Supporter Kit

March 28, 2018

A timely reminder that you can get supporter t-shirts, socks, jerseys… and the as-seen-on-TV supporter caps. You get yourself some new kit and help keep the wheels turning here.

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Roads To Ride: The Taaienberg

March 27, 2018

A fixture in the Flemish classics, the Taaienberg is a cobbled climb where it’s all about the gutter, the thin strip of concrete that makes this tough berg into the perfect place to blow the kopgroep apart.

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Team Victory Rankings

March 26, 2018

A quiet week on the calendar so a quick moment to take stock of the stats and look at the teams and the news around them especially as the transfer market begins to warm up. Riders can’t sign for another team until August but they can agree terms and sign pre-contracts, for example Matteo Trentin’s […]

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Thursday Shorts

March 22, 2018

So far, so good. The measures unveiled by the UCI yesterday to detect motors are good. Of course they’re not really there to detect motors…

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Route Mapping The Cols

March 20, 2018

See the map above, is the white road running north-south familiar? Well done if you named the Col du Galibier in the French Alps, better still if you mention the Télégraphe and Lautaret passes too. Only many common mapping services don’t label these mountain passes so if you’re looking online these famous places they can […]

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The Moment Milan-Sanremo Was Won

March 17, 2018

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

March 16, 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

March 15, 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 […]

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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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