Non … Non … Pas Team Sky

By Guest Contributor: Tristan Stock As the 2013 Tour de France nears it’s conclusion on the Champs Elysees this Sunday, the question needs to be asked – why have Chris Froome and Team Sky come in for so much criticism and animosity from the French press and the French public? Three weeks ago on the start line at Porto ... More

Giro d’Italia Round-up

By Kev Newton It’s been a hectic fortnight in the Giro d'Italia, with no less than seven victories with British involvement, a Brit in red, a Brit (albeit an Italian one, if that makes sense!) in pink, a Brit in red again, as well as a certain Tour de France champion heading home to Lancashire.  Here's my Brit-by-Brit ... More

Wiggins and Cavendish spearhead British attack at 2013 Giro d’Italia

By Kev Newton Sir Bradley Wiggins heads up a strong British assembly as the 2013 Giro d'Italia rolls out of Naples on Saturday. The Team Sky rider is a strong favourite to add the Giro's maglia rosa to his Tour de France maillot jaune over the three-week race. Wiggins leads a strong but otherwise Brit-free Sky line-up ... More

Team Sky Rediscovers Success in the Mountains after Low Countries Disappointment

By Kev Newton Team Sky celebrated double success in the Giro Del Trentino on Tuesday and Wednesday with stage wins in the team time trial and solo victory for Kanstantsin Siutsou. The double win comes after a so-far disappointing showing in the northern classics, where they have yet to seriously trouble the opposition. ... More

Attention turns to Milan-San Remo for British cyclists

By Kev Newton After a successful start to the season for British riders, attention now turns to the first of cycling's 'Monuments' of 2013, Saturday's Milan-San Remo. The spring classic, at 298km, is the longest one day race on the calendar and is traditionally the first chance for the sprinters to test their legs. Mark ... More

Chris Froome finishes second at Tirreno-Adriatico

By Kev Newton Chris Froome secured second place overall with a sixth place finish in the final stage of Tirreno-Adriatico on Tuesday. Froome completed the 9.2-kilometre time trial around the streets of San Benedetto del Tronto 11 seconds faster than overall winner Vincenzo Nibali (Astana). Nibali, however, held a 34 ... More

Cavendish leads Tirreno-Adriatico after opening stage

Mark Cavendish leads Tirreno-Adriatico after the opening stage, a 16.9km team time trial from San Vincenzo to Donoratico. Cavendish’s Omega Pharma-QuickStep team finished 11 seconds quicker than second-placed Movistar to hand him the blue leader’s jersey. After the race, Cavendish praised teammate and world time ... More

Chris Froome and Mark Cavendish aiming for victory in Tirreno-Adriatico

By Kev Newton Chris Froome and Mark Cavendish lead a double-pronged British attack on the UCI WorldTour's Tirreno-Adriatico starting on Wednesday. Froome, last year's Tour de France runner-up, is targeting the general classification as part of his preparation to lead Team Sky in France this July. Cavendish, meanwhile, ... More

Cycling: Tiernan-Locke & Millar play supporting role in Paris-Nice

By Kev Newton Jonathan Tiernan-Locke will head up the British contingent at Paris-Nice, the UCI World Tour's second stage race of the season, which begins this Sunday. Tiernan-Locke, last year's Tour of Britain winner, is likely to play a supporting role for Team Sky as the only Brit in a team of quality International ... More