Thursday, January 20, 2022

About VeloVeritas

Here at VeloVeritas, we aim to provide our readers with truthful, accurate, unique and informative articles about the sport we love. We like a good Rant now and again too of course, who doesn’t?

We cover all aspects of cycling by being there, in the mix: from the local “10” mile time trial to the world-famous professional “monuments” – classics like Milan-SanRemo and the Tour of Lombardy, to the World Championships, the winter Six Days and the Grand Tours – the Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a España. We attend many local races as well as work on the European professional circuit. Have a look through our Archive of over 2,200 articles and 13 years of content – if you like bikes, you’re sure to find something of interest!

About VeloVeritas
Ed works for Michael Mørkøv and Alex Rasmussen at the Six Days.

What we’re all about

On our site, you’ll find exclusive “behind-the-scenes” Articles, great Interviews with the biggest names in the sport, Diaries that take you with us to the biggest races on the planet, as well as Race Report coverage of our grass roots prospects and local races, Product and Book Reviews, and tips on various aspects of Training.

We have a number of riders who Blog with us – let us know if you’d like to join them. Throughout our work, we maintain a particular emphasis on Scottish cyclings’ events, news, personalities and history.

Martin catches up with Shane Archbold at the Vuelta a España.

Get your words on the web!

We encourage the submission of results and contributions from race organisers, riders, and budding journalists too!

Martin trackside at a UCI World Cup.

Tell us what you’d like to see on these pages, and we’ll do our best to meet your expectations.

Images

We always seek to credit any photographs that we use where possible. On occasion, the original source of photography may not be available.

If you wish to use one of our photos, please ask first – we will very probably say yes, but it’s nice to be nice.

If we have used your photo, please contact us and we’ll be more than happy to credit your work.

If you like one of our photos and wish to purchase a high-res version in .RAW or .JPG format, please get in touch and we’ll take things from there.

Cheers, and we hope you enjoy the site.     

Martin and Ed working on the Tour de France.

At Random

Le Tour de France 2006 – Day 10: Stage 7, Saint-Grégoire – Rennes (ITT)

How could I ignore my hero Serhiy here in Saint-Grégoire? If I’d had a proper thinking-head on when I did the revue of the course yesterday I would have mentioned him; ‘a strong man’s course’ I said and who’s stronger than the man who rides 56 x 11? Isn’t it a joy to see him forcing that ‘death gear’ along the road, none of that embarrassing high-revving nonsense; face a mask of pain, giving his all — awesome.

Barry McGurk takes the Johnstone Wheelers CC 25 Mile Individual Time Trial 2006

Barry McGurk of the Glasgow Couriers ran away with the Johnstone Wheelers CC 25 Mile Individual Time Trial, nearly two minutes ahead of second placed Alan Dow, with Billy McFarlane third.

Mark Stewart – Another Four World Cup Medals in the Bank

He’s been quiet, that man Mark Stewart, Scotland’s reigning Commonwealth Games Points Race Champion. But he’s back with four World Cup medals on two continents within a matter of days. Best ‘have a word’ we thought to ourselves...

Tyler Hamilton – Victim or Villain?

This interview was first published in December 2009, but in light of current events, we thought it would be interesting to re-read it and compare it's contents with what's in Tyler's book 'The Secret Race'... Now that the initial furore has died down following the shocking news of Tyler Hamilton's positive doping test, VeloVeritas thought we should hear what the man himself has to say. It took us a long time and a lot of patience, but eventually he came back to us with the answers to our questions.

Evan Oliphant – From Pink to White

What's happening at Plowman Craven, but I guess we should say 'Madison', now? With Scots professionals Evan Oliphant and Ross Creber on their books, we thought we'd best find out what's going on.

Le Tour de France 2013 – Stage 8: Castres > Ax3 Domaines, 194km. Froome Decimates the Race

Yesterday we alluded to the fact that a ‘break might stick’ and ‘Froome in yellow?’ We got the first one wrong but even we didn’t realise how spectacularly right we’d be on the second one finishing into Ax3 Domaines.

Bremen Six Day 2012 – Day Five

We had Frank Sinatra for the sprint series last night during the Bremen Six Day 2012, never a bad thing. Bed was just before midnight and I didn't get up until 09:00 - just braw.

Slim To None

Slim To None. The chances of Cav getting beaten two days running in a sprint. Today is a guaranteed bunchie. It's a flat stage heading to the base of the Pyrenees, and the third last opportunity for the sprinters to shine. There's nary a categorised climb to be seen, so everyone's favourite caraccident victim Johnny "Breakaway" Hoogerland will remain in the King of the Mountains jersey for one more stage, although how much longer he can survive in the race itself is anyone's guess.