Every few years, a country or region produces a stellar crop of cyclists and this year, it seems we have a full-on Latin revolution on our hands! I’m talking about a return to the days of Kelme, Café de Colombia, and Lucho Herrera – yes, it’s the rise of the Colombians.
The last month appears to have flown by like Tony Martin in time trial mode and it falls to us to nominate our Rider of the Month for April. Last month, Fabian Cancellara was the (possibly) proud recipient of VeloVoices’ new monthly accolade, along with honorary membership of Team Fondue .(I think you’ll find that’s legally binding, Fabian.)
Obviously those who missed out on the award took the blow quite badly, most notably Peter Sagan, and his form dipped a little through April as he struggled to overcome the disappointment. Others, however, stepped up their game, as I am sure we will see through the nominations. So let me waffle on no further and let’s get down to business. Who are we voting for? Continue reading
The final Ardennes classic took place today, and the spring season bowed out with a bang at Liège-Bastogne-Liège. Birmingham-born Irishman Dan Martin repeated the feat of his compatriot Sean Kelly in the 1980s, as he made a successful late attack to snatch victory in the most prestigious of the three Ardennes races. Continue reading