Tour of Britain 17

Tour of Britain 17

The current format of the Tour of Britain has been running since 2004 – it has previously been know as The Milk Race, The Kellogg’s Tour and The Pru Tour. The current format is a UCI Europe Tour event and classed as UCI 2.HC – one level below The World Tour. Theses are my photos taken in Cheltenham (Stage 7) and Cardiff (Stage 8) Continue reading “Tour of Britain 17”

La Vuelta – Nimes

La Vuelta – Nimes

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Photos by Me – Map by lavuelta.com


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“The Vuelta a España is an annual road bicycle race. Established in 1935 by the Spanish newspaper Informaciones, the Vuelta is one of cycling’s three “Grand Tours”, along with the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia” [wiki]

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“This years edition had its Grand Depart in the French city of Nimes. NĂ®mes is located between the Mediterranean Sea and the CĂ©vennes mountains. The estimated population of NĂ®mes is 146,709 (2012). NĂ®mes has a rich history, dating back to the Roman Empire when the city was home to 50,000–60,000 people. Several famous monuments are Continue reading “La Vuelta – Nimes”

The Women’s Tour – London

The Women’s Tour – London

OVO Energy Women’s Tour – Stage 5: London – 11 June 2017. The best female cyclists in the World hit the UK for 5 days / 5 stages in what must be the Flagship event of The UCI Women’s World Tour. Pretty Awesome.

The OVO Energy Women’s Tour is a part of the UCI Women’s WorldTour and organised and promoted by SweetSpot, the company behind the current organisation of the men’s Tour of Britain since 2004. Continue reading “The Women’s Tour – London”

Tour Series – Bath

Tour Series – Bath

Elite British city centre Criterium racing. Fans saw Britain’s fastest teams from both the men and women’s peloton in action, with the sixth round of the women’s Matrix Fitness GP Series before Round Six of the Tour Series took to the circuit. Bath, the only city in Britain to be designated a UNESCO world heritage site, formed the backdrop. Continue reading “Tour Series – Bath”

Paris-Roubaix

Paris-Roubaix

L’enfer du Nord – A Sunday in Hell! – 9th April – 115th Edition

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Some photos from my visit to the Vélodrome André-Pétrieux, Roubaix

“Paris-Roubaix, anticipated and dreaded by riders in equal measure, is perhaps the fan’s favourite of cycling’ Monuments. So much of the race has passed into legend: the numerous secteurs of pave including the Arenberg Trench and the Carrefour de l’Arbre; the finishing lap of the Roubaix velodrome; Continue reading “Paris-Roubaix”

Paris-Nice

Paris-Nice

The Race to The Sun

Pro-Cycling is one of the most colourful and beautiful spectacles imaginable.
The ever growing popularity of events in the UK such as Ride London. Yorkshire and the Tour of Britain is magical but, they are babies; moving on to the Continent these events are ingrained into the fabric of the Culture, some with nearly a hundred years of history and pedigree behind them. I managed to get over to France for a long weekend and caught the last two stages of the race of this wonderful 75th mini Tour de France; Stage 7, from Nice to the Col du Couillole and Stage 8, from Nice to Nice via the Col d’Eze. I was based in Vence for Stage 7 and Nice for Stage 8.

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Il Lombardia

Il Lombardia

One of the Five Monuments of cycling – the last of the UCI World Tour; ‘The Race of the Falling Leaves’ – ‘La classica delle foglie morte’. I attended the 2016 edition and these photos were taken at Magreglio at the top of the Madonna del Ghisallo climb. Known as a climbers classic, this edition was won by Colombian rider Esteban Chaves of Movistar team.

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La Course

La Course

La Course by Le Tour de France 2016 – 24/07/2016 – Paris (89 km)

The Women’s 2016 Tour de France race. Won by Chloe Hosking of team Wiggle High5. The 2017 edition will be staged in the mountains on 20th July with a mountain top finish on the iconic Col d’Izoard Continue reading “La Course”