You could be forgiven for looking at the WorldTour in 2017, with its races in Australia, Abu Dhabi, Great Britain, Canada, the United States and China, as well as teams licensed to Bahrain, Kazakhstan and South Africa and assuming that given its name and make up it has always been driven towards the proliferation of […]Read More WorldTour, Worldwide?
THIS PAGE IS UPDATED AS NEW KITS ARE LEAKED/ANNOUNCED So, the yearly extravaganza that is the release of cycling jerseys for the new season has begun in earnest this year on September 11th (you’ll, er, remember the date?!), a full three months before the new year, with Movistar getting underway. So, let’s see what the […]Read More 2018 Cycling Jerseys
Ah Milan-San Remo, La Primavera, The Sprinter’s Classic, the first Monument of the season, the easiest race to ride but the hardest to win, La Classicissima. It goes by many names, and for a race said to favour the sprinters, it produces a myriad of outcomes. Below, we celebrate the last 21 editions with some […]Read More Milan-San Remo
Mark Cavendish wins so often that it’s a news story in itself when he loses, provoking major inquests and minor crises. The Manx Missile has triumphed in at least once race every year since turning professional in 2005 – 13 straight years – during which he has ascended to third in the all-time Grand Tour stage win […]Read More Efficiency: Who wins the most stages per Tour?
After the graphic based version of “peloton fashions”, I went and made a version with actual photos in it. It doesn’t include Bora, Domina Vacanze or Bahrain Merida (yet), but otherwise, it should, hopefully, be accurate. Enjoy! You’ll probably need to open the image in a new tab to, er, see it in all glory. […]Read More 13 years of ProCycling Kits
All statistics accurate as of 28/1/2017 It is fairly well established that a day in the leader’s jersey at one of the three Grand Tours – the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a Espana – can be as valuable for a rider’s career as if they had won a stage of the same […]Read More Grand Tour Leader’s Jerseys – Wearers
This comes, of al things, out of a Twitter interaction with Daniel Friebe, of Mountain High and Eddy Merckx: The Cannibal fame. Friebe posted: Italian teams in 1997 Giro d’Italia: 16* Italian teams in 2017 Giro d’Italia: 2 San Marino, for purposes of my argument, you’re Italy. — Daniel Friebe (@friebos) 18 January 2017 Italian […]Read More Is Italian cycling in the doldrums?