Tour Guide

June 28, 2017

Here’s the 2017 Tour de France guide. There’s a profile of every stage with a quick take on the day as well as details on the points and mountains competitions, the suggested unmissable stages and more.

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Tour de France iCal

June 26, 2017

Here’s a downloadable calendar of the Tour de France for your electronic diary or phone with brief details of each stage.

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Widening The Gap

June 24, 2017

The UCI has announced several changes for the World Tour in 2018 including smaller team sizes for the grand tours, a topic covered late last year. Another novelty is going to be tested in the Tour de France starting next week, where the time gap to classify a group of riders, versus a split in […]

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UCI Presidential Contest

June 21, 2017

We have a contest. David Lappartient has announced he will stand for election as UCI President, challenging the incumbent Brian Cookson. There’s now three months of campaigning before the UCI Congress in late September.

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How The UCI President Gets Elected

June 20, 2017

With David Lappartient announcing he’s standing for election to be the President of the UCI, to challenge the incumbent Brian Cookson, here’s a primer on how the election works.

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Can Simon Špilak Win The Tour de France?

June 19, 2017

No? Probably not? Why not? Apologies for the title which evokes Betteridge’s Law that states “any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no” but it’s a way to explore questions about Simon Špilak, the calendar and more. After the Critérium du Dauphiné the talk was all what it […]

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Friday Shorts

June 16, 2017

Embed from Getty Images Domenico Pozzovivo leads the Tour de Suisse after winning Stage 6. This was Ag2r La Mondiale’s first win in the World Tour. Much had been made of Cannondale-Drapac not winning in the World Tour for two years until Andrew Talansky’s win in the Tour of California. This passed the longest “losing […]

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Hein Verbruggen Obituary

June 15, 2017

Henricus “Hein” Verbruggen, a businessman and the archetypal powerful sports administrator, had died aged 75.

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Supporter T-Shirts

June 13, 2017

The t-shirts have arrived and are in stock for now and you can order direct from the Prendas Ciclismo website: prendas.co.uk The last time the collection tin was rattled here several readers started asking about t-shirts instead of cycling kit. Well the guys at Prendas got to work and within weeks it went from suggestion […]

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The Moment The Critérium du Dauphiné Was Won

June 12, 2017

The last metres of the last stage. Jacob Fuglsang has attacked on the final climb, dropped Daniel Martin and the stage win is his. Behind Richie Porte has been chasing alone for the best part of 35km to defend his yellow jersey, first from an attack by Fabio Aru and Alejandro Valverde, then to contain […]

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