Thanks to Trek

June 24, 2015

Thanks to Trek for sponsoring the site for June, as ever sponsorship makes a big difference here and is always worthy of a personal thank-you. Trek’s ad campaign is for a new bike to be launched on 30 June. We might have seen it already in the Dauphiné… but you can sign-up to get all […]

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The Perfect Race

June 23, 2015

It’s been a great season so far with plenty of lively races supplying action, sport and drama. But what makes the perfect race for viewers? There seem to be several ingredients ranging from a tight contest to a satisfactory winner.

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World Tour Reforms Rejected

June 20, 2015

The UCI and Tour de France owners ASO are clashing over reforms to the sport and even the UCI has its splits after its President Brian Cookson has reportedly been overruled by his own Management Committee.

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Selection Dilemmas

June 19, 2015

Teams are announcing their long list for the Tour de France. The Tour is the cornerstone around which many teams build the season. Riders want to race, the prestige means just starting and finishing is a big deal. But it’s never simple knowing who to pick. The big budget teams worry about who to leave […]

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Tour de France iCal

June 18, 2015

With just over two weeks to go here’s a downloadable calendar of the Tour de France for your electronic diary or smartphone with brief details of each day’s stage.

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Supporter Jerseys In Stock

June 17, 2015

The supporter jerseys are back in stock with Prendas Ciclismo. Made in Italy by Santini this is a lightweight jersey for summer. While stocks last.

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Abolish the MPCC

June 16, 2015

Last Saturday riders from 13 teams were tested for cortisol levels on the morning of Stage 7 of the Dauphiné. It’s part of their membership of the MPCC, the Movement for Credible Cycling. The group’s become laughing stock for some recently and teams are pulling out fast at the moment too. But the guarantees it […]

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The Moment The Race Was Won: The Dauphiné

June 15, 2015

Chris Froome attacks Tejay van Garderen on the final climb of the final stage. The American is in yellow and has been marking Froome on the climbs all week, letting Froome go and then patiently trying to reel him in. But this time there’s just a few seconds to save the race. Van Garderen lets […]

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Dauphiné Stage 8 Preview

June 14, 2015

The last but not the least of the stages of the 2015 Critérium du Dauphiné. The scenic Lacets de Montvernier feature before the final climb to Valfréjus. The stage ends with a ski station summit finish but it’s a short climb, maybe still enough for Chris Froome to challenge Tejay van Garderen’s overall lead.

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Dauphiné Stage 7 Preview

June 13, 2015

After yesterday’s tough stage in the rain now comes an Alpine festival with a difficult summit finish. There will be some sore legs after yesterday’s warfare and the likes of Chris Froome and Tejay van Garderen will want to test Vincenzo Nibali’s grip on the yellow jersey.

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