Featured image courtesy of Cor Vos/Cycling Tips The 2020 Tour de France is not the usual Tour de France that we love for a whole range of reasons. Face masks are the obvious difference and today we saw no crowds allowed at the top of the Grand Colombier. This is a Tour de France in… Read More Étape of the Day – Rog and Pog battle royale!
Featured image courtesy of gettyimages The Tour de France never disappoints, never stops providing drama and is never be an easy day for all involved. Before each stage every team has an objective, a plan and tactics to try and gain the glory. That was exactly what Team Sunweb did today, Danish rider Søren Kragh… Read More Étape of the Day – Two stage wins in two days for Sunweb
Never before has the Puy Mary hosted a summit finish at the Tour de France – no doubt that organisers ASO will use the finish again after an incredible day on Stage 13. The GC has been shaken up, the fight for the stage win was enthralling and we’ve seen some heroic rides. Focusing on… Read More Étape of the Day – A Puy Mary GC shake-up
Featured image courtesy of gettyimages Talent and youth are in abundance at this year’s Tour de France. No surprises then that the young guns are shining at the race. Marc Hirschi is one super talent and after two attempts previously the 22-year-old Swiss rider gets his stage win. Today was the longest stage – 218… Read More Étape of the Day – Hats off to Hirschi
Featured image courtesy of gettyimages Thank goodness long flat stages at the Tour have trimmed down the kilometres over the years. 200-kilometre stages are always long transfers to get across France but thankfully there’s none of that in the last two editions. 167.5 km from Châtelaillon-Plage to Poitiers with one hill outside the town of… Read More Étape of the Day – A four-way sprint in Poitiers
Featured image courtesy of Yuzuru SUNADA The Tour de France is back on the road. Week one was eventful, chaotic and some GC contenders riding conservatively – week two began with the flattest stage of the entire race. Stage 10 from the Île d’Oléron to the Île de Ré via coastal roads of the Charente-Maritime… Read More Étape of the Day – Super Sam Bennett
Featured image courtesy of gettimages For each and every rider a rest day will be well deserved after a relentless first week at the Tour de France. The climbing has been non-stop, the crashes have been unfortunate and the sprints breath-taking. Stage 9 saw the finale of the first week in the Pyrénées with a… Read More Étape of the Day – Slovenia are at it again!
Featured image courtesy of Cor Vos The Pyrénées have well and truly given us a thriller of a stage at the Tour de France. Stage 8 from Cazères-sur-Garonne to Loudenvielle suited an early break and in Nans Peters, AG2R deserve all the plaudits for getting in the break and delivering a sensational breakaway stage win.… Read More Étape of the Day – Peters powers to victory in the Pyrenees
Featured image courtesy of gettyimages Why on earth was there so much negativity yesterday? Comments on social media saying the Tour is boring and that the GC were a disgrace for not attacking on the finale up Mont Aigoual. Not every day is a day when the GC men want to attack but today Stage… Read More Étape of the Day – Talent and time lost
Featured image courtesy of gettyimages We’ve been speculating for days when the first successful breakaway would go all the way and take the stage win. Stage 6 to Mont Aigoual finally delivered a day where a strong break got themselves organised and stayed away after a slow pace delivered by the GC. Alexey Lutsenko takes… Read More Étape of the Day – Lutsenko launches the first breakaway win