Alberto Contador continued his remarkable recovery from a broken leg by seizing the red jersey on a dramatic first individual time trial … Continue reading
I hope the riders are feeling refreshed and rested after their rest day, because La Vuelta stops for no one. … Continue reading
The first nine stages of the Vuelta have been raced – and what racing it was! Heat, rain, regular and … Continue reading
From boiling hot to apocalyptic rain, the weather wasn’t the only thing that was a surprise in this stage. Winner … Continue reading
Sylvain Chavanel rolled back the clock to take victory in a seven-up sprint at the GP Ouest France-Plouay, capping a … Continue reading
French sprinter Nacer Bouhanni notched up his second win of La Vuelta after a day of echelon drama took its … Continue reading
We picked out Giant-Shimano’s John Degenkolb in both our Riders to Watch and our Vuelta preview podcast as a real contender for the sprints and we were right! Just to prove our point (and celebrate the greatness that is Degenkolb), here is the finale of Vuelta’s stage 5 with his winning sprint.
(Pressed for time? Fast forward to 9.00 for the last 1.5km – they’re going like bats out of …)
In my book, there is nothing not to love about Giant-Shimano. If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: these guys look like they love to ride together, love to work for each other and love it when one of them wins. All for one and one for all. Hell yeah!
“We’ve tried to go down roads and go through places that are far more interesting than the number of watts we’re putting out and the speed we’re averaging.” Gus Morton
The Australian cycling site, Cycling Tips, just goes from strength to strength in my book. Up on the site now is Thereabouts, a 45-minute documentary made with Gus and Lachlan Morton about their experience riding from Port Macquarie to Uluru – riding over 2,000km in just 12 days. Why did they do it? To reconnect with the reasons why they started riding in the first place. Click here to read more about their story.
Read about it, watch it, get inspired by it.
You all know how much we love Jered and Ashley Gruber and their work. They’ve been busy this Tour with race footage, behind the scenes with the IAM Cats and this – behind the scenes on Stage 17 with the Garmin boys. Enjoy!
Shame the Velvet Samurai couldn’t take a stage in this year’s Tour but he did win the coveted green jersey. He might have been all Wolverine this month, but he does have a softer side, you know. This special edition teeshirt, created in collaboration with G4, shows a different side of SuperSagan.
Can’t help but love Emily Maye’s TdF Stage 2 gallery. She’s taken some incredible shots of the riders and the crowds. A wonderful selection. Visit the gallery here.
“Riders like me and Cancellara don’t think about the points, just the win.”
Vincenzo Nibali bemoans the lack of fierce joy in the riders of the peloton, many of whom he believes play it safe and ride just for points, not the win.
When asked what animal he would like to be, Bernie Eisel answered ‘My cat. She has the best life you can imagine!’
I happen to know that there are a whole lotta ladies out there who would kill to be Bernie’s cat. I’ll leave that there …
Here is Team Sky’s 20 Questions to the Ladies Favourite