No Tour de France for Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish won't be at the 2019 Tour de France. The 34-year-old has battled with health problems over the past couple of years, twice missing racing due to Epstein Barr virus, and hasn't returned to form in 2019. So, it wasn't entirely surprising that his name was missing when Dimension Data released their Tour lineup... Continue Reading →

Helicopter Blows Peloton Off the Road

There is plenty of danger riding in the peloton, being blown off course by a helicopter is a particularly unusual one. But, that was the unlikely cause of a group crash during the CP Olomouc road race in the Czech Republic. While it's easy to blame the helicopter pilot for causing the crash, witnesses said... Continue Reading →

Graeme Obree’s #BannedByTheUCI

The UCI technical committee has been the bane of pro cycling since, well, forever. At the rate they restrict innovation the UCI should just issue every racer the same bucket helmet, same clunker steel bike, and same shoes, shirt & chamois at the start of every UCI-approved race. Endura’s Surface Silicone Topography technology got the kibosh... Continue Reading →

The Col Collective – Luz Ardiden

I can hear Paul Sherwen's voice uttering "Luz Ardiden" during coverage of past tours because that's where I first learned of this special place. Amazing road. Climbing up to 1,715 metres at an average gradient just shy of 8% Luz Ardiden has been the scene of much drama over the years as the pros battle... Continue Reading →

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