Philip Gomes



Wet and wild in Cairns

25 April 2014 | 6:00 - By Philip Gomes

It has been a long time between drinks for Cairns but the UCI MTB World Cup has finally arrived, and its been wet, wet, wet.

Cycling Central editor Philip Gomes is loving the tropical racing conditions in Cairns (CC)

Cycling Central editor Philip Gomes is loving the tropical racing conditions in Cairns (CC)

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Unbalanced by a headline

19 April 2014 | 9:00 - By Philip Gomes

If there is one thing cyclists understand it is that mass media have a long way to go in reporting and commenting fairly about the sport and activity.

The purpose of a headline is to get you to read the article, but does this go too far?

The purpose of a headline is to get you to read the article, but does this go too far?

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Can Wiggins go further at Roubaix?

14 April 2014 | 11:00 - By Philip Gomes

After a fast, furious, dusty and eventful day of racing the Paris-Roubaix, Team Sky’s Bradley Wiggins proved he has the mettle to go further on the cobbles, if he chooses.

Bradley Wiggins proved he has the power to go further at Paris-Roubaix (Sirotti)

Bradley Wiggins proved he has the power to go further at Paris-Roubaix (Sirotti)

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Sky rattled by Contador?

09 April 2014 | 12:00 - By Philip Gomes

It’s on. The Tour de France that is. And we’re not even there yet. How can you tell? Trash talk. July is going to be awesome.

Where is everyone? Alberto Contador has been on fire over the past two months (AAP)

Where is everyone? Alberto Contador has been on fire over the past two months (AAP)

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The fall and rise of mountain biking

27 March 2014 | 10:00 - By Philip Gomes

In an interesting piece in the UK’s Independent, Andy Waterman asks, “When did it all start to go downhill for mountain biking?”

Atherton in Queensland is spending up big on mountain biking infrastructure for all skill levels (Tim Bardsley-Smith)

Atherton in Queensland is spending up big on mountain biking infrastructure for all skill levels (Tim Bardsley-Smith)

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Evans with work to do

19 March 2014 | 9:00 - By Philip Gomes

A good performance in January is not as important as a good performance in March but the later performance is usually an excellent indicator of what can happen in May, writes Philip Gomes.

Cadel Evans comes out of the Tirreno-Adriatico searching for some Giro d'Italia winning form (Sirotti)

Cadel Evans comes out of the Tirreno-Adriatico searching for some Giro d'Italia winning form (Sirotti)

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Kittel's marketing win

15 March 2014 | 7:00 - By Philip Gomes

Spending hours a day on the road a day, professional cyclists have intimate and complex relationships with their bikes and equipment. Most are obsessive to the point of exhaustion about the fine details and performance of their machines, with a perfect fit the holy grail of every rider.

The well styled Marcel Kittel turned a moment of madness into an inspired marketing opportunity (Sirotti)

The well styled Marcel Kittel turned a moment of madness into an inspired marketing opportunity (Sirotti)

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Valverde: A rider for all seasons

11 March 2014 | 13:00 - By Philip Gomes

There are some bike riders you just love to watch carve out a race win and for Philip Gomes, Movistar’s Alejandro Valverde is that man.

Alejandro Valverde celebrated his Roma Maxima victory in the shadows of the Colosseum (Sorotti)

Alejandro Valverde celebrated his Roma Maxima victory in the shadows of the Colosseum (Sorotti)

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