The advantage of being ranked 174 of 179 is that you're 6th man off in the individual time trial. Dan was able to get in early, get the job done and get back to the hotel for the all important rest he needs to get through the next 2 monster mountain stages.
Dan joked after the that gat it felt odd to be warming up on the roller s only to ensure he went fast enough to make the time cut, rather than to be competitive for the stage. In any case, his work is done for today and time now to prepare for tomorrow.
Laura Fletcher takes a quick look at some of the latest cycling titles to hit the bookshop shelves including books by Ned Boulting, Max Leonard, James Hibbard, Jeremy Wilson, Dan Martin. You can also check out Matthew Bailey's review of Jeremy Wilson's biography of Beryl Burton in Conquista Issue 28.
It feels to us like Liverpool is a city at a crossroads. The worst pedestrian and cyclist road safety track record in the country. Deprived neighbourhoods with chronic health issues and low car ownership. Offered millions of pounds of central government funding for local transport development, the city has elected to remove an important active travel corridor prior to the publication of a review into its effectiveness. The actions of a local councillor, praised by the City Mayor, could lead to a huge reduction in local transport funding that will set the city back years. We look back at the last two years, the impact of Covid, and ask is this the end of the road for a co-ordinated active travel plan for Liverpool?