For the last couple of years, I’ve been playing a game on Twitter, where for the Cycling World Championships and Olympics, I’ve been finding people who are new to women’s cycling the riders they might want to follow in the races.
People tell me the name of male cyclists they like, & why, or the style of rider they enjoy following, and I’ll find them the equivalent women, with some little factoids and ways to find out more about them. It’s a simple way to help people learn more about the peloton and enjoy watching Worlds, if they don’t usually follow women’s racing.
I wrote blogposts about this last year:
Equivalenting – with the 2012 women’s peloton versions of Jens Voigt, Fabian Cancellara, Tom Boonen, André Greipel, Samuel Sanchez, Alberto Contador and Sean Kelly.
Equivalenting too – Philippe Gilbert and Classics stars, Mark Cavendish, Peter Sagan, Taylor Phinney and Ryder Hesjedal.
Equivalenting again – Vincezo Nibali, Bernie Eisel, Thomas Löfkvist, Damiano Cunego, Lance Armstrong and Riccardo Riccò.
Of course, that’s all about 2012… If you, or anyone you know would like Equivalents for the 2013 Worlds, ask in the comments, or on twitter, and I’ll give you my views….