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Bikeradar Meets Podcast | Geraint Thomas On The 2021 Tour De France, Hour Record And Returning To The Classics

Geraint Thomas riding the time trial on stage one of the 2020 Giro d'Italia

Double Olympic gold medallist and 2018 Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas joins us for the latest episode of the BikeRadar Podcast

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Tadej Pogacar And Primoz Roglic Set For Tour De France Rematch

Tadej Pogacar and Primoz Roglic set for Tour de France rematch

Joe Robinson 18 Jan 2021 The Slovenian duo both set to return to Tour, reigniting yellow jersey rivalry Tadej Pogacar versus Primoz Roglic at the 2020 Tour de France was one the greatest battles in cycling for years and it seems we are all set for a rematch in 2021. The much-anticipated replay of last year's yellow jersey battle was set after UAE Team Emirates 's Pogacar confirmed he would return to France to defend his title and reports suggest Jumbo-Visma 's Roglic would race the Tour as part of a leadership trio with Tom Dumoulin and Steven Kruijswijk. UAE Team Emirates confirmed that 22-year-old Pogacar would lead the team at the Tour before returning to the Vuelta a Espana , the race in which the Slovenian made his name in 2019, taking three stages and third overall. Pogacar will form part of a Tour team that also comprises new ...

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Analysis: Here’S Why 2021 Is So Important For Geraint Thomas

Analysis: Here's why 2021 is so important for Geraint Thomas

Geraint Thomas, the 2018 Tour de France champion, faces a pivotal 2021 that will undoubtedly impact the next chapter in his career. Read the full article at Analysis: Here’s why 2021 is so important for Geraint Thomas on VeloNews.com .

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Velonews Podcast: Geraint Thomas Talks 2021 Tour De France And Jumbo-Visma Rivalry; Caleb Ewan On Dylan Groenewegen

VeloNews Podcast: Geraint Thomas talks 2021 Tour de France and Jumbo-Visma rivalry; Caleb Ewan on Dy

Geraint Thomas discusses the 2021 Tour de France route, his crash at the Giro d'Italia, and life at Ineos Grenadiers without Chris Froome. Read the full article at VeloNews Podcast: Geraint Thomas talks 2021 Tour de France and Jumbo-Visma rivalry; Caleb Ewan on Dylan Groenewegen on VeloNews.com .

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Fred Wright: Britain's Next Monument Man?

Fred Wright: Britain's next Monument man?

Will Strickson 11 Jan 2021 After an impressive showing as a Grand Tour domestique, the Bahrain Victorious youngster has his sights set on the Classics The 2010s saw Sir Dave Brailsford, Chris Froome and the rest turn British men's road cycling from a bunch of track specialists stretching their legs to one of the Grand Tour powerhouses. Through Froome, Sir Bradley Wiggins, Geraint Thomas, Simon Yates and Tao Geoghegan Hart (plus Adam Yates and Hugh Carthy), no General Classification was safe by the end of the decade with the 2017-2018 streak of five consecutive British Grand Tour winners proving complete domination. Before late season efforts from Geoghegan Hart and Carthy, some thought that era was over come 2020 , but with all of the aforementioned names bar Wiggins still going and names like James Knox and Tom Pidcock coming through, this beast will not slow it seems. But with GC ...

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The 10 Transfers That Will Take A While To Get Used To In 2021

Joe Robinson 4 Jan 2021 From Chris Froome leaving Ineos for Israel to Marianne Vos at the newly-formed Jumbo-Visma, transfers for the 2021 season The first day of the year is a special one in the world of professional cycling. It’s the day all fans wait with bated breath to see all those riders who have changed team reveal themselves in their new kits. It’s a monumental occasion every year but this year, in particular, seemed to produce a real vintage as some of the peloton’s best known riders shifted team for the 2021 season. Among those were some of the biggest names in the sport who have long become stalwarts of their teams after years of loyal service. Chris Froome , Romain Bardet, Annemiek van Vleuten, among those having a change of scenery. The worn cliche of ‘New Year, new me’ could never ring truer. And we know how ...

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‘World Championships Are Decided By Pacing’: How Important Is It To Pace Your Ride For Time Trials, Racing And Sportives?

Geraint Thomas and Alex Dowsett during the recon of the Imola time trial course (Photo by ERIC LALMAND/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images) Geraint Thomas wowed cycling fans earlier this year with his phenomenal World Championships time trial ride.

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Twelve Breakthrough Riders Of 2020

As the year comes to a close, we’re taking stock of the racing season that was while looking ahead to 2021. Among the many, many unconventional things that stood out from the year in cycling was just how many up-and-comers exploded onto the scene this year with breakthrough performances, performances that will potentially clue us … The post Twelve breakthrough riders of 2020 appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Geraint Thomas Dislocates Shoulder After Crashing On Ice During Training Ride

Geraint Thomas (Geraint Thomas/Instagram/Getty) The Welshman crashed on some ice while out training with team-mates

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From Pro Cycling To Selling Tractors, Tom-Jelte Slagter Retires

Joe Robinson 16 Nov 2020 A gentle reminder of how human these superhuman athletes really are Dutch stalwart Tom-Jelte Slagter is hanging up his wheels at the end of the 2020 season and reminding us just how normal these superhuman athletes really are. Because, as he brings the curtain down on his cycling career, rather than jumping in the team car as directeur sportif, slapping on some makeup to offer insight as a television analyst or taking lucrative sums of money for appearances, Slagter is going into the humble world of tractor sales. After 10 years in the pro peloton, the Dutchman decided it was time to take on the role in the agriculture machinery department of GoreNoord, a major dealer of John Deere tractors based in the Netherlands. 'After a career of 10 years as a professional cyclist, the time has come for me to take a new path ...

