UCI World Tour Reforms v2.0

Thursday, 23 June 2016

The UCI has announced a fresh set of reforms to the World Tour. Last September saw cycling’s governing body announce plans for 2017 but these prompted rebellion from race organisers with ASO, the largest of them, saying it would pull all of its races out of the 2017 World Tour and register them as HC-status events in 2017. The result is that last September’s plans have been abandoned and a press release issued today announces a new start.

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Tour de France Guide

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Here’s the guide to the Tour de France stages, all the profiles and a quick take on each day, as well as ancillary information like the points scales for the green and polka-dot jersey classifications and more.

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Tour de France iCal

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

With 10 days to go here’s a downloadable calendar of the Tour de France for your electronic diary or smartphone with brief details of each stage.

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Watts Going On

June 21, 2016

One side-story to the Tour de Suisse was the deal with Velon and the Infront marketing agency to bring live speed, power, heart rate and cadence data from the race to television viewers, as well as added on-bike camera footage. It’s been done before but now feels like the start of something that’s here to […]

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The Moment The Tour de Suisse Was Won

June 20, 2016

Miguel Ángel López attacks over the top of the Flüela Pass. He started the final day of the Tour de Suisse with three riders within 16 seconds of him on the overall classification and once he’d run out of team mates on the climb he took matters into his own hands and attacked to distance […]

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A Ride Through Switzerland

June 17, 2016

Peer through the clouds and rain this week during the Tour of Switzerland and you’ll spot some of the finest roads to ride in Europe. What they lack in celebrity status granted by the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia they make up for with the views and the smooth surfaces. Is Switzerland cycling’s best […]

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Book Review: The Art of The Jersey

June 15, 2016

The Art of The Jersey by Andy Storey Pro cycling requires a working bicycle and once that’s taken care of surely the jersey is the next most important thing? When people think of the Tour de France many associate it with the yellow jersey, a genuine icon. More than a textile the jersey has become […]

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One Week At A Time

June 14, 2016

Who’s going to win the Tour de France? This is sometimes the central question to the season. We view so many races as contests through yellow-tinted lenses and in turn no sooner does a rider thrive during a one week stage race than they’re projected as agrand tour contender. One regular question is why don’t […]

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The Moment The Critérium Du Dauphine Was Won

June 13, 2016

Chris Froome attacks in the final kilometres of Stage 5 as the road climbs to the Vaujany ski station. After biding his time on the ascent he attacked and only Richie Porte could follow. This was the moment the race was won.

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Critérium du Dauphiné Stage 7 Preview

June 12, 2016

The final stage sees the race end with a tricky mountain stage packed with technical descents – La Rochette might ring a bell – and the unheralded but difficult climbs of the Col de Moissière and the Col du Noyer. Don’t miss the earlier finish time.

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