Author Archive for Ben Hero

Mark "Honey Badger" Cavendish

Mark “Honey Badger” Cavendish: Irresistibly Magnetic

There is a scene in Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive where Ryan Gosling’s existential

Andy Schleck Wins!

Andy Schleck Wins Stage Eighteen of the 2011 TDF

Stage 18-200.5 km Pinerolo to Galibier Serre-Chevalier / The Heroes had just settled in for our traditional morning coffee and…

VanendertWins!

Jelle Vanendert Wins Stage Fourteen of the 2011 TDF

Stage 14-168.5 km Saint-Gaudens to Plateau de Beille / No one followed the script today. This was supposed to be…

Lievan De Vos

Heroes Visit Lievan De Vos

“It was like a cave, dimly lit, everything covered in dust. The ceiling was just packed with bikes” / Isaiah,…

The Helicopter or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Wait

“Just wait for the helicopters” was the heavily accented advice I got from a man sitting contentedly cross-legged on a wool blanket with his wife. The couple was sitting a few hundred meters into the forest of Arenberg. In preparation the race barriers had been set along one side of the cobbles; on the other…