Aug 04 2019

Criterium Cycles at the Marmotte 2019

Cycling is cruel. Indeed, some would argue it is the cruellest sport out there citing plenty of circumstantial evidence to support this fairly dramatic claim. Take a 3 week Grand Tour for instance. Where else would the competitors undergo 20 ‘full day’ stages of mental and physical anguish, where even just the slightest loss in…

Sep 02 2018

La Vuelta – Week 1 update

Well, it’s been a pretty unpredictable week in a race that always promised to be unpredictable. Team Sky turned up with their weakest team for a Grand Tour for quite some time (which is inevitable when neither Froome nor Thomas are on the starting line). But the plan was that de la Cruz would lead and…

Aug 30 2018

A new bike for my birthday

by Charlie Bowker (Aged 11) For my birthday, I received the coolest present – a Trek Domane AL2. I am going to tell you why I think it is the perfect first road bike to buy. Styling The styling of the bike is very good using a matte and gloss paint format. The colours work…

Jul 17 2018

Stage 9 – Pandemonium on the Pave

When Jens Voigt visited Criterium Cycles a few years ago and we enjoyed a wonderful evening with one of the legends of the sport, one thing he said in particular made me smile and has stayed with me ever since. He recalled, as a young pro rider, being introduced to cobbles for the first time….

Jul 05 2016

Trek Domane SLR – one of the best bikes of 2016

The Trek Domane SLR was launched to considerable fanfare earlier in 2016, in time for the fabled Cobbled Classics in Northern Europe. Trek claimed that with front and rear IsoSpeed, the Trek Domane SLR had it all; blistering speed, smooth race comfort and superior balance for precision handling and (according to Trek) all day domination….

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