In September 2014 Elia Viviani took the Coppa Bernocchi in what would be Cannondale Pro Cycling’s last victory. Three weeks earlier Alessandro De Marchi had climbed to Vuelta success for the team’s final Grand Tour win and the only one of the season. The campaign had few real highs with sporadic Peter Sagan and Viviani vitories
Now that the cycling season is over it’s time to test yourself on the races of 2015 with the Just Pro Cycling Quiz. There will be a shortage of two-wheeled action over the next few months but plenty of racing to look back on. The questions are grouped into five categories of increasing difficulty- apologies in advance
Last Sunday in Lombardia Vincenzo Nibali dashed away on the descent of the Civiglio and soloed to his first Monument win. In doing so, he became the first multiple Grand Tour winner since Laurent Fignon (1989) to add a Monument to their Palmares. There was a strange inevitability to it all. Nibali had been in
World Champion Peter Sagan has been an ever present on our TV screens this year, never failing to entertain with continual attacks and a variety of tactics. Though his results (in some ways an extraordinary collection of near misses) show Sagan has contested nearly every race he has been selected for, his path to World
Peter Sagan is the World Champion and it was fantastic. The pack had fought throughout to keep attacks at bay but with each ascent of Libby Hill Park the chances of a bunch sprint looked less likely. Positioned at the end of the circuit, the short and aggressive cobbled sections – the second named 23rd Street – would
There is no other role quite like the cycling domestique. The name conjures up an image of a rider freewheeling aside their team car stuffing back pockets with drink bottles and searching for ways to carry that one extra bidon. They’ll often be the wheel giver. Their team leader should never suffer a stranded existence
Alexander Kristoff won the Tour of Flanders last weekend making it no Belgian winners for three years – the longest wait for the home nation since Fiorenzo Magni’s hatrick in the 1950s. But this race was just the latest in a series of fantastic Kristoff performances confirming just how good he is as a classics rider.
Earlier this month Tour Down Under champion Rohan Dennis continued his impressive start to 2015 by breaking the World Hour Record with a distance of 52.49km, quite comfortably ahead of Matthias Brandle’s mark. But recent history suggests he may not hold the record for long. The popularity of the World Hour Record, with its latest