Race Report: Maciej Bodnar produced the ride of his life to take his first ever Grand Tour stage win. Meanwhile, Froome rode an error free stage to take the overall win and third place on the day as Romain Bardet collapsed but kept his place on the podium.
Race Report: Of all the riders in this Tour de France there is one who deserves a stage win, not just because he has come close, but for his hard work trying to make up for the loss of his team's fast finisher - Edvald Boasson Hagen. The long Tour stage 19:
Between July 22nd and 26th, the Tour de Wallonie takes place for the 38th time. There are several hills on the course in all five stages, which makes this stage race ideally for puncheurs who can survive a race on a hilly course.
Congratulations to Adam Fivehouse of Denver CO - winner of the American Classic 420 Aero 3 wheelset ! It turns out these wheels are a perfect fit for Adam's rides - which include a everything from racing to commuting. Thanks to everyone who entered and stay tuned to PEZ for our next contest giveaway.
ASO Stage Report: Warren Barguil claimed his second stage victory and the fifth for French riders at col d'Izoard (2360m) after passing Darwin Atapuma on Colombia's national day. Chris Froome retained the yellow jersey albeit losing four seconds onto Romain Bardet who is again the runner up.
Tour'17 Roadside: As the Tour de France works its way towards Paris (via Marseille), the French race is deep in the Alps. PEZman, Daniel Thévenon, took in the fun of the départ and then stationed himself on the monster climb of the Col du Galibier to see the day's action.
July 20, 2017 - The 2017 Tour is coming to its summit, but there hasn't been many high points-Top Story. Results, quotes and video from the last stages. Other cycling news: Valverde on the mend, Cookson in Pologne, Špilak and Ten Dam re-sign, Zubeldia retires, Sunweb/Mini, Utah news and Tour videos from Lotto and Sunweb.
The high point of the 2017 Le Tour de France was the mighty Col du Galibier at 2645m altitude. I "rode" it last year with Velo Classic Tours - maybe better to say I hauled my carcass up it. Here's a glimpse of the climb as I get inside 3km to the summit. It really is epic & awe inspiring - a must do.
Race Report: Primoz Roglic underlined his obvious talent with a spectacular stage win on the Queen Stage of the Tour de France. He infiltrated the break of the day and then flew away from Alberto Contador on the final ascent of the Col du Galibier before tearing down the fast descent and into the ski resort of Serre-Chevalier.
Tour'17 Roadside: Ed Hood has made his way back to Scotland and Daniel Thévenon has taken over 'Roadside' for the last run-in to Paris. Daniel starts his adventure in the Massif Central before heading to the Alps and south to Marseilles. Tour stage 16 'Roadside'.
Race Report: On a stage that looked safe for the GC men, a tricky little cross wind in the finalé split the head of the race changing the overall. Losers were Dan Martin, Louis Meintjes and Alberto Contador. In the sprint Michael Matthews took his second win in three stages.
Dig down deep (or often not very deep) into an endurance athlete and it becomes very obvious that the main thing limiting their success or even enjoyment of the sport is usually not physical ability, but what goes on “upstairs.” The Brave Athlete offers a refreshingly candid and practical approach to sports psychology.