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Me

Chip Wiegand

I teach english as a foreign language in Barranquilla, Colombia. In my previous life, as I call it, I was an IT guy, systems administrator, computer tech, as well as a shipping/receiving guy and also worked as a merchandising guy for a year for a camping/RV accessories store.

Bicycle Racing News

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The latest BBC Cycling news plus comment, analysis, results, cycling tips and tactics along with video and audio.

04/17/2012 10:35 AM
GB success will continue - Clancy
Ed Clancy believes GB cyclists will deliver Olympic success even if performance director Dave Brailsford leaves his role.
04/17/2012 10:52 AM
Chris Hoy learned on girl's bike
Cyclist Sir Chris Hoy's first bicycle was a girl's bike the Olympic gold medallist's mother reveals.
04/12/2012 04:41 AM
Brailsford ponders sprint options
British Cycling performance director Dave Brailsford refuses to reveal his sprint selection strategy for Sir Chris Hoy and Jason Kenny.
04/12/2012 05:14 AM
Hoy takes audacious keirin gold
Sir Chris Hoy concludes the World Track Cycling in Melbourne with a stunning ride to win the men's keirin gold medal.
04/08/2012 07:32 AM
Thomas should snub Games - coach
British Cycling head coach Shane Sutton says Geraint Thomas should race in the Tour de France instead of going for a second Olympic gold.
04/10/2012 06:15 AM
Boonen wins Paris-Roubaix classic
Belgian Tom Boonen becomes only the second rider to win the Paris-Roubaix classic for the fourth time.
04/07/2012 03:36 PM
Bemused Hoy admits lack of desire
Sir Chris Hoy tells BBC Sport he "wasn't as up for it" as much as earlier in the year after finishing behind Jason Kenny in the World Track Cycling sprint in Melbourne.
04/07/2012 09:13 AM
Trott wins gold as Kenny pips Hoy
Laura Trott wins omnium gold for Britain as Jason Kenny beats Sir Chris Hoy on his way to sprint silver at the World Track Cycling.
04/06/2012 11:51 AM
Wounded Pendleton wins world gold
Track cyclist Victoria Pendleton overcomes a bruising collision with Australia's Anna Meares to win world sprint gold in Melbourne.
04/08/2012 04:13 AM
Year ban hurt me - champion Bauge
Gregory Bauge, who beat Jason Kenny to track cycling's sprint world title in Melbourne, says the fallout from his year-long ban still 'hurts'.

News – VeloNews.com

Competitive Cycling News, Race Results and Bike Reviews

05/25/2017 03:16 PM
Pressure on, but Yates pulling tricks out of bag

Adam Yates is battling to win the Giro's best young rider's jersey. Without time lost to an untimely crash, he might have been riding for

The post Pressure on, but Yates pulling tricks out of bag appeared first on VeloNews.com.


05/25/2017 02:51 PM
Van Garderen reaches Giro’s promised land

With an emphatic stage win on the Giro's 18th day, Tejay van Garderen breathes new life into his career as grand tour rider.

The post Van Garderen reaches Giro’s promised land appeared first on VeloNews.com.


05/25/2017 01:56 PM
Dumoulin swats attacks, trades barbs with Nibali

Polemics erupt at the Giro d'Italia. Tom Dumoulin frustrated by lack of cooperation. Nibali calls the leader "too cocky."

The post Dumoulin swats attacks, trades barbs with Nibali appeared first on VeloNews.com.


05/25/2017 12:59 PM
The Shot: The art of the scrum

BrakeThrough Media battles the Giro d'Italia's scrum to capture the magic of Pierre Rolland's stage 17 victory.

The post The Shot: The art of the scrum appeared first on VeloNews.com.


05/25/2017 11:01 AM
Tour of Utah to feature three mountaintop finishes

The Tour of Utah unveils its 2017 route. There are three summit finishes, one of which is an uphill time trial in Big Cottonwood Canyon.

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05/25/2017 09:07 AM
Van Garderen finds breakaway legs at Giro

The American got himself into the breakaway in both Wednesday's and Thursday's stages during the final week of the race.

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05/25/2017 08:40 AM
Giro: Dumoulin prepares for pink defense across explosive Dolomites

Thursday's stage 18 contains five climbs and could potentially shake up the GC standings.

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05/24/2017 04:00 PM
Colorado Classic names teams for inaugural race

The Colorado Classic names a preliminary roster of men's teams, including BMC Racing, Cannondale-Drapac, and Trek-Segafredo.

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05/24/2017 02:37 PM
Dumoulin aims to flush stage 16 embarrassment with Giro win

After an embarrassing Giro d'Italia queen stage, Tom Dumoulin knows he'll have a fight to keep the overall race lead in the mountains.

