HAS CYCLING LOST ITS GENTLEMANLY LUSTRE?

Cycling is one of those sports were you expect riders to hug and congratulate each other after a well competed race. So it was to my dismay that in an interview in the Unplugged podcast, one my favorite UCI tour riders Australia’s Michael Matthews said the respect is almost gone in the peloton. Matthews saidContinue reading “HAS CYCLING LOST ITS GENTLEMANLY LUSTRE?”

VOLTA A CATALUNYA STAGE 7

It was a 1-2-3 overall finish for Ineo Grenadiers in Barcelona after the final stage. Adam Yates who joined Ineos this year is the winner of the Volta A Catalunya. He finished ninth in the final stage 45 seconds behind stage winner Thomas De Gendt from Belgium. He beat Matej Mohoric in the break awayContinue reading “VOLTA A CATALUNYA STAGE 7”

VOLTA A CATALUNYA STAGE 3

Adam Yates of Ineos Grenadiers took command of the overall standings after finishing strongest at the summit finish. He takes over from Joao Almeida who finished 16th. This 203 km stage which consists of flat ascending planes was perfect for the break and sit tactic. Yates took charge of the race with 5 kilometres toContinue reading “VOLTA A CATALUNYA STAGE 3”

PARIS-NICE RACE 2021 STAGE 8

A double crash for Primoz Roglic on Sunday put paid to his bid to win the tour. It was the worse case,freak scenario you dread when you are an overnight leader. He managed to overcome his first crash to rejoin the bunch. His second crash proved fatal to his chances. Max Schachmann managed to winContinue reading “PARIS-NICE RACE 2021 STAGE 8”

PARIS-NICE RACE 2021 STAGE 6

Primoz Roglic is the king of the hill top dash.The Slovenian is the odds on favorite for the tour win after winning the sixth stage beating Christophe Laporte and Michael Matthews to extend his overall lead to 41 seconds. Unlike his other stage win, Primoz was content in staying within reach of the other ridersContinue reading “PARIS-NICE RACE 2021 STAGE 6”