Ten Weeks Out

Ten Weeks Out

I’m about ten weeks out from the Ultratour du Leman and my first +100 mile ultra. That means I have about eight weeks of regular training to go before the taper begins and, while two months is a reasonable period of time, it alo seems short considering I have...
Live Blog: Mont du Chat

Live Blog: Mont du Chat

A blow-by-blow T 0:00: The climb begins with Bakelants and Gallopin off the front by a couple of minutes and Marion Rousse on the France 2 commentary team hardly holding back her enthusiasm in seeing her hubby leading the day’s stage. T 2:02: Gallopin goes for...
Col de Grand Colombier

Col de Grand Colombier

Tomorrow the Tour de France takes the riders up the Col du Grand Colombier. A couple of years ago I rode the same climb as part of the Tour de l’Ain Cyclosportive and let me tell you – it’s a killer. I decided to look up my performance on that climb...
Calling it for Kittel

Calling it for Kittel

Sometimes predicting the winner of a stage of the Tour de France is hard. Tomorrow, for example, is going to be tough, as is Sunday. Any time the road points up and the riders start to put some distance between the wheels, it is hard to know who will come out on tip....
Nacer Bouhanni Knows How to Lose

Nacer Bouhanni Knows How to Lose

Finally someone in the professional peloton has seen what I see in Nacer Bouhanni – and that is, not much. In the wake of today’s sprint stage Arnaud Demare’s lead out man,┬áJacopo Guarnieri, spelled out exactly what was wrong with the Cofidis...