Forget the ITT on Saturday. Friday’s Stage 19 is where everything goes on the line for the 2018 Tour de France title. Assuming the main GC protagonists all survive tonight’s relatively flat and innocuous Stage 18 to Pau (not always a given of course!), Tom Dumoulin has no choice but to attack, and then attack … More High noon in the high Pyrenees
If you follow the Tour de France, you already know Dieter ‘Didi’ Senft. Maybe not by name, but certainly by sight. He’s the bearded nut-job we see pretty much every year by the roadside dressed as El Diablo. Since making his first appearance at the 1993 Tour, in his own eccentric way Senft has now … More Better the Deiter you know
“I don’t care. If I don’t have yellow, I have green. If I don’t have green, I have rainbow.” Peter Sagan after being asked how long he thinks he can keep the leader’s yellow jersey following Stage 2. (Great pick up at the Tour de France by Matt De Neef, aka The Climbing Cyclist and … More Classic Cycling Quotes #131: Sagan edition
Great win overnight by BMC’s Greg Van Avermaert, outsprinting the reigning World Champion Peter Sagan for the win in the 2016 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. But even greater than his race is surely his prize… a small child in a bear suit?! If you’d like to see some of the other stranger trophies in world cycling, … More Lions, salamis and small children
Second rest day is done. It’s time for the Alps and the final push for Paris. Here’s how we see things as of right now. Agree? Disagree? Sky A++ Yellow jersey by a comfortable margin, putting all the heat on their rivals. Forget marginal gains. Only a major catastrophe in the Alps will stop Froome from … More TdF Week 2 : Report Card
The further this Tour goes the more we’re loving Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas. Not because he’s 6th on GC. Or because he was sent flying off a high-speed descent by an out-of-control Warren Barguil, kissed a light post with his head, crashed into a ditch only to remount his Pinarello and still almost catch up with … More Geraint, we salute you
Sky A+ Yellow jersey, solid time gains on all major GC rivals, no major incidents, what a difference a year makes. Looked steely in the team time trial. Looks like they have their 2012/13 mojo back. BMC A+ Two stage wins, a short stint in yellow for Rohan Dennis and their team leader is nestled into … More TdF Week 1 : Report Card
You’ve heard of the Secret Pro, right? Well, we’re excited to announce that throughout the course of this year’s Tour de France we’ve secured exclusive rights to the Secret Journo who, free from the ever-demanding and politically-correct shackles of the UCI, ASO and his own editorial staff, will tell us how it really is on … More The Secret Journo: Report 1
Back in 2007 Geoff Barrett was just an anonymous education consultant who, like the rest of us, enjoyed cycling in his spare time. But over the past seven years this likeable Western Australian has become one of the most recognisable fans in world cycling, perhaps behind only the ubiquitous and seemingly ageless Diablo himself, Didi Senft. Geoff … More Crikey! Who will he support now?
A new season typically means new sponsors, and 2015 has plenty of them. In case you’ve been wondering who’s financing the world’s top cycling teams in 2015, here’s a quick summary. Teams with new naming sponsors in 2015: Garmin Cannondale – Okay, they’re not exactly new naming sponsors, rather two existing ones from different 2014 … More Who’s who in the WorldTour zoo?