Category: Pro Cycling

Pro cycling is where my interest started, watching the 1996 Tour de France. Since then I’ve watched a lot of it, have my favourite riders and teams and can have a reasonable go at predicting results. I try and write as many race previews as I can to help with fantasy teams and generally if I write a review, I’ve watched a lot of the race itself too.

You can read all my posts on pro cycling below – always let me know if you think my predictions are wildly off!


Redditch Tour Series 2019 Photos

As in 2017 and 2018, I went down to Redditch to watch the Women’s Tour Series and Men’s Tour Series kick-off in Redditch. The Tour Series is a set of races that take place across the country for the next few weeks and are shown on ITV4 for good measure too. The race in Redditch ended up wet. It was damp and drizzle for the...


Rutland-Melton CiCLE Classic 2019 Photos

Today was the 15th running of the Rutland-Melton Classic – a UCI International race (1.2) that includes numerous off-road sections as it traverses the Leicestershire and Rutland countryside. The bulk of the teams are British but each year a number of foreign teams are accepted onto the entry list – this year American Pro Continental level (the only one of that level this race) Rally...

Liege Bastogne Liege 2013 Dan Martin distances Joaquim Rodriguez

Men and Women’s Liege Bastogne Liege 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

This Sunday’s Liege Bastogne Liege will be the first with the new finale. Gone are the late climbs of Saint-Nicolas and Ans and replaced instead with a more or less flat run into the centre of Liege. The old favourites are still in there though – the Cols and Cotes of Stockeu, Haute-Levee, Rosier, La Redoute and Roche-aux-Faucons.  With such a climb-heavy route but a...

Fleche Wallonne Photos 2019

After heading to the Netherlands for Amstel Gold, I stayed on and moved into Belgium for today’s Fleche Wallonne. I last saw this race in person during 2016 and managed to ride the finishing circuit the day before the race this year. The Mur de Huy is the centre point of the race, but it’s always packed. The Cote de Cherave however is always relatively...

Fleche Wallonne 2016 - Mathew Mitchell

Men and Women’s Fleche Wallone 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Wednesday 24th April sees the men and women’s pelotons tackle Fleche Wallone. Unlike Amstel Gold the women’s race has a solid continuous history since the first race in 1998 and similarly to the men has had a single rider dominate the finish in recent years. Alejandro Valverde’s run of 4 wins in a row was broken in 2018 by Julian Alaphilippe. The Mur de Huy...

Amstel Gold Race Photos 2019

Watched Amstel Gold and managed to wander around the buses at the start area before seeing the men on the Geulhemmerberg before spending the day on the Bemelerberg where the women went past 3 times and the men twice.