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…




People’s Stupidity, Froome’s Duathlon & De Gendt’s Win

On the evening of 14 July 2016, Bastille Day, a National Holiday in France some idiot ploughed a lorry 2 km through the crowds at the Promenade des Anglais, in Nice, during the fireworks display. As a result, 84 people lost their life and 18 are still fighting for it. So, I want to make…




Crosswinds, Echelons and Green & Yellow Jerseys Attack!

Stage 11 was supposed to be one for the sprinters. Strong winds in the morning dictated that there would be splits, echelons and panic. Well there was, loads of it. The stage started and there was a breakaway of 2 that was kept on a short leash. Before the intermediate sprint, at 113 km from…




The Tour is Back in France

The Yellow Jersey is on Chris Froome’s (Sky) shoulders and his teammates will only chase when and if he is in danger of loosing it. Normal, boring stuff then. On Sunday Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) as part of a 20 man breakaway who were given more than 10 minutes leeway managed a solo victory. He dropped…