Anthony Tan's Velo Files



Figure from the past

28 October 2011 | 0:00 - By Anthony Tan

Thirty-nine years ago, in the 1972 edition of the Herald Sun Tour, a man put himself through existential purgatory to win his one and only stage of what was then Australia’s most prestigious bike race. But as he tells Anthony Tan, it was what happened next that continues to beggar belief.


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The ones they left behind

25 October 2011 | 14:00 - By Anthony Tan

As stacked as fledgling team GreenEDGE is with talent for their maiden season in 2012, Anthony Tan can’t help but feel it could have been even better.

GreenEDGE General manager Shayne Bannan (Getty)

GreenEDGE General manager Shayne Bannan (Getty)

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Sun Tour: Heralding a new era

19 October 2011 | 10:00 - By Anthony Tan

There was no greater affirmation of the growth of the Australian domestic scene than what transpired last week at the Jayco Herald Sun Tour, writes Anthony Tan.

Jayco Herald Sun Tour (Veeral Patel/O'nev Ciclismo Fotografia)

Jayco Herald Sun Tour (Veeral Patel/O'nev Ciclismo Fotografia)

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Peddling in Beijing

09 October 2011 | 11:00 - By Anthony Tan

Cycling needs to be globalised – that much Anthony Tan agrees with – but it should be done without fear and favour… something not altogether certain with the Tour of Beijing, the newest WorldTour race on the block.


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Boding badly for Bertie

04 October 2011 | 0:00 - By Anthony Tan

The decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency for clenbuterol to remain a zero tolerance drug in 2012 does not bode well for Alberto Contador. And for each day the case is left open, another fan turns cynic, writes Anthony Tan.

The decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency for clenbuterol to remain a zero tolerance drug in 2012 does not bode well for Alberto Contador. And for each day the case is left open, another fan turns cynic, writes Anthony Tan. (Getty Images)

The decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency for clenbuterol to remain a zero tolerance drug in 2012 does not bode well for Alberto Contador. And for each day the case is left open, another fan turns cynic, writes Anthony Tan. (Getty Images)

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