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What We Learned About Roglic, Carapaz, And Carthy At The Vuelta

The final WorldTour race of the 2020 season is officially in the books, and what a whirlwind of a season it ended up being after pro road racing resumed with a much condensed calendar in August. The Vuelta a España closed things out with an excellent, narrow GC battle in Spain as multiple riders were … The post What we learned about Roglic, Carapaz, and Carthy at the Vuelta appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Analysis: Five Things To Know About The 2021 Tour De France Route

Mont Ventoux

Joe Robinson 2 Nov 2020 Analysis of the 2021 Tour de France route, which was unveiled on Sunday 1st November The 2021 Tour de France route was unveiled on Sunday 1st November during a live special edition of French sport show Stade 2 . Next year’s fight for the Maillot Jaune will be the 108th edition in the race’s history and will take place from 26th June to 18th July, earlier dates due to the postponed Tokyo Olympics. The race will begin in the northwest region of Britanny, feature days in the Alps and Pyrenees, ascend the mythical Mont Ventoux twice in one day, include 58km of individual time-trials and, of course, conclude on the Champs-Elysees in Paris. In total, there will be eight flat stages, five hilly days, six trips to the mountains, three mountain top finishes and two individual time-trials standing in the way of the General Classification ...

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5 Key Climbs From The 2021 Tour De France Route

Col du Tourmalet 2019 Tour de France

The 2021 Tour de France route might only feature three summit finishes, but there's no shortage of climbing

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A Week On The Couch And An Eye On The Future: A Chat With Jai Hindley

Jai Hindley rolled down the start ramp of the last stage of the Giro d’Italia wearing the maglia rosa and a fair bit of pressure on his shoulders. 15.7 km later, he’d relinquished both to Tao Geoghegan Hart, claiming second overall in this strange season’s second Grand Tour. In a turbulent and at times tense … The post A week on the couch and an eye on the future: A chat with Jai Hindley appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Egan Bernal Faces Months On Sidelines With Spine Issue

Egan Bernal faces months on sidelines with spine issue

Joe Robinson 27 Oct 2020 Colombian revealed he is suffering with scoliosis which saw him abandon Tour de France Egan Bernal faces months of recovery after the Ineos Grenadier revealed he is dealing with a spinal injury. The Colombian rider abandoned both the Criterium du Dauphine and the Tour de France this summer citing back troubles. On leaving the Tour on Stage 17, Bernal said that the issues had spread to his knee and that he was 'screwed up on all sides'. Talking to ESPN Colombia , the 23-year-old has revealed that the root of his injuries is due to having one leg longer than the other which has caused scoliosis in his spine. 'The problem is that one leg is longer than the other. I'm already thinking about next season. It's a pretty long recovery process because basically it has caused me to have scoliosis in my spine,' Bernal ...

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This Giro D’Italia Showed Us A New Fun And Exciting Side To Ineos Grenadiers, Fingers Crossed It’S Here To Stay

Joe Robinson 26 Oct 2020 Tao Geoghegan Hart's Giro d'Italia success could herald a new era for the British WorldTour team Tao Geoghegan Hart's Giro d'Italia success could herald a new era for the British WorldTour team Words: Joe Robinson Photography: Chris Auld Sir Dave Brailsford sounded like he had just experienced an epiphany on Sunday evening. As a 25-year-old lad from Hackney by the name of Tao Geoghegan Hart slipped on the Giro d’Italia’s Maglia Rosa to become the team’s fifth Grand Tour winner in 10 years, Brailsford's words to Eurosport were those of man realising what it has really been about the whole time. ‘I came to this sport when I was a young guy because I loved racing, it attracted me to the sport as it was all about racing,’ Brailsford said to Eurosport . ‘In the past 10 years we’ve won a lot, but as you ...

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With Tao Geoghegan Hart’S Giro Win, Ineos Enters A New Era

In the shadow of Milan’s Duomo, one of the tightest Grand Tours in history came down to a time-trial between two young climbing domestiques. Racing to retain a race lead of milliseconds was Sunweb’s West Australian, Jai Hindley. Racing to claim Ineos’ 11th Grand Tour was 25-year-old Londoner, Tao Geoghegan Hart. As has so often … The post With Tao Geoghegan Hart’s Giro win, Ineos enters a new era appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Take A Bow, Jai Hindley

In the end, Jai Hindley (Sunweb) wore pink for less than 19 minutes of racing. He took the maglia rosa on stage 20, locked on the same time as Tao Geoghegan Hart (Ineos), but Geoghegan Hart had Hindley’s measure in the Giro’s final-stage time trial. It was always going to be a tough ask for … The post Take a bow, Jai Hindley appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Wait, So Who’S The Giro D’Italia Favourite Now?

We’re just three days into the Giro d’Italia and already the GC battle is in sharp focus. Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) was looking like the clear favourite after a great stage 1 time trial but a couple days later the race has been blown wide open. On stage 3, Thomas was just one of a … The post Wait, so who’s the Giro d’Italia favourite now? appeared first on CyclingTips .

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