As every year, Ed Hood is welded to the TV for every pedal stroke of the Tour de France. Of course there's the massive disappointment of not being 'Roadside' in 2020 (damn Covid-19), but he's ever eagle-eyed for the each day's 'real' story. Take it away Ed...
Aug 03, 2020 - Three more stunning days in France. Boonen talks about Evenepoel - TOP STORY. Race news from the Tour de France and Coppi e Bartali. 2020 World champs to be in Imola. Tirreno-Adriatico. Chrono des Nations Canceled. Boonen no comeback. Contract news. Deceuninck – Quick-Step listen to Bang & Olufsen.
This was no normal second Tour stage, nothing here for the sprinters, just a lot of climbing. Julian Alaphilippe attacked on the final climb, similar to his move in Sanremo, and was joined by Marc Hirschi and Adam Yates, he then won the sprint for the stage victory and the yellow jersey.
The First Monument of the 'new' season gave us the excitement we had been waiting for when Milano-Sanremo hit the climb of the Cipressa and the peloton exploded. But it was the Poggio that put last year's winner, Julian Alaphilippe and Strade Bianche victor, Wout Van Aert out front to fight for victory.
Ed Hood has a dozen (well, thirteen) questions concerning the 2020 Milano-Sanremo, La Classicissima di Primavera... in August? The restructured UCI WorldTour season kicked off with a stunning Strade Bianche last Saturday, next up - Milano-Sanremo.
July 16, 2020 - Racing very soon! Sunweb rider sent home from training camp - Top Story. So much news this EUROTRASH Thursday: De Vlaeminck on Evenepoel and Colombian's fly. Race news, rider news and team news. We finish with a song and a new poster for the 2020 Giro d'Italia.
We should now be watching the third week of the 2020 Tour de France, but Covid put an end to that. This time last year the French Grand Tour didn't let us down with excitement and controversy in the final week. We've searched for some different views, plus some original video of the stage 19 mudslide.