All the Classics, one classic design

Every now and again something pops up on Twitter that leaps out and grabs my attention. And that’s exactly what this stunning poster by Dan Mather celebrating the classics did the other day. [Note: Word on the tweets is that this is selling out fast – if you want one, order it NOW.]

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Talking Tactics: Tempo is everything

If you watch the one-day Classics, you’ll notice that the gap between the breakaway and the peloton rarely follows a smooth pattern. The tempo in the peloton varies and the gap concertinas: at times it tumbles rapidly, while at others it may even increase. One minute the break appears doomed, then five minutes later they suddenly have the upper hand. Why does this variation occur, why is it important, and how does it add to the excitement? Continue reading