Some­times the wind’s at your back, some­times it’s all up­hill

Cycling Plus - - FIRST RIDE -

WHAT HAP­PENS ON TOUR...

Our very own Ned Boulting is re­turn­ing to the stage with an­other one-man show, Tour de Ned, where he’ll dis­sect the 2018 Tour de France with “mu­sic, theatre and sear­ing rants”. The tour opens on 28 Septem­ber in Southamp­ton.

ON YER BIKE

Bri­tish Cy­cling’s for­mer head physio and bike fit­ter Phil Burt has gone it alone with Phil Burt In­no­va­tion. His new com­pany, based in Lon­don and Manch­ester, is a one-stop-shop for get­ting cy­clists in sync with their bike and stay­ing in­jury-free.

POLE PO­SI­TION

Marcin Bialoblocki took over a minute out of his Bri­tish na­tional 25-mile time trial record. He rode 42mins 58 sec­onds - not just the first sub-44 ride, but sub-43 too.

NOT SO FAB

In the same week Mark Cavendish slammed race ve­hi­cles for in­flu­enc­ing re­sults, Fabio Aru was hit with a 20-sec­ond penalty for draft­ing a po­lice bike in the Giro TT.

MEX­ICO MUR­DER

Two round-the-world cy­clists are feared mur­dered in Mex­ico. The bod­ies of Hol­ger Ha­gen­busch and Krzysztof Ch­mielewski were found in late April, with the special prose­cu­tor to the case say­ing their in­juries point to foul play.

CAT AT­TACK

A man died and his friend was se­ri­ously in­jured in a cougar at­tack while cy­cling in Washington state. The moun­tain lion rarely attacks hu­mans, but stalked the pair be­fore pounc­ing.

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