Jun 30, 2022: Only one sleep away from the 2022 Tour de France and we have more team news. No Cavendish and Alaphilippe in the Tour. Also the Giro Donne teams. Champs results from Canada. Rider news: Van Vleuten, Markus, Mas, Van Hooydonck, Benoot, Zana and Pogačar. Gigantic portrait of Chris Anker Sørensen and La Vuelta'22 song.
It's July, so that only means one thing... The Tour de France! The biggest bike race on the globe starts in Copenhagen this year before it visits the cobbles, the Alps and the Pyrenees before the Champs-Élysées finish-line. Ed Hood gives us his preview of the French behemoth - His Tour history, course and riders.
20 years of PEZ: The 2022 Tour returns to l'Alp d'Huez, so we look back to 2015 with Ed Hood. There's only one thing crazier than Alp d'Huez at the Tour de France - and that's the Dutch Corner on Alp d'Huez at the Tour de France. Ed & Callum were up the road, roadside, and inside the madness that is one of pro sport's maddest moments.
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...
VIDEO: In 2003 I went to cover my first Tour de France as part of the press. I had almost no readers and even less money, so I rented the cheapest car I could find. It was small, and had no a/c, but I managed to capture some of it on video. Let's set the Way Back machine for Lyon, France.
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.
Jun 27, 2022: We warm up for the Tour with the national championships. American riders make statement. Tour riders. Rider news: Rebellin. Team news: Lotto Soudal, EOLO-Kometa, Jumbo-Visma, Drone Hopper. Race news: CERATIZIT, Arctic Race, Deutschland Tour Euro cross champs'24. Cipollini to prison? Help Amy Pieters.