The Pro Cycling Report for Tuesday, May 21, 2013

 A quick roundup of recent stories, most about pro cycling, that I found worth reading:

By Daniel McMahon

With less than a week to go in the Giro, Niabli appears unbeatable and is set to win his first Tour of Italy, writes Gregor Brown for

But Evans, second on GC, says the race ain’t over yet, reports Ben Atkins at VeloNation.

Brown, this time writing for Cycling Weekly, on why the Giro continues to be an aggressive race.


And even if Evans doesn’t win, it’s still a big step toward team leadership at the Tour, writes Sean Lee on The Roar website.

thewashingmachinepost reviews the new second edition of Maglia Rosa. The Inner Ring also has a review.

As for last week’s Tour of California, won by Tejay van Garderen, Cycling Tips has a stellar photo set.

Fred Dreier, writing for the Wall Street Journal, has a story about “Cycling’s Occupational Hazard” and concussions. It also tells the story of Evie Stevens’ recent crash.

2r magazine is apparently available on the iPhone now; until recently it was available on the iPad only.

Random video of the day: “Frenchman rides rocket bike to 263km/h” via

Sven Nys, world champion of cyclocross, is planning to race CrossVegas this September.

Joe Parkin, writing on, has a story about being a bike racer.

Neal Rogers, writing on, looks at Jonathan Vaughters and Lance Armstrong and their “improbable reunion.”

Several riders have announced they’re retiring, including Leipheimer, Petacchi, Creed, Klier, and, most recently, Menchov.

As the old dudes retire, the new generation steps up: Matthew Beaudin of VeloNews profiles the best young rider at the Tour of California, Lawson Craddock. (If you missed it, I spoke with another young gun, Joe Dombrowski, last week, before he flew back to Nice.)

Writer and analyst Edward Pickering has left Cycle Sport to become a freelance journalist and author. He has a new book out: The Race Against Time.

The new June issue of peloton magazine is dedicated to Italy, Pinarello, the 1988 Giro, and more. This is the promo video:

In non-racing news, my editor friend Bill Walsh, copyman at the Washington Post, posted a video less than a week ago on YouTube and it already has nearly 1 million views. (Walsh contributed some blog posts to when I was the editor there).

The Italian Cycling Journal remembers Andy Hampsten’s Giro victory, 25 years on.

Chalet is a new “quarterly cycling and art publication” out of NYC.

The Red Hook Crit, which advertises on this site, is holding its inaugural Brooklyn Navy Yard race on June 8.

Manual for Speed has a revamped website. There’s almost always something interesting to look at there.

On Twitter, Jered Gruber continues to be one of the standout photographers at the Giro:

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As always, add links to interesting stories I may have missed in the comment section below. Or email me here.

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