The winning move at Roubaix 2014. Watch closely.
[huge, huge thanks to @supcat for the spot]

The winning move at Roubaix 2014. Watch closely.

[huge, huge thanks to @supcat for the spot]

A little gif of Roulston’s Roubaix mishap. Hayden, my apologies in advance if this makes it back to you.

A little gif of Roulston’s Roubaix mishap. Hayden, my apologies in advance if this makes it back to you.

 

What makes “The Price is Right” such an enduring franchise is its readiness as a marketing platform. My appropriation of it here is steeped in irony.

Or something.

Racing bikes on the cobbles is hard.

(Source: nieuwsblad.be)

youcantbuyland:

From Kathy LeMond’s twitter feed. Got to love Greg.

I hear he was doing Roubaix commentary somewhere other than the US.

youcantbuyland:

From Kathy LeMond’s twitter feed. Got to love Greg.

I hear he was doing Roubaix commentary somewhere other than the US.

Cycling: supporting the European RV industry since…forever. 

 

Every time they cut to some slow-mo cobble replay, I’m reminded of this old beer ad the Internet has preserved for me.

Obviously, I’m getting pretty fired up for tomorrow.

I wasn’t a huge fan of the Region Nord Pas de Calais’ Roubaix Facebook game. You had to “Like” it before playing it, there was no non-French localization, and it had awkward, uninspired gameplay—think Excitebike but in only one dimension.

But I will say it was carried out with a reasonably cohesive style, perhaps best evidenced in these hero cards from the Player Select screen.

(h/t cadenced)

 

I already made this joke on Facebook, but I’ll repeat it here: Cancellara’s top two rivals for Roubaix are Tom Boonen and getting sued by Specialized.

And please, feel free to pass that joke off as your own this weekend.