High noon in the high Pyrenees

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

Diminishing returns?

Phew. A rest day. Time to catch our collective breath after what has surely been one of the most remarkable opening stanzas of the world’s most remarkable sporting event, certainly in living memory anyway. With the stakes so high the first week is always a nervy affair – but this nervy? Ten stages down, not … More Diminishing returns?

Dopey media

Another example of the shitty world inhabited by today’s pro cyclists. Both Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay – two of the fastest ever humans to run 100m – confirmed positive tests for PEDs yesterday. But the only doping story the world’s media was interested in is one that mightn’t even exist. Give Froome a break. … More Dopey media

Rift? What rift?

For two guys who supposedly didn’t like each other that much, this photo suggests the Froome dog and Wiggo were getting along very well at last year’s Tour. Maybe too well?