At the start of the season some riders were picked to keep an eye on for the season. How did they do?
Headache? Could be too much to drink, could be the virus, or it could be this quiz. As ever there’s a mix of fun and fiendish questions, and if you’re left scratching your head, don’t worry. Nobody can know all the answers and some questions should make Google DNF… so wait for the answers next week which might be more interesting that the questions.
A few items of gear and more that proved useful during the course of the year…
One big issue for half the men’s World Tour teams next year is going to be winning enough UCI ranking points. Several squads are locked in a relegation contest with their World Tour status at stake, possibly their survival. It’s likely to affect race tactics at times.
For 2022 we’re going to need a spreadsheet but don’t worry I’ve compiled the columns in Microsoft Excel already so you don’t have too.
The fourth pick of the season. This time it’s the Olympics and Anna Kiesenhofer’s stunning win in the road race.
The third instalment of some picks of the season, a chance to review some racing and apply some hindsight.
The pick here is the first week of the Tour de France, or at least most of it.
Time to look back at some of the highlights of the year with five picks. It’s a chance to celebrate some great sport and also to apply some precious hindsight.
Here it’s not one race but a day, Sunday 14 March.
Time to look back at some of the highlights of the year with five picks. It’s a chance to celebrate some great racing and to apply some precious hindsight.
The first pick is a recent one, the men’s world championships in Flanders.
Watching the Giro this year you wanted to see Bernal go up against Pogačar in the Tour. Watching the Tour you wanted Primož Roglič healthy. In the Vuelta Roglič was healthy but had no rivals. 2022 is promising with these three riders and more likely to contest the Tour de France.
This year’s grand tours were enjoyable but not vintage editions and if they still made DVDs you probably wouldn’t buy the highlights discs. What makes a great grand tour?
A look back at the victory stats for the year with a deeper dive the data and a look at how each team fared.