Race Report: Steve Cummings made the Aspin look easy as he distanced his 28 breakaway rivals to take a famous victory and double up for Dimension Data. In a fast and hard fight, Cummings was in the action from the start and finished the job off perfectly with strength and cunning.
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Race Report: Looking and looking for Cavendish, the diminutive Manxman popped out at the last moment and drag-raced Kittel to the finish, taking his third stage of this Tour, his 29th overall and promptly dedicating the win to his new niece. Into a fantastic third spot ahead of such names as Kristoff was Dan McLay and he must surely be a name for future glory.
Race Report: The day belonged to Greg Van Avermaet as he infiltrated the break of the day then split the group to weed-out the non-workers. Thomas De Gendt took the mountains points and helped to keep the lead with Andriy Grivko, before Van Avermaet left his compatriot for the stage win and the yellow jersey.
Race Report: Another photo finish, but today it was the immaculately-thatched Marcel Kittel getting the win by what looked like a hair’s breadth ahead of Bryan Coquard. It was a slow-burner of a stage, with a four-man escape hogging most of the day’s spotlight. Then the sprinters got their chance.
July 04, 2016 - The first Tour de France week-end is under our belts. We have all the news, views, results and video from Normandy. Peter Sagan has had a dream start, but not so Alberto Contador. In other cycling news: Altitude training for IAM Cycling, Moinard extends with BMC, fair play with Wanty, Specialized video and goodbye to a hero. EuroTrash coffee time.
Race Report: At the end of a strangely subdued Stage 1 of the 2016 Tour de France it was the man many of us felt had won his last Tour stage, Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data & Isle of Man) who was best of the very best leaving Marcel Kittel, Peter Sagan and Andre Greipel in his jet wash to take the stage and the maillot jaune with a burst of speed harping back to his heyday.
The French Government, represented by the Secretary of State for Sports Thierry Braillard and Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research Thierry Mandon, and cycling authorities with the UCI President Brian Cookson, French Cycling Federation President David Lappartient and Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme, have announced that thermal imaging cameras will be employed to control cases of technological fraud on the 2016 Tour.
June 27, 2016 - The European National championships were held at the weekend and we have the all results, rider quotes and video. Tour de France line-ups - less than a week to go. Top Story: Floyd Landis is setting up a cannabis business. Other cycling news: Contract extensions at BMC and Trek-Segafredo, two more years for the Baby-Dump, Stumps and Cranks book release, Carter Jones retires and very sad news of Stig Broeckx.
June 23, 2016 - The Tour de France is only a week away, but we have the National championships first and the time trial results are in. The British Olympic squad selection has come under criticism as selection criteria has been thrown out along with Dani King and Steve Cummings. Other cycling news: National TT champs, Tour de France, Halle-Ingooigem, Route du Sud and the Tour of Slovenia, plus Schär, Talansky, Pooley and Wyss.