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Definitely not clowns

06 October 2012 | 7:00 - By The Broom Wagon

The Broom Wagon has no immediate plans to visit Switzerland. However, on the off chance an attractively discounted skiing weekend hoves into view, let the record state that the UCI, president Pat McQuaid and former president Hein Verbruggen are definitely not corrupt, fools, clowns or liars.

UCI President, Pat McQuaid (Sirotti Images)

UCI President, Pat McQuaid (Sirotti Images)

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Pippo's Grande Loophole

14 September 2012 | 10:00 - By The Broom Wagon

Only God can judge Filippo Pozzato, according to the fine print on his shoulderblades. Going on this week's evidence, that is probably just as well, because nobody else who has tried to judge Pippo has done a great job.


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Ripping yarns

08 September 2012 | 7:00 - By The Broom Wagon

Here's a hors category irony for you. In another week filled with Armstrong, silence about Armstrong, and a selfless attempt to displace Armstrong in the headlines by Phil Liggett, it has taken Alberto Contador to put the focus back onto bike racing.

Tyler Hamilton writes a tell-all to blow the whistle on Lance Armstrong (AAP)

Tyler Hamilton writes a tell-all to blow the whistle on Lance Armstrong (AAP)

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Festina, Mulan and why Lance is not enough

31 August 2012 | 13:00 - By The Broom Wagon

Highlights of 1998: Bear Grylls climbs Mt Everest, France wins its first World Cup, Chumbawamba release this:


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Banned but not yet beaten

24 August 2012 | 0:00 - By The Broom Wagon

Lance Armstrong is done fighting.


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Spanish roulette

17 August 2012 | 15:00 - By The Broom Wagon

Sometimes, when it is feeling pleased with itself, the Broom Wagon likes to put on its Special Hat, exactly like the one modelled by Luis Leon Sanchez here, and pretend it knows enough about cycling to predict the outcome of races.


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A moving piece of performance art

10 August 2012 | 12:00 - By The Broom Wagon

Remember how Victoria Pendleton planned to relax and enjoy her final year as a track sprinter? It turns out it didn't go all that well.

International Cycling Union President Pat McQuaid (Getty Images)

International Cycling Union President Pat McQuaid (Getty Images)

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London's burning

03 August 2012 | 11:00 - By The Broom Wagon

Are there three words that capture the Olympic spirit better than 'battery powered hotpants'?


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