Men’s Cycling

Men’s cycling is where my interest started, by watching the 1996 Tour de France.

Since then I’ve watched a lot of it, have my favourite riders and teams and can have a reasonable go at predicting results.

I try and write as many race previews as I can to help with fantasy teams and give information to those interested. Particularly with women’s racing too.

You can read all my posts on men’s cycling below – always let me know if you think my predictions are wildly off!

Hautacam: The Crown Jewel of Pyrenean Cycling

Hautacam: The Crown Jewel of Pyrenean Cycling

In the heart of the French Pyrenees lies a mountain pass that has achieved legendary status within the world of professional cycling. This is none other than Hautacam, a mountain resort that also serves as a challenging climb, regularly featured in the Tour de France. Hautacam, draped in the mystique of cycling history, has forged …

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Tour de France anti-COVID protocol to keep riders in hotels and limit contact with fans

Tour de France anti-COVID protocol to keep riders in hotels and limit contact with fans

Reuters reports that the Tour de France has reacted to the issues that plagued the Giro d’Italia this year where riders were forced to leave the race in good numbers due to Covid-19. Whilst day-to-day life is relatively unaffected by Covid restrictions now, the possibility of the virus getting into the peloton, spreading and forcing …

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Mark Cavendish expected to retire at the end of the 2023 season

Mark Cavendish expected to retire at the end of the 2023 season

In the world of cycling, a wave of speculation has swelled regarding the future of Britain’s revered cyclist Mark Cavendish. The Astana-Qazaqstan team member, currently competing in the Giro d’Italia, has scheduled a press briefing for Monday, intended to discuss his forthcoming engagements for the season. Sunday saw Cavendish marking his 38th birthday in the …

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A brief history of the road cycling world championships

A brief history of the road cycling world championships

The Road Cycling World Championships is one of the most prestigious events in the sport of cycling. It is an annual competition that brings together the best male and female cyclists from around the world to compete for the coveted rainbow jerseys. The championships have a rich history, dating back almost a century, and have …

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The Rise and Fall of Fassa Bortolo: A Retrospective

The Rise and Fall of Fassa Bortolo: A Retrospective

Fassa Bortolo, an Italian professional cycling team that operated from 2000 to 2005, may now be defunct, but it still holds a significant place in the history of professional cycling. Its riders achieved many victories and its management boasted a wealth of experience. Despite its relatively short lifespan, Fassa Bortolo left an indelible mark on …

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The Iconic Mur de Huy: The Steep Finale to both Flèche Wallonne races

The Iconic Mur de Huy: The Steep Finale to both Flèche Wallonne races

The Mur de Huy, a steep climb in the heart of Belgium’s Wallonia region, has become an iconic symbol of professional cycling’s one-day races, or the Ardennes Classics. This punishing ascent, with its steep gradients and unforgiving terrain, has played a significant role in shaping the outcomes of many cycling races. In this article, we …

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Geulhemmerberg: A Key Amstel Gold Race Climb

Geulhemmerberg: A Key Amstel Gold Race Climb

The Geulhemmerberg, a picturesque hill nestled in the Limburg region of the Netherlands, is an essential part of the prestigious Amstel Gold Race. This annual one-day road cycling event, which features both men’s and women’s races, is a UCI WorldTour classic that has captivated cycling enthusiasts since its inception in 1966. In this article, we …

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The Iconic Cauberg Climb: Valkenburg’s Cycling Gem

The Iconic Cauberg Climb: Valkenburg’s Cycling Gem

The Cauberg climb, located in the Dutch province of Limburg, is one of the most iconic and challenging ascents in professional cycling. Steeped in history, the climb has played a pivotal role in numerous prestigious races, including the Amstel Gold Race and several UCI Road World Championships. In this article, we delve into the history …

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