Posts Tagged ‘lance’

Damien Hirst Madone

Damien Hirst styles the Trek Madone.

Damien Hirst styles the Trek Madone.

Trek has commissioned a number of high-profile designers to design new paint schemes for its range of Madone road bikes. Check out the Damien Hirst gallery and lots more via the Trek Flickr stream

Via @lancearmstrong.


Bradley Wiggins you living legend.


Having read his autobiography earlier this year I feel like know the man (at least a tiny bit) personally. All the better to see him doing so well in this year’s Tour. His form in the mountains has been unshakeable, and to see Armstrong grimly talking about ‘the threat of Wiggins’ is a bizarre sight.

Since he moved up from 6th to 3rd after the Verbier stage Wiggo has been interviewed every night by ITV, and has provided a calm voice of reason amid the chaos and politics of the race. He’s like the everyman among demi-gods – an impression reinforced by the certainty (having read his book) that Wiggins is not on drugs. 

[As a side issue, is this a reflection of a cleaner Tour? In years past would Wiggo have been able to hold his own amid a fully doped peloton?]

As I write, in the middle of today’s highlights programme, Wiggo is still holding his own and still lies 3rd in the GC. Here’s to a podium finish on Sunday…


I’ve become slightly addicted to watching video clips of Lance Armstrong riding the Tour. I like the really blurry ones with bad, tinny house soundtracks. Like this one:

Alpe d’Huez – the finale of La Marmotte. Yep, it’s going to hurt.