Rewind the Cassette is a short weekly feature covering some of the more interesting bits of news from the cycling world. It is not meant to be a definitive feed of all thats happened in the prior week... just some of the bits that caught my eye.
- Jack Bobridge, who recently won the Australian national road race, is a 21 year old wunderkind! He broke Chris Boardman's long-standing record in the 4K individual pursuit, a record that was thought to be unbreakable using currently accepted bikes and positions. (Boardman set the record using the now-banned "superman" position.) Remarkable.
- The Amgen Tour of California's stages and teams have started to shape up. This is probably the most prestigious road race in the US and possibly the last hurrah for Lance Armstrong as he winds down his professional road racing career. I've always wanted to climb Mount Baldy. One day....
- Danilo Di Luca, nicknamed The Killer (possibly the most inane nickname for a cyclist), was cleared to return to professional racing, unlike another important cyclist nicknamed El Pistolero (also kind of childish) who says he will not accept a suspension nor will he retire.
- Can someone please please put a muzzle on this man? Please?