Cycling has its fair share of hard bastards, which isn't too surprising when you think what the riders put themselves through to win the world's hardest races. But some riders take the term 'hard man' too far. Ed Hood takes his pick of the 13 top 'Bad Asses' of the peloton.
It's Friday and time for another look at what's new on the cycling market: Pro Team Full Frame glasses by Rapha, fizik expands its Adaptive Line with two new options, Campagnolo new Shamal Carbon disk brake wheels, Specialized Sagan collection, the new KASK Mojito³ and Bernard Hinault Tour de France fanwear pack.
June 11, 2020 - Johan Bruyneel having a go at everyone, including Lemond - Top Story. The season will soon be back on and the top riders pick their races. The Italian calendar and race news. Rider news and contracts. Team news. The Worlds back in the USA and Rudy Pevenage has news on Jan Ullrich.
Nov 14, 2019 - A sad EUROTRASH Thursday with the passing of French hero Raymond Poulidor - Top Story. Poulidor's grandson Mathieu van der Poel won the Jaarmarktcross, report and video. Other cycling news: Carapaz/Movistar on good terms, not good for Dennis, race news from Norway and Britain, rider and team news, Velon complain and UAE glasses. The battle of Puy de Dôme.
Tour Rider Interview: There was quite a few successful Australian professionals in the peloton in the 70’s; Michael Wilson, Gary Clively and Don Allan to name three - but the man who really set the ball rolling was Melbourne’s Phil Anderson. The first ever non-European maillot jaune talks to Ed Hood about the Tour de France, the Classics and his career.
June 21, 2018 - 'STRIKE!' Bernard Hinault doesn't want Chris Froome at the Tour de France and is inciting a rider's strike - EUROTRASH Top Story. Race news from Adriatica Ionica and Halle-Ingooigem with videos. Other news: Federico Ezquerra, Tour teams, Deutschland Tour, Guadarrama Challenge, USA Road Championships, the Dauphiné in numbers and an eco Vuelta.
Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Chris Froome are all champions, they are the only three riders to have won consecutive Grand Tours, but is it fair to compare different generations? Ed Hood takes on the thankless task and looks at all the facets of these 'Kings of the Road' to find how they measure up as men, icons as well as bike riders.
Oct 20, 2016 - The climb of the Izoard makes its comeback to the 2017 Tour de France, the scene of many battles in the past, including Gino Bartali taking flight in 1938. EUROTRASH looks at the route announcement of the French Grand Tour. Other cycling news: Cyclocross from Zonhoven with video, no Bayern Rundfahrt or San Luis, contracts with Katusha, Wanty and Movistar/Valverde, Cheng Ji retires and video homage to Bernard Hinault. EUROTRASH coffee time!