Giro d’Italia 2015: Stage 16 Preview

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Stage 16: Pinzolo › Aprica – 177km The Giro peloton took a rest day after a challenging Stage 15 won by Mikel Landa, but things will get hectic again immediately on Stage 16. The riders will take on the first of five categorized climbs right from the startline. There is Read More →

Giro d’Italia 2015: Stage 15 Preview

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Stage 15: Marostica › Madonna di Campiglio – 165km Now that the stage 14 time trial has shaken up the GC (Vasil Kiryienka’s stage win was perhaps overshadowed by his teammate Richie Porte losing another chunk of time to his rivals) and put Alberto Contador back on top of the Read More →

Paris-Nice 2014 and Tirreno-Adriatico 2014 Post-Race Impressions: Making Statements in March

Youth is Served at Paris-Nice Paris-Nice was a race full of coming out parties. The youth movement was on full display on the undulating course, where every stage winner was aged 25 or younger. Young but already established sprinters Nacer Bouhanni and John Degenkolb further padded their resumes at the Read More →

Paris-Nice 2014 Preview

Cycling Season Heating Up The Tours of Qatar and Oman, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (which showed us a seemingly improved Sky Classics Squad) and Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne (which serves as yet another piece of evidence that Boonen is Back) kept February interesting. Welcome to March, and the 0 to 60 feeling of going Read More →

Post-year Impressions: Charting the Arrivals and Step-ups of 2013

2013 is in the books! Beñat Intxausti won the GC of the final WT race of the year, the Tour of Beijing, by taking a victory on the decisive fourth stage. Joaquim Rodriguez finishes the year as repeat WorldTour champion on the back of his GrandTour successes, a Monument victory, Read More →

Vuelta a España 2013 Day 0: Where We Stand, and Looking Ahead to Stages 1-3

Day 0: Starting with a Bang No easing into this one. The Vuelta opens with a team time trial and back-to-back steep uphill finishes. That means the contenders will have to be on their game from the moment they clip in on the first stage. I’ve already covered most of Read More →