Mike Tomalaris Wed 12 March 2014, 03:00PM

Sitting out the lies

cycling, USA, Lance Armstrong, The Armstrong Lie, Movie

As much as it would be in my interest to get along and have a peek, I really don't have the urge to squirm through a two hour documentary highlighting cycling's biggest fraud, writes Mike Tomalaris.

Don't get me wrong, from the many reviews and trailers I have seen The Armstrong Lie appears to be a brave piece of filmaking which chronicles the improbable rise of a sports legend and his ultimate ugly fall from grace.

From all accounts it promises to be a huge hit, one that has already attracted plenty of interest in the United States since it was first screened on January 31.

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Mike Tomalaris Fri 14 February 2014, 10:30AM

A call to arms

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It goes without saying the international TV coverage and worldwide exposure the Tour de France's new one-day women's race will be an enormous advertisement for the women's game at a time when it's screaming for global attention, recognition and respect.

There's no doubt the accolades at the continued work and commitment for the women's cause belong to the vision of UCI heavyweights Tracey Gaudry and Brian Cookson. Their pledge to change the image of world cycling is being realised and subsequently acted upon by the ASO.

But where does Australian cycling sit in terms of supporting women's cycling?

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Mike Tomalaris Fri 17 January 2014, 07:00AM

Jensie: One last time around

cycling, Australia, Santos Tour Down Under, Jens Voigt, Trek Factory Racing

It’s always a delight to see the beaming face of German legend Jens Voigt at the Santos Tour Down Under.

The morning after touching down from an exhausting flight from Europe, and despite Adelaide’s intense heatwave conditions, Jensie was willing to accommodate and have a chat with a story to tell.

Minutes after completing his first training ride with the new-look Trek Factory Racing team, I couldn’t help but reflect on our parallel careers in the sport, and fondly reminded him of the coincidence.

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Mike Tomalaris Sun 25 August 2013, 02:00PM

An Australian team that selects itself

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Cycling Australia's new High Performance director Brad McGee will have an abundance of talent at his disposal when selecting the elite men's team for the UCI Road World Championships.

I cannot recall an era when there has been so many riders with climbing attributes.

It wasn't so long ago when European-based Australian roadies were known for their sprinting prowess only.

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Mike Tomalaris Fri 26 July 2013, 10:00AM

Don't forget Stuey's brilliant career

cycling, doping, Stuart OGrady, Australia, Tour de France

The national backlash since Stuart O'Grady confessed to taking EPO prior to the 1998 Tour de France has been quite startling to say the least, writes Mike Tomalaris.

It seems one costly mistake made 15 years ago may forever taint a brilliant career - one which has brought so many historical moments and memories.

Is it fair to continuously grind Stuey into oblivion as some ignorant members of the non-cycling media and community have chosen to do?

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