Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ.fr) wins Stage 1 of the Critérium International in Corsica in Porto-Vecchio, Corsica.

Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ.fr) wins Stage 1 of the Critérium International in Corsica in Porto-Vecchio, Corsica.

Tags: pro cycling

Peter Sagan (Cannondale) wins the GP E3 Harelbeke

Peter Sagan (Cannondale) wins the GP E3 Harelbeke

Tags: pro cycling

Poster for the 2014 Tour of Catalonia by the artist Pilarín Bayés. The race starts on Monday.

Poster for the 2014 Tour of Catalonia by the artist Pilarín Bayés. The race starts on Monday.

Tags: pro cycling

The Omloop is coming and the signs have gone up. More

The Omloop is coming and the signs have gone up. More

Tags: pro cycling

Tom Boonen beats André Greipel by 0.003 seconds for Stage 4 in the Tour of Qatar. The 135km course was completed with an average speed of 56.8 km/h thanks to tailwinds and a lively start to the day with the bunch splitting into several groups after just 6km.

Tom Boonen beats André Greipel by 0.003 seconds for Stage 4 in the Tour of Qatar. The 135km course was completed with an average speed of 56.8 km/h thanks to tailwinds and a lively start to the day with the bunch splitting into several groups after just 6km.

Tags: pro cycling

Tony Martin in Stage 1 of the Tour of Dubai. A time trial but with standard road bikes and the world champion finished fourth, the stage was won by Taylor Phinney (BMC Racing)

Tony Martin in Stage 1 of the Tour of Dubai. A time trial but with standard road bikes and the world champion finished fourth, the stage was won by Taylor Phinney (BMC Racing)

Tags: pro cycling

1979 winter training

1979 winter training

Tags: pro cycling

The moment the race was lost? Richie Porte attacks early on Old Willunga Hill. Cadel Evans has to respond as the Sky rider is only 33 seconds down on GC and there’s a 10 second time bonus waiting on the finish line.
But there’s a headwind and if Porte rides away, Evans pays a price for his efforts and gets caught and passed by Simon Gerrans who finishes second and collects the six second time bonus to lead the race by just one second.
There are two intermediate sprints with 3-2-1 seconds plus 10-6-4 seconds on the finish line for the final stage in Adelaide so it might not be the expected victory parade.
Porte’s attack brings back memory of something he said about Valverde during the Tour de France last summer:

 “He attacked so early and it takes a fair set of swingers to do that”

The moment the race was lost? Richie Porte attacks early on Old Willunga Hill. Cadel Evans has to respond as the Sky rider is only 33 seconds down on GC and there’s a 10 second time bonus waiting on the finish line.

But there’s a headwind and if Porte rides away, Evans pays a price for his efforts and gets caught and passed by Simon Gerrans who finishes second and collects the six second time bonus to lead the race by just one second.

There are two intermediate sprints with 3-2-1 seconds plus 10-6-4 seconds on the finish line for the final stage in Adelaide so it might not be the expected victory parade.

Porte’s attack brings back memory of something he said about Valverde during the Tour de France last summer:

He attacked so early and it takes a fair set of swingers to do that

Cadel Evans goes solo up Corkscrew Road to take Stage 3 and the overall lead in the Tour Down Under

Cadel Evans goes solo up Corkscrew Road to take Stage 3 and the overall lead in the Tour Down Under

Tags: pro cycling

Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto-Belisol) salutes the crowd with a wheelie on the Corkscrew Road climb

Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto-Belisol) salutes the crowd with a wheelie on the Corkscrew Road climb

Tags: pro cycling