Lombardia Preview

Friday, 12 October 2018

Winter is coming and Lombardia is the last great race of the year. Nevermind the season fatigue you’ve accumulated, time for a last show of stamina as this is often a rewarding and dramatic race to enjoy before the off-season arrives.

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My World by Peter Sagan Book Review

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Who is Peter Sagan? He’s the rider in the green jersey and the rainbow bands, the one who does the wheelies, the videos and more. Yet go r all the iconic images and animated GIFs the person behind them seems elusive so here’s his autobiography with 260 pages to explain more.

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Paris-Tours Preview

Friday, 5 October 2018

The French autumn classic with a new twist this year, a series of gravel roads in between the vineyards. Also don’t miss this Saturday’s Giro dell’Emilia, more of which below too.

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The Finances of Ag2r La Mondiale

October 4, 2018

Having covered Team Sky’s budget the other day, here’s a closer look at the team budget of Ag2r La Mondiale, the French team in the World Tour sponsored by one of France’s largest mutual insurance firms and one that is about to get even bigger.

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UCI Reforms Review

October 2, 2018

A quick note on the UCI reforms announced or reported on last week, whether the Women’s World Tour, tramadol bans or the sort-of reforms for men’s pro cycling. Skip this post if your eyes are glazing over already but it’s helpful to put some notes down.

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The Moment The Worlds Were Won

September 30, 2018

350 metres to go and Alejandro Valverde leads. He opens up the sprint and wins, holding off the challenge by Romain Bardet to stay clear and finally land the gold medal and rainbow jersey that had eluded him.

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World Championships Road Race Preview

September 28, 2018

After several years of similar courses and a familiar of classics contenders, here’s an Alpine circuit to determine this year’s world champion, surely the hardest course any on the start line will have experienced and it’ll makes for scenic viewing this Sunday too. Here’s the usual look at the course, the contenders and more.

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World Championships Time Trial Preview

September 26, 2018

A dual between Tom Dumoulin and Rohan Dennis? Most likely although it’s late in the season and there’s room for a surprise.

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Tuesday Shorts

September 25, 2018

Remco Evenepoel is the new junior world time trial champion, completing the 27km course in 33m15s and finishing 1m23 ahead of Australia’s Lucas Plapp. He could have gone faster…

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The CPA Contest

September 21, 2018

Having looked at the history of rider unions last week one theme was the divisions with unions forming and splitting. Here’s the follow up piece looking at the upcoming presidential election there’s a contest and even if the numbers say Millar has no chance it’s still useful to air ideas.

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