Roads to Ride: The Chartreuse Trilogy

August 31, 2014

Not one but three climbs. Why a trilogy? Simply because if you climb the first you can keep going, riding an Alpine sine wave across the Chartreuse range to follow a legendary race route. Legendary? Yes because this has decided the result of the Tour de France several times although not recently. Many have not […]

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Vuelta Stage 9 Preview

August 31, 2014

The first high altitude finish of the Vuelta. At first sight this looks like one of the toughest stages of the race with the distance and altitude, a finish close to 2,000 metres above sea level. But it’s a ski station finish with moderate gradients and the slope eases before the line. It’s still a […]

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Vuelta Stage 8 Preview

August 30, 2014

A day for the sprinters. The first week’s felt like it’s been reserved for the sprinters and rightly so as there’s no point fixing the overall classification from the start. All this is set to change but for now a flat stage with a high speed finish.

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The Tour de l’Avenir’s Past and Present

August 29, 2014

Esteban Chaves, Moreno Hofland and Rohan Dennis wear the leaders’ jerseys in a race. A glimpse of the future? No, it’s a scene from the past: the 2011 Tour de l’Avenir. The race is on this week. There are several stage races for U-23 riders that matter but none more so than this one. It’s […]

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Vuelta Stage 7 Preview

August 29, 2014

The race heads north and heads for new regions. A “transition stage” yes but a subtle finish awaits. As the profile shows today offers an uphill finish, no summit finish but a test between the sprinters and the puncheurs.

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Vuelta Stage 6 Preview

August 28, 2014

It’s time to head inland for the first summit finish. The road to Cumbres Verdes is short but steep enough to be selective and enough to start filtering the contenders from the pretenders.

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Thanks to Trek

August 27, 2014

Every site sponsor gets thank-you note and Trek have been here in July and August with a promotion for the new Emonda frame. There’s also a reminder about the supporter caps and your chance to win one below too.

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Vuelta Stage 5 Preview

August 27, 2014

So far we have a variety of sprint finishes with wins for Nacer Bouhanni, Michael Matthews and John Degenkolb. Today’s stage offers a classic flat route with few surprises in the finish, a day for the pure sprinters.

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A Tale of Two Cars

August 26, 2014

The USA Pro Challenge had Lexus as official vehicles. The Tour de France has Skodas.

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Vuelta Stage 4 Preview

August 26, 2014

A day for the sprinters but the first second category climb and it’s 14% gradients await. The finish is similar to 2011 when Peter Sagan won but the Slow-vak finished 129th yesterday. Time to make amends or will someone else win in Córdoba?

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