La Vuelta kicks off and COVID strikes again at the Giro

La Vuelta a Espana kicks off and it was a stage of far bigger consequence than anyone predicted. There were some non suprising things like Jumbo Visma controlling the group up the final climb and Primoz Roglic taking the stage win and red jersey. But there were some big suprises with Thibaut Pinot and ChrisContinue reading “La Vuelta kicks off and COVID strikes again at the Giro”

Alaphilippe’s season ends abruptly at Flanders, 5 wins for Ineos, Almeida hangs on to the Maglia Rosa

Alaphilippe crashes out at Flanders as Wout Van Aert and Matheiu van der Poel spend a lovely afternoon enjoying each others company, with MVDP taking the sprint victory. Huge time gaps at the giro and a big shakeup in the GC as Almeida clings onto the Maglia Rosa in front of a charging Kelderman. TaoContinue reading “Alaphilippe’s season ends abruptly at Flanders, 5 wins for Ineos, Almeida hangs on to the Maglia Rosa”

Giro Stage 14 TT, Tour of Flanders

The Giro rolls on to the stage 14 ITT in Conegliano. Joao Almeida will look to extend his lead for the Maglia Rosa and even content for stage honors against the likes of favorite Filippo “Top” Ganna and Rohan Dennis. If one of the Ineos riders wins it will be 4 stage wins for IneosContinue reading “Giro Stage 14 TT, Tour of Flanders”

Embarrassment for Alaphilippe at Liege-Bastogne-Liege and opening weekend of the Giro

Six and a half hours of racing ends with embarrassment for Julian Alaphilippe as celebreates too early, losing the race to Primoz Roglic and ultimately being relegated to 5th place for his improper sprint line. The Giro opened this weekend with big time dents into major GC contenders, with Nibali, Fuglsang, and Kruijswijk losing overContinue reading “Embarrassment for Alaphilippe at Liege-Bastogne-Liege and opening weekend of the Giro”

Giro d’Italia preview, why Hirschi will win worlds in 2021 and the competition for ugliest bike

A preview of the race favorites for the Giro d’Italia. Why history tells us that Marc Hirschi’s win at La Fleche Wallonne makes him the favorite for next years UCI world championship road race. We also look in awe at the ugly bikes and kits rolled out this week by EF Education, Ineos and JulianContinue reading “Giro d’Italia preview, why Hirschi will win worlds in 2021 and the competition for ugliest bike”

UCI World Championships Men’s Road Race Results – Julian Alaphilippe wins rainbow

Julian Alaphilippe is the 2020 UCI World Champion! He’s won 5 stages of the Tour de France, Strade Bianche, Milan-Sanremo, La Fleche Wallonne, San Sebastian, been 17 days in yellow and now will wear rainbow as the World Champion. The French have a world champion for the first time in 23 years, first since LaurentContinue reading “UCI World Championships Men’s Road Race Results – Julian Alaphilippe wins rainbow”

UCI World Championships – Men’s Individual Time Trial Analysis

The men’s UCI World Championship Individual Time Trail went relatively as expected with Italian fast man Filippo Ganna unseating two time reigning champion, and teammate, Rohan Dennis. Some think Ganna taking the win comes out of the blue, however, that’s because most of Ganna’s damange is done inside the velodrome where he already has 4Continue reading “UCI World Championships – Men’s Individual Time Trial Analysis”

FEEDZONE: Roasting the UCI – Because, why not?

Welcome to the FEEDZONE, a break from normal racing coverage. We are heading into one of the most exciting weekends of the year for professional cycling, the UCI world championships where we will learn who gets to wear the coveted rainbow jersey in their respective discipline next year on their sleeves forever. BUT, let’s notContinue reading “FEEDZONE: Roasting the UCI – Because, why not?”

2020 UCI World Championships Preview and Predictions

It’s time for the 2020 UCI world championships! Odd to be just one week after the tour and before either the Giro or Veulta but its 2020 and here we are. The championships take place in Imola, Italy after Switzerland announced their cancellation of the event due to Coronavirus restrictions. We are looking at twoContinue reading “2020 UCI World Championships Preview and Predictions”

2020 Tour de France: Pogacar wins & the tour by the numbers

Today we wrap up the tour, the weapons were put down. They took down the finish line on the Planche de Belle Fille, FDJ visiting Pinots goats. Sagan conceded green. Roglic slept on his defeat. It was all smiles and pageantry on the roads to Paris. Familiar scenes of the Yellow jersey team with teammatesContinue reading “2020 Tour de France: Pogacar wins & the tour by the numbers”