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  • Jasper Philipsen is having a fab time. The Champ on Les Champs

    Moments after Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck) blew away the field to win solo -- yes, by himself, all alone in Paris, no other sprinters in camera view, he came to a euphoric stop. His teammates swarmed him, smacked him on the back, shouted congrats and -- was it Jasper himself? --who summed up the dramatic movement, winning the sprinter's Super Bowl, on [...]

  • Jumbo-Visma, popping bottles

    Things around the dinner table are going to be pretty fab at the Jumbo Visma hotel. The champagne will flow, desserts will be indulged in, someone may even order a Hamburger American with fries. Probably the Colorado climber, Sepp Kuss -- his work is done, time to put on a kilo of fun. It's been an incredible Tour de France. [...]

  • Vingegaard and Pogacar crash and call truce in Tour de France.

    Jonas Vingegaard and Tadej Pogacar have battled each other up the Alps and Pyrenean mountains, trading blows, attacking and defending, two evenly matched riders, head and shoulders above everyone else in the race.  Today, they fought each other down the last mountain. Still trailing Vingegaard by over two minutes and almost to the hors category Hautacam, the final climb of [...]

Jumbo-size disaster. Roglic injures shoulder and loses big time to Pogacar

It was a day of disaster for Jumbo Visma. With twenty kilometers of Roubaix cobblestone, stage five of the Tour de France guaranteed chaos and no team suffered more than the Dutch powerhouse squad.   First, Wout van Aert and teammate Steven Kruijswijk collide and crash, both hitting the ground as the peloton raced away. Van Aert got up touching his [...]

July 6th, 2022|

Van Aert fined for littering, then tosses out entire peloton behind him.

Wout van Aert (Jumbo–Visma) was fined 500 Swiss francs for littering during stage three of the Tour de France.  The question is, how much will Van Aert be fined on stage four after his savage attack on the Cap du Blanc-Nez climb left riders littered all over the road? I mean, it was a total mess -- and that might [...]

July 5th, 2022|

Jakobsen lost respect for Groenewegen. Time to let this beef go?

Fabio Jakobsen (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) says he as lost all respect for Dylan Groenewegen (Team BikeExchange–Jayco), the rider who forced him into the barriers in the 2020 Tour of Poland.  Even after Jakobsen's emotional and redemptive Tour stage victory, he still goes out of his way to place 100% of the blame on Groenewegen -- and zero on the organizers of the [...]

July 4th, 2022|

Magnus Cort, Danish king of the Tour de France

Magnus Cort (EF Education EasyPost) is on cloud nine. A Dane riding in bright red polka dots through adorning throngs of Danish fans in Denmark. It's like his own private cycling festival with Cort as Master of ceremonies and guest of honor. He is rolling around his home country cheered by millions of fans..  He's laughing, he's smiling, he's waving [...]

July 3rd, 2022|

A bridge TT. Lampaert and Uran go down but not out in Tour

Yves Lampaert (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) didn't imagine he'd ride a second consecutive time trial on stage two from Roskilde to Nyborg. But thanks to his crash, he was forced to do exactly that. About half way across the 18 kilometer Great Belt Bridge, a touch of wheels brought him crashing down along with teammate and key lead-out man Michael Mørkøv, along with a [...]

July 2nd, 2022|

Nada for Ganna. Lampaert takes first yellow in Tour

Filippo Ganna was fourth today, which was basically zero. The odds-on favorite and world champion Ganna (INEOS Grenadiers) finished the short 13.2 kilometer time trial around Copenhagen in a surprising fourth place.  First, he was bumped down the leaderboard by Wout van Aert (Jumbo Visma), then Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) pushed him into third place and finally, the real [...]

July 1st, 2022|
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