Gent-Wevelgem: How’d I Do?

Gent-Wevelgem: How’d I Do?

So Gent-Wevelgem is done and dusted, the race run and won, and I’ve a chance to revisit my predictions. So how’d I do? Peter Sagan Elia Viviani Arnaud Demare Christophe Laporte Jens Debusschere Olivier Naesen Matteo Trentin Zdenek Stybar Jaspar Stuyven...
Owned by the NRA?

Owned by the NRA?

The protests in the US under the March for Our Lives banner got some coverage here in France with everyone from the TV news through to the local paper dedicating at least some space in the build up and the aftermath of the rallies. I didn’t pay a lot of...
Velonews Gets It Almost Right

Velonews Gets It Almost Right

Velonews has a sort of ‘what if’ column up wondering how today’s peloton would handle a wet Paris-Roubiax: While it’s still two weeks away from the Hell of the North, long-range forecasts don’t suggest major precipitation across northern France on...
Gent-Wevelgem: Predictions

Gent-Wevelgem: Predictions

OK, I admit it is sort of cheating to wait until the E3 is done and dusted to make predictions for the Gent-Wevelgem. The Friday race is always a good demonstration of form for the Sunday, and a great sign of form for the big race in Flanders that follows after that....
Le Presidential Perks

Le Presidential Perks

News broke this week that former French president Nicolas Sarkozy had been taken into police custody: Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been taken into police custody and questioned as to whether late Libyan dictator Moamar Gaddafi helped finance his 2007...
Fake News, Old School Style

Fake News, Old School Style

I’m not impressed with the whole ‘fake news is destroying democracy’ argument, especially when it is assumed that (a) fake news only got started in the run up to Brexit and the Trump victory, and (b) that fake news is something that comes from Russia...