As we embark on the final week of the 2020 Tour de France, Ed Hood looks at the action so far. Sunday's stage 15 ended a few hopes, but the race is not over yet and the battle of the Slovenians is still on, with a couple of Colombians and Adam Yates waiting in the wings.
On the final climb of the day, the Grand Colombier, the 2020 Tour de France was probably decided. Egan Bernal and Nairo Quintana lost their hold on the lead group driven by the super-strong Jumbo-Visma team. At the end of the stage; Tadej Pogačar was first over the summit ahead of Primoz Roglič and Richie Porte.
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.
06 July, 2020 - The first professional bike race of the 'new' season was on Sunday, the fans didn't get too close. Sad news as Niels De Vriendt passed away during a race-Top Story. Other news: Race reports from the GP Vermarc, Portugal and the Virtual Tour de France. Rider news. Team news. No champs in USA and UK. Race news. Training camps, team and contract news and Sagan cooks Italian.
July 2, 2020: Colombians back to Europe-Top Story. US riders to return? Alaphilippe’s father passes away. Valverde, Tour/Vuelta for Izagirre and Pinot, Mollema, Van der Poel, Paule Ka, Campenaerts, Schmidt, Quintana, Burgos and Strade Bianche, RCS Sport, Giro TT, Slovakia, GranPiemonte, ORLEN Nations, Sea Otter, Circus-Wanty to Italy, Copeland, Sunweb, virtual Tour de France, Deceuninck camp and Movistar 100% sustainable.
June 18, 2020: Eddy Merckx turned 75 years-old on Wednesday - Top Story. New name for Ineos? Crash for Terpstra and Cunego recovering. Tour talk. Race news. Training camps. Tour teams announced. Poels for the Ardennes, Zakarin in Cyprus, Hinault with Mavic, Ganna dreams of Roubaix, transfer news, cyclo-cross in Rome, new sponsor for Bigla and Madiot to take legal action against Bruyneel.
June 11, 2020 - Johan Bruyneel having a go at everyone, including Lemond - Top Story. The season will soon be back on and the top riders pick their races. The Italian calendar and race news. Rider news and contracts. Team news. The Worlds back in the USA and Rudy Pevenage has news on Jan Ullrich.
Book author, TV pundit, journalist... salsa dancer! The talent list goes on for Matt Rendell. Apart from his life in cycling, Rendell has a love for Colombia, Ed Hood managed to track Matt down for a chat about his latest book, and a lot of other things, 'Colombia Es Pasión'.