The keen ones among us – or perhaps the stubbornly logical – will state that each new cycling season starts with Australia in January. The purists boast Omloop as the rightful curtain raiser, and some casuals might not feel at home until flicking through Cycling Weekly to see who won Paris-Nice. However, a small diehard
Tag: Tour Down Under
Let’s take another minute to celebrate the brilliant performances of Richie Porte and Caleb Ewan at last week’s Tour Down Under. The pair picked off all six stages and took home the ochre and red jerseys respectively. Porte was the master of the hilly terrain choosing moments to attack with rehearsed precision. The Tasmanian’s well-versed
I haven’t been able to figure out if I love the Tour Down Under because it’s the glorious curtain raiser for the pro cycling season or if the race itself is one of the best. I’m leaning towards the latter with intriguing startlists and a distinctly non-European feel making the race a must watch at
1. Realise the new World Tour calendar is seriously mental Abu Dhabi in February? We’ve only just left there! And what’s the Tour of Turkey doing between Amstel and Liege? 2. Refuse to call ‘Giant-Alpecin’, ‘Sunweb’ Tom Dumoulin will always ride for Giant-Alpecin, okay? 3. Watch every minute of Tour Down Under coverage, setting an
With Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico marking the return of the World Tour, I’ve been looking into which riders have been racking up stage victories since the turn of the decade. What started as a rummage through http://www.procyclingstats.com ended up as a fixation on answering the question – which races have the greatest number of ‘home’ wins?
The Tour Down Under starts next Tuesday providing some World Tour racing to deprived fans. For European followers, this means any combination of late nights/early starts/alarm setting/Eurosport recording/results page refreshing all in the name of pro cycling. This year’s route is almost unchanged from 2015 with last year’s top two Rohan Dennis and Richie Porte returning