What’s happening in September?

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.

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Tour de France review: The Tour in numbers

Key race facts

3,404 – In kilometres, the total race distance of the 100th Tour.

242.5 – The length of this year’s longest stage (to the summit of Mont Ventoux on stage 15). Continue reading

Tour of California review: Tejay too hot to handle

Tejay van Garderen took his first major stage race general classification victory with an impressive all-round performance in stifling heat at the eight-day Amgen Tour of California. In so doing, the 24-year-old American, who finished fifth at last year’s Tour de France, strengthened his claim to be BMC’s team leader at this year’s race. Continue reading