Race Report: On a day of tricky cobbled parcours which promised much - and did not disappoint - Quick-Step’s former World Time Trial Champion Tony Martin grabbed not just the stage but the yellow jersey too, having narrowly missed it for three days on the trot.
Very few have the cycling helmet knowledge to rival Giro. Already known for high safety and performance levels, Giro have partnered with MIPS to add some slippery, concussion mitigating tech to the new Savant,
Roadside St.3: City of diamonds, Antwerp hosts the start of stage 3. Our hotel was close to the line, so that made checking out the riders' departure a simple choice before the dash to the Mur de Huy. Calm and smiling, those same riders came rolling home battered, burnt and bruised, in ones and twos a few hours later after another crazy stage.
Race Report: On a day that saw spectacular crashes, unprecedented neutralizations, abandonments, chaos, lost jerseys and fantastic attacks, it all came down to the Wall of Huy, and it was the specialist classic climber of Joaquim Rodríguez who rode the rest of the race off his wheel to take the win atop the famous climb.
July 06, 2015 - The Tour de France is well under way and excitement has packed the first two stages in Holland. We have race reports, results, rider quotes and video from the French Grand Tour. We also follow the Tour of Austria and have news from the Trittico di Autunno, Taiwan KOM Challenge, video from Giant-Alpecin and Martyn Ashton rides again. A full EuroTrash from Holland.
Roadside St. 2: The cheese capital of the world might seem like an odd choice to visit when covering a bike race, but with Gouda on the route of stage two for this year's Tour de France, we reckoned it was worth a look. As the biggest bike race in the world rolls into town, it was fitting to check out a town at one with status symbols...
Race Report: German Andre Greipel mastered the crosswinds to cruise to the first road stage win of the Tour this year. Behind him the main favourites were left scattered across the roads of the Netherlands as GC hope was extinguished for a number of riders.
Book Review: There are very few Novels with a cycle sport theme and fewer that can handle the scrutiny of anyone who knows their two wheeled sport inside out. But 'High Road Chasing the Yellow Jersey' by ex-International rider Dave Chauner, really does cut the mustard. John Howard gives us his thoughts on this true to life adventure.
Roadside St.1: Anticipation comes in many different forms: nervous, expectant, pressured, feared. The first Saturday in July 2015 sees dreams fulfilled for some, the next obvious step taken by others, and for a select few the seemingly impossible coming true.
Race Report: The 2015 Tour de France is on the road in Utrecht and Australian ex-Hour record holder, Rohan Dennis, gave his BMC team the stage win and the first yellow jersey of this year. He didn’t just win, he set a new Tour time trial record of 55.446 kph.
Readers' Rigs is a great look at what PEZ fans are riding but what about the man who created the column, Chris Selden - what's he riding? Well recently Chris bought a new rig, a De Rosa SuperKing 888 so he thought he better update PEZ fans with details on his new love...
Roadside Report: The Team BMC & Bora-Argon18 press conferences are contrasts, that would probably be an ideal situation for an aging party king – the day starts off early in what resembles a nightclub, and ends a hundred feet up in the air with some hi-tech gourmet cooking. Not my regular Friday … but then, it's a long time since I could ever dream about calling myself a nightclub god.
Roadside Report: We could just go and get all the same pictures as everyone else today, but as we're in Utrecht for the first time, let's have a look around instead. Not the smartest idea as the mercury soared, but sometimes you've got to hurt a little to live a little, to appreciate what's around you.
July 02, 2015 - The Tour de France is set to kick off in Utrecht, it's the biggest bike race on the planet and we have as much Tour info as we can find with some great video. In other cycling news: Sky end deal with GB national team, Giro'16 to start in Holland, Appollonio has big problems and 'Pleasure in Pain' video.
Saturday is the big day, the 2015 Tour de France launches its self down the start ramp in Utrecht for the stage 1 individual time trial and the first yellow jersey. Our most experienced Tour follower, Ed Hood, has run his eye over the past Tour stats, the parcours and the main contenders. Here comes the biggest race of the year... Vive le Tour!
A hugely successful Aviva Women's Tour rolled to a high-speed and tightly-fought finish in Hemel Hempstead last Sunday, and Gord was there to check out the happenings on stages 3 to 5. It was an experience that seemed to transport people back a little, to the era before the men's Tour de France got so massive.
At last it's Tour time baby! So it is also time for Lee Rodgers to give us his lowdown on the up and coming French Grand Tour and look back at how the Tour inspired him to get out on a bike in his local mountains. The dream of a Tour win will have got most of us into bike riding. Lee's Tour Lowdown.
The first part of our bike racing anatomy series took us from the stress of the roll out through to the initial breakaway getting away and the peloton settling in for possibly a long day of cat and mouse. Today we look at how the pack decides to let the break go or not, or what happens if a catch is made...
Park Tool has been the industry standard for bike tools and stands for a very long time and for a darn good reason. You’re hard pressed to hit a shop without their stuff doing the daily duties. Their PRS-25 Team Issue stand is an impossible combination of shop-worthy clamp and great stability with the unlikely sidekick of light weight portability…
June 29, 2015 - Most of the National road championships were at the week-end and we have nearly all of them here. As always we have race reports, rider quotes, results and video action, if video is available. Other cycling news: Etixx - Quick-Step team for the Tour de France and video from the Veloroos in the RAAM.