Monthly Archives: September 2010

It’s a World apart

For some riders, the pinnacle of a cycling career is to win the biggest race in the world, the Tour de France. For any generation, there are few riders who can claim to be genuine contenders for this honour. For … Continue reading

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Climbing, time trialling and a bit of glic

With two stages to go in the 2010 Vuelta a Espana, Irishman Nicolas Roche currently lies in 7th place in the overall classification. Sunday’s stage is a criterium race around the Spanish capital Madrid. It is akin to the Champs … Continue reading

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Bring back time bonuses at the Tour!

Having won Stage 12 of the Vuelta a Espana Mark Cavendish has now won an individual stage in all three of cycling’s Grand Tours. He is one of eight riders in the current peloton who can claim this honour. The … Continue reading

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Bono at the Vuelta a Espana

In what year did Bono stand atop the winner’s podium at what was a great day for Ireland at the Vuelta a Espana? The answer is 1962. Bono, Paul Hewson, of U2 fame, was but a 2 year old drawing … Continue reading

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