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!

Annemiek van Vleuten crashes out of Mixed Relay Time Trial, suffers elbow fracture

Annemiek van Vleuten crashes out of Mixed Relay Time Trial, suffers elbow fracture

The Mixed Relay Time Trial was expected to be an easy win for the Dutch. The bookies’ favourite and featuring a team with the Time Trial champion Ellen van Dijk, the former Time Trial champion Annemiek van Vleuten and all-round awesome rider Mathieu van der Poel. Behind them, the likes of Italy and Switzerland were …

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Filippo Ganna lines up hour record attempt

Filippo Ganna lines up hour record attempt

Ineo Grenadiers rider Filippo Ganna has confirmed that he will take on the hour record in a matter of weeks. Following on from Dan Bigham’s successful attempt earlier in the year, Ganna will now try to beat his Ineos colleague in Grenchen on 8th October 2022. Dan Bigham pushed the record up to 55.548km in …

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Australian teams announced for home World Championships

Australian teams announced for home World Championships

The 2022 Cycling World Championships take place from September 17th to 25th around the city of Wollongong, 80km south of Sydney in Australia. The course contains plenty of climbing, with it expected to be too tough for pure sprinters but probably ideal for riders who can sprint and climb. The home Australian cycling federation has …

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Sam Bennett sprints to second straight Vuelta a Espana stage win

Sam Bennett sprints to second straight Vuelta a Espana stage win

Irish rider Sam Bennett has already defied expectations by winning his second Vuelta a Espana stage of the 2022 race. Known to be a strong sprinter at his best, we haven’t seen too much of that peak this year. Bennett’s only other win this season was at Eschborn-Frankfurt back in May. It’s been a tough road …

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Quintana disqualified after the 2022 Tour de France for using restricted substance

Quintana disqualified after the 2022 Tour de France for using restricted substance

Colombian Nairo Quintana finished 6th in this year’s Tour de France but has retroactively had that result taken away. The UCI released a statement today noting that Quintana had been disqualified from the Tour de France after infringing an in-competition ban by using Tramadol. The drug is an opiate that was rumoured to be the …

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Colombian Lopez provisionally reinstated by Astana after probe

Colombian Lopez provisionally reinstated by Astana after probe

Astana-Qazaqstan has provisionally reinstated its Colombian rider Miguel Angel Lopez, announced via a tweet today. The rider was internally suspended after media reports linked him to a Spanish case related to drug trafficking. The Colombian was linked to Marcos Maynar, a professor at the University of Extremadura according to reports from the Spanish cycling website …

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After period of dominance, Ineos-Grenadiers now need to close the gap to rivals in the Tour de France

After period of dominance, Ineos-Grenadiers now need to close the gap to rivals in the Tour de France

For Brits, the period of Ineos and Team Sky dominance from 2012 to 2019 was completely unprecedented. The team won 7 of the 8 Tour de France titles in that period but are finding themselves behind their rivals in this generation of racing. Despite showing interest in Tadej Pogacar, Ineos-Grenadiers were beaten to the punch …

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Pogacar’s Tour challenge takes a big hit as Majka pulls out hurt before Stage 17

Pogacar’s Tour challenge takes a big hit as Majka pulls out hurt before Stage 17

Tadej Pogacar’s team has taken a further knock with Rafal Majka forced to pull out of this year’s Tour de France. The Polish climber, one of Pogacar’s key lieutenants in the mountains, sustained a thigh injury during yesterday’s stage. At a key moment, whilst riding out of the saddle at the front of the lead …

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Mark Cavendish rumours about a new team show desire to keep going for another Tour de France

Mark Cavendish rumours about a new team show desire to keep going for another Tour de France

One of the biggest dramas heading into this year’s Tour de France was whether Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl would take Mark Cavendish to overtake Eddie Merckx’s stage win record. All despite Patrick Lefevere’s consistent statements that Fabio Jakobsen would be the team’s sprinter. Cavendish was named in the reserves and a late withdrawal saw the other …

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