We have talked already about the most terrifying sprinter of all time Djamolidine Abdoujaparov and his, let’s be kind ‘erratic’ sprinting style. Sometimes though, a reputation can proceed you and this (in our opinion) happened at the 1992 Gent Wevelgem. Abdou was up against a young up and coming Italian sprinter called Mario Cippollini. In the race […]
Today’s stage in the Criterium du Dauphine finishes in Gap, a familiar route for fans and historians of the Tour de France. The final climb of the day is the dreaded Col du Manse, a Col which holds a certain place in the history of the Tour. Unlike most Cols though, this Col is more […]
Sir Bradley Wiggins has accomplished all manner of greatness during his outstanding career. Recently though, following his withdrawal from the 2013 Giro and subsequent incidents, he’s (perhaps unfairly) started to gain a reputation for crashing and questions about his bike handling skills have been asked. This weekend Brad unexpectedly starts at The Tour of Flanders, […]
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.
At the start of the 1994 Tour de France, Laurent Jalabert was one of the fastest and most fearless sprinters in the peloton. By the end of the first stage, he’d vowed to change his riding style forever. Sat on the road, covered in blood with broken teeth, collarbone and cheekbone it wasn’t surprising that […]
Ever wondered why so many people love Jens? Here’s the double crash he suffered on Stage 16 of the 2010 Tour. Here’s his very funny reaction to it. Wondered why he’s so happy? Remember what happened to him on Stage 16 the previous year.
We all know that feeling of being on the limit on a steep climb, over-geared and desperately trying to keep balanced whilst grinding slowly up the hill. In the 1987 Tour of Flanders Jesper Skippy was experiencing that exact emotion on the infamous Koppenberg – a 22% wall of rough cobbled pain. This climb is […]
Bernard Hinault always imposed his authority on a race. As one of the last great patrons, Le Badger made sure everyone knew who was in charge when he was racing. In the 1985 Tour de France, Hinault was heading for his fifth win and wearing yellow as a group charged into Saint-Étienne. Following this […]
Anyone who suggests a cycle path as being the safest place to ride a bike might want to watch this. The Dutch and Belgian races are often characterised by streets covered in road furniture and sometimes they can have quite an impact, like here during the 2012 Tour of Flanders.