It’s that time of year when reflection becomes de rigueur, every man and
his dog will throw out an opinion on their best and worst moments of
the cycling season past, and I’m not about to buck the trend, though I
am going to focus on the positives here.
Troy Brosnan was one of several riders who flew the flag for Australia in 2013 (Rob Jones)
The month of September and early days of October has turned out to be a
difficult period for the sport, with several teams sealing the doors of
the service course for good and approximately 100 top level riders
scrambling for rides.
Euskaltel-Euskadi's Samuel Sanchez is without a new team and contract for the 2014 season (Sirotti)
One of the more interesting aspects of Rui Costa’s UCI Road World
Championship victory was the pathway he took to the finish line in
Florence, with the Portuguese rider avoiding the traditional build up of
the Vuelta a Espana.
Portugal's Rui Costa (R) took a different route to winning the UCI Road World Championships in Florence (Movistar)