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!

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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Crash-marred Stage 5 affects Tour de France general classification, Simon Clarke wins in Wallers-Arenberg

Crash-marred Stage 5 affects Tour de France general classification, Simon Clarke wins in Wallers-Arenberg

The long hyped cobbled stage of this year’s Tour de France didn’t disappoint for excitement, even if some of it was unfortunately caused by crashes rather than brilliance. At the end of it, the Australian Simon Clarke timed his bike through to perfection to win the 157km long stage from Lille to Wallers-Arenberg. Despite everything …

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Wout van Aert wins Stage 4 of the 2022 Tour de France in style into Calais

Wout van Aert wins Stage 4 of the 2022 Tour de France in style into Calais

Stage 4’s start and finish towns are well known to English holiday makers. Chances are almost every Brit will have been through either of them on the ferry to mainland Europe. It was Wout van Aert who made sure he enjoyed the trip to Calais. Wearing the yellow jersey, Wout van Aert attacked and extended …

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Van Aert second again as Groenewegen wins Tour de France Stage 3 in a photo finish

Van Aert second again as Groenewegen wins Tour de France Stage 3 in a photo finish

For the third day in a row, Wout van Aert finished second. It means another day in the yellow jersey for the Dutch rider but that’s scant reward for a rider desperate to win. Van Aert also regained the lead in the green jersey, ahead of Fabio Jakobsen who was quiet in the sprint today. …

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Wind and crashes on Tour de France Stage 2 as Jakobsen wins and Van Aert takes yellow

Wind and crashes on Tour de France Stage 2 as Jakobsen wins and Van Aert takes yellow

The second stage of this year’s Tour de France saw a crash-marred finale, with half of the peloton stuck behind one crash in the last 3 kilometres. Its location within the last 3km meant it had no impact on the general classification and the majority of the sprinters were able to get through to contest …

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