The Tour of Britain has a very different character to the Tour de France, despite often being dubbed the “Tour de Britain”. We may not have the Alps on our doorstep, but we do have our fair share of hills. Here’s our pick of the four must-do climbs from the 2018 route, plus a few from previous editions of the race.Read More
Monday, 10 September 2018 12:33:14 Europe/London
When you’re shopping for a bike, chances are that unless you’re already a fully qualified bike-nerd, you might be a little overwhelmed by the vast range of strange cycling terms you come across. Our A-Z of cycling terms may not be a complete list of every phrase ever uttered on a Sunday club ride, but it should be enough to help you find your way around. Read on to get up to speed.Read More
Friday, 3 August 2018 10:50:02 Europe/London
3,351 km of cycling over three weeks at an average speed of around 40 km/h. Even taking part in the Tour de France is an achievement that few professional cyclists accomplish in their careers, and only the best riders will make it all the way to the finish line in Paris. So how on earth do you win the yellow jersey in the Tour de France? We take a look at this year’s tour to see if we can find some answers.Read More
Thursday, 19 July 2018 11:09:57 Europe/London
The Tour de France is unquestionably the most prestigious bicycle race in the world. No other Grand Tour has the same reputation or rich history; from Eddy Merckx to Greg LeMond, the world’s most famous riders all made their name in France.
The Tour is by far the most popular cycling competition. An impressive 3.5 billion people tune in to watch events unfold on TV and 12 million people line the roads each year to catch a glimpse of the peloton as it goes past. With more media coverage and bigger sponsors, the profile of the race continues to grow each year.
Here are six Tour de France facts, past and present, that you may not know.Read More
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 08:29:48 Europe/London
It will have come to no surprise to anyone who has been following professional cycling in the last few years that Chris Froome took home the pink jersey in this year’s Giro d’Italia.
This solidifies Froome as one of the most successful riders of all time; he has now taken successive wins in three Grand Tours: the Tour de France, the Vuelta a España, and the Giro d’Italia.
A welcome, but not altogether unusual, change from the race controlling tactics often seen from Team Sky, Chris Froome took the win with a certain amount of flare.Read More
Wednesday, 2 May 2018 14:02:58 Europe/London
The start of the 101st edition of the Giro d’Italia is just days away. The first Grand Tour of the season is set to be an exciting event, with plenty of drama expected over next three weeks.
The nature of the Giro d’Italia means that, although there are of course some clear favourites, it is not entirely clear who is going to walk away with the pink jersey.
Here’s a quick run through of everything you need to know before the race begins.Read More