Many people call this a rest day. But there's no such thing at the Tour de France. Sure, there is an element of recovery, but it's also about attention to detail, and using the time effectively to prepare well for the final, critical days ahead where the slightest adjustment here or there can make all the difference. Correcting a cleat position by a couple of mm, or swapping a custom insole can make that tiny difference that avoids extra pain and strain on the road to Paris.
It’s been a weird twelve months for cycling, with a rollercoaster of demand and supply for bikes, components and accessories. Shane Stokes talks to several within the industry about the current situation. They explain the challenges and what they believe will happen longer term.
Racing during a pandemic has proved to be a very strange time for cycling. The 2020 season was affected in ways unseen since the two world wars. Shane Stokes looks at the prospects for the current year, which once again sees Covid-19 having a negative effect on the sporting calendar.