Featured image courtesy of gettyimages You could not have asked for a more gruelling stage at the Tour de France. 170 km from Grenoble over the Col de la Madeleine before a new summit finish at Méribel – the Col de la Loze at 2,304 m above sea level. Stage 17 was the ‘Queen’ stage,… Read More Étape of the Day – Superman surges onto the podium
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!
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 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 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 POOL/AFP via Getty Images Is there anything Wout Van Aert cannot do? That’s the question we’re all asking of this amazing young talent who can ride on all terrain whether it’s a time trial, a sprint or an uphill finish – he looks like a rider who’s been riding in the… Read More Étape of the Day – Wout the Wonderkid strikes again!
Featured image courtesy of Cor Vos Early excursions into high altitude mountain stages are a rare occurrence for the Tour de France. Stage 4 to Orcières-Merlette was tipped to be a day for the breakaway but not to be today as Primož Roglič secures a stage win and a psychological advantage over his rivals. The… Read More Étape of the Day – Roglič on a roll
Featured image courtesy of @ASO/Criterium du Dauphine The 72nd edition of the Critérium du Dauphiné, shortened as it was, will go down as one entertaining showdown before a Tour de France where we have no idea who will win the yellow jersey in Paris. Despite the pandemic causing mischief, a five stage Dauphiné has brought… Read More Dissecting the Dauphiné – Stage 5
Featured image courtesy of Criterium du Dauphiné As the weeks go by, as the Tour gets ever closer, we cannot help but wonder whether times are changing. We’ve got a serious battle on our hands between a team that has dominated the Tour de France since 2012 and a team looking to usurp their crown.… Read More Dissecting the Dauphiné – Stage 2