Author: Mathew Mitchell

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Dan Craven – Pro Cycling’s Super Tourist

Cycling’s greatest tourist is the evergreen Dan Craven. At the moment he’s raced in 45 countries in a career that’s lasted almost 15 years. Crisscrossing the globe, he’s raced in plenty of the obvious European cycling countries and more…

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Lancaster Grand Prix Photos

The inaugural Lancaster Grand Prix took place today with riders starting and finishing in the host city. The course took them out into the Forest of Bowland area of natural beauty for 7 laps of a hilly circuit before heading back towards town. I rode the course on the way out and can attest to its hilliness, especially riding with a backpack containing all the...

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Women’s Tour of Britain 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The 2019 Ovo Energy Women’s Tour (of Britain) starts on 10th June in the Suffolk town of Beccles. It then traverses across the middle of the UK, working its way down to Essex, across to Oxfordshire, a tiny burst north to Warwickshire and then heads west, where it spends 2 days in Wales. The end of the race is in Pembrey Country Park, completing a...

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Rund um Köln 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The first week of June (2nd) sees one of Germany’s major one-day races take place. It’s the second oldest continually running race in Germany, a couple years off for the wars aside. The 2008 edition was cancelled due to snow, at the time the race took place on Easter Monday but has moved to its current start of June date since 2015. The amount of...

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Women’s Emakumeen Bira 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The Emakumeen Bira is one of the oldest continually running Women’s stage races. It’s taken place each year since 1988 in the Basque region of Spain. For 2019, the time trial is gone – replaced instead with more climbing. The first stage is lumpy but expected to finish in a bunch sprint. The start of the 2nd stage has two decent climbs but their positioning...