The Tour des Stations

The Tour des Stations is a new event in the cyclist’s calendar, and judging by the first year’s results it is destined to become a classic! Based in the Valais (Switzerland), a two hour drive from Geneva, the event offers three possible distances: 50km | 2,200m+     Mediofondo 130km | 4,500m+   […]

Riding the Etape du Tour 2

This post about the Etape du Tour starts with an introduction for non-cyclists and finishes with a detailed analysis for the more passionate amongst you. This includes our strategic advice for the race, and a report on my own attempt to apply the strategy!   INTRODUCTION The Etape du Tour […]

Riding Liège-Bastogne-Liège: Part 2

When posting the strategy a few days before (read here), I promised to write the actual event up afterwards. So here it is: my personal experience at the 2018 Liège-Bastogne-Liège Challenge. How hard is it? Early start Act 1, South to Bastogne (100km) Act 2, Bastogne to Francheville (75km) Act […]

Etape du Tour 2016

An easier route than in 2015? It can’t be an easy job to select the Etape du Tour each year. The constraints are numerous: amongst others, it must be one of the stages from that year’s Tour, it must be in the mountains, suitable for 15,000 riders, including at least […]

The Corima Drôme Provençale – race report

Sunday March 22nd, 2015 111km, 1650m     We anxiously watched the weather forecast all week. The previous few days were warm and sunny but two days of unsettled weather were forecast exactly for the weekend. Depending on the forecaster, Sunday was to be either overcast, cold and wet, or […]