US Media Fails Country In Boston Marathon Tragedy


Note: The amount of support, concern, care and compassion for the people of Boston at this time is overwhelming in the very best sense. The Update’s small offering of sympathy, in the midst of the rest, is offered humbly. 

US media sources, including the New York Post, CBS News, NBC News and ABC News, all reported that a Saudi National was in custody of Boston Police within minutes of the explosions that rocked the Boston Marathon this afternoon. Read More…


Best Races of 2011: Milan-San Remo

Cancellara, Goss and Nibali head down the Poggio climb heading toward San Remo.

Lay-Oh!-pard-TREK and Classics beast Fabian Cancellara were feeling early season pressure to take a big win for their new team even as the season just got start at Milan-San Remo. The fancy new team with the stylish new kits went up against a flying Phillipe Gilbert who was already showing the form that would help him sweep the Ardennes Classics later on. Matthew Goss, HTC’s under-appreciated sprinter, made the final selection of favorites heading over the Poggio climb with the company of climbers like Michele Scarponi, Vincenzo Nibali and Fillipo Pozzatto. Read More…

Best Races of 2011: Stage 6 of Tirreno-Adriatico

Joe Sovis Rides Again.

As the great Joe Sovis began his 2012 defense of the title “Best Old Guy Bicyclist and Person” in the chilly February weather, the Update continues a review of some of the best races of 2011. Joe took off this morning for a short but hilly 20 mile route, including the year’s first assault on the great Youker climb. At just under a half a mile long and averaging about 8% in gradient, Youker is a test at any point in the season, but is absolutely brutal early on. Recalls the sweet memories of the Tirreno-Adriatico….. Read More…