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!

Rohan Dennis TT

World Championships Men’s Time Trial 2018 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The men’s time trial has the serious issue of the Gnadenwald climb, 2.6km at an average gradient of 10.5%. This may take this year’s time trial away from the out and out time trial specialists and more into the hands of those GC contenders that can time trial well. Other than the initial climb and Gnadenwald, the parcours is relatively flat – a final small...

Anna Van der Breggen TT

World Championships Women’s Time Trial 2018 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The 2018 women’s world championship time trial takes place on a hilly 28.5km course starting in Hall-Wattens before finishing in the host city of Innsbruck. A number of short climbs will really test the legs – the last little ‘nick’ in the profile map below could be the deciding point as a test for how well riders have paced the race up to that point. Women’s...

Madrid Challenge la Vuelta 2018 Logo

Madrid Challenge by la Vuelta 2018 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The Spanish equivalent of La Course (the women’s ‘tour’ de France) harks back to the pre-mountain stage days of that race. Taking place on the same day as the finale of the men’s Vuelta, the women’s race takes place on the same finishing circuit in Madrid, but with more laps and no ride from outside of town to get there. The Madrid Challenge will effectively...

Tour of Britain 2018 Photos

Today the 2018 Tour of Britain visited Warwickshire, briefly clipping the Cotswold hills too. I managed to catch the race on the steepest part of the Ilmington hill KoM – peaking out at 16% – before heading to Royal Leamington Spa to catch the finish. Below are a selection of the best photos from today’s stage.

Tour of Britain 2018 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

This year’s Tour of Britain takes place between 2nd-9th September 2018 and the big draw is that Britain’s two best stage racers will be taking part. Now in its 15th year in this guise, the race has risen from 2.1 level up to 2.HC level – as a result, it has drawn in a higher and higher quality of peloton. The list of winners is...