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“THE RACE IMPLODES – A CASE STUDY” – Ned Boulting

On Monday I was supposed to be flying to Zagreb, to begin commentating on the Tour of Croatia. Though the work was going to be a little bit rough and...

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“A GUEST ON GALLIPOLI” – Ned Boulting

Bike races, by definition, visit remarkable places. Even the unremarkable ones. A few years ago, when I’d just started commentating, I took up the offer of a job at the...

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“NOTES FROM AN ISLAND RACE” – Ned Boulting

It had been forty-two years since Sicily, this proud, confusing island, hosted its own stage race. But this spring it returned, as the Giro di Sicilia once again took up...

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“PETER AND THE WOLF AT THE DOOR” – Ned Boulting

Remember Peter Sagan? He was that inarticulate-articulate bloke who started to fashion his hair into as many outlandishly differing styles as he discovered variants of tactics required to finish second...

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“ADIEU ADRIATICO” – Ned Boulting

I’ve been to San Benedetto del Tronto for the last four years to commentate for RCS on the final time trial of Tirreno Adriatico. The last day’s racing has, since...

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“UNE RAISON D’ÊTRE” – Cillian Kelly

As of 1st May 2019, Team Sky will no longer be Team Sky. They will be known as Team Ineos. They’ve been saved by a large petrochemical company owned by...

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“TWO CAPUCCINI. ONE KAZAKH.” – Ned Boulting

I spent the day in fabulous sunshine in Fossombrone, the stage finish of today’s quite wonderful race in Tirreno Adriatico. It’s a lovely town with two hugely ornate 18th Century...

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“WHITE ROADS AND RED WINE” – NED BOULTING

Never have I felt less Italian than I did in Siena yesterday morning, weaving through the crowds of happy Tuscans who had come out to celebrate the arrival of three...

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“THE VALVERDE PROBLEM” – CILLIAN KELLY

Alejandro Valverde has finally won his first race as World Champion. I say ‘finally’, but it wasn’t that long was it? It’s still only February. Most previous wearers of the...

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“CZECH YOUR PRIVILEGE” – NED BOULTING

Not knowing much about Czech cycling… …Let me start that again. Knowing nothing about Czech cycling, it was rather wonderful to be brought face to face with a bit of...

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“ALGARVE – ANDALUCIA – WHATEVER” – NED BOULTING

I painted a bedroom today. Not very well, obviously. I dribbled paint on floorboards. Plus, my ceiling and skirting board lines were far from crisp. I bodged it. But, hang...

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“BIRTH OF THE BIG RED” – MJ JACKSON

When Ned Boulting and Cillian Kelly introduced the concept of the Road Book to us in Rouleur’s offices we were immediately intrigued. As a creative agency immersed in cycling we...

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