Philip Gomes



From Cobra to cobbler

18 December 2014 | 9:00 - By Philip Gomes

He’s so over the top that if cycling did not have Riccardo Ricco it would have to invent him.

Riccardo Ricco is still around to entertain cycling fans (Sirotti)

Riccardo Ricco is still around to entertain cycling fans (Sirotti)

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Cycling is the best of the sporting rest

15 December 2014 | 19:00 - By Philip Gomes

Last week was a depressing one for cycling, with the Astana fiasco representative of many of the sport's seemingly intractable problems.

Among the majority of global sports cycling remains among the most vigilant in the fight against doping (AAP)

Among the majority of global sports cycling remains among the most vigilant in the fight against doping (AAP)

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Ast-ounding, Ast-onishing, Astana

11 December 2014 | 14:00 - By Philip Gomes

No one in cycling today is happy about the decision by the UCI's Licence Committee to extend Astana's WorldTour status except Astana itself.

Vincenzo Nibali (L) and Alexandre Vinokourov (R) will continue together in the 2015 WorldTour.

Vincenzo Nibali (L) and Alexandre Vinokourov (R) will continue together in the 2015 WorldTour.

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Wyman pens a Cyclo-cross call to arms

02 December 2014 | 10:00 - By Philip Gomes

It should be obvious to any close follower of the sport that Cyclo-cross is a growing phenomenon in the cycling world, but it often suffers as a poor cousin to the road, track and mountain bike disciplines.

Helen Wyman made an impassioned plea for riders to think of Cyclo-cross as rewarding career path (Getty)

Helen Wyman made an impassioned plea for riders to think of Cyclo-cross as rewarding career path (Getty)

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The science is in on baggies vs Lycra

14 November 2014 | 11:00 - By Philip Gomes

When I decided to get back into riding off-road late last year I was presented with a choice, baggies or Lycra?

Cannondale's Marco Fontana is one of the biggest proponents of the baggy look on the World Cup circuit (AAP)

Cannondale's Marco Fontana is one of the biggest proponents of the baggy look on the World Cup circuit (AAP)

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Does women's cycling even need a Tour de France?

28 October 2014 | 13:00 - By Philip Gomes

International Cycling Union President Brian Cookson has ruled out the possibility of a women's Tour de France run at the same time as the men's three week race.

The women's La Course was a huge event which raised the profile of women's professional cycling (AAP)

The women's La Course was a huge event which raised the profile of women's professional cycling (AAP)

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Too soon to get the band back together?

22 October 2014 | 10:00 - By Philip Gomes

When is it a good time to get the old band back together again? That’s a question I’ve been asking myself when I heard the news that several members of the 1999 Tour de France winning U.S. Postal Service (USPS) team would be riding together at the 25 October Gran Fondo Hincapie.

Lance Armstrong (L) and George Hincapie (R) in their USPS heyday at the 2004 Tour de Frrance (Getty)

Lance Armstrong (L) and George Hincapie (R) in their USPS heyday at the 2004 Tour de Frrance (Getty)

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Three Grand Tours full gas? Maybe not

14 October 2014 | 10:00 - By Philip Gomes

Tinkoff-Saxo has now published an expanded version of the “three Grand Tours in one season” idea floated by its billionaire owner Oleg Tinkov, and even with some extra meat on its bones, it still isn’t a good one for the riders.

Tinkoff-Saxo owner Oleg Tinkov with his Vuelta a Espana winner Alberto Contador (Sirotti)

Tinkoff-Saxo owner Oleg Tinkov with his Vuelta a Espana winner Alberto Contador (Sirotti)

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