Stage 13 of the Tour de France – Dani Martinez got into the very strong breakaway and was able to pull off the victory despite being outnumbered battling again Schachmann and Kamna of Bora-Hansgrohe. It was far behind that the drama really unfolded with a complete undoing of our French hopefuls Romain Bardet and GuillameContinue reading “Tour de France Stage 13: Dani Martinez saves his tour, Roglic extends his lead”
Hirschi got his!! Just two weeks after his 22nd birthday Marc Hirschi has his first professional victory, and its at the Tour de France! Incredible tour for Hirschi who has three podium finishes in the tour already. The tour gets a COVID-19 reset – When the teams get tested during the second rest day anyContinue reading “Tour de France Stage 12: Hirschi gets his and the Tour gets a (COVID) reset”
A photo finish with 4 riders! 1) Ewan 2) Sagan 3) Bennett 4) Van Aert. A less nervous day in the peloton but we see many GC teams losing key supporters as we head into the mountains over the next few days, which will surely impact the racers. But today was a battle for green.Continue reading “Tour de France Stage 11: Green stays in Ireland, Ewan wins his 2nd”
The rest day proved to be one of the most stressful days as everyone waited with angst to see if any positive COIVD tests would return. Miraculously – No riders tested positive. 4 staff members, 1 each from Ineos, Mitchelton-Scott, Cofidis, and AG2R) as well as race director Christian Prudhomme. The race itself was flying,Continue reading “Tour de France Stage 10: A win for Ireland and Sam Bennett takes green”
We’ve made it to the first rest day of the 2020 Tour de France. We breakdown all the sights, sounds, and stories that have defined the first 9 stages of the tour. Review who’s up and who’s down, how all the top GC contenders are stacking up, and look ahead to the stages the remainContinue reading “Sights, sounds and stories of the first 9 stages of the Tour de France”
A burner from start to finish, begining with Bora-Hansgrohe pulling the peloton in support of Peter Sagan, dropping top sprinters including Sam Bennett, and setting Peter up to regain the green Jersey. Then the GC favorites took over, breaking apart the race in the cross winds. Top 10 favorites such as Tadej Pogacar, Mikel Landa,Continue reading “A day of flying: Stage 7 Recap”
The breakaway takes the day, a big win for Alexey Lutsenko, Greg Van Avermaet another podium finish and american Neilson Powless 4th on his 24th. Alaphilippe shows he would otherwise still wear yellow and we start to wonder when Sagan will wear green again.
Stage 5 went from zero to 100 real quick. The first stage without a breakaway since atleast 2008 saved all the drama for the final KM’s and after the conclusion of the race. Ineos attacked to try and break up the peloton, which ultimately cracked the likes of Ewan, Nizzolo and Viviani, setting up WoutContinue reading “Alaphilippe out of yellow at the Tour de France and new shoulders for the green jersey”