Anthony Tan's Velo Files



For Cadel Evans and the Schleck brothers, ambition exceeded expectation at the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, writes Anthony Tan.

Andy Schleck is chased by Pooh and Tigger as he attacks on the climb of Swan Mountain during stage five of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge (Getty)

Andy Schleck is chased by Pooh and Tigger as he attacks on the climb of Swan Mountain during stage five of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge (Getty)

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Colorado Files: What’s in a name?

23 August 2011 | 0:00 - By Anthony Tan

Obscure names belie what lays ahead for the peloton, writes Anthony Tan in Colorado Springs.


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Colorado Files: Supersize me!

20 August 2011 | 0:00 - By Anthony Tan

There’s nothing like the subtle reminder to never joke about bombs or a carbohydrate-heavy in-flight meal to let you know where you’re off to, writes Anthony Tan in Colorado, on the eve of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge.


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Much riding on Sunday

12 August 2011 | 0:00 - By Anthony Tan

Today, when Australia celebrates and honours its first-ever Tour de France champion, one can briefly forget a continent away in Great Britain where there’s been a celebration of a very different kind: a celebration of anarchy.

So on Sunday, when a 2012 Olympic test event gets underway in the form of a cycling road race, just remember there is far more at stake than who finishes first, writes Anthony Tan.

On Sunday, when a 2012 Olympic test event gets underway in the form of a cycling road race in London,  there is far more at stake than who finishes first, writes Anthony Tan. (Getty Images)

On Sunday, when a 2012 Olympic test event gets underway in the form of a cycling road race in London, there is far more at stake than who finishes first, writes Anthony Tan. (Getty Images)

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Cadel Evans’s historic Tour de France victory has, temporarily, pushed cycling into the mainstream and imbued the public consciousness. But on a corporate level, writes Anthony Tan, the situation is still grim, with the sport still relying on wealthy benefactors.


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