Race Report: It looked like a re-run of the Nîmes finish as a Garmin rider struggled to hold off a charging peloton. This time, though, perhaps aided by a big crash 3km from home, the US-based team finished their man Ramúnas Navardauskas ahead of all of the fancied sprinters.
Race Report: On a day that saw Astana and the major players’ content to let the break go, we ended with a new Maillot Jaune, a shake-up in the overall, a popular German win and a new Toast of France! Bring on Bastille Day!
Race Report: On the day most of the riders were scared of, it was the Italian Champion and current Yellow Jersey who took the race by the scruff of the neck and blew the parcours apart. Atrocious weather, a favorite abandoned, riders gapped but the strongest man was Lars Boom (Belkin) who showed all of the other Classics specialists how to ride the cobbles in the wet.
Race Report: With nine climbs and the final one coming just 5 kms before the finish it was always going to be a day of attrition. Vincenzo Nibali proved the wiliest though and the Shark of Messina outsmarted everyone to take the win and the jersey.
Giro'14 St.21 Race Report: With all eyes on Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ.fr) to take the stage win, it was yet another fast man from Giant-Shimano, Luka Mezgec who showed them all how to do it, while Columbia's Nairo Quintana won his first Grand Tour.
Race Report: On a day when the favorites watched each other all the way to the stage 15 final climb up Montecampione, the 2014 Giro d'Italia delivered another fantastic finale that would have made Marco Pantini proud. Astana's Fabio Aru soloed to a brilliant win and showed this race ain't over yet.
Race Report: It was a ‘will they or won’t they’ day today in the Giro on the stage from Lugo to Sestola and for the first time in this year’s race, the break stayed away. It was a close-run thing though and only because the eventual winner and his companion attacked the leaders. Behind them, the race was ignited by a man who had faltered yesterday but more than made up for it today.
Race Report: Marcel Kittel snatched his second straight win on the 3rd stage of the 2014 Giro d'Italia, on a day of sun, wind, rain, road furniture and crashes, and the expected bunch sprint that was anything but.
Race Report: On a day when we waited, waited & waited some more for the big guns to make their move it came down to the man that had won here before to show the others how to ride the Cauberg and take the win in the Amstel Gold.
Race Report: Crashes, attacks, punctures - it was the beautiful mayhem that we love about Paris-Roubaix as Patrick Lefevre's OmegaPharma-Quickstep squad again showed their strength in numbers and tactics as Niki Terpstra surged clear in a late solo move to take the biggest win of his career.
Race Report: In an action packed race of crashes, attacks, tactics and strength Fabian Cancellara shone through to take two consecutive Flanders titles and the third Ronde of his career confirming once and for all his status as one of the modern greats.
Race Report: The cobbled races started today with the 2014 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and it was a classic battle in terrible weather that came down to the sprint between two hardmen of the peloton, Ian Stannard and Greg Van Avermaet.
The day the sprinters had been waiting for finally arrived in Madrid and it was Michael Matthews from Down Under who came through and took stage win number two. The stage belonged to Matthews but the Vuelta belonged to Chris Horner who claimed the biggest win of his long career.
Race Report: Alexandre Geniez (FDJ) was away for almost the whole day and eventually dropped all of his companions to take the best win of his career atop the famous Peyragudes climb as the race dipped over the border into France to honor the 100th Anniversary of its sister race, the Tour de France.
Another superb day of racing in Spain saw the riders battle hard for the honor and glory of the stage on the hilltop finish of Valdepeñas de Jaén as the red jersey changed hands yet again during this already hard fought Vuelta.
He’s the famous son of a famous father and today was to be Nicolas Roche’s finest hour…so far. As GC contenders were shelled out the back on the final ramp it was the Irishman who timed his attack to perfection and was a clear winner and is now just eight seconds from the new GC leader, Vincenzo Nibali.
Race Report: The fight for the jerseys are over at the Tour de France but there was one last battle today that remained - victory on the famous Champs Elysees.
Race Report: A hot Bastille day in France, 243km on the menu and a finish on the famous summit of Mont Ventoux - this stage was always going to be a classic. It's a stage worthy of the biggest champions and today the biggest champion was Chris Froome who put in a possible Tour winning performance on the slopes of Le Géant de Provence.
Race Report: After yesterday’s dominance by SKY through the first day in the high mountains the other teams had a simple choice: give in and ride for second place or go on the offensive. Unluckily for team SKY and their fans both Movistar and Garmin-Sharp chose option #2 to turn the race upside down.
Race Report: On a day which saw every possible type of racing it came down to one man with one second who took the stage and the yellow jersey with it…and it was not the man that everyone thought it would be before the start.