Tag: Cycling 2016

Ten riders for 2016: How did they do?

Last January I called for ten riders to have big seasons. At the time I felt confident in my selections and things were looking good after the first few months of the season. Unfortunately it hasn’t all gone to plan since then…

Giro d’Italia 2016 – Friday Round-up (2)

What a difference a day can make in the Giro d’Italia, let alone seven. This time last week we were singing the praises of Tom Dumoulin but a handful of climbs, saddle sores and two race leaders later, the Dutchman has left the race. Then there was Mikel Landa who, in the turn of a

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Milan-San Remo 2016: Why So Much Drama?

Shortly after the start of each Milan-San Remo fans will glance at the race profile and remember there’s well over 250km of Italian tarmac for the riders to cover. Save for the gentle Passo Del Truchino, the opening two thirds are traditionally flat and this makes the race differ from the other four, more challenging,

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Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico

For the last few years March’s stage racing action has been my favourite outside the Grand Tours. The overlapping races of France and Italy attract everybody who’s anybody (almost) and act as preparation for the classics, the Giro or even the Tour. However, Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico are so much more than mere preparation. Tirreno-Adriatico has developed

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Five of the best… Races You Haven’t Been Watching

The number of cycling races organized seems to grow each year. Alongside the UCI World Tour there are the tours of Europe, Asia, Africa and America and the growth of the sport has gone hand in hand with increased popularity and media attention. The inauguration of new races has been highly successful but some older,

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Rui Costa: What’s Next?

At 29 and one of the biggest names at Lampre-Merida, 2013 World Champion Rui Costa will start the forthcoming season in search of more big wins. After a mixed but respectable 2015 Costa could be ready to draw a line under the last four years – a whirlwind of mighty victories, illness and a selection of

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Ten riders for 2016

Emerging from the glow of Christmas lights and New Year fireworks, the 2016 Pro Cycling season has rumbled into January and racing ‘down under’ starts this month. The off season has ended and rider schedules would have long been decided with fitness plans well under way. With just a short lull in competition you would

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Five of the best… Transfers You Might Have Missed

Whilst there have been only a handful of big name transfers ahead of the 2016 season there are a whole host of deals that haven’t reached the headlines. In addition to Team Sky’s super squad strengthening (Michal Kwiatkowski, Mikel Landa, Benat Intxausti) other members of the World Tour have seen significant reshuffles including Trek, Cannondale

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