TdF stage 18 preview

Stage 18: Gap to Alpe d’Huez, 172.5km, high mountains

I hope you’ve booked the rest of the week off work because the next three mountain stages are going to be unmissable. Today’s stage takes the most iconic climb of the Tour de France and climbs it not once but twice. So it’s not 21 switchbacks, it’s 42 switchbacks – along with the other four climbs of the day. Continue reading

Friday Feature: David Harmon interview (part 1)

Cycling fans everywhere were dealt a blow this week when they learned via Twitter that the voice of cycling, David Harmon, from the home of cycling, Eurosport, would be taking an extended break. Following my exclusive, lengthy chat with him last weekend in the warm Niçois sunshine, he shares his thoughts on a wide range of cycling-related topics, in this first of a two-part interview, with more on why and what he’s going to be doing while he’s ‘on a break’ to follow in the second instalment later today. Continue reading

Tweets: Panda races, chameleons on bikes, mullet on a mower!

Fleche Wallonne, Liege-Bastogne-Liege, the retirement of the biggest thighs in cycling, mullet on a mower, #KermitArms, Jens’ own kingdom, and a smiling Andy Schleck … just a few of the subjects we will be covering in this installment of Tweets of the Week. Continue reading