Tour Rest Day No.2:Can it be a full week since the last rest day? So much has happened and Ed Hood has his finger on the pulse of the 2019 Tour de France. Sat in his virtual cafe in Nîmes, the PEZ 'fount of all knowledge' gives us his slant on the Pyrenean action and 'what next?'
July 22, 2019 - The 2019 Tour de France just keeps giving. We have all the news from the last four stages with rider quotes and video. Plus La Course by Le Tour. Mathieu van der Poel for the WorldTour-Top Story. It's not all Tour: Riders for the Adriatica Ionica, 2020 Tour Down Under, Tour de Yorkshire, Carrefour sponsor of La Vuelta and Stig Broeckx visits the Tour de France video.
Stage Report: In another day of attacks and counter attacks in the Pyrenees, Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) took his second stage in this Tour. Behind the Englishman there were fireworks as Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) attacked again to take a some time back. Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) suffered, but held his yellow jersey by 1:35 going into the second rest day.
Stage Report: Mitchelton-Scott's Simon Yates won the first Pyrenean stage of the 2019 Tour de France. The English rider out-sprinted his fellow escapees in Bagnères-de-Bigorre. The favourites for the overall victory decided to take it easy the day before the individual time trial. Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) managed to keep the yellow jersey.
Ed's Rant: We are in that limbo between Giro d'Italia and Tour de France and Ed Hood has itchy fingers to get a few things off his chest - Rant Time! There are no boundaries for our resident 'Grumpy Old Man' as he looks at the good and bad of cycling past and future...
Giro Final: The first Grand Tour of 2019 finished on Sunday in Verona with Ecuador's Richard Carapaz crowned as Giro d'Italia king. Ed has been glued to his oversized TV in his 'Man Cave' to give us his low-down on the final week and who was hot to trot and who lost the ball in the penalty box.
Giro Rest Day No.2: Fifteen stages down and the brutal final week to come - Ed Hood sums up 2019 Giro d'Italia stages 10 through 15 from his virtual Como lake-side bar stool. The big question is: Will the final winner come from Nibali and Roglic? What about Carapaz? All the stage action and thoughts behind the scenes from the Italian Grand Tour.
Giro Rest Day No.1: As we know; a Grand Tour rest day is not a 'day off' for anyone. The riders need to ride, the mechanics have repairs and the soigneurs still have legs to rub... and Ed Hood has to catch-up with the first nine stages of the 2019 Giro d'Italia. One man stands head and shoulders above the others, but there are still twelve stages and the mountains to climb.
May 13, 2019 - The 2019 Giro is underway and we have a worthy leader in Primoz Roglic - Will he have the pink jersey in three weeks time? - Top Story. All the news form Italy and California with video. Other cycling news: Champs dominate OVO Series, Kittel and Katusha split, BORA with Specialized, Novo Nordisk longest American team sponsor, the Étape app and Giro Sunweb video.