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2013 Review – Part 1

It’s time to take a comprehensive look back at 2013. It all started way back on January 20th at the Santos Tour Down Under.The race was a nice split of sprint and hill stages,with Andre Greipel dominating the sprints.He won 3 stages and the pre-race event. Simon Gerrans won the stage up Old Willunga Hill,on...


Tour of Britain – Stage 3 Preview

It’s time for an individual time-trial. It’s 16.1km long,so there will be some time gaps between the GC favourites.You can see there are long,straight sections so good for a rider with a big engine,like Wiggins. The stage is quite flat,so this will be a battle between the TT experts. Going on reputation,this will be between...


La Vuelta – Stage 11 Preview

The day after a rest day can often cause problems. The GC riders will hope not as they reach the 38.8km individual time-trial. The riders tackle the cat 3 climb the Alto del Moncayo.It’s around 4% for 9km,so not particularly hard and should be a day for the TT specialists. The descent is very technical...


La Vuelta – Stage 7 Preview

We head South with the longest stage,so far. The riders travel 205.9km from Almendralejo to Mairena del Aljarafe. Another relatively easy day awaits the riders,but a breakaway might just fancy their chances. The road into the finish has a difficult turn at 1.5km to go,and another with just under 1km to go.A good lead-out is...


Tour de France – Stage 17 Preview

It’s time for the 2nd intermediate time-trial.The riders travel the 32km from Embrun to Chorges,but it’s not a straight forward,flat stage. We have 2 climbs and 2 descents and a lack of any flat kilometres.The Cote de Puy-Sanieres is 6.4km long at 6% and the Cote de Reallon is 6.9km long at 6.3%. The 1st...