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Wiggins Wigged Out

The proverbial hammer has been dropped. Sir Bradley Wiggins has officially been omitted from Team Sky’s lineup for the cycling world’s biggest prize, the Tour de France. And it was not a mutual break-up: “I am gutted. I feel I am in the form I was in two years ago. Now if I want to the Tour again, the reality is that I might have to go elsewhere.” Wiggins sounded more like a jilted ex-lover who was not invi ...

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Tejay’s stock set to rise, while Evans starts to fade

Last year’s Tour de France was a nightmare for Tejay van Garderen. And I imagine he still wakes up in the middle of the night with visions of Team BMC’s collapse on the cycling world’s biggest stage. Just ask sporting manager Allan Peiper: “We went to the Tour de France and it was a fiasco - Cadel wasn’t where he should have been, Tejay lost time for whatever reason and the team trial was a disaster. We los ...

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Marcel Kittel says ‘Don’t be a dick’

This post falls very much into the category of 'it sucks that it has to be said' but Marcel Kittel and Shimano have bumped skulls and punted out a video encouraging fans to look after themselves when out watching cycling.  Now, you'd think this would go without saying, especially following the horrible collision between Vansummeren and a spectator at the Tour of Flanders, but I guess there are folk out ther ...

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Mark Cavendish Did What Men Refuse To Do

….ask for directions. Two schoolboys received the thrill of their life when a lone cyclist asked them for directions. The cyclist needed help due to faulty GPS navigation in Middleham, North Yorkshire. After the schoolboys gave the man the information he needed to find the correct road for the first stage of The Tour de France, they then realized they were talking to a man who had won 25 tour stages. Oh, to ...

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Newly “pinked” Quintana, sets his sights on Tour de France glory

Still in a haze from dominating Giro d’Italia, Movistar’s Nairo Quintana kept his eyes on the ultimate prize. Only 24, Quintana showed the perseverance of an elder statesman and made clear as to what his next goal was. “My next goal will be to win the Tour de France one day,” he stated. That feat will not be accomplished this year because Quintana has already said he would not compete in this year’s race de ...

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Va Va Froome Drops Subtle Bradley Bomb

Everyone’s favourite bike-themed battle has renewed hostilities. Subtle verbal jabs have been released from Tour de France favourite Chris Froome regarding his BFF and teammate, Sir Bradley Wiggins. With Wiggins’ role during next month’s Tour de France in question, Froome proceeded to help push Wiggins off a cliff...gently. In a statement in Yorkshire, he mentioned “Plan B” and expressed his affection for a ...

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Tired of Political Drama, Colombians Unify to See Quintana Make History

Movistar’s Nairo Quintana grabbed history by the proverbial spokes by becoming the first Columbian to conquer the mass of talented cyclists at Giro d’Italia. This victory shed a bright pink light at the latin american country, helping fellow countrymen forget about Columbia’s recent political turmoil. With enough espionage and scandal to make James Bond blush, Colombians took their minds off their troubles ...

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Jos Van Emden’s Marriage Proposal at the Giro d’Italia tournament

Belkin rider Jos Van Emden took a break from his time trial on the stage 19 of the Giro d’Italia tournament, did he need a wee?  Nah, he wanted to propose to his long-time girlfriend. Social media was as lively as a bed full of bugs when the news spreads online. Tweets were rampant and fans and supporters alike were ecstatic when they heard the news.  Team Belkin couldn't hide their happiness for their team ...

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Noah Granigan wins race, licks tarmac

We're not the sort of people who laugh at the misfortune of others, especially not when it comes to smearing flesh across tarmac.  The main reason we don't point and laugh when cyclists polish their lycra on the road is that without fail all writers at VeloBalls have done much the same thing at some point or other (and those who haven't almost definitely will).  Where 18 year old Noah Granigan differs from ...

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Can I get a ‘hell yeah’ for Team Wiggle Honda?

I can remember sitting with a warm can of ale watching Wiggins romp to victory in the 2012 Tour de France and wondering what would amuse me next.  Next up on ITV4 was 'The Cycle Show' (which we like!) and guesting that night were a few cyclists who had done very well in a certain worldwide competition that involved rings in the logo, the type of organisation that would shit on the heads of nobodies like tho ...

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