UCI Presidential Contest

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

We have a contest. David Lappartient has announced he will stand for election as UCI President, challenging the incumbent Brian Cookson. There’s now three months of campaigning before the UCI Congress in late September.

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How The UCI President Gets Elected

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Brian Cookson

With David Lappartient announcing he’s standing for election to be the President of the UCI, to challenge the incumbent Brian Cookson, here’s a primer on how the election works.

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No? Probably not? Why not? Apologies for the title which evokes Betteridge’s Law that states “any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no” but it’s a way to explore questions about Simon Špilak, the calendar and more.

After the Critérium du Dauphiné the talk was all what it meant for the Tour de France. One week later and the day after another selective Alpine stage race and all there’s none of this talk.

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Friday Shorts

June 16, 2017

Embed from Getty Images Domenico Pozzovivo leads the Tour de Suisse after winning Stage 6. This was Ag2r La Mondiale’s first win in the World Tour. Much had been made of Cannondale-Drapac not winning in the World Tour for two years until Andrew Talansky’s win in the Tour of California. This passed the longest “losing […]

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Hein Verbruggen Obituary

June 15, 2017

Henricus “Hein” Verbruggen, a businessman and the archetypal powerful sports administrator, had died aged 75.

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Supporter T-Shirts

June 13, 2017

The t-shirts have arrived and are in stock for now and you can order direct from the Prendas Ciclismo website: prendas.co.uk The last time the collection tin was rattled here several readers started asking about t-shirts instead of cycling kit. Well the guys at Prendas got to work and within weeks it went from suggestion […]

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The Moment The Critérium du Dauphiné Was Won

June 12, 2017

The last metres of the last stage. Jacob Fuglsang has attacked on the final climb, dropped Daniel Martin and the stage win is his. Behind Richie Porte has been chasing alone for the best part of 35km to defend his yellow jersey, first from an attack by Fabio Aru and Alejandro Valverde, then to contain […]

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Critérium du Dauphiné Stage 8 Preview

June 11, 2017

The final stage, 115km with four major climbs packed into the route before the tough summit finish to the Plateau de Solaison.

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Roads to Ride: The Plateau de Solaison

June 10, 2017

How many times have you driven somewhere or been sat in a train and looked out to see a road and thought “I have to ride that“. The Plateau de Solaison is one such place, a tough climb visible briefly from the autoroute between France and Italy as a balcony road cut into high cliffs. […]

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Critérium du Dauphiné Stage 7 Preview

June 10, 2017

More mountains as the Dauphiné swaps the unfamiliar Jura mountains for old haunts among the Alps. There’s novelty with the climb of the Col de Sarenne used to approach Alpe d’Huez instead of the famous 21 hairpins.

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