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!

Mons-en-Pévèle: the relatively forgotten 5 star Paris Roubaix sector

Mons-en-Pévèle: the relatively forgotten 5 star Paris Roubaix sector

The cobbled sector of Mons-en-Pévèle is synonymous with toughness and pain in the cycling world. It’s a defining feature of the Paris Roubaix race and a true test of a rider’s ability to endure. With its treacherous terrain and unforgiving gradient, this grueling stretch of road separates the wheat from the chaff and crowns the race’s ultimate champion.

Arenberg Forest: The Brutal Cobbles of Paris Roubaix

Arenberg Forest: The Brutal Cobbles of Paris Roubaix

The Arenberg Forest is one of the most famous cobbled sections of the Paris Roubaix race, known for its brutal conditions and challenging terrain. Riders must navigate 2.4 kilometers of uneven, jagged cobblestones at high speeds, testing their strength and endurance to the limit. The section has seen some of the most epic battles in the history of the race, with riders pushing themselves to the brink of exhaustion in pursuit of victory. Despite its difficulty, the Arenberg Forest remains a beloved part of the Paris Roubaix route, and riders continue to dream of conquering its unforgiving cobbles.

Pogacar ticks off Flanders on his hunt to win all of the Monuments

Pogacar ticks off Flanders on his hunt to win all of the Monuments

Tadej Pogacar further entered the record books as his palmares takes a whole new boost by winning the 2023 Tour of Flanders. The Slovenian distanced his rivals on the Oude Kwaremont, much like Lotte Kopecky in the women’s race this year. From there he never looked back and had a handy advantage still when coming …

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What are the toughest cobbles in Paris Roubaix?

What are the toughest cobbles in Paris Roubaix?

Paris Roubaix is a prestigious one-day cycling race held annually in Northern France. It is considered one of the most difficult and challenging races on the professional cycling calendar, primarily due to its cobblestone sectors. The race is known for its rough and treacherous terrain, which can make or break the riders’ chances of winning. …

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Ben Turner: A Promising Talent in the Ineos Grenadiers Line-up

Ben Turner: A Promising Talent in the Ineos Grenadiers Line-up

Professional cycling is a dynamic and demanding sport that requires a special blend of talent, determination, and hard work. Ben Turner, a young and ambitious British cyclist, has proven himself to be a valuable addition to the Ineos Grenadiers team, showcasing his potential as a future star in the world of cycling. In this article, …

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Christophe Laporte wins first Gent Wevelgem arm-in-arm with Van Aert

Christophe Laporte wins first Gent Wevelgem arm-in-arm with Van Aert

Christophe Laporte improved on his 2nd place from last year’s Gent Wevelgem by taking victory this year. Aided by teammate Wout van Aert, the Jumbo-Visma pair went clear with just over 50km still to race and never looked likely to be caught. The win was agreed before the line, with Wout asking his teammate if …

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Wout van Aert retains E3 Saxo Bank Classic after elite group sprint

Wout van Aert retains E3 Saxo Bank Classic after elite group sprint

Belgian favourite Wout van Aert retained his E3 Saxo Bank Classic title after a heavyweight showdown between the Jumbo-Visma rider, his eternal rival Mathieu van der Poel and Tadej Pogacar. The most stinging attacks in the race came from Van der Poel but he was unable to distance the other pair and the racing settled …

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Van der Poel matches his grandfather, Raymond Poulidor, with first Milan-San Remo win

Van der Poel matches his grandfather, Raymond Poulidor, with first Milan-San Remo win

As Mathieu van der Poel raced down the Via Roma to secure his first Milan-San Remo victory, it brought back visions of his grandfather Raymond Poulidor achieving the same accolade back in 1961. After an emotional Tour de France 2 years ago, where Van der Poel also followed in the footsteps of his grandfather, it’s …

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