What's Cool In Road Cycling

Tour Coach: Cagey Cavendish Eyes Gold

Over the past 7-10 days, I had my doubts about Mark Cavendish. The World Champion had a great sprint to win Stage 2 of the 2012 Tour de France, but after that he faded out of the limelight as Peter Sagan and Andre Greipel led the sprinters’ brigade.

Tour de PEZ: Dreams For Sale!

Roadside St.18: If you boil le Tour right down to the essence, the main purpose is to sell things - from sausages to washing powder by way of yoghurt, biscuits and newspapers. But the Tour also sells dreams – like being as cool as your favorite pro just by riding the same bike as him.

Tour de PEZ: Leaving Luchon

Roadside St.17: Luchon is from another age, a spa town with wide boulevards, old money, health giving waters, Pyrenean air, Salons du The, and elegant street cafes. On this final day of mountains at the 2012 Tour, we mixed it up with the teams as the circus got ready to leave town...

Tour Analyzed: Sky Answers All Comers

TDF St.17 What a difference a day makes. Yesterday he looked feisty but today the last big chance for Vincenzo Nibali to have a crack at Wiggins, or even to try to take second from Froome, failed to come to anything after he himself was dropped by the Sky pair. Froome was the strongest guy in the race and let everyone know, and a certain Spaniard with a certain past managed to turn back the clock and bring home the stage win...

TdF’12 St.17: Victorious Valverde!

Stage Report: The last day of mountains and things could change or show how we will be set in Paris. Alejandro Valverde wanted this stage and his team worked for that, Liquigas-Cannondale also worked for Vincenzo Nibali, but that didn’t work. Sky was again in control at the end, Froome was the strongest, but Wiggins is the man in yellow and Paris is not that far off.

PEZ Talk: Michael Morkov At Le Tour 2

PEZ spoke to Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank's Michael Morkov on the first rest day about his tenure in 'poids' - the red on white polka dots of the king of the mountains jersey which he made his own during Week 1 at Le Tour.

Tour de PEZ: Across The Pyrenees!

Roadside St.16: It's over for Evans; the gap back from a Basso driven group of 'heads' was over two minutes when he passed us with four kilometres to go on the Peyresourde; he drops from fourth to seventh. But that's just a small part of the action as Ed & martin drove today's Queen stage through the Pyrenees...

Tour Analyzed: Gloom For Froome?

TDF St.16: Imagine the scenario. You’re tucked up in bed in some dingy French hotel after a hard day in the mountains. You’re racing in The Greatest Show On Earth. You feel good, great even. Your legs are recovering well and you feel stronger by the day. You are, in fact, quite possibly the strongest guy in the race right now. Lee Rodgers delves into the difficult life of super domestique Chris Froome and ponders the big question - attack the boss or no?