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2014

15 December 2014 at 18:30

I've been Tweeting about being back on my bike again and thought it would be a good idea to share more.
 
My injury after my ski accident prompted me to look for the kind of exercise which would be ideal for the rehabilitation of my leg and knee.  I needed a circular movement with minimal impact on joints, tendons and bones - and the bike provides just that.  Not to mention the fact that it feels very natural to me, probably even more so than walking, since I must have been...

22 April 2014 at 08:30

Today, the American Arbitration Association (the “AAA”) has issued a “decision” which purports to ban me from any participation in sport for 10 years.

I do not dispute that there are certain elements of my career that I wish had been different. Nor do I dispute that doping was a fact of life in the peloton for a considerable period of time. However, a very small minority of us has been used as scapegoats for an entire generation.  There is clearly something wrong with...

21 February 2014 at 14:15

I hope you are well and that 2014 has gotten off to a great start.  It's been a while since I've written, but now I have more time than I ever expected ...

What was supposed to be a fun family ski holiday in South Tyrol, Italy turned to be a bit different than what was planned. The whole Bruyneel family got sick with fever on day 2. On day 3 I felt better and decided to go back on the slopes. At the end of the morning, while following my instructor, I had an unlucky crash. I've...

2013

30 May 2013 at 08:00

 

 

I've met a lot of people through cycling.  To start off with - many of you, the fans.  While I may not know your name nor anything about you, I have always appreciated the cheer at the bus, the friendly smile or tweet of support.  Then of course, there's been colleagues (teammates, riders,...

18 April 2013 at 08:00

 

It's been quite some time.  But like a friend that you reunite with after spending some time away, it feels good to be back in front of my laptop writing a blog for you.  A lot has happened since my last entry.  A lot you already know or at least have heard from others. There will be a time and place for me to share my thoughts and insights on the subject, but it will not be now due to on-going proceedings.  I hope you can respect that and take this blog for what it is - my personal...