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There was a real buzz around the Tour of Britain this year as it saw 4 times Tour de France winner Chris Froome take the startline along with this years winner Geraint Thomas, but neither were looking for the overall classification. Instead they were supporting Sky team mate Wout Poels. As far as the race goes Poels did win the queen stage in the Lake District but it was a superb race performance from Julian Alaphilippe of Quickstep that saw him take overall victory by 17 seconds. Poels was 2nd with Lotto Jumbo’s Primoz Roglic completing the podium places. In total we caught three stages with stage 7 being the most remarkable as Ian Stannard got in the breakaway and soloed to a hard fought victory on the races longest stage, at 215kms. Read More »

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With the Women’s Tour coming so close to home I had to go out and catch the action. Stage 2 saw the riders start in Rushden and finish in Daventry. The finale was over a circuit which saw them tackle Newnham Hill twice and knowing how hard that hill can be that is where I went. Team Sunweb’s Coryn Rivera took the stage win and overall lead of the race in Daventry before the riders moved to Warwickshire stage, the following day. With most of the route on my home patch I had a good idea of where to go and Edgehill was the main draw, on what would be the longest stage of the race. Sarah Roy took the stage win Leamington Spa for the Mitchelton Scott team. Read More »

Another great week in France saw Team Sky return to winning ways on the Critérium du Dauphiné. Their 6th success on this race in the last 8 years saw Geraint Thomas add his name to the list of winners, with what is probably his greatest result of his road racing career. It was not simple though as a prologue crash saw him drop 20 seconds or so. He then had to hope he recovered well before the team time trial on stage 3. Team Sky then delivered in emphatic style by taking a crushing victory. It was then just the small matter of defending the lead on the next 4 mountain top finishes to the next 4 stages. Read More »

JLT Condor kicked off their OVO Energy Tour Series title defence with victory at the opening round in Redditch to pull on the leaders’ green jerseys, while British Cycling’s development squad Team Breeze took the honours in the women’s premiere. The men’s win on the night went to Team WIGGINS’ Gabriel Cullaigh, who outsprinted Tobyn Horton (Madison Genesis) and Tom Moses (JLT Condor) from a select group of six riders who contested the finish on the 1.4-kilometre Worcestershire circuit.

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We made a one day visit to the Tour de Yorkshire for the Richmond to Scarborough stage. On paper it was due to be a sprinters stage but there were some lumps and bumps to deal with. In the end Max Walscheid took the stage win for Team Sunweb. The race itself though was decided on a brutal final day stage which saw Greg van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team) come home in 2nd place on the stage but that was more than enough to secure a deserved overall race win. Read More »

Another trip up to Manchester for National Track Championships saw a long Saturday of action, for us. The highlights were many but Katie Archibald was on outstanding form and by the end of the weekend retained all three UK titles she won back in 2017. There was also the succesfiul return to form for Phil Hindes and Jason Kenny as they took the sprint title alongside Ryan Owens & Jack Carlin. Read More »

The season finale of Revolution in Manchester saw six-time Olympic Champion Jason Kenny return to racing for the first time since the Rio Olympics. The final race of the night sealed the Championship for Team Rowe & King as they stormed to victory in the Team Elimination putting them top of the table on 266 points ahead of WNT Rotor in second on 212 points. In the Men’s Championship Pedalsure won the title by 6 points from Team Inspired. Read More »

A total of 88 riders took on the fresh but bright conditions, at Kenilworth Common. The top 8 riders managed 10 laps in the hour race with Richard Jones taking victory from Graham Briggs by 78 seconds. Completing the podium  and first veteran rider home was local cyclist Darren Atkins. Karen Summers was the first female rider home, completing 8 laps in the process. Read More »

Another Winter closes in and the draw of the velodrome is too much to ignore. After taking in the London Six Day last year we swapped it out for the Revolution Series this year. With the opening round down in Lee Valley and the final to come in Manchester, just 6 weeks after, we will be getting closely acquainted with the cycling stars once more. Arguably the cream of the crop were to be found in the Women’s races with Lizzie Deignan making a rare excursion from the road to take on the likes Dani Rowe (nee King), Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker (and that is just the Brits). With Ed Clancy riding in the JLT Condor kit too we were guaranteed good racing. Read More »

Back out on the Tour of Britain again and the individual time trial proved pivotal. Clacton-on-Sea hosted the 16km stage and a stiff headwind on the final quarter really tested the riders. Lars Boom (Lotto NL Jumbo) took the stage victory and took the overall leaders jersey too. The following 3 stages proved really challenging with blustery winds and sharp showers, along with constant attacks from his GC rivals but Boom held on to take his 2nd Tour of Britain title. Read More »