Before Peter Sagan won in Richmond, three of the previous six World Champions had signed out with a Road Race win before joining new teams; Cadel Evans moved from Lotto to BMC, Mark Cavendish went to Sky and Rui Costa switched from Movistar to Lampre. This was entirely coincidental. After all, transfers are decided long
Tag: Pro Cycling
It’s never too early to look ahead to the next pro cycling season. The Tour Down Under will once again ignite the World Tour, before the Grand Tour preparation races and the ever-popular spring classics. For many riders, however, May’s Giro d’Italia is the first race circled on the calendar and training programmes will start
It’s time for the Just Pro Cycling end of season quiz! I’ve been watching back a lot of this season’s races (and wading through the results of many more) to produce 30 questions of increasing difficulty. Post your results below or on Twitter @justprocycling. Answers at the very bottom of the page – no cheating!
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
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