September is the last really full month of the season. There is the bulk of the Vuelta a Espana still to enjoy, of course, but besides that we have the Road World Championships and a further three WorldTour events. There will be plenty of riders motivated by a shot at a rainbow jersey, not to mention those yet to secure a contract for 2014, who will be keen to catch the eye in these closing weeks of the season.
The last day of a Grand Tour is always a big celebration, especially for the winners of the coveted jerseys. In the fans’ eyes, every rider who arrives on the Champs Élysées is a winner, but the teams and the riders don’t always share those feelings. Guest Voice and sports psychologist Natalie Novembrini takes us post-Tour in the last of her quartet of articles. Continue reading
VeloEye Davide Calabresi was at Il Lombardia last Saturday and managed to be at the start, the middle and the finish. Here is a selection of some of his fantastic pictures of the day. (All photographs © Davide Calabresi)