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2022 Tour of Oman Overall Preview

Back after a two-year hiatus, the Tour of Oman returns with a familiar route for 2022. It’s the usual mix of sprints, punchy stages and the Green Mountain. With hot temperatures, this race provides a stiff test so early in the season. Stage 1 The race begins with a gentle sprint stage, with the final...

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2022 Vuelta CV Feminas Preview

Paterna > Valencia 91.3km The women’s season kicks off in Spain with the fourth edition of the race. We’ve had a big sprint every year and don’t see anything changing. The route is one that doesn’t throw up any challenges, and all teams will be more than happy with a gentle start to the year...

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2022 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana Stage 5 Preview

Paterna > Valencia 91.9km The race ends with a short stage in Valencia. Just 92km in length, this stage usually ends in a bunch finish. It is possible for something different to happen, you just never know how many riders will try and jump in the morning break. Weather The race ends with a sunny...

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2022 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana Overall Preview

The professional peloton are spoiled for choice this week, with stage races taking place in Saudi Arabia, France and Spain. Valenciana is the usual mix of three sprint stages, a punchy finish and a leg breaking mountaintop finish. The route, weather and good roads makes it a popular choice among the pros, this is a...

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2022 GP La Marseillaise

Château-Gombert > Marseille 175.6km The organisers have decided to alter things, adding some distance but crucially moving Route des Crêtes further away from the finishing line. This increases the chances of a sprint finish, but by no means is it a foregone conclusion. We have 3104m of climbing in 175.6km, this is a tricky race...

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2022 Aussie Road Nats – Men’s Road Race

Ballarat – Ballarat 187km A race that most people know every inch of. We are back in Buninyong for another Aussie Road Race, with 16 laps of the Mount Buninyong circuit. A lap that’s normally too hard for the fast men, but not hard enough for the climbers. Cameron Meyer is looking to win his...

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2022 Aussie Road Nats – Men’s ITT

Ballarat 37.5km ITT The 2022 Aussie Road Nats kick off with the time trial. The organisers have stuck with the Mount Helen campus route, one that contains a fair bit of climbing throughout. We have 429m of climbing in a 37.6km route, which means the route is lumpy. With COVID still running wild, we have...

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2021 Paris-Tours

Chartres > Tours 213km As the cycling season starts to draw to a close, it’s time for the 115th edition of Paris-Tours. The organisers have stuck with much the same route as previous years, that means we have nine sectors of gravel in the last 50km of the race, the sectors add up to 9.5km...