The season is over and now it's time for Spencer Martin to dissect the professional action and the performances of the top men and the teams in 2021 and what it means for next year.
The route of the 2022 Tour de France was presented live on Thursday from the Palais des Congrès in Paris. The Tour Grand Départ is on Friday the 1st of July in the Danish capital of Copenhagen. The finish, staying with tradition since 1975, is on the Champs Elysées in Paris on Sunday the 24th of July.
Race organiser, ASO, has presented the route of the 2022 Tour de France. As usual, it was presented live from the Palais des Congrès in the heart of Paris. The Tour starts on Friday 1 July in Copenhagen and ends on Sunday 24 July on the Champs Elysées.
The curtain has dropped on the 2021 season with Il Lombardia... And it dropped with a loud thud. Tadej Pogačar added to his Tour de France and Liège-Bastogne-Liège wins to put his name up with the top men in cycling history. Spencer Martin breaks down the 'Race of the Falling Leaves' to give us 'Ten Takeaways' for the end of the season.
Double Tour de France winner, Tadej Pogačar (Jumbo-Visma) attacked with more than 30 kilometres to go, local boy, Fausto Masnada (Deceuninck - Quick-Step), joined him for the two to battle for the win. The chasers had no chance. In the sprint Pogačar had the edge over Masnada. Adam Yates (INEOS Grenadiers) was third.
The final 'Monument' of the 2021 season is this Saturday in the north of Italy - Il Lombardia. It has been a long and exciting year, Ed Hood looks forward to the 'Classica delle foglie morte' as the curtain closes on the WorldTour.