The Tour de France starts on Saturday, which means the teams are getting their final startlists worked out. Plus, there were a ton of #BatChamp races over the weekend and a flurry of transfer news. That and much more in your pre-Tour TWEETS OF THE WEEK
I’ve been chasing Cote d’Azur based 26-year-old Rudy Molard for an interview for almost three years. It was only when we spoke at length that I realised he’d not been playing hard to get. He’s shy, very modest and simply couldn’t understand why we might be interested in learning more about him! One of the many reasons we love cyclists. Continue reading
Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) seized the chance of a lifetime to claim the coolest trophy in bike racing: the Tirreno-Adriatico trident. The Belgian backed up a triumphant stage 1 team time trial with a cunning win on stage 6 to take the maglia azzurra, then produced a gutsy final time trial to defend it by just one second (!) from Tinkoff’s Peter Sagan. The last stage also saw Tirreno’s best young rider Bob Jungels (Etixx-Quick Step) leap from 4th to claim the third step on the podium.