Tweets of the week: Stybar presses on, Fluff arrives and Pippo sparks

This week, we have laundry hijinks, gourmet peanut butter sandwiches, Hour rumours and the thrill of a desert race. From Sagan to Froome, Mick Jagger to Luca Paolini, Spartacus to Stybar and Bertie to Schleck the Younger. It’s another week of tweets … Continue reading

Vuelta a Espana preview: The key contenders

If the riders make the race (and yes, they really do), then what is in store for us at this year’s Vuelta? Last year was a rip-roaring three-way joust for the top step of the podium and given the strong field of GC contenders and the magnificent parcours  (11 summit finishes!), this year’s race should be a thriller! So let’s have a look at the field and what odds the bookies are offering. Continue reading

Spectacular Basque scenery

Friday Feature: Basque Country races photo-journal

The Clasica San Sebastian is Spain’s only one-day WorldTour race and it’s thoughtfully book-ended by two further races: the Prueba Villafranca Ordiziako Klasika, one of Europe’s longest running races (now in its 90th edition) and the Circuito de Getxo/Memorial Ricardo Otxoa. Here is a series of images from the three events. Continue reading