Well, the extremely poorly hidden cat is now out of the near transparent bag. Peter Sagan will ride the next three years for Team Tinkoff. Finally we can discuss the least surprising of all...

Le Tour: GC Re-boot


Remember the race we talked about at the start in Yorkshire? Forget that. That race is dead, this is another race. With both the protagonists in what we assumed would be the duel for the win gone,...

A good day for Hat-tricks - Giro Rosa 2014 Stage 9


The last day of the only women's Grand Tour, and so much to fight for - stage glory, General Classification chances and so much more. With possible polemica to talk about - and tell us your Giro...

Queen stage mountains and rain - Giro Rosa Stage 8


A super-fast stage leading up to what must have felt like an endless climb, where the General Classification would change, and we'd see a repeat of the mountain duels that lit up 2010 - who would...

Giro Rosa Stage 7 - guess what happened?


Starting the day with a long neutralised descent, then a massive big climb, and running through valleys until a tough uphill drag sprint - check out all the videos, and a look ahead to Stage 8

The Doctor is in! Giro Rosa Stage 6


Thrill right up to the finish, from a stage full of climbs, and a 20km descent at the end - nail-biting right up to the line! Race report with lots of videos and photos

Giro Rosa Stage 5 - last day before the mountains


It was the most perfectly sprinter-type day - and once again Marianne Vos! But tomorrow, everything could change....

All Rabo all the time - Vos wins again


All the news from Giro Rosa Stage 4

Ooooops, No Millar in the Tour


Almost all of the TdF rosters have now been announced, only Astana and Orica remain. The shock-news of the day was the exclusion of David Millar from what was supposed to be his farewell-Tour....

Talansky takes shock win in the Dauphiné


All the talk was about Froome vs. Contador but a wild and anarchic final stage saw Garmin's Andrew Talansky go on an early big offensive and as Froome faltered and Contador fought in vain to catch...

Where the Giro will be won


One week of Giro to go. Four big big stages that all have the potential to wreak havoc on the general classification. Four very different stages with just one thing in common, a metric fark-ton of...

Rogers steals the day


It was a day we expected the breakaway to stay away for sure but after an odd and hectic stage it was Tinkoff-Saxo Bank's Michael Rogers who snuck away on the final descent to stay away for the win.

Giro: How are our favorites doing?


We re-examine the Giro d'Italia Top 20

Weening Wins, Pozzovivo pattacks and padvances


It was a relaxed day in the Giro. With a fairly light finishing climb the teams were fine with letting a big break fight it out for the stage win. Peter Weening continued Orica's dream-Giro by...

Sunshine and rain from Ireland


Restday ramblings

Orica triumphs - Heartbreak for Garmin


A convincing effort landed 37 year old Canadian Svein Tuft in the pink leaders jersey after the team timetrial. It was an expected win for Orica - Greenedge but in the end their longtime...

Not just any Tour-It's The Women's Tour


.......of Britain. Except, No don't say that. Naughty naughty, mustn't say Tour of Britain. But never mind the name, this is the highly anticipated new UCI race in England. It promises to be a...


Spilak and Froome's Romandie Rampage

It was a nasty wet day in the Tour de Romandie as the riders tackled four first category climb on the biggest mountain day. The Giro d'Italia riders we were keeping an eye on all took a backseat on...

Shortened Romandie Shorts


A quick reminder that winter is not yet quite behind us as snow forced the Tour of Romandie to exclude its most majestic (note: humor) climb, the SimplonPass, and race a shortened first...

Gerrans clobbers Valverde in Liège


After a race that was waiting, waiting, waiting, Simon Gerrans of Orica-Greenedge won his second Monument in Ans in what was ultimately a thrilling final 10 kilometres. Alejandro Valverde and...

A low rumbling from Italy - The Giro is coming


As the one-day stars are wrapping up the last week of spring classics there is a faint rustle of activity in the south of Europe as the mighty Giro monster is slowly waking up. No wonder everyone...

Eureka! We have our Ronde van Vlaanderen course


After some tinkering the Flanders Classics organizers have found a format they are happy with. The Ronde parcours we saw this year will be the basic formula for the years to come. Muur van...

Longer, faster, harder, Gent-Wevelgem


Sure there's two days between E3 and Gent-Wevelgem but this is the hangover-race from the big Friday party. There's no arguing that they've built a quality week with Dwars, E3 and G-W and the whole...

Kristoff crushes the bigs in Sanremo


It was a race that ended in a sprint between all the big-name sprinters and yet they all got taken to the cleaners by the Norwegian sprinter/classics hardman. A tough race in the rain claimed it's...

\O/ It's the Primavera favorites


It's the eve of Milano-Sanremo. Not much to add at this point, we all want to get on with the first Monument of the year. Just time left to rank the favorites. Agree , disagree? This is the time to...

Friday night in Sanremo: Phinney out and more


On the eve of Primavera weekend and all is quiet. Well not exactly quiet as teams and riders close in on the first rally big tet of the year. For Italians this race is a huge deal even if they...

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