Mar 17, 2014 - A full week-end of cycle sport as Carlos Betancur wins Paris-Nice and Alberto Contador takes control of Tirreno-Adriatica, as always we have all the news, views, results and video action. In other cycling news; the Ronde van Drenthe, bad luck at Sky, Belkin hits Flanders and some silliness from Marcel Kittel. Monday EuroTrash coffee time!
Mar 13, 2014 - The most important early season stage races; Paris-Nice & Tirreno-Adriatico are well under way and we have the results, rider quotes and video. Top Story is the saving of the GP Indurain and in other cycling news: non-sign on of riders, Wild Cards for Amstel, Belkin for Drenthe, MTN in Suisse, women’s racing on TV and the Sky v’s Orica-GreenEdge battle begins. Some good retro video too…coffee?
Sunday, March 9th, Tinkoff-Saxo will be on the start line for the prestigious French stage race, Paris-Nice with a strong line-up consisting of Chris Anker Sørensen, Nikolay Trusov, Ivan Rovny, Karsten Kroon, Marko Kump, Matti Breschel, Nicki Sørensen and Rafal Majka.
Sunday the 72nd edition of Paris-Nice will start. The course differs from last years. The race doesn't start with a prologue and there is no time trial during the week. There aren't many tough climbs. The first three stages are pretty much flat. In the fourth and fifth stage there is each time a climb of second category at about 13 km from the end. It's only on the sixth day that there is a climb of first category: the Col de Bourigaille.
The BMC Racing Team's roster to help Tejay van Garderen at Paris-Nice features an abundance of talent around him, including Tour Méditerranéen winner Stephen Cummings and Dubai Tour champion Taylor Phinney.