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!

Further COVID examination needed for two Tour de France riders on the rest day

Further COVID examination needed for two Tour de France riders on the rest day

The UCI has confirmed the results of the Covid testing completed yesterday evening going into today’s second rest day of the Tour de France. The testing is a mandatory test to ensure that all riders have been checked independently of their teams. The rest day tests have been a source of potential worry for the …

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Michael Matthews returns to the Tour podium with a stage win, whilst Vingegaard holds off Pogacar

Michael Matthews returns to the Tour podium with a stage win, whilst Vingegaard holds off Pogacar

It has been a long time coming for Michael Matthews, 5 years since his last Tour de France victory. That year, ‘Blng’ Matthews won 2 stages and the green jersey but hasn’t quite hit the same heights at Grand Tours since. It was a great return to that form of old, winning from a large …

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Twice Olympic champion Archibald to miss Commonwealth Games

Twice Olympic champion Archibald to miss Commonwealth Games

2022 has been a tough season for Katie Archibald. She returned to the road peloton with Ceratizit WNT but has encountered plenty of road blocks in her first full road season for some time. The Scot has The double Olympic cycling champion has had to withdraw from the upcoming Commonwealth Games, which take place in …

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Tom Pidcock wins Alpe d’Huez stage, Vingegaard keeps Tour de France lead

Tom Pidcock wins Alpe d’Huez stage, Vingegaard keeps Tour de France lead

Tom Pidcock became the youngest winner, the first Olympic mountain bike champion and the first cyclocross world champion to win on Alpe d’Huez. The legendary climb was predictably packed with fans, creating the iconic narrow tunnels of people for the star riders to come through. Behind him, Louis Meintjes was 2nd and a resurgent Chris …

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Tour de France Stage 10 interrupted after climate activists try to block riders

Tour de France Stage 10 interrupted after climate activists try to block riders

Stage 10 of the 2022 Tour de France was interrupted by climate activists blocking the road. The delay lasted 10 minutes until the police and a senior race official, Yann Le Moenner, pulled the half a dozen protestors off the road. It’s the second major French sporting event to be targeted after a similar protest …

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Riders leave the Tour de France after the rest day with Covid positives

Riders leave the Tour de France after the rest day with Covid positives

Tuesday morning saw the Tour de France peloton rocked by covid positives, just one day after the Tour de France confirmed there were zero covid tests returned positive a day earlier. It was the Team UAE Emirates that took the bulk of the attention. New Zealander George Bennett left the race with a positive test …

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Wout Van Aert – the greatest 3-day stretch in cycling history?

Wout Van Aert – the greatest 3-day stretch in cycling history?

It was plainly evident to any cycling follower that Wout Van Aert is one of the best cyclists in the world before the Tour de France this year. This is a rider that has won multiple Cyclocross World Championships and has translated this talent to the road with flamboyance. Van Aert went on to win …

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Jungels takes 1st career Tour stage win, Pogačar keeps lead after Stage 9

Jungels takes 1st career Tour stage win, Pogačar keeps lead after Stage 9

When Bob Jungels began his attack with 65 kilometres to ride, it looked like an ambitious move doomed to fail. Especially with a climb to come and Thibaut Pinot in the same group. The Luxembourger was able to push on and keep the gap steady to take his first Tour de France stage victory. It …

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First COVID withdrawals from the 2022 Tour de France

First COVID withdrawals from the 2022 Tour de France

AG2R’s Geoffrey Bouchard and Team UAE Emirates’ Vegard Stake Laengen became the first Tour de France riders to pull out of the race due to COVID-19. On Saturday morning, just after confirmation of Bouchard’s withdrawal, UAE Team Emirates said that their Norwegian rider Vegard Stake Laengen had tested positive. Laengen is a teammate of the …

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