What’s happening in June?

With just five weeks between the end of the Giro d’Italia and the beginning of the 100th Tour de France, June is a busy month which sees both key warm-up races and the start of the Tour itself. Here’s a quick preview of the races and some of the more notable rider birthdays which occur over the course of June. Continue reading

The Musette: Oat breakfast bars

As soon as the weather starts getting warmer, we begin our rides earlier in the morning causing us a bit of a breakfast dilemma. What can we eat that’s quick, filling and packed with energy? The answer is my oat breakfast bars. They’re much softer and contain far less sugar and fat than, say, a typical flapjack and are therefore much easier to digest and are, dare I say it, better for you. I often whip up a batch on Friday evening to keep us going over the weekend. They’re also the right size to pop into the jersey pocket for some mid-ride refuelling. Continue reading

Criterium du Dauphine preview

Running from Sunday 2nd to Sunday 9th June, the 65th Critérium du Dauphiné is an eight-day World Tour stage race comprising a time trial and seven stages. Like last year, it will feature some of the same roads as the forthcoming Tour de France, making it an ideal test ahead of July. This year, the Alpe d’Huez-Col de Sarenne double will appear in both races. Continue reading