Geraint Thomas

The Big Men Come Out to Play

July 29, 2018 0

In 1992 I was in Saint Sebastian, Spain working my first Tour with ESPN. I’d heard through the grapevine a couple of weeks before that ESPN was going to cover the Tour and bombarded their […]

Roglic at the Tour de France

To the Absolute Limit

July 28, 2018 0

You won’t see a better bicycle race than yesterday’s final slugfest in the Pyrenees. The riders, in the front and at the very back with Peter Sagan, gave their absolute all. It’s rare to see […]

Rouleurs at the Tour

The Final Mountains

July 27, 2018 0

(Publisher’s note: John Eustice submitted this post at 6AM but due to some tech challenges it is just now being posted and it seems his predictions are happening.) The final mountain stage of the Tour […]

Gendarmes at the Tour de France

Protect the Racers

July 26, 2018 0

It was in 1997 at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia that things really went out of control. The Eagles were playing the 49ers and a flare streaked out of the crowd and across the stadium. That […]

Alaphillippe at the Tour de France


July 25, 2018 0

Finally, the big dogs are coming out to hunt: no more the little rabbits unleashed from their Sky-controlled cages as we’ve been seeing since July 19th and l’Alpe d’Huez. This stage, and the final, yet […]

Carcassone at the Tour de France

Geraint Thomas: Don’t be the first loser

July 24, 2018 0

Translation from Liberation Note: This is n French newspaper that combines aspects of The New Yorker and Rolling Stone Geraint Thomas: Don’t be the first loser When the medics bent over the racer, worried that […]

Geraint Thomas

Analysis of Geraint Thomas

July 23, 2018 0

There’ve been many questions raised about Welshman Geraint Thomas and his metamorphosis from double Olympic Team Pursuit Champion into the Yellow Jersey and Tour contender. To provide some answers, a look into the history of […]

Jasper Stuyen Trek Madone

A Beautiful Race

July 22, 2018 0

I’ve been laid up for a couple of days, the family away, with enforced rest which meant that yesterday it was just the dogs and me, all luxuriating together on the couch in uninterrupted, blissful […]

chris horner

Chris Horner Speaks on the Tour

July 21, 2018 0

Chris Horner is one of the greatest American racing cyclists in history. His career trajectory somewhat followed the patterns of my own, with his vastly more successful of course, bouncing seasons from Europe to the […]

Nibali crashing on L'Alpe d'Huez


July 20, 2018 0

The Tour de France is a crazy undertaking as it is, invented as a publicity stunt to sell newspapers – thus the Yellow Jersey which was the color of L’Auto’s paper, now L’Equipe. “Voila! We […]