Volta a What?

This week the Volta a Catalunya is on. Now, if you don’t really know that, it’s OK. I won’t tell you off. Truth is though that you will berate yourself about it. Why? Well Volta a Catalunya might not be a UCI World Tour, might not be a monument bit it is older than the…




Tirreno – Adriatico: Maybe the Best Stage Race of the Year

Now, did you follow Tirenno – Adriatico? If not, just go on Eurosport Player and watch every single stage. Instead of catching up on some TV box-set, watch this instead. It will be as exciting, I promise you. The finish was one of the closest we have seen in cycling for the last few years….




Meeting a legend of the cycling industry

It was a couple of years ago, that at one of the numerous bike shows I was standing at the Campagnolo stand looking at their “wares”. In the background was the stand of an Italian hand-made bike brand (you know the ones that appear like mushrooms) showing a bike with Shimano components. As I spotted…




Basic Rules

The Tour de France is finished and although everybody was expecting Nairo Quintana to set the fireworks, it never happened. The one thing that many people will remember for years, though, is the sight of Chris Froome in yellow running up Mont Ventoux. First of all let me say that Chris Froome is a worthy…




Tour Update on Rest Day 2

I was away for the weekend, camping in the middle of a field in Kent, so posts where not possible. Here is the update: Friday, Stage 13, 37.5 km Individual Time Trial. I was expecting Chris Froome (Sky) to do well, but there were quite a few TT specialists¬†who could do better then him. Nelson…




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