Monday, January 24, 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

Armand de las Cuevas

It hasn’t been a good week for the sport of cycling’s past champions; but not just men who won races, colourful men with personality. First we lost six day star Andreas Kappes to a bee sting, of all things. And we heard today that Armand de las Cuevas had taken his own life on the Island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean, which was his home in recent years.

The Lake APR: Preview

The Lake APR (Australian Pursuit Race) is a classic early season event on the Scottish road race calendar and is promoted by Glasgow Nightingale Cycling Club. The event kicks off at 10.30am on the A811 just east of Buchlyvie and the course runs anti-clockwise twice round the Lake of Menteith finishing on the A875 after an uphill final stretch north through Balfron.

Tino Tabak – Dreams and Demons of a Kiwi Legend

Kiwi’s in the peloton are no rarity these days; George Bennett, Shane Archbold, Paddy Bevin, Jack Bauer are all well-known figures on the World Tour but the spiritual Godfather of these men whilst as Kiwi as they come was actually born in The Netherlands; Mr. Tino Tabak is definitely old school 70’s and ‘tells it like it is.’

Berlin Six Day 2012 – the Story do Far

The 101st Berliner Sechstage Rennen (Berlin Six Day) started on Thursday and according to reports the crowds have been down a little on last night.

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne Brussels Kuurne 2016 Preview

The first weekend of the classic season is fast approaching, with the ‘semi-classics’, the 71st Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (Elite 1.HC) on Saturday 27th Feb and 68th Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne (1.HC) the next day; the heat and sun of the Middle East and Australasia being replaced with the cold and biting wind of the Flemish Heartland.

British Time Trial Championships 2013 – So Near Yet So Far

Some folks say that last is the worst place to finish in a bike race, others say second place is the heart-breaker. For me it would be fourth place - so near to a medal but so far. And fourth spot was where our boy Douglas Dewey finished in the British Time Trial Championships 2013 at Stewarton on Thursday night.

Bremen Six Day 2020; the First Three Nights

Patti Smith is telling me at pain threshold levels; ‘because the night belongs to lovers.’ No girl! It belongs to that bed in the camper van which I’m using my last dregs of energy to reach. The racing may be over for the night at the Bremen Six Day 2020 but the party is 100% ON, Bremen isn’t called the ‘Party Six’ for nothing.

Giro d’Italia 2009 – Day 5: Stage 18, Sulmona – Benevento

Ciao from Benevento! To go in the "it's a small world" file - when we left you last night, we'd narrowly escaped running out of gas en route Sulmona. After a bit of messing around, we found the apartment; who answered the door?