PEZ Retro: Our man in Spain, Alastair Hamilton, has cast his eye on a Spanish icon; José María Jiménez. The Spanish climber was in the Pantani mould, and like the Italian he came to a bad end. Jiménez was a hero to many, but also his erratic riding and life style alienated others. 'El Chava' was one of the last pure climbers; exciting to watch, but ultimately tragic.
Ed's Rant: With the British Cycling team unveiling their new Lotus/Hope steed for the Tokyo Olympic Games next year, Ed Hood has had a look at this piece of art and at some of the other 'weird' bikes of the past. Aerodynamic and functional, but also damn nice to look at, what else do you want? Ah yes, UCI approval.
April 09, 2018 - The good and bad of Paris-Roubaix - EUROTRASH TOP STORY. A great race, won by a great champion-Report and video. Final stages of Pais Vasco. Other cycling news: California teams, Rally, BMC to Brabantse, Kämna and Jansen contracts, Indurain in Giro Hall of Fame, Gold for Tanfield and onboard video from Roubaix.
In 1904, the founder of the Tour de France lamented, "The Tour is finished. It has died of its success, of the blind passions that it unleashed, the abuse and the dirty suspicions." Now as the Tour achieves its 100th edition this month, Tour de France 100 celebrates the world's greatest sporting spectacle.