thursday, May 27, 2010

SUN 30th


Image from CWMD

This week rumour has it that Gav will be back in the pack so we are rolling the flats and keeping it simple with a good old fashion beach run. FS

Hindmarsh Sq 8am - Anzac – Henely – Bower Rd – Back to Henley – Coffee @ Evida’s – City.



Some more cracking photos via Cycling tips.



Real ozzie domination in the last month, with Rogers GC win in Cali and the Ozzies holding down three of the four clasifications in the Giro - hopefully 4 in the next week! See Cycling Tips for further discussion. FS

Wednesday, May 26, 2010



Cadel gave it to this TT on a brutal climb with the steepest section not even a seeled road. Cadel swaped his worlds strip for the point leader jersey and was a force on the hill posting the second fastest time and taking 30sec out of Basso his main rival for GC.

Checkout BS blog for some cracking social commentary:

"Basso wasn't the only rider being pursued by a figure on foot. David Arroyo's mechanic not only ran after the maglia rosa for much of the steepest part of the final dirt track section - but he did so while rolling along a spare bike just in case the Spaniard got a flat at a rather inopportune moment. Talk about dedication, but what's next - Usain Bolt being employed to support Cav in the Tour?" - Blazing Saddles

Richie porte put ina cracing effort - holding third in GC and increasing his lead in the white jersey (young rider).


DOES that 20% gradient hurt Cadel ?
Cadel put a real good fight and i was humbled by his determination on what was the most brutal stage i have ever seen!! Forget the Tour De Franc ethis has been the most entertaining grand tour ever!! FS



Dodger wasn’t the only Aussie celebrating a win over the weekend. Steve Walker won his first and Bastardi’s first road race win on Saturday at Mt Torrens. It was a perfect day for racing on a exciting undulating course with a short sharp kick about 1km from finish line followed by a long straight down hill section with the finish line on a small crest. With no results to show so far this season Steve was placed in E grade, with 4 laps of the 10km circuit, Steve easily disposed of his rivals halfway through the race and soloed to take the win of the 40km race.

Bastardi was well represented in C grade with 3 riders, Jason Green making a first up appearance, Dave Homburg having moved up since his 3rd place in the handicap and myself. We were in for 6 laps of the course in a very large bunch of over 30 riders. The was a bit of action in the first few laps and some attempts to breakaway, but that was always going to be hard with such a large bunch and riders keen to keep it all together. All Bastardis rode well but half through the fifth lap all 3 were at the very back of bunch. But this was just tactics and all 3 were at the head of the bunch coming into the hill on the last lap. There was a breakaway attempt on the final hill and Jason quickly tried to chase with vocal support from Dave, but the group all came back together on the line for a tricky bunch sprint finish. I snuck in for 4th place in a tight bunch sprint which the video ref was needed to confirm. Dave and Jason came in with bunch.
Was a great day for racing and well done to Steve for the win, now comes D grade!!!! - MG

Monday, May 24, 2010


Congrats to Rogers winning the Tour of Cali!!
Ps Watch the highlights of the Giro tonight on SBS2 for some hard core climbing!!

Monday, May 17, 2010