Taking cue from races such as the Tour Down Under and August rival the Eneco Tour, this week’s USA Pro Challenge is determined to stand out from the crowd and offer a unique week of racing. All three American races- the Pro Challenge, the Tour of Utah and May’s popular Tour of California- are currently
The Netherlands’ Eneco Tour attracts a unique selection of riders and, despite being a week long race, there is often no real stage racer in sight. The list of winners, including Erik Dekker, Edvald Boasson Hagen and Zdenek Stybar, is a curious selection and the route tends towards a collection of mini-classics, quite unlike any other race
Yesterday Chris Froome won his second Tour de France becoming the 20th rider in history to take more than one title. The race leader since Stage 7, Froome was rarely troubled until things took a difficult turn when the race reached the Alps. The only man with any chance was Nairo Quintana and his measured
Which teams hit their aims at the Tour de France 2015? Some saw everything fall into place whilst others were left frustrated and stuck in the peloton. The appeal of the Tour de France is so great that many teams make it the central aim for season and French squads in particular look for a slice of premier TV time.
Fireworks were expected for the second week of the Tour but after Chris Froome lit up the field on the Col de Soudet seven days ago it’s all got a little cagey. Froome’s attack on the Soudet, a summit finish but the first and only climb of the day, blew away the field with next-best
This year the first nine stages have had relatively little for the sprinters but plenty of chances for the GC riders to shown their faces. Chris Froome has been on the attack and has successfully put himself in pole position with the roads set to rise when the race resumes on Tuesday. There’s been a handful of
With July comes cycling’s most celebrated race; the Tour de France. The three-week race has now reached its 102nd edition but is continuing to grow in popularity. The jerseys are the most iconic, the stories the most told and the prize the most prestigious. This year’s race can boast a seriously impressive start list, with
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