2005-2017 Peloton Fashions

As with previous years, I’ve updated my graphic of team jerseys so that it now covers from 2005 to 2017, a whopping 13 years. The march of the increasingly black kits can now been seen much more clearly, as the peloton’s colour palette becomes ever more subdued and corporate. I’ve also changed the naming column […]

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Giving up: Abandon Rates since ’98

When Katusha’s Michael Mørkøv climbed off his bicycle on the road to Luchon, ending his involvement in the eighth stage of the 2016 Tour de France, he was writing his name into (admittedly very cycling specific) Trivial Pursuit answer books for years to come. The reason? Mørkøv was the first man to abandon the entire race, […]

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2017 Cycling Jerseys

THIS PAGE IS UPDATED AS NEW KITS ARE LEAKED/ANNOUNCED Last year, I made a series of wishes for 2017 cycling kits. They were… For the love of god, can BMC PLEASE change their kit to something else. It’s very nice as it is, granted. But a refresh would help them in more ways then one. No […]

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Astana -A History: 2008

The Kazakhs had another highly eventful year in 2008, taking their 2nd and 3rd Grand Tours, but not without lashings of controversy. For the previous years, see 2006 and 2007   January 5th 2008 Johan Bruyneel insists that Astana is “not a copy of Discovery Channel” and claims to have “certain written guarantees” about the […]

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Astana – A History: 2007

Continuing on from where we left off in 2006, the ever up and down tale of everyone’s favourite Kazakhstani cycling team continues… January 11th 2007 Riders who had previously had contracts with Astana complain about the situation. The problem is that the previous Astana structure had essentially been dissolved in December 2006, and the license […]

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