The post Dumoulin aims to flush stage 16 embarrassment with Giro win appeared first on VeloNews.com.


05/24/2017 12:37 PM
Rolland gets payback in Giro stage 17

Pierre Rolland rides to victory in Giro d'Italia stage 17. After a dismal 2016 season, the win comes as sweet payback for the Frenchman.

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Cycling Weekly

Daily cycling news and bike reviews from the UK's best-selling cycling magazine.

05/25/2017 01:24 PM
Tom Dumoulin: ‘I hope Nibali and Quintana lose their podium spots if they only focus on me”

Giro d'Italia leader Tom Dumoulin says he would like to see his two closest rivals lose their spots on the podium if they ride defensively against him

25 May 2017 100th Giro d'Italia Stage 18 : Moena - Ortisei DUMOULIN Tom (NED) Sunweb, Maglia Rosa , at Pontives Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA
Giro d'Italia leader Tom Dumoulin says he would like to see his two closest rivals lose their spots on the podium if they ride defensively against him
05/25/2017 01:10 PM
Five talking points from stage 18 of the Giro d’Italia

Stage 18 of the Giro d'Italia saw a smattering of GC action, and a first Grand Tour win for Tejay van Garderen

Nairo Quintana and Tom Dumoulin on stage 18 of the Giro d'Italia (Credit: Sunada)
Stage 18 of the Giro d'Italia saw attacks from the GC contenders, and a memorable win for BMC Racing's Tejay van Garderen, his first in a Grand Tour.
05/25/2017 11:23 AM
Tom Dumoulin fends off Nairo Quintana’s attacks as Tejay van Garderen wins Giro d’Italia stage 18

American takes his first Grand Tour stage win as Dumoulin looks comfortable as he hold on to pink.

Tejay Van Garderen wins stage 18 of the 2017 Giro d'Italia
Tom Dumoulin comfortably fended off the attacks of Nairo Quintana as Tejay Van Garderen took his first Grand Tour win on stage 18 of the 2017 Giro d'Italia.
05/25/2017 11:10 AM
Get a free £10 Wiggle voucher when you book a Wiggle Super Series event this Bank Holiday Weekend

Offer ends Bank Holiday Monday - so act fast!

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05/25/2017 09:55 AM
Watch: Nairo Quintana nearly collides with motorbike while attacking at Giro d’Italia

Colombian has to readjust his line as moto gets too close on hairpin bend

Nairo Quintana had a narrow escape after a race motorbike got a little too close for comfort as the Colombian attacked on stage 18 of the Giro d'Italia.
05/25/2017 07:54 AM
Survey reveals just how little some motorists know about cyclists’ rights

Lack of knowledge combined with plenty of anger, study finds

A survey of 1,000 motorists found 81% of drivers believe that cyclists have to stay on the left of the road, and 65% think they must use a cycle lane.
05/25/2017 07:02 AM
Entire Brazilian team banned again just three months after completing previous suspension

Funvic Soul Cycles-Carrefour suspended for competition for 35 days in July and August

The UCI has suspended an entire Brazilian professional continental level team from competition just three months after it had completed a previous ban.
05/25/2017 07:00 AM
Luke Rowe column: ‘If we could do two days training in one day, we could spend Sunday hungover in bed”

Our weekly columnist and Team Sky rider tells us more about the night life of a professional athlete, or lack thereof

“If we could cram the two days’ training into one day, we could go on the night out and spend the Sunday hungover in bed”
05/25/2017 06:30 AM
Ride with… Stourbug

We ride out with a Midlands club for whom miles mean mirth

We ride out with a Midlands cycling club for whom miles mean mirth
05/25/2017 06:23 AM
German athlete’s 1,850m swim takes the honour of being Strava’s billionth activity

Milestone reached less than eight years after Strava's public launch

Your club data will now be accessible through your mobile too
A athlete from Germany has had the honour of uploading Strava's billionth activity, a 1,850m, 45-minute swim completed on May 21.
Me

Chip Wiegand

I teach english as a foreign language in Barranquilla, Colombia. In my previous life, as I call it, I was an IT guy, systems administrator, computer tech, as well as a shipping/receiving guy and also worked as a merchandising guy for a year for a camping/RV accessories store.


