Suggestions to improve the Tour of California

I liked the previous editions of the race, maybe it was their slot in the season, this was an early chance to see some of the big names in action and I’d stay up late to catch the action. But now I’m looking at a small race up against the Giro. I’ve already written that … Read more

Why no Cali TV when Giro rides through the rain?

American cycling fans were denied TV images from the Tour of California yesterday because of the rain. But the Giro d’Italia has seen rain on almost every day but manages to broadcast extensive coverage. How come? Air powerThe Tour of California is relying on helicopters for overhead shots but the same helicopters also “relay” the … Read more

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie

Go the green and gold! With Matt Goss and Brett Lancaster winning stages in the Giro and Tour of California yesterday, it was a good day for Australian cyclists. It means Australians have taken three stage wins in the Giro so far… compared to zero for the Italians. It was also a day for Aussie … Read more

Giro d’Italia vs. Tour of California – why the clash?

This year sees the Tour of California moved from its previous February slot to May. Weather conditions were harsh, it meant the race struggled to include mountain stages. But this change is forcing riders to choose between the Giro d’Italia and California. Mark Cavendish is the latest rider to announce where he’ll be in May, … Read more