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Cycling News and Opinions
Unfair and Unbalanced
December, 2011

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December 15: Just a little news to bring Bikeraceinfo readers up to date.

We'll begin same-day race result reporting with the Jayco Bay Cycling Classic, which runs from January 1 - January 4.

Fotoreporter Sirotti will continue to provide us with same-day photo coverage of important races in 2012. He'll start his season with the Tour Down Under, which commences January 15.

While I may not be posting race results, I'm still pouring in the content. I just posted the a gallery of modern photos taken by cycle historian Les Woodland of places important to the history of the Tour de France. I've got more and will post another gallery in a couple of weeks.

I've also got more rider histories by Owen Mulholland to post. I should have another one up in a couple of days.

This Fall I finished posting results for every stage of every edition of the Tour de France. Now I'm doing the same for the Giro. It'll take me a year or so, but I'm already up to 1925. Fuoreclasse historian Gino Cervi is helping me by providing a list of all the climbs. Thanks!

Wait! There's more. I went to Belgium for the Gent 6-Day and have lots of video. I'll get it posted this winter (I have to figure out how to do this, I've never messed with video before). Also, I did interviews with Freddy Maertens (twice World Champion and winner of tons of races, including the Vuelta), Jan Janssen (World Champion and 1968 Tour winner) and Jac van Meer (domestique for Sean Kelly and Freddy Maertens). All are revealing and will have lots of new information about their careers. I have van Meer's interview mostly transcribed and will have it up in a week or so.

We've just published Les Woodland's newest book, The Olympics 50 Craziest Stories. Right now the Kindle ebook version is only 99 cents. It'll go up to $5.95 next week. You can download the app to read it for free (the app, not the book) from Amazon.


I finished writing the second volume of The Story of the Giro d'Italia. It's being edited and should be out late January.