Anthony Tan's Velo Files



Wherefore art thou Bjarne?

25 April 2011 | 0:00 - By Anthony Tan

If the Spring Classics showed one thing, it is that you can take the best riders out of Saxo Bank, but the tactical nous remains with Bjarne Riis, writes Anthony Tan.


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TdF dress rehearsal?

21 April 2011 | 0:00 - By Anthony Tan

If the faceless men of Saxo Bank and Leopard-Trek continue to play silly buggers, the Tour de France will never look so good for a quiet outsider to steal their thunder, writes Anthony Tan.

Reigning Tour de France champion Alberto Contador. Photo: AAP

Reigning Tour de France champion Alberto Contador. Photo: AAP

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There's something about Lloydy...

18 April 2011 | 0:00 - By Anthony Tan

Anthony Tan attempts to at least partially solve the curious case of Matthew Lloyd and the events that led to his premature departure from Omega Pharma-Lotto.

Matthew Lloyd on the podium after his 2010 Giro d'Italia stage win. Photo: AAP

Matthew Lloyd on the podium after his 2010 Giro d'Italia stage win. Photo: AAP

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Calling back car-cam...

13 April 2011 | 0:00 - By Anthony Tan

Anthony Tan reflects on the auspicious milieu surrounding Garmin-Cervélo’s win in Roubaix, and for the TV viewer, the crucial missing element. 

2011 Paris-Roubaix champion Jurgen Vansummeren. Photo: AAP

2011 Paris-Roubaix champion Jurgen Vansummeren. Photo: AAP

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Playing to lose

05 April 2011 | 0:00 - By Anthony Tan

The innovation of “car-cam” has given TV viewers a window into the minds of sport directors during a race. But after hearing Garmin-Cervélo at Flanders, Anthony Tan says they were playing to lose.

Australian Heinirich Haussler (left) is on of Garmin-Cervelo's main men for the Spring Classics. Photo: AAP

Australian Heinirich Haussler (left) is on of Garmin-Cervelo's main men for the Spring Classics. Photo: AAP

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Beware the young 'uns

01 April 2011 | 9:00 - By Anthony Tan

Age and experience may be a blessing in Flanders and Roubaix but Anthony Tan says there’s still good reason to believe our young stars can be up there.

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