July 13, 2016 0 Comments
(c) BORA - ARGON 18
Stage 11 was super-fast and packed with non-stop action. This was no typical long, flat, boring transition stage which was waiting for the bunch gallop. Major crosswinds had a huge impact on team tactics, with the GC teams also looking to take advantage and split the bunch.
Patrick had some bad luck, in the middle of the most chaotic time he was unlucky to get a flat. In these moments every second counts. The mechanic was lightening fast to get the new wheel fitted and push Koni on his way again quickly.
For the fans, such stages are really exciting - but for the riders, they equal pure stress and today there were several crashes as the riders tried to fight for position in the bunch. Patrick ended the day in a group just 1:09 down on the stage winner in position 82.
April 30, 2021 0 Comments
Mark Cavendish’s welcome return to victory has led to calls for the Briton to be selected for the Tour de France, including the #CavToTheTour push on Twitter. There is a considerable emotional appeal to him taking part, but is it practical?
April 23, 2021 0 Comments
Earlier this week l’Equipe reported that last year’s Tour runner-up Primož Roglič would have a two month break from racing prior to the French event. That approach goes against the trend of all recent Tour winners, yet Jumbo-Visma believes that this route is the best one to take. Is the team right?
April 16, 2021 0 Comments
The Richard Freeman investigation may have concluded, but there is a sense that questions about British Cycling may only be multiplying. As WADA begins to delve into the federation’s past, Conquista speaks to one whistleblower about his ongoing concerns and where he believes previous enquiries have fallen short.