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!

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Tour de France Prize Money

Each year there’s a huge prize money pot for riders and teams to lay claim to. Obviously the biggest prize goes to the winner of the yellow jersey in Paris but each of the intermediate sprints and KoM points contribute to a team’s winnings. You can see why some riders with no apparent vested interest suddenly get excited when there’s some money on the line....

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Dan Craven – Pro Cycling’s Super Tourist

Cycling’s greatest tourist is the evergreen Dan Craven. At the moment he’s raced in 45 countries in a career that’s lasted almost 15 years. Crisscrossing the globe, he’s raced in plenty of the obvious European cycling countries and more…

Lancaster Grand Prix Photos

The inaugural Lancaster Grand Prix took place today with riders starting and finishing in the host city. The course took them out into the Forest of Bowland area of natural beauty for 7 laps of a hilly circuit before heading back towards town. I rode the course on the way out and can attest to its hilliness, especially riding with a backpack containing all the...

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Rund um Köln 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The first week of June (2nd) sees one of Germany’s major one-day races take place. It’s the second oldest continually running race in Germany, a couple years off for the wars aside. The 2008 edition was cancelled due to snow, at the time the race took place on Easter Monday but has moved to its current start of June date since 2015. The amount of...

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...