With Tim away in Tuscany lunching poolside with George Clooney, it’s left to the Rocky & Bullwinkle of podcasting, Kitty and Panache, to wax lyrical about the results of the Tour of Utah and the Eneco Tour and to make wild pronunciations as they preview the Vuelta.
Zdenek Stybar‘s (Omega Pharma – QuickStep) audacious late attack saw him take both the final stage and the overall classification at the Eneco Tour. Stybar had started the last stage just eight seconds down on overnight race leader Tom Dumoulin (Argos-Shimano), but the Czech’s late assault was enough to relegate the Dutchman to second place, as Andriy Grivko (Astana) retained third. Continue reading →
Paris-Roubaix is referred to as ‘the Queen of the Classics’ and ‘the Hell of the North’ with good reason. Every year it delivers a spectacle of high drama and derring-do, the stuff of cycling legend. 2013 was no exception, providing thrills and (literally) spills that left the result in doubt until the closing metres. Rather than focus on the reasons for Fabian Cancellara‘s third Roubaix win – he was stronger and just that little bit luckier than everyone else – I’ve picked out six points that shaped the wider race. Continue reading →