Female cycling needs more attention

Helen Bridgman is cycling the route of the Tour de France – 3,360 kilometres – as part of the 10 women ‘InternationElles’ team aiming to highlight the current lack of women’s race. So far, Tour de France organisers, Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) have brought only La Course, which though providing a spectacle every year since its […]

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Would you ride this route?

The ploton at Cheddar Gorge in 2018. Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images. Whether you’re seeking bucket-list climbs, or eyeing up a triple-figured milestone for your next achievement, the Mendips should absolutely be on your ‘to ride’ bucket list. Packed with a variety of terrain from 20 per cent corners to exposed flatlands, with limestone cliffs, […]

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Julian Alaphilippe has a word for doubters

Julian Alaphilippe says he’s ‘not here to answer suspicions’ (Photo: Yuzuru SUNADA)   Julian Alaphilippe faced questions about his ride in the 2019 Tour de France but points critics to the work he put in beforehand. As is often the case with big performances in the world’s biggest bike race, which has been rocked by […]

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All about Fridays time trial

The Tour de France 2019 continues with the stage 13 time trial, which will see riders complete a 27.2km circuit of Pau. The day’s racing will either provide an opportunity for riders to have half a rest day as they just make sure they finish inside the time limit or for GC contenders to worry about losing […]

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