Jun 23, 2017

Friday File: Le Tour, the numbers, Big Mig & Eternal Hero

How big is Le Tour? Le Grand Boucle begins next Saturday and here are the numbers...

The icon...

the eternal hero...

6 climbing mistakes to avoid...

Jun 19, 2017

Towards L'Alpe d'Huez

Stage 17,  July 15, 1979:

The riders tackle some severe climbs namely the Madeleine, Telegraphe, Galibier and the hill top finish at L'Alpe d'Huez. KoM's Giovanni Battaglin leads Hinault, Zoetemelk and Joaquim Agostinho. Twenty three year old, Bernard Hinault was a powerhouse, taking 7 stages and his second Tour de France. Thirty-seven year old Joaquim Agostinho was the absolute strongest that day winning alone to the top of L'Alpe d'Huez stage.

Jun 17, 2017


New: Panache Cycling Cap
photo: Red Dots Cycling

Red Dots Cycling is celebrating in two ways: 1. Introducing the new Panache Cycling Cap to ring in the upcoming Tour de France and 2. It's Father's Day Sunday and all this weekend give Dad some stylish love... take 25% off all caps in shop, go ahead spread some love and use code: LOVE25

Happy Father's Day!

There was panache aplenty in today's racing:

Panache in TdS...

Peter Sagan makes it two stage wins and chalks up a record 15 TdS stage wins on Stage 8.

Panache victory for Pierre Rolland in the queen stage, Route du Sud...

Panache comes twice at the queen stage, Tour of Slovenia in the form of expert commentary by Matt Stephens and Magus Backstedt and, of course, the amazing finish...

Jun 16, 2017

Mountain goats

The final stage in the mountains, Simon Spilak motors on the Tiefenbach Glacier.
photo: Time De Waele

"Immediately from the start this morning I felt that I had good legs. Yesterday it was 30 degrees, but today it was 20 and this is better for me. With 7-8k to go, I dropped Rein and Joe Dombrowski. Maybe that was too far from the finish, but what else could I do? I had to take the jersey for  my team. Now it is 52 seconds to Caruso and more than one minute to Kruijswijk. Tomorrow is a sprinter's stage so we should be able to control that and then a long TT on the last day. And yes, I am not so bad in the TT."
- Simon Spilak wins stage 7 and is current leader. 

Stage 2, Tour de Beauce, the queen stage to Lac Magantic...

Fun, fun, fun!

2015 Tour du Suisse

Jun 15, 2017

Double for Domenico, Woods in 10th

Domenico Pozzovivo wins the queen stage, wears the leaders yellow jersey and receives the special King of La Punt trophy...

King of La Punt..
Pozzovivo's first win since 2015.


Michael Woods rode a brilliant race attacking at the foot of the Albula Pass and passed at the top by the Italian climber. He is now 17th at 5:29 on GC.

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