A four-minute prologue, a four-month hour and a week in 18 seconds: Panache, Kitty and Midge turn back time to talk about the Tour of Luxembourg, The Hour Record and the Criterium du Dauphine. A touch of Switzerland and an Ode to Kenny Elissonde and that rounds out this week’s 59-minute podcast.
With just five weeks between the end of the Giro d’Italia and the beginning of the 100th Tour de France, June is a busy month which sees both key warm-up races and the start of the Tour itself. Here’s a quick preview of the races and some of the more notable rider birthdays which occur over the course of June. Continue reading →
The Tour de Luxembourg finished in a stage victory for Lotto-Belisol’s Jurgen Roelandts while Jakob Fuglsang took the overall – a much-needed boost for RadioShack-Nissan. As conditions on the last stage were nothing less than horrific, the GC race was neutralised after the first of the final eight 6.8km laps, leaving Fuglsang with a two and five-second lead over Wout Poels (Vacansoleil-DCM) and teammate Frank Schleck respectively and the race win.
RadioShack director sportif Kim Andersen had made the team’s objective very clear at the start of the race. Continue reading →