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2022 Vuelta a España Stage Analysis

With the Vuelta starting next Friday, it’s time to look at the stages. As most of you will know, the Vuelta is totally different to the other grand tours, mainly due to its position in the calendar. The race is very chilled, it doesn’t have the same level of nerves as the Giro and Tour,...

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2022 Circuit Franco-Belge Preview

Tournai > La Louvière 176km New name and new route! What was known as Tour de l’Eurométropole is now Circuit Franco-Belge, and they’ve switched the race too. It used to be La Louvière to Tournai, but that’s been reversed, and the new route is certainly an interesting one. With the fight for world tour points...

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2022 Commonwealth Games Women’s Road Race Preview

Warwick > Warwick 109.4km The women’s road race is early on Sunday morning, it’s going to be an early alarm call for those taking part. It’s a flat circuit, one that suits riders with a lot of grunt. Weather Nice and sunny. Lap Circuit The women do seven laps of the circuit, it’s not a...

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2022 Commonwealth Games Men’s Road Race Preview

Warwick > Warwick 157.6km The Commonwealth Games Road Race is an interesting event. We have a few riders coming here from the Tour, will they be tired or benefit from the much-lauded Tour legs? For those that don’t know, this is the only event where Team GB split into their individual countries, which means we...

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2022 Vuelta a Burgos Stage 5 Preview

Lerma > Lagunas 169.7km After today’s breakaway win, we head to the mountains and a big finish on Lagunas de Neila. Will it be another day for the break, or will the GC riders want a stage win? Weather Around 30 degrees, but not as sunny as previous days. The Climb It’s a climb most...

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2022 Vuelta a Burgos Stage 4 Preview

Torresandino > Clunia 168.4km The fourth stage in Burgos should be one for the puncheurs. It’s been a while since this finish was used, last time was 2019 and Alex Aranburu took the win. I’ve a memory of Jens Keukeleire smashing this finish way back in 2013, on way to winning two stages of the...

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2022 Tour of Poland Stage 7 Preview

Valsir > Kraków 177km The Tour of Poland finishes with an interesting looking stage. The opening 45km contains a number of climbs, two of which are categorised. Not only that, but we have an early sprint point, at the top of a little rise and another sprint after 63km.  Weather Hot and sunny. Key Points...

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2022 Vuelta a Burgos Stage 3 Preview

Quintana Martin Galindez > Villarcayo 153.3km It’s time for the GC battle to start, but with the big climb cresting with 36km to go, will we see any gaps between the main contenders? Weather A bit more cloud than in previous stages and the temperature will be a lot nicer for the bunch. The wind...

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2022 Tour of Poland Stage 6 Preview

Gronków > Ski Station Rusiński 11.8km ITT After today’s sprint stage, we head for the time trial. It’s a bit of a strange one, I don’t think I’ve seen a TT that looks like this one. It starts with 3km of flat, before 5km at 2.7%, then 2.15km at 6.2%, before 1km of downhill and...

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2022 Tour of Poland Stage 5 Preview

Lancut > Rzeszów 178.4km Today was a little bit of a weird one. We had a crazy start, with GC riders attacking and trying to put Bora under pressure. Then it settled down, with the rest of the stage being ridden at a steady tempo, including the last two climbs. This stage is the last...