The recipe for stage 14 of the Tour de France was supposed to end in a delicious sprint finish and (after a looooong 208kms) it lived up to expectations as Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) earned his 4th Michelin Star. Oops, I mean TDF stage victory of 2016 – and his 30th career victory overall.
Hi, it’s Tim here. This is normally the time of the month when Ant invites us all to post our Rider of the Month nominations. However, he’s currently in Jamaica on a pre-Tour training camp, where I’m reliably informed he’s on a strict diet of curried goat (guaranteed 100% clenbuterol-free) and as many piña coladas as he can manage. (Don’t worry, he has a Theraputic Use Exemption for those.)
Some of the most iconic photographs of the professional peloton have been shot by this week’s VeloEye, Pete Goding. Pete started his cycling photography career at Procycling magazine, when it was just a pup so many years ago. He’s got an exhibition coming up this weekend as part of Edinburgh’s Festival of Cycling and he took time out to have a chat with me about his work and exhibition. (All photographs ©PeteGoding.) Continue reading