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!

Dylan Groenewegen takes victory on Stage One of the 2023 Saudi Tour

Dylan Groenewegen takes victory on Stage One of the 2023 Saudi Tour

The opening stage of the 2023 Saudi Tour saw Dylan Groenewegen of Jayco AlUla take the victory after 180.5km of racing. A hectic finish saw a crash in the last 1km but led out by teammate Luka Mezgec, Groenewegen was able to skirt past the danger and be taken to the victory. Serbian Dusan Rajovic …

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Simon Yates wins final stage as Jay Vine wins Tour Down Under GC title

Simon Yates wins final stage as Jay Vine wins Tour Down Under GC title

Simon Yates finally took a first win of this year’s Tour Down Under but it wasn’t enough to unseat Jay Vine from the overall victory. The uphill sprint on Mount Lofty suited Yates perfectly and he attacked with 1.8km left to race. Aussie Ben O’Connor initially followed the Brit but Jay Vine was able to …

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Bryan Coquard wins Tour Down Under Stage 4 as Vine keeps GC lead

Bryan Coquard wins Tour Down Under Stage 4 as Vine keeps GC lead

It was a long time coming but Bryan Coquard finally took the first WorldTour victory of his career on Stage 4 of the 2023 Tour Down Under. The French rider had come achingly close before, including an infamous photo finish in the 2016 Tour de France. Somehow, despite 50 wins in his career, the 30-year-old …

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Pello Bilbao wins Stage 3 of Tour Down Under as Jay Vine leads GC

Pello Bilbao wins Stage 3 of Tour Down Under as Jay Vine leads GC

Pello Bilbao took a slightly surprising stage victory on Stage 3 of the Tour Down Under. He outsprinted Simon Yates and Jay Vine at the finish with the latter now the race GC leader. The trio were able to animate the latter stages of the 116.8km stage from Norwood to Campbelltown. Yesterday’s race leader and …

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Wahoo on course to struggle in 2023 – has debt rating downgraded again

Wahoo on course to struggle in 2023 – has debt rating downgraded again

Wahoo has had its debt rating downgraded for the 2nd time in 6 months, this time from CCC to CCC- as rating agencies being to express concerns about the company. Wahoo, known for its GPS cycling devices and a wealth of indoor turbo training gear has suffered, like many cycling brands, in the slump after …

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Mavic joins St Michel-Auber93 as a name sponsor for 2023

Mavic joins St Michel-Auber93 as a name sponsor for 2023

In 2023, Mavic becomes a co-sponsor of the St Michel-Auber93 team, marking a new stage in its support for the St Michel-Auber93 team. The outfit will become St Michel-Mavic-Auber93 from January 1st 2023 and will wear the colours and use the innovations of Mavic on the roads at professional cycling events. A French pioneer in …

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Tour Down Under announces National team riders ahead of January race

Tour Down Under announces National team riders ahead of January race

The Tour Down Under is the first major race of the 2023 season and for the first time will be held at WorldTour level for both men and women. After a 2 year hiatus due to the Covid pandemic, the race sees the return of top-level racing to Australia for the first time since January …

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