Another year, another Tour de France is in the books. Chris Froome secured his 4th victory, Michael Matthews netted his first Green Jersey, Warren Barguil successfully got the Polka Dots and Simon Yates matched his brother Adam in getting a White Jersey. Across the 3Read more
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!
To most people the Champs Elysees is a premium priced shopping street. With a very wide road in the middle of it and evenly spaced trees lining the edges. To anyone with a bike however it is the iconic finish of the Tour de France. ChampsRead more
The Tour de France has seen plenty of family connections over the years. You don’t have to go too far back to find the Schleck brothers, or 2017 polka dot jersey wearer Taylor Phinney and his father Davis who won stages in the late 1980s.Read more
It’s that time again, time for the most famous bike race there is – the Tour de France. This year the race starts from Dusseldorf in Germany, makes its way over to Liege in Belgium (where I’ve done some riding) before entering France itself towardsRead more
The Yellow Jersey is the pinnacle of cycling, the well-known symbol that transcends from cycling fans to everyone else. Starting life as an excellent marketing gimmick in 1919 by founder of Le Tour, Henri Desgrange, the yellow jersey became something to aspire to as leaderRead more
The Green Jersey is the coveted prize for all the sprinters in the Tour de France. The ‘maillot verte’ has been wrapped up by Peter Sagan in recent years, with 5 straight wins. During the Tour de France 2017, he will be looking to matchRead more
Today I took the chance to go watch the Women’s Tour of Britain come past in Stafford. Yesterday, on Stage 1, Katarzyna Niewadoma took off on a 50km solo breakaway to win the stage into Kettering and take the leader’s green jersey. Today the ridersRead more