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)
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)
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.