It’s time to talk about Australia and in particular Michael Matthews. The current cycling calendar starts with an Australian flavour and I’m sure the Aussies heading to Bergen would love to put their country back in the spotlight at the end of the year. Advertisements
Tag: Tour de France 2016
Mark Cavendish is the best sprinter of his era and – if we’re honest – the most decorated bunch finisher of all time. His best form lasted a full four years and he racked up double-digit Tour de France wins by the end of his second appearance. Even after leaving for a Wiggins-focussed Team Sky,
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!
Chris Froome will win the next two Tours I said in my preview that whilst Froome remained a cycling force, he had ‘not improved’ over the last twelve months. I was referring in particular to his climbing and ignored the fact he has become the most astute of team leaders. He’s mentally tougher than ever –
Following the rest day in Switzerland, the riders of the Tour de France will tackle a selection of the hardest Alpine climbs not named Alpe d’Huez. The four days stretching from Wednesday to Saturday can be thought of as; hard summit finish, mountain time trial, even harder summit finish, trio of big climbs.
Even for a Giro-lover like me, there’s something about the Tour de France which takes pro cycling to a whole new stage. From a commercial point of view, the Tour secures more mainstream media attention than any other event on the calendar. From a cycling front, the race is the high point of the season
Swiss cycling has a lot to be proud about. At nine stages long they have the longest home tour outside of the Grand siblings, another successful World Tour race in the Tour of Romandie, a handful of Grand Tour successes including back-to-back Tour de France wins from Ferdinand Kubler and Hugo Koblet, a famous podium sweep in the
Twelve months ago Lotto NL-Jumbo’s Dylan Groenewegen was scarcely a blip on pro cycling’s radar. His Rompoot team would frequently miss out on the highest level events and the Dutchman was left to try his hand in races such as Etoile de Besseges, Bayern Rundfahrt and the World Ports Classic.