• WorldTour Pro-Cycling Transfers Round-Up

    WorldTour Pro-Cycling Transfers Round-Up

    It’s that time of the year, the part of the season where riders start making moves ahead of next year. Here’s a round-up of who’s moving WorldTour teams? Team Ineos Transfers Team Ineos will be adding Giro winner Richard Carapaz from Movistar to add to its existing three Grand Tour winner lineup. It’s only fitting…


  • 2019 Vuelta a Espana Guide: Route, Stage Previews, Start List & How to Watch

    2019 Vuelta a Espana Guide: Route, Stage Previews, Start List & How to Watch

    The 2019 Tour de France is finished and its youngest winner in over a hundred years is home in Colombia. Now we look forward to the season’s third Grand Tour. The 2019 Vuelta a Espana starts with a team time trial on Saturday the 24th August and concludes three weeks later with a carnival stage…


  • No Tour de France for Mark Cavendish

    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…


  • Helicopter Blows Peloton Off the Road

    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…


  • Graeme Obree’s #BannedByTheUCI

    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…


  • The Col Collective – Luz Ardiden

    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…


  • Fabio Aru Heading to Colorado to Prep for Giro

    Fabio Aru Heading to Colorado to Prep for Giro

    Fabio Aru is looking to hit reset heading into the 2019 season after his “darkest moments” yet during 2018. Aru abandoned the Giro d’Italia, renounced his sponsors during a crash at the Vuelta a España, and sat out of Italy’s World Championships team. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jaqs6_RslM8 “I want to cancel 2018, one of the darkest moments of…


  • 2019 Vuelta a España Route Includes 59 Categorized Climbs

    2019 Vuelta a España Route Includes 59 Categorized Climbs

    The 2019 Vuelta route includes 59 categorized climbs, 5 of which are new to the race. The Vuelta a España is once again headed to unfamiliar territory as the 2019 route will include five summit finishes that are new to the race. What’s not so new, however, is that the Spanish tour will be a…


  • What You Need to Know About the 2018 Tour de France

    What You Need to Know About the 2018 Tour de France

    The build-up to the 105th edition of the Tour de France is almost over. After months of wondering if Chris Froome would get to start and nearly a year of fans dreaming about the exciting course, the race will finally get started tomorrow, Saturday, July 7th. 2018 Tour de France by the Numbers The Tour…


  • A Guide to the 2018 Giro d’Italia

    With the Spring Classics in the rear-view mirror it’s now time for the first Grand Tour of the season, the Giro d’Italia. The race is always big news, but with twin swirling controversies added to the mix for 2018; Chris Froome’s participation in the race and the race’s start in Israel, this year is sure…


  • The First Confirmed Case of Mechanical Doping In Pro Cycling Is Upon Us

    The First Confirmed Case of Mechanical Doping In Pro Cycling Is Upon Us

    Nearly 5 years ago I saw the following video. It seemed pretty damn tinfoil-hat like at the time.  The video showed how mechanic doping might  be accomplished. Asked the question, do any professional cyclists use a bicycle with an electric motor? And then showed the suspiciously  great performances of Fabian Cancellara in the Tour of…