Category: Pro Cycling

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….




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…