The Dual Dilemma

If I told you Malcolm Turnbull AND Barnaby Joyce were running for Prime Minister together at the next election, completely equal and equally backed by their party, how would you feel? What if I said Andrew Dimitriou wanted to give AFL CEO another go, so he and Gill McLachlan lead the league together in equilibrium? Please, let me guess your initial thoughts: confusion, uncertainty, a … Continue reading The Dual Dilemma

The Future is Female: AFLW

The conversation surrounding women in sport is often fiery and divisive of its audiences. Female athletes are strong, fierce and capture audiences when given a platform to do so. In 2017, the Australian Football League have championed females in football with the introduction of a national women’s competition turning the conversation to an inspiring celebration of the women of the game. AFL is the largest … Continue reading The Future is Female: AFLW

Your 2017 pro-peloton predictions

As the first World Tour event of the season wraps up for 2017, it is only natural that early season predictions are made and bets are hedged. Of course, being the Santos Tour Down Under, a complete field of riders is yet to be raced with big name athletes like Chris Froome and Vincenzo Nibali missing from the peloton, yet there presence not entirely missing … Continue reading Your 2017 pro-peloton predictions

Porte consolidates lead as Haas trumps field

Under the watchful eye of thousands of spectators lining Willunga Hill, Richie Porte (BMC) consolidated his Tour Down Under leaders jersey with a fourth consecutive win on the iconic climb. Porte eclipsed the field with under a kilometre to go, leaving opponents in his wake struggling to fight for the minor GC placings. Nathan Haas (Dimension Data) recovered to second place on the stage securing … Continue reading Porte consolidates lead as Haas trumps field

Groundhog Day for luckless Sagan

In a race slowly becoming his stomping ground, Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott) sprinted his way through the Campbelltown finishing straight to take stage four of the Santos Tour Down Under. The victory, his third over Peter Sagan, secures Ewan as the firm favourite to take out the sprinters jersey for the 2017 edition of the 19 year old race. The attacks on the 149KM stage from … Continue reading Groundhog Day for luckless Sagan

Ewan takes line honours on stage 3

Australian criterium champion Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott) has taken line honours during the third stage of the Santos Tour Down Under making it two from three for the punchy sprinter. Ewan managed to hold off Danny Van Poppel (Team Sky) and world champion, Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) under the humid conditions from Glenelg to Victor Harbour.Β  The win came after a nervous peloton approached the final kilometre … Continue reading Ewan takes line honours on stage 3

Perfect Porte King of Paracombe

Australian cyclist Richie Porte (BMC) has won stage two of the Santos Tour Down under after a strong showing up the ascent of Paracombe. It comes after having raced nine editions of the race and four previous stage victories. Porte, 31, attacked with 10KM to go closely followed by Gorka Izagirre (Movistar) and Columbian crowd favourite Esteban Chaves (Orica-Scott) yet the pair were no match … Continue reading Perfect Porte King of Paracombe