This week it was announced that the INEOS Grenadiers team would be swapping their clothing supplier from the Italian manufacturer Castelli to the Belgian Bioracer company. Ed Hood caught up with Raymond Vanstraelen, the man behind Bioracer - More than just a cycle clothing manufacturer.
The Big One, the Tour de France starts on Saturday and our BREAKDOWN specialist, Spencer Martin, has polished his crystal ball to have a look at how the Ineos team will handle the French Grand Tour. Plus: Should Chris Froome be on the Breton start line?
The final tough week of the 2021 Giro d'Italia could have brought pitfalls for Egan Bernal, but the Colombian showed maturity beyond his years. Having the strongest team in the race was obviously a big help, but Bernal still had turn the pedals. Spencer Martin gives us his final 'Giro Breakdown'.
Nov 16, 2020: The bulls of Spain are a memory, but still cyclocross. Video from Leuven and Euro track champs. Lefevere's safety plan. Groenewegen case, Pogačar after Tour, Evenepoel in Spain, Viviani disappointed, Carapaz dreams, Nibali, Androni sponsor. Contract news. Dowsett Hour Record. Ciccone and Zoetemelk recover and present for Tao.
We now only have one Grand Tour to watch in this very strange 2020 season. Will the Vuelta a España follow the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia and fall to a 'Young Gun'? Too soon to tell, but Ed Hood takes a different look at the 'primera semana' of the Spanish Tour.
A very exciting Giro d'Italia finished on Sunday in Milano with a decisive time trial, although the Italian Grand Tour was probably won in the mountains on the previous days with battles between eventual winner, Tao Geoghegan Hart, Jai Hindley and Wilco Kelderman. But there was much more to the final week. Ed Hood takes up the story.
Ion Izagirre (Astana) won the mountain stage to Aramón Formigal in the Vuelta on Sunday. The Astana rider escaped from a group of leaders on the final climb. Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) lost time on a stage characterised by bad weather conditions and had to pass the leader's jersey to Richard Carapaz (INEOS Grenadiers).
Unsurprisingly Filippo Ganna won the final Giro'20 individual time trial. But it was his young British INEOS Grenadiers teammate, Tao Geoghegan Hart who stunned with a TT showdown against Sunweb's Jai Hindley to take the final pink jersey in Milan.
Stage 20 of the Giro d'Italia turned the podium upside down as the climb of Sestriere put INEOS Grenadiers' Tao Geoghegan Hart across the finish-line first and Jai Hindley (Sunweb) into the pink jersey. Wilco Kelderman couldn't hold the pace and dropped to third. Sunday's time trial will decide this year's Italian Grand Tour.