Category: Lists

Seven Bold(?) Predictions for the 2020 Season

The 2020 pro cycling season could be filled with real change. The backdrop of the sport shifted noticeably in 2019 with plenty of riders making the jump from the junior ranks, and the merry-go-round of team leaders clunking into gear during contract season. We got three debut Grand Tour winners in 2019; a feat which

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Team of the Decade

The 2010s are over and we’ve been made well aware of the hungry twenty-somethings ready to devour every race for the next ten years. The end of the decade felt timely with a number of big-name riders misfiring over the last few years or, in some cases, coming up short in fascinating cross-generational duals. 2019

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Seven talented riders in danger of doing… absolutely nothing

Bad contracts, loss of confidence, terrible luck, or just a mid-career crisis. There’s plenty of reasons why talented riders’ careers stall. Here’s seven riders who used to have the cycling world excited, but now struggle for space on any website. Ruben Fernandez It might be a little harsh to accuse former Vuelta race leader Ruben

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Five Embarrassing Reasons We Doubted Mathieu van der Poel

Since launching Just Pro Cycling I’ve got very good at being wrong. I dismissed Philippe Gilbert’s return to cobbles and argued that Nairo Quintana would finally conquer the Tour. This post is an apology disguised as a list. I was wrong about Mathieu van der Poel who looks to be the new superman of road

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Five Weird Pro Cycling Disqualifications

In recent years we’ve been treated to the stickiest of sticky bottles and the most ridiculous of car tows but nothing to challenge the great disqualifications of yesteryear. We did see Eduardo Sepulveda hitch a ride from a team car – nope, not his own – whilst searching for a spare wheel but many felt

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Five great – but unimportant – moments from the Giro d’Italia

Even though your favourite rider probably didn’t win, and you probably had something to say about the crowds in Israel, and you didn’t understand why the peloton chased every break, the Giro d’Italia was still pretty great. Looking past the obvious, here are five great moments that had absolutely no impact on the race.

Ranking all 37 World Tour Events

There are a whopping 37 events on the World Tour calendar and I’ve decided to rank them all because that’s how much I enjoy making lists. There’s plenty to laugh at in some recent additions to the World Tour and plenty of great races at lower levels. Nevertheless, these remain the strongest group of races

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