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Velo Birmingham and Midlands 2019 Sportive Review

After the fun of the 2017 edition of the Velo Birmingham, the event made its belated return in 2019. A completely different route saw the riders head east into North Warwickshire instead of west into Worcestershire. This made a difference to the parcours with a flatter profile and smaller rolling hills. It also meant paying a visit to lovely Coventry city centre. Thankfully after attempts...

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...

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

Chongming Island is, unsurprisingly, an island on the Eastern side of China. Roughly twice the size of the Isle of Man it’s almost pan-flat with the highest point being 2.6 metres above sea-level. With that in mind, the race has always been a sprint fest. There are 3 stages in the race, which takes place between 9th-11th May and all 3 should come down to...

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Women’s Tour de Yorkshire 2019 Preview

The Women’s Tour de Yorkshire includes two hilly 132km stages on 3 and 4 May. Both stages will be broadcasted live in full on ITV4 from 9am-1pm The 2019 Women’s Tour de Yorkshire is a World Tour race in all but name. It’s got a stacked startlist, live coverage of the full stages, the race is on equal footing with the men’s in prize money...

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...

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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...