The Tour de France has packed up for another year but, as always, its conclusion marks the beginning of cycling’s transfer tussles and contract clashes. With the rumour mill grinding, this regular column will try to sort the wheat from the chaff and work out who’ll be where next year. Continue reading
Stage 19: Bourg-d’Oisans to Le Grand-Bornand, 204.5km
Rui Costa claimed both his and Movistar’s second victory with a solo move on the ascent and subsequent descent of the Col de la Croix Fry – the same tactic he had employed to win in Gap on Tuesday. Meanwhile Chris Froome‘s rivals seemed more concerned with watching each other than with pursuing their vanishing hopes of snatching the maillot jaune.
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