Friday File: Hinault, Dauphine, Let the Good Times Roll & Roar of the Lion Cycling Cap

Enjoy this penetrating documentary on Bernard Hinault, not only there is incredible footage here - it's a good companion to Richard Moore's, 'Slaying the Badger.' If French is not your forte, then it is wonderful with the vintage footage placing the viewer in context of that turbulent era. Hint: keep your eyes for the La Vie Claire launch... the shadowy Bernard Tapie introduces a glitzy spectacle.

This Sunday is the hilly Criterium du Dauphine and it's going to be interesting to watch how Froome and Contador will fare. A pre-Tour test before June. My darkhorse for podium: Andrew the Pit Bull Talansky is coming off a second place in Paris-Nice. Good to see Thor Hushovd riding well. Finishing four top seven stage placings in the Tour of California. The God of Thunder seems to be back in form and I'm betting he wins a stage in the Dauphine.


Online coverage:

Let the good times roll...
Hushovd, 2013 Tour of California.

Twenty-eight days to go until Le Tour starts in Corsica. I can't wait!

Allez Didi!

The Caravan is waiting!

Perfect for Spring and Summer riding...

I would like to direct your attention to an amazing handmade cycling cap we of Red Dots Cycling made for our friends of Autodrop Ltd. The lion motif roars ... now on sale!

Lion motif cycling cap by Red Dots Cycling

One more from Stage 1, Giro d'ltalia

Ryder-ing back for drinks.
via slipstream sports.

Take the road less traveled!
Have a good Friday!