Milan-Sanremo Preview

March 17, 2017

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 and one of the rare one day races where grand tour contenders and sprinters can each stake their claim. Who will keep their nerve?

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2017 Critérium du Dauphiné Route

March 16, 2017

The route for the 2017 Critérium du Dauphiné has been presented today, a chance to project beyond the spring classics into summer. The Dauphiné is often seen in the shadow of the Tour de France because it borrows some of the same roads and acts a dress rehearsal for July, even with some copycat stages. […]

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Roads to Ride: Nice to Sanremo

March 16, 2017

With Paris-Nice done and Milan-Sanremo coming up soon it’s only a short ride along the coast between their two finish lines. Along the way there’s plenty of interest to the sport, from fine climbs, star gazing and a cycle path that’s so good the Giro used it for its opening stage a couple of years […]

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The Sanremo Paradox

March 14, 2017

Michał Kwiatkowski attacks on the Poggio as the Tinkoff team behind chases to aide their leader Peter Sagan, the pre-race pick. Kwiatkowski’s got a gap and he’s a mean descender so he’s in with a chance. If you’ve been watching on TV this is a moment of almost unbearable tension. Milan-Sanremo is the longest race […]

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The Moment Paris-Nice Was Won

March 13, 2017

It will take you two seconds to read this sentence. That was the winning margin Sergio Henao held over Alberto Contador after a thrilling thrilling week of racing where the result in suspense until the end. Was there a winning moment? Alberto Contador could spend another week going back over the moments he lost a […]

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Paris-Nice Stage 8 Preview

March 12, 2017

The final stage and all to play for with the top-3 overall within 30 seconds of each other.

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Paris-Nice Stage 7 Preview

March 11, 2017

The big stage with the high summit finish. When the race route was launched the summit finish on the Col de la Couillole was the novelty for its altitude. It’s the length and gradient that matter today.

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Paris-Nice Stage 6 Preview

March 10, 2017

A long stage with plenty of climbing and an exciting finish with the “Mur de Fayence” as the conclusion.

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Paris-Nice Stage 5 Preview

March 9, 2017

A sprint stage, the last sprint stage which suggests all the teams with house sprinters have a big interest in controlling the stage. Easier said than done, this stage shares many of the same roads as one of the stages last year including the Côte de Saint-Uze which saw off plenty of rivals. This time […]

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Known Unknowns

March 8, 2017

Believe in Team Sky? Have faith in Dave Brailsford? Pro cycling ought to be as simple as riding a bike, of 200 riders trying to cross a white line first. Only it’s more complicated. This sophistication can satisfy as we learn about aerodynamics or geography, sometimes it’s tiresome as we trawl the UCI rulebook or […]

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