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05/21/2017
Massive demonstrations, violence and a rising death toll marked 50 consecutive days of anti-government protests in Venezuela.
05/22/2017
Some tourists in British Columbia got a bit of a scare when a sea lion grabbed a little girl and dragged her into the water.
05/21/2017
Pass through the pews of Our Lady of Guadalupe church and you'll get a glimpse of this country's newest immigrants.
05/19/2017
Brazil's leadership lurched into another bribery scandal Wednesday, as one of the country's biggest newspapers accused President Michel Temer of paying a former senate colleague hush money.
05/18/2017
A lack of food, of medicine, even water is hurting the most vulnerable in Venezuela. CNN went undercover to report the impact on some of the country's children.
05/17/2017
The US Coast Guard is searching for survivors after finding what is believed to be airplane debris 15 miles east of an island in the Bahamas on Tuesday.
05/15/2017
Mexican journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas, who reported extensively on drug trafficking, was killed on Monday in Sinaloa, officials said. He is the fifth journalist to be killed in Mexico this year.
05/15/2017
It was 18 feet long and built like a tank. Now its mummified remains have emerged from an oil sands mine in Canada.
05/12/2017
This time it was the "abuelitos" -- Venezuela's grandparents -- who took to the streets.
05/12/2017
Leave it to Leonardo DiCaprio to remind us that social media can serve a porpoise.


Barranquilla Life

05/18/2017

Winners of FICICA 2017 were announced this week. On Saturday, April 13th, the Cine de la Calle’s FICICA (International Short Film Fest) gave its last showcase of shorts in the acoustic conch of the Sagrado Corazón Park. During the six days, they had workshops, conferences, and of course short film presentations. This event brought together

The post Winners of FICICA 2017 Short Film International Festival appeared first on Barranquilla Life.

05/17/2017

To come up with a cool, innovative present for my mom each year is not an easy task for me. I mean, there is her birthday in February, Christmas in December and Mother’s Day in May… plus any old day, I-was-thinking-of-you present, but those are easy because they don’t require planning for a specific day.

The post GUIDE: Bowling for Mother’s Day at The Fun Zone appeared first on Barranquilla Life.

05/05/2017

It’s been a long year since I enjoyed a December-night of dancing to North and Latin American retro music with friends, who are now spread out across the globe. It was at the Oro Puro bar. I remember the lights around us; the menu full of cocktails and food; retro movie and series posters with

The post When was the last time you enjoyed dancing to Disco and 80’s retro music? appeared first on Barranquilla Life.

05/03/2017

On Sunday, April 30th Children’s Day was celebrated on the streets Barrio Abajo with a series of ludic activities. Fabila Acosta and Faleimy Delgado from Fundación Casa de Hierro got together teachers who volunteered to give back some of their know-how to the children. The kids from the neighborhood had fun painting murals with artist

The post Photos: Children’s Day in Barrio Abajo appeared first on Barranquilla Life.

05/03/2017

A cyclist controversy occurred last month. While the two biggest Colombian representatives of the sport that have given more glories to our country (Nairo Quintana and Mariana Pajon) heated the debate on the administration of the Colombian Cycling Federation, Sofia Arrieta and Gabriela Bolle stand out winning races at the United States Cycling Elite National

The post In the middle of the national cyclist controversy, two local riders excel in international events. appeared first on Barranquilla Life.

05/02/2017

Outdated stereotypes and age-old mottos, unions and left-wing student movements amassed on the streets; a now established repertoire for international workers’ day demonstrators who are ironically there precisely to march against the establishment. Walking in complete calm and civility under the scorching sun and punished by the relentless heat, Barranquilla’s demonstrators completed the traditional march

The post May Day: International Worker’s Day March in Barranquilla appeared first on Barranquilla Life.

04/30/2017

DJs Mr. Bignayo and Hoyo Negro brought down the house at the presentation night of the 17th edition of FICICA, the City’s Short Film Festival. The event that took place last Friday night at the Alianza Francesa started with a press conference at the AF Library, lead by the director of FICICA, Harold Ospina, and

The post FICICA, Barranquilla´s Street Film Festival opens on high note with an opening party and press conference at Alianza Francesa. appeared first on Barranquilla Life.

04/19/2017

Santo Tomás, a town on the bank of the Magdalena river, neighboring Barranquilla keeps alive one of Holy Week’s most controversial and remarkable traditions.  Photos by: Pacho Manrique “The discipline” soars, drawing a semicircle through the air, before cracking as its’ beads find their fleshy mark. An aching body, swollen from physical punishment, is about

The post Culture: Peculiar Penance in Santo Tomás appeared first on Barranquilla Life.

04/14/2017

Holy Sweet Season During Lent and the Easter season, Barranquilleros enjoy the most delicious sweets. These candies and treats are home-made, and have become a popular tradition in the city during this special time of year. Enjoy the combination of the sweets and the breeze while taking a walk around the city this Holy season.

The post A sweet tradition during Easter Holy Week (Semana Santa) appeared first on Barranquilla Life.

04/03/2017

Clandestino Metal Rock Club hosted a tribute event to The Misfits and The Ramones this past Saturday, April 1st. If you’re not familiar with the place, neither was I, only until a few months ago when I saw a Facebook friend tagged to their post. And as you’re driving down Murillo, you can’t miss the club

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