TDF2017 Wrap Up

July 24, 2017 0

What I love about the Tour are the images and stories it leaves behind, these are more important to me than who beat whom for what. Images such as Valverde’s terrible crash in Dusseldorf that […]

Chris Froome


July 23, 2017 0

We’ve made it to the Champs-Élysées after three weeks of all sorts of drama and action, in a Tour decided by seconds. Of course, as we all know, there’s a “gentleman’s agreement” to ride today’s […]

Mysterious Marseille

Mysterious Marseille

July 22, 2017 0

Marseille is the most fascinating city of France, different than anywhere else in the country in the manner that Miami, aka “capital of South America” is different than the rest of America. Keith Richards’ delightful […]

Romain Barguil

So Close

July 21, 2017 0

I found it to be an extraordinary spectacle yesterday, when the top three on the General Classification, after almost three-weeks of racing culminating in a mountain-top finish, fought out the stage bonifications like they were […]

TDF 2017

Last Climb

July 20, 2017 0

One Tour image that has stayed with me happened a week (or two…happily, one loses track of time once in the Tour bubble) ago when Chris Froome had a mid-race bike change. What struck me […]


France Awaits

July 19, 2017 0

The French cycling renaissance has created one of the most popular, in terms of spectator participation, Tours in recent history as the massive roadside crowds attest, and no rider has excited the French population more […]

A Great Race

A Great Tour

July 18, 2017 1

I’ve never understood people who complain that “this Tour is boring”. The Tour is three-weeks long and it’s impossible to have non-stop action for that long of a period, unless one wants to go back […]

Nairo Quintana


July 17, 2017 0

Nairo is, despite a few flashes of his old brilliance, going backwards in this Tour, first time off the podium in four appearances, etc. But his issues are not solely those of fatigue from the […]

Michael Matthews

Michael Matthews

July 16, 2017 0

Back in 2009 Universal Sports (now NBC Sports Network) was broadcasting all sorts of live cycling, Vuelta, Giro, Classics, Velodrome plus the complete set of World Championship races. I was particularly interested in the U-23 […]


French Success

July 15, 2017 0

What a race the French are having! Arnaud Démare’s won in Vittel and grabbed the Green Jersey, Lilain Camejane triumphed at Station de Rousses, Romain Bardet smashed them on the wall at Peryagudes, throwing the […]