The 2017 Tour de France pays a visit to southwest France with a stage finish in the medieval town of Bergerac along the Dordogne River, and the following day a stage start in nearby Eymet. Allan Reeves of FranceFromInside.com cycling tours is looking to combine his family's nearby Chateau de Pitray and Le Tour for a week of cycling, wine and French living.
Dec 05, 2016 - Belgian race organizers fall out over dates - TOP STORY. Full weekend of cyclocross with the two top men sharing the victories, reports and video. Other cycling news: Katusha-Alpecin team launch, Tour de Yorkshire announced, Lotto Soudal, Will Routley and Tom Veelers retire, Cycling Academy sign riders and DS, Lang to Roth, De Maar to China, WM3 Pro on Ridley, clean Vuelta'16 and no Tour de France for Portsmouth in 2019.
Nov 10, 2016 - You would think the EUROTRASH desk would be quiet in the middle of November... but no. Tinkov and Riis are sniping at each other - Top Story. Cycling news: 18 teams in the WorldTour, Van der Haar injured, Aru for Giro/Vuelta, Sky Sign Dibben, young talent for Lotto, Fernández crashes, Paulinho to Conti, Duque to retire, Paris Revolution cancelled, Volpi for Bahrain, AG2R roster, no Giro for RAI and no Tour for Portsmouth.
The 2017 Tour de France route was revealed Tuesday in Paris, and PEZ was there! Here’s our PEZ-Clusive look inside. Starting in Germany for the first time since 1992, and taking in all 5 mountain regions of France, there are 10 new stage cities and the first ever finish atop the Col d'Izoard.
The love story continues between France, its splendours and the Tour de France! The world’s most prestigious cycling race received, last night, the Tourist Outreach Award at the Quai d’Orsay by the ‘Association Racines France’ under the patronage of the highest authorities of the country.
Race Report: Giant-Alpecin's Tom Dumoulin put his time trial expertise to great use to solo his way up the final climb of Arcalis in Andorra. The break of the day managed to hold off the GC men to the line, but there was attacks aplenty from all sections of the Tour peloton. Alberto Contador had to abandon due to illness brought on by his two crashes in the first stages.
Chris Froome took over the race lead with a sneak attack at the summit of the Col de Peyresourde, stunning his rivals as he road away on the descent to Luchon, for a most unexpected solo win, and gaining some valuable seconds ahead of Sunday's huge stage.
This Saturday the second Grand Tour of the 2016 season, the Tour de France gets underway. The 103rd edition of the Tour returns home for the start in the city of Mont Saint-Michel, the first-ever Grand Départ in the region of Normandy.
You've read about the history and the course of the 2016 Tour de France, now Ed Hood turns his expert eye on who is going to win. The result looks to be between three riders, Chris Froome. Nairo Quintana and Alberto Contador, but there are other hopefuls and here they are:
TOUR'16 Build Up: Ed Hood asks the big question of the summer, no not who will win, but who's The Coolest rider in the peloton. To illustrate his thoughts, our PEZ Grand Tour expert reflects on his 2015 Tour de France and those cooler than cool riders. As Ed would say 'never sacrifice style for speed...'
The 2016 Tour de France is only round the next corner and as part of the PEZ-Tour build-up, our most experienced Tour follower, Ed Hood, takes a walk down memory boulevard to revisit his first Tour as an accredited journalist in 2006. It was strange race with a less than ideal outcome, but Ed didn't know that at the time.
The ASO's recent 'withdrawal' of its races from the World Tour calendar could very clearly set pro cycling on a path to an even worse economic state than already exists. This analysis from TheOuterLine.com explains the dangers that lie ahead.
Nov 09, 2015 - Still a professional at 44, time to give up Davide Rebellin? Cyclo-cross from Ruddervoorde and the European champs with results, reports, rider quotes and video. Other cycling news: Tour for Düsseldorf, young rider for Movistar, sponsor for RusVelo and Fortuneo, Rayner book, Caja Rural'16, Dr. Cavendish and a Sagan interview. EuroTrash time.
Race Report: Today was the perfect day for a successful long break and so it transpired. Tinkoff-Saxo must be a little happier as Rafal Majka won stage 11 after crossing the Aspin and the Tourmalet. The ride of the day came from Dan Martin who soloed to the leaders on the Tourmalet, but missed out on the stage win by 1 minute.
Roadside St. 4: I wrote about anticipation on Saturday, that feeling when the race is about to start. Today is different: there are already so many scenarios at play, and so many people either out injured or compromised by time, that we know the stories being written. The Tour is alive and its coming to us on the cobbles, we just have to wait.
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.
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.
The 2015 Tour de France will not be crossing the Col du Galibier, normally the highest point of the French Grand Tour, on its way to l'Alpe d'Huez on stage 20. All this due to a landslide which has damaged the Chambon tunnel. So what better time to have a look back at one of Ed Hood's many Alpe visits.