Philip Gomes



Cav F-bombs San Luis

20 January 2015 | 8:00 - By Philip Gomes

In what was probably the most exciting thing to ever happen at the Tour de San Luis, Mark Cavendish gave a masterclass in how to be controversial in a pre-event press conference and now everyone knows about the Argentine race.

Mark Cavendish went toe-to-toe with journalists at the Tour de San Luis (CC)

Mark Cavendish went toe-to-toe with journalists at the Tour de San Luis (CC)

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Making the road nationals mobile

16 January 2015 | 8:00 - By Philip Gomes

I’m sure Cycling Australia is pleased with the outcome of yet another national championships, and they should be with another successful event hosted in Ballarat and surrounds and a host of very popular national champions crowned.

It's past time that Cycling Australia move the road national championships around the country (Image: Cycling Australia)

It's past time that Cycling Australia move the road national championships around the country (Image: Cycling Australia)

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Feuding families

14 January 2015 | 14:00 - By Philip Gomes

Channel 10's long running show Family Feud ran a question in last night's episode titled, "What’s something annoying a cyclist would do?"

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Mullens a road champion with no road to ride on

10 January 2015 | 19:00 - By Philip Gomes

Peta Mullens is one of those interesting athletes who comes along every once in a while that can prove difficult to categorise, if not manage.

Peta Mullens hopes to juggle a career that rides on both the road and mountain bike (Cycling Australia)

Peta Mullens hopes to juggle a career that rides on both the road and mountain bike (Cycling Australia)

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A doctor's killer advice to the PM

02 January 2015 | 7:00 - By Philip Gomes

There can be no denying that having a Prime Minister who rides a bike regularly is an avowedly good thing and Tony Abbott is setting a good example as Australia's chief MAMIL.

PM Tony Abbott in action during an early morning ride with Orica-GreenEDGE outside Parliament House in Canberra in November, 2014 (AAP)

PM Tony Abbott in action during an early morning ride with Orica-GreenEDGE outside Parliament House in Canberra in November, 2014 (AAP)

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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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