Anthony Tan's Velo Files



A clarion call to audacity

26 September 2011 | 0:00 - By Anthony Tan

For what looked set to be a week of humdrum racing, this year’s road world championships were a welcome surprise to Anthony Tan. For all bar one event, that is.

If it wasn%u2019t for Canadian Clara Hughes, pictured, who awoke many of us from our slumbers with three laps to go and attacked an otherwise dormant field, the women may as well have raced one lap in the elite road race, according to Anthony Tan. (Sirotti)

If it wasn%u2019t for Canadian Clara Hughes, pictured, who awoke many of us from our slumbers with three laps to go and attacked an otherwise dormant field, the women may as well have raced one lap in the elite road race, according to Anthony Tan. (Sirotti)

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A nightmare in waiting?

19 September 2011 | 11:30 - By Anthony Tan

Based on the dubious form of Australia’s best hope for a medal, Anthony Tan already wonders if the decision to exclude Mark Renshaw will be one that will keep selectors awake at night long into the future.

Mark Cavendish (L) and Mark Renshaw (R) finish off the final stage sprint at the Tour of Britain (Getty)

Mark Cavendish (L) and Mark Renshaw (R) finish off the final stage sprint at the Tour of Britain (Getty)

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Vuelta Files: Are we there yet?

12 September 2011 | 14:00 - By Anthony Tan

Boredom does have its benefits, writes Anthony Tan, who the past week, hasn’t been losing sleep over the Vuelta.

2011 Vuelta a Espana champion Juan Jose Cobo (AAP)

2011 Vuelta a Espana champion Juan Jose Cobo (AAP)

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The super-team conundrum

06 September 2011 | 19:00 - By Anthony Tan

In light of the today’s merger announcement between RadioShack and Leopard-Trek, Anthony Tan ponders the effect of a quartet of ‘super-teams’ in 2012, and the sustainability of the current cycling team model.

Team BMC (Getty)

Team BMC (Getty)

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Vuelta Files: Wiggo all the way?

02 September 2011 | 0:00 - By Anthony Tan

Nothing would please Anthony Tan more than to see Bradley Wiggins capture his first Grand Tour. But with nine stages remaining, he wonders if Team Sky is using the right strategy.

Nothing would please Anthony Tan more than to see Bradley Wiggins capture his first Grand Tour. (Getty Images)

Nothing would please Anthony Tan more than to see Bradley Wiggins capture his first Grand Tour. (Getty Images)

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