Tuesday, July 16, 2024

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 2,700 articles and 17 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

Copenhagen Six Day 2018 – Nights Four, Five and Six; it’s Mørkøv and De Ketele!

In a classic Six Day finale points shoot-out with the result not confirmed until the finish line, classy Home Boy Michael Mørkøv paired with the current Capo of the Six Day boards, Belgium's Kenny De Ketele to land his seventh Copenhagen Six Day at midnight on Tuesday on the wide boards of the 250 metre Ballerup track.

Just a typical Wednesday afternoon in Kermis Belgium

172 starters on a Wednesday afternoon... only in Kermis Belgium. This was a hard race from the off, again typical of Belgium. With only one amateur race taking place on this day it meant this race was full-on. A couple of crashes in the peloton on the same corner on consecutive laps didn't help matters...

Il Giro d’Italia 2014 – Stage 20; Maniago – Monte Zoncolan, 167 km. Michael Rogers Rides Clear

That final horrible grind up the mountain didn’t affect the GC much at all but Michael Rogers’ (Tinkoff & Australia) ride was wonderful to watch. It looked very much like he had the better of fellow breakaway survivor Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Bardiani & Italy) anyway, but we were denied their duel going any further by the moron who gave the man in green a push.

Richard Bussell – 2015 British 10 Mile and Hill Climb Champion

The CTT Hill Climb Championship is usually won by a specialist or if it’s a longer climb then the roadmen tend to come to the fore but when the CTT 10 Mile Champion wins the hill climb championship it merits further investigation; that’s why VeloVeritas just had to ‘have a word’ with Mr. Richard Bussell (RST-Aerocoach)...

Gent Six Day 2009 – Night One

It was 1975 when Dave, Don, Ed the Pole and yours truly first climbed the concrete stairs to get our first sight of the legendary boards of Gent velodrome. I still remember the smells; derny exhaust, pee, frying food and beer! Having spent my formative years riding time trials and road races (badly !) in the wilds of Scotland, with sheep as the main audience, I was fascinated by the spectacle.

Barry Hoban – Thoughts on Ghent-Wevelgem 2012, and more!

The words of Donald McRae in today’s Guardian on my current number one rant topic – Cav: "As in Milan-San Remo, his team could not keep pace and deliver him into position for the sprint." I’m glad that Donald explained that thing about the team letting Cav down - there was me thinking he got dropped! We chat to Barry Hoban too.

Willi Moore – “Winning Olympic bronze was the best day of my cycling career”

The legendary GB Team Pursuit quartet which won bronze in the 1972 Munich Olympics – Ron Keeble, Mick Bennett and Ian Hallam have all appeared on our pages but the missing piece was Willi Moore. However, thanks to the good offices of the aforementioned Mr. Keeble we caught up with the man who could do it all – time trials, road and, of course, the track – British, Commonwealth, World and Olympic medallist, Mr. W. Moore.

Le Tour de France 2014 – Stage 10: Mulhouse – La Planche des Belles Filles, 161 km. Nibali Wins, Contador Crashes

La Planche des Belles Filles. Epic. There's no other word. In any Saga there are heroes and villains; but the only one of the latter to manifest herself on this day was Lady Luck. Lashing out spitefully at Alberto Contador and casting a second Grand Favourite from the Tour. I can't recall the last time I saw the Spaniard "chuck" a race so knew it was serious.