The Moment Milan-Sanremo Was Won

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Vincenzo Nibali, Poggio 2018 Milan Sanremo

They’ve no government following indecisive elections, they’ve no team left in the World Tour but Italy can still count on Vincenzo Nibali. His attack on the Poggio won him the race and brought the first home victory in Sanremo since 2006.

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Milan-Sanremo Preview

Friday, 16 March 2018

The first Monument of the year, this Saturday’s Milan-Sanremo is all about the tense finish, the paradox of the longest race of the year that’s often decided in the final metres, a race where every pedal stroke counts and the list of contenders and pretenders is longer than any other. Who will keep their nerve?

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2018 Critérium du Dauphiné Route

Thursday, 15 March 2018

The route for the 2018 Critérium du Dauphiné has been presented today, a chance to project beyond the spring classics into summer. The Dauphiné is a dress rehearsal for the Tour de France and the 2018 route supplies practice for a team time trial and a copycat mountain stage. It runs from Sunday 3 June to Sunday 10 June. Here’s a closer look at the route ahead…

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The Sanremo Paradox

March 15, 2018

Peter Sagan leads on the Poggio having blown the field off his back wheel. Michał Kwiatkowski and Julian Alaphilippe are chasing and there’s just 6km to go. If you’ve been watching on TV this is a moment of almost unbearable tension. Milan-Sanremo is the longest race on the pro calendar yet it’s often dependent on […]

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Improving TUEs and Installing Health Tests

March 14, 2018

In the wake of last week’s report from the UK parliament plenty readers have emailed in to ask for a reaction. Only it’s hard to have much of a response there’s not much new apart from seeing it printed on parliamentary headed paper and getting front page coverage in the UK media rather than back […]

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The Moment Paris-Nice Was Won

March 12, 2018

Are you sitting comfortably? On Sunday morning Marc Soler was sat comfortably in sixth place overall, wearing the white jersey of the best young rider under his rain jacket and had taken a strong second place in the Saint Etienne time trial earlier in the week. He’s a promising rider and was already in a […]

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Paris-Nice Stage 8 Preview

March 11, 2018

110km and it’s all up and down on twisting roads with time bonuses on offer and the overall classification still to play for.

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Paris-Nice Stage 7 Preview

March 10, 2018

The Queen Stage and a long climb to the fiish, a 45 minute uphill effort is beaucoup for early March and should tease out the overall contenders who remain huddled together. If you’ve been watching during the week note the earlier finish time.

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Paris-Nice Stage 6 Preview

March 9, 2018

Hopefully two races for the price of one with a breakaway making it and behind the GC contenders exploiting the tricky finish including a surprisingly nasty penultimate climb.

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Paris-Nice Stage 5 Preview

March 8, 2018

A good day for a breakaway with a hilly course around Provence and the Alpine foothills.

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