The news that the UCI and organizer Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) have pushed back the 2020 Tour de France for August 29 to September 20, may be welcomed by TV broadcasters and local businesses in the area through which the Tour’s course traverses.
Race Report: Kasper Asgreen (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) dominated the finalé of the week-end's second race - Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne. The Dane broke away with Boris Vallée (Bingoal-Wallonie Bruxelles) with 12 kilometres to go. Two kilometres later Asgreen was solo and heading for victory, holding off the baying pack on his heels.
Race Report: In a two-man fight for the line in the first big Classic of the 2020 season - Het Nieuwsblad - Trek-Segafredo's Jasper Stuyven got the better of a very strong Yves Lampaert (Deceuninck - Quick-Step). The Belgian race was its usual end-to-end battle with Stuyven and Lampaert together at the finish in Ninove.
Copenhagen '6 Days': Ed Hood couldn't miss the last '6 Day' of the 2019/20 season in Copenhagen. A full six days was not possible in the Danish capital, but three is better than none and the winners were dominant. The City of the little mermaid is one of Ed's favourites, as he always says "wonderful, wonderful..."
Bremen '6 Days': The final three days of any '6 Day' should be the most exciting and the 2020 Bremen event was not a disappointment. Ed Hood was track side (the inside) for the climax as he worked away helping out the riders before the '6 Day' circus rolled up the big top to move on to Berlin for the final event of the winter season.
Bremen '6 Days': Ed Hood has moved on from the final night in Rotterdam to work the full 6 days in the German City of Bremen. Loud music, bright lights and fast racing on the new boards of Bremen, Ed was there for all the razzamatazz and 'Party Time', but there are riders to look after and that camper to sleep in. The fun of the track centre.
Rotterdam '6 Days': The '6 Days' season seems to be getting shorter every winter, it certainly has been a curtailed activity for Ed Hood. This year he flew into Rotterdam for the final night before moving on to Bremen. Here is Ed's report from the Rotterdam trenches.
2020 Vuelta Route: The 2020 Vuelta a España is a very northern affair. The start is in Holland, probably the toughest day is in France, two stages are in Portugal and the final stage to Madrid is the most southerly point - A very different Spanish Grand Tour. Ed Hood has a 'First Look' at the route and dissects each stage from Utrecht to Madrid.
Dec 26, 2019 - Merry Christmas and I hope you didn't eat and drink too much - TOP Story. Toon Aerts to race with four broken ribs. All the news: Kristina Vogel to the Tour Down Under Legends' Night Dinner. Rider news from Sosa, Sagan and Formolo. Team news from Uno-X and UAE, plus BinckBank Tour. Christmas messages from the teams and a fine bit of bike handling.