After the British Under 23's title race against the watch, Ed Hood didn't have long to wait for the Elite men to roll down the starting ramp for their test. Never one to reject a ride in a team car: Milano, the vineyards of Champagne, or Dumfries...
In the absence of a trip to France to see the Tour, Ed Hood had a shorter journey at the weekend to watch the British time trial championships in the deep south of Scotland. Ed always takes notice of the 'Young Guns' so the Under 23's were the big attraction.
Breaking down the key GC performances from the last weekend of racing before the Tour de France: Spencer Martin has been watching all the road action from Suisse and Slovenia and gives us his 'Ten Takeaways' looking forward to the French Grand Tour starting next week in Copenhagen.
This year the fight for UCI points is more important than before, only the top eighteen teams will get WorldTour licenses. Lotto Soudal is on the wrong side of that divide and the overall win in the Baloise Belgium Tour could have made a difference. We look at the UCI WorldTour 'league' and where the teams are at the moment.
Jumbo-Visma showed what they could do at the Dauphiné and the real action in the Tour de Suisse is about to kick off. What can we take from these Tour 'practice' races? Spencer Martin gives us his 'BREAKDOWN' heading towards the 2022 Tour de France.
The Jumbo-Visma team look like they have a strangle-hold on the Critérium du Dauphiné, but can the Dutch team overcome the Dauphiné chaos? And they have the added complication of three leaders; Van Aert, Primož Roglič and Jonas Vingegaard. Spencer Martin gives us his Dauphiné 'BREAKDOWN' so far.
The 2022 Giro d'Italia kept us on the edge of our seats right up to the final mountain stage. The Italian Grand Tour was in the hands of Richard Carapaz and the Ineos team, but things didn't go to plan. Spencer Martin gives us his 'BREAKDOWN' on how the Giro was won and lost.
The dust has settled on yet another stunning Giro d'Italia, excitement all the way, with very few dull moments. Jai Hindley was a worthy winner and the top 10 was full of talent. Ed Hood has been glued to the Italian Grand Tour to give us his take on the 2022 La Corsa Rosa.