July 17, 2016 0 Comments
A long old day in the saddle for Dan McLay - who ended stage 15 today in 182nd place and as last man on the road. He soloed home 31:45 behind the stage winner.
This was of course a brutal stage for all the riders. 160KM including six categorised climbs (and some non-categorised climbs too...).
Dan told us afterwards "I suffered badly, today, my legs just stopped working. It was a weird sensation, I felt like I could have continued for another 100KM, I just couldn't go any faster".
Tomorrow's stage heads into Switzerland. 209KM of relatively flat terrain. The bit of climbing that is in the stage probably comes too late for the sprinters to get up and down in time to gather themselves for a bunch gallop. Let's hope Dan's legs get him to the line, so he can enjoy the respite of the rest day, ahead of the final push through the Alps and on to Paris.
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.