March 2014 6
Alberto Contador has just moved back to the No.1 spot in the World rankings following his Tirreno Adriatico win and second place in the Tour of Catalunya. Ok, so Bertie has had a couple of dodgy moments with beef in the past, but whatever else – you can be sure that when he’s racing, he’s […]
E3 Harelbeke marks the start proper, of the northern classics season. These are the races that take place in Belgium, Holland and Northern France across farm tracks, rough roads, in often horrendous conditions – they are brilliant to watch. Although perhaps not so brilliant to race on occasion. The E3 Harelbeke is a mini Tour […]
Back in 1986, Sean Kelly was in such a hurry that he’d win Milan San Remo and not even bother to wash his face before collecting the winners trophy. Kelly was peerless in the 1984 – 1986 period, as his world number one ranked confirmed. Kelly renewed his rivalry with Greg Lemond in this race. […]
A relative newcomer to the pro circuit, this is one of the early season ‘must-watch’ races. The Strade Bianchi is contested on the white gravel roads of the Italian region surrounding Siena. Starting in Chianti, the race is approximately 190km long, with some 70km covered on gravel. This format is similar to the Paris-Roubaix, except […]
Paris Roubaix is well known for treacherous road surfaces, namely the cobbles, including such famous sections as the Arenberg forest. Yoann Offredo relaxed a little too prematurely followed a cobbled section in last years race.
For anyone not familar with Eddy Merckx, to explain in a single post why he is both the greatest cyclist of all time, and perhaps even the most dominant sportsman ever, is difficult. His palmeres (record) is without comparison across the ages of cycling. (Even before Lance Armstrong was discredited, to suggest his seven Tour […]