Race Preview: The 2016 Giro d'Italia route has been announced and so Ed Hood has ran an educated eye over the percorso to give us his first look at the Italian Grand Tour. Three individual time trials, seven sprint stages, seven medium mountain stages and four high mountain stages. A total of 3,383 kilometres, with 42,200 metres of climbing.
My second time back in two years - Il Lombardia was better than ever, with great racing, epic weather, and a course around Lake Como worthy of this Monument - my day chasing the race was a fitting end to the 2015 race season.
Race Report: Vincenzo Nibali cemented his place as the best descender in the sport and he used this to take a famous victory in Lombardy. His Attack with 17 kilometers to go was perfectly timed, but Katusha's Dani Moreno escaped the small band of chasers and had the shark in his sights, but in the end Vincenzo was the man of the day.
Race Report: With a text book late move Slovakia’s charismatic Peter Sagan was crowned champion of the world after an exciting and savage finale in Richmond, Virginia. Invisible until one ‘minute to midnight’ he made his move on the steep cobbles of 23rd Street and once he was alone, he was gone - despite a desperate peloton on his heels all along the finish straight.
Race report: The elite ladies provided an absolute nail-biter of a finish in Richmond in what must be the best women's worlds in the last decade … breakaways, counter-attacks, tactical brinkmanship, and a great circuit, combined with intrigue and nerve-shredding pursuit all the way to the line.
Kevin Ledanois took a spectacular opportunistic victory in the U23 World Championship road race, narrowly beating fast closing Italian Simone Consonni.
Race Preview: The BIG day of the year is here. Yes, the World road race championship, the only race that allows the winner to wear a nice multicoloured jersey for a year. Ed Hood takes a look at the history, the course and who is going to win on Sunday. A nobody ever wins the Worlds!
Race Report: On a day when the pundits – including this one - got it all wrong it was 34 year-old veteran Belorusan Sky stalwart Vasil Kiryienka who pulled on the rainbow jersey, besting ever-improving Italian chronoman, Adriano Malori by nine seconds and French shock bronze medallist Jerome Coppel by 26 seconds.
The 2015 World Cycling Championships in Richmond goes up, down, and around on a technical mix of cobbled streets, 90-degree turns, and fast straights. PEZ took an on-bike look at what riders from around the world will face at this September's World's road races.
Race Report: At the halfway point it looked likely that the second rider off, Kristin Armstrong, would take the win. Enter the final wave of riders and Linda Villumsen who put in the ride of her life to win the rainbow stripes.
Race Report: In an exciting test against the clock and the weather, Mads Schmidt of Denmark and USA's Chloe Dygert took the gold medals in day 2 of the Richmond World Championships. The junior women's race was run in perfect conditions, but the later starters in the under 23 men's test had rain to upset the bookies predictions.
Race Report: The first events of the 2015 World road championships in Richmond are in the bag and we have the first winners. The women's and men's team time trail gold medals repeat from last year in Spain as Velocio-SRAM and BMC hold their titles. And both races were nail biting to the finish.
Race Report: The final stage of the Vuelta a España was always going to end in a bunch sprint and John Degenkolb wanted that win more than anything. In the peloton Fabio Aru was ecstatic as he crossed the line for his Grand Tour win, the first of many. Shelley Olds took the Challenge Madrid in an exciting sprint.
Race Report: Ruben Plaza took a brilliant stage win more deserving of 1915 rather than 2015 as he went clear for 100km by himself. Behind him Fabio Aru and Astana finally managed to distance Dumoulin and take the GC victory.
Race Report: It was a case of two races on the road today and one of the most attacking men of this Vuelta - Alexis Gougeard (Ag2r) finally played it perfectly and took a superb win into the ancient city of Ávila. In the overall Movistar tried- and failed - to break the will of Tom Dumoulin as they headed towards the cobbled climb into the stage finish.
Race Report: Astana’s Fabio Aru has to take the race to overall leader Tom Dumoulin if he wants to claw back the 3 seconds he need for the final win. The Sardinian attacked and attacked again, but he could not shake the big Dutchman. At the head of the race Nico Roche and Haimar Zubeldia sprinted it out for the stage honors, with Roche taking the victory.
Race Report: On a Burgos time test parcours for the big, strong men it was Netherlands Giant, Tom Dumoulin who was biggest and strongest to take the stage by a minute plus from Maciej Bodnar; the Dutchman also grabbed the red jersey of leadership from home boy Joaquim Rodriguez.
Vuelta Lowdown: Lee Rodgers is back from his short break and he has the Spanish Grand Tour in his cross hairs. As always Lee gives us his unique lowdown on the good and the bad from la Vuelta. Nibali, Sagan, Oleg and the UCI all come under the Rodgers microscope on the second rest day.
Race Report: Seven categorized climbs with a summit finish, the perfect day for the climbers to rid themselves of Tom Dumoulin before the time trial. Frank Schleck won the stage, at one point his group had a lead of 22 minutes, but the Luxemburger held out for the win.
Race Report: The stage started quickly with a 9 man break going clear. After letting a stage win go to a break in the last two days the climbers were desperate to take this stage win for themselves. Joaquin Rodriguez timed his attack to perfection and took his first win in this year's Vuelta, but missed out on red by one second.