The Spring Classics take their annual trip to Italy for the genuinely modern classic of Strade Bianche. This year is the 10th edition of the race, but it’s now on the WorldTour and its unique white gravel roads make it stand out. The name itselfRead 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!
Kuurne Brussels Kuurne (or KBK) is the second race of the opening weekend of the Spring Classics season. Taking place not far from Omloop Het Nieuwsblad the previous day, the race covers similar ground to E3 Harelbeke. That race starting and finishing around 5km awayRead more
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad is the start of the Spring Classics season. Whilst not a classic in itself, it’s the first race that will lead to the likes of Paris Roubaix and Liege Bastogne Liege. Omloop Het Nieuwsblad contains a few of the same cobbled climbsRead more
As cycling fans we all like to think that we could be an excellent directeur sportif and luckily fantasy cycling games give us the chance to see how we would fare. They combine knowledge, not just of how to read a stage profile but ofRead more
In the early part of 2017 are the collection of races known as the spring classics. These races all have lots of character and tradition and for the most part take place in Belgium (with the odd exceptions in Italy and the Netherlands). A lotRead more
Sometimes fights happen when tempers boil over and particularly in a cycling peloton where crashes happen regularly and usually result in a bad injury. The higher tensions mean that sometimes aggression gets the better of some riders. Below are three recent examples of such altercations.Read more
Transfers round-up for the 2017 cycling season As with every season, there has been a large amount of transfers and changes over the off-season. New teams have been created, old familiar teams and team names have been consigned to history. The highest profile transfers haveRead more