Tour Video Collection: Julian Alaphilippe set the 2019 Tour de France alight and made this year's Tour the best for many a year. Alaphilippe showed us how a Tour should be ridden, he won the admiration of many with his attacking style - A fan pleaser if there ever was one. Here we have put together the best selection of Alaphilippe videos from the 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.
Luz Ardiden: With a prestigious list of winners including Delgado, Indurain, Virenque, Jalabert, Armstrong and more, its close proximity to Spain means it’s one of the rare climbs that has featured in the Vuelta a España as well as the Tour de France.
In this episode of Behind the Ride I thought it’d be interesting to take a look at some of the ways I “try” to survive winter, a time of year I particularly struggle with. From bike set-up to staying visible and some key items of kit that I’ve found particularly useful. I hope it helps you be safe, seen and comfortable during the darker months of the year.
Rising 1,607 metres above the Mediterranean, the Col de Turini may not be the highest pass in the Alpes-Maritimes but at 24.3 kilometres in length, starting from Sospel, it's a climb that definitely needs to be ridden with respect.
Meet Thor Bloomfield. Thor suffers from a life-threatening disorder called Cystic Fibrosis. At the age of 40, Thor was staring death in the face. He was required to have a highly technical 9-hour lung transplant operation in order to live. After two emotional false starts, Thor had a successful transplant.
Coffee is a major part of the cycling culture. There’s no doubt about it. In fact, many cyclists jokingly say that if it wasn’t for a coffee they may not even ride at all!