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, … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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, … Continue reading Is Italian cycling in the doldrums?
As with previous years, I’ve updated my graphic of team jerseys so that it now covers from 2005 to 2017, a whopping 13 years. The march of the increasingly black kits can now been seen much more clearly, as the … Continue reading 2005-2017 Peloton Fashions
When Katusha’s Michael Mørkøv climbed off his bicycle on the road to Luchon, ending his involvement in the eighth stage of the 2016 Tour de France, he was writing his name into (admittedly very cycling specific) Trivial Pursuit answer books … Continue reading Giving up: Abandon Rates since ’98