Cav in Green… Again

Today’s Tour de France stage was another boring one. The breakaway of Jan Barta (Bora-Argon 18) and Yukiya Arashiro (Lampre-Merida) was established on km 3. The exciting bits were the intermediate sprints for minor placings. The stage was so uneventful that apart from the castles and stately homes we were even shown contrails of airplanes. And…




Can Van Avermaet Keep the Yellow Jersey?

Stage 5 of the 2016 version of the Tour de France was the first climbing stage at the Massif Central. We were expecting the  climbers to flex the muscles to show each other how ready they are but the breakaway had a different idea. Nine riders jumped ahead on 21 km after the start but…




Cavendish matches Hinault’s Tour stage wins

Today’s Tour de France stage 3 started quite leisurely. Armindo Fonseca (Fortuneo-Vital Concept) was on a lone breakaway and the peloton was on a slow speed of around 35 km/h. Then the French housewives’ favourite rider, Thomas Voeckler (Direct Energie) decided to have a go and join his compatriot up ahead. When the two of…




The Tour so Far

The Tour is here and it’s here with a bang. A big bang I am tempted to say and answers to the name of Mark Cavendish. He also answers to Cav. Well, in the opening stage of the Tour, Cav won the yellow jersey. A first for him and how great it was. OK I…




First Ride of the Season

A couple of days ago I went for the first ride of this season. When I say ride, I don’t mean climb two mountains and do 180km. What I mean is that I left the tame neighbourhood of Colindale, cycled down Edgware Road (A5), turned left through Maida Vale and got to Regents Park. There…




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