After probably the best Tour de France for years, we already have the 2021 la Grande Boucle route to look forward to. Ed Hood takes a 'first look' at the course and stages of the cycling Behemoth that is the Tour de France.
It has been a very strange 2020 season, but some things never change - La Vuelta a España will be the last Grand Tour of the year and, as is the norm, it's full of mountainous climbs. Ed Hood breaks down the Spanish Tour and has a good look at the course and riders.
De Ronde van Vlaanderen is the 'Real' World championships, if you are a Flemish bike fan. The Tour of Flanders will be more of a slow fuse, but when the peloton hits those cobbled climbs round Oudenaarde... Watch for the fireworks! Ed Hood looks at the history, course and who's hot for Sunday.
Do you remember Kuurne and the Het Nieuwsblad back before Covid-19 stopped the 2020 season? Normally they would be the foreplay to the main act of Wevelgem, Flanders and Roubaix, but... Ed Hood takes us from Gent (Iepre/Ypres) over the cobbles and the bergs to Wevelgem before Sunday's race.
Many things have changed since Denmark's Mads Pedersen won the World Championships in Yorkshire, The scheduled race in Switzerland had to be changed to Imola in Italy, but at least we will have a race and a new champion. Ed Hood, gives us his thoughts on the Imola World Championships.
Many said it would never happen, but they were wrong and the 2020 Tour de France will start this Saturday in Nice. The biggest bike race in the World will go ahead despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Ed Hood takes a good look at the route and all the team's top men for stage wins and the overall victory.
Two stunning Italian Classics down and now we move on to the climbs around Lake Como. Wout Van Aert dominated Strade Bianche and Milano-Sanremo, but the 'Classic of the Falling Leaves' is a much different proposition. Ed Hood runs his experienced eye over the history, the course, and picks his betting-card of the re-scheduled Monument.