This should have been the final week-end of the 2020 Tour de France (original dates). 2019 was a very good French Grand Tour and Egan Bernal is proof of a 'new guard' in the World of the professional peloton. Here is our selection of the best and different images from the finalé. Vive la Tour!
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.
Jan 23, 2020 - The TDU goes from the women to the men and we have the first three stage reports and video. Chris Froome back at the UAE Tour - Top Story. Other news: Team line ups for Roubaix, Flèche Wallonne and Liège. Race news from UAE Tour and Scheldeprijs. BMW cars for Circus-Wanty and Caja Rural De Rosa bikes. Plus the Quick-Step mobile coffee bar.
Dec 19, 2019 - The Vuelta'20 route announced - Details in Top Story. A cycling news packed EUROTRASH Thursday: Valverde for Tour/Vuelta, Carapaz for the Giro, Spratt returns to the TDU, Vuelta'21 to start in Burgos, Pinot for Paris-Nice, Giro jerseys, CCC, CCC-Liv and UAE talk 2020, Bardiani-CSF till 2022, HEMA sponsor Jumbo-Visma, rider and team news and Vuelta numbers.
Race Preview: Tour de France race director, Christian Prudhomme, presented the 2020 French Grand Tour route in Paris on Tuesday. The 107th edition of the Grand Boucle includes 29 categorised climbs (Cat.2 and above), 6 summit finishes, gravel roads and one mountain time trial. Ed Hood takes a 'First Look' at the French parcours.
Top Ten of 2019: The 2019 season is over and all the results are in, so who has the biggest palmarès? Ed Hood has run his eye over the UCI results from all around the World and has put together the 'Top Ten' UCI race winners from the season gone, Dylan Groenewegen top... but there are a couple of surprises in there.
Final Tour Rant: The sun has set on the Champs Élysées for another year - Yes, it's Monday Tour cold turkey time! Ed is in his virtual Paris Boulevard café with this morning with L'Équipe next to his café au lait and soberano, to give us his run-down on the final week's action. The end of the 2019 Tour road.
July 29, 2019 - The best Tour de France for years came to a strange end in the mountains, all the new from the Grande Boucle. Plus the Adriatica Ionica and Wallonie. Long recovery for Wout Van Aert - Top Story. More other cycling news: Ordizia and Cerami, contract news, Victor Campenaerts, Tour of Utah and Tour de Pologne. Video of the Kelderman brothers at the Tour.