Cycling Weekly

Cycling Weekly October 22, 2020

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start line 22.10

The wording of government documents probably isn’t something you spend much time thinking about. But over the next five days I urge you to make an exception. The consultation around the review of the Highway Code is coming to an end, and could, in one fell swoop, bring about the greatest improvements to road safety in our lifetime. Apart from the misstep in wording over Rule 66 (see page 16) the changes are simple, offer clarity and if adopted will make a huge difference. Take the junction priority change. What is currently covered by 14 rules would simply say ‘when you turn, give way to those going straight on.’ So what can you do? Simple, you can add your voice to those supporting the changes (Rule 66 being the exception). There are…

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geoghegan hart leaps into giro contention

Twenty-five year old British rider Tao Geoghegan Hart was at a “career defining” moment as the Giro d’Italia entered its second rest day after he hauled himself into general classification contention with his first ever Grand Tour stage win on Sunday. The Londoner, who rides for Ineos Grenadiers, put in an impressive and patient display shadowing Sunweb leader Wilco Kelderman and his domestique Jai Hindley all the way up the climb of Piancavallo before outsprinting them both for the line. Averaging 410 watts over the final 3km of the climb, he took his maiden Grand Tour victory in his fourth three-week race. “It’s definitely my biggest win, nothing comes close,” he said. Early promise After two weeks of racing he found himself 2.57 off the lead of João Almeida (Deceuninck-Quick Step) and one second…

2 min.
cold comfort

I’m currently staring down the barrel of the final week here at the Giro. The second week would have finished flawlessly if it wasn’t for a brutal stage to Piancavallo and some time lost to Wilco Kelderman for João. It’s set to be a big showdown now. What’s concerning me beyond the fight for pink is the conditions we’re going to be riding in, what with the Stelvio, Colle dell’Agnello and other climbs looming. We can either pray for amazing weather or that it’s so bad that the stages are re-routed. Anything in between sounds like a nightmare. Last Sunday’s stage to Roccaraso was a grim start, increasingly cold and wet before a few shivery descents before the final climb. Then the stage in Cesenatico was truly something else. When you’re soaking…

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kelderman’s got the team support to win

The Giro is shaping up to be one of the most interesting Grand Tours for a long time. And I’ll tempt fate and say I can see Tao Geoghegan Hart come into his own and win this Giro d’Italia. As I write this he’s just one second off the podium and he’s just won a stage. Wilko Kelderman, you would have to say, is in the best place to win it. João Almeida has the jersey and he defended very well given the pressure he was put under but it might be too much to see him survive the brutal final week. What marks Kelderman out as the favourite I think is the strength of his Sunweb team–they were very impressive on Sunday’s summit finish. That’s the question that sits over Tao…

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double dutch at the tour of flanders

It was a red, white and blue Tour of Flanders on Sunday as Dutch riders took the spoils in both men’s and women’s races. Moreover, both Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) and Chantal van den Broeck Blaak (Boels-Dolmans) took their wins with panache — VDP edging out Wout Van Aert mano a mano after a 40km break, and Blaak taking a solo flyer with 17km to ride and making it stick. The men’s result could have been different though, had perennial headline-maker Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step) not crashed out after a collision with a race moto. It was the Frenchman who instigated the winning break, only to fall heavily a short while later, breaking his hand. Deceuninck boss Patrick Lefevere blamed the motorbikes, saying they had taken the wrong line through a…

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wiggins liquidates businesses with debts of over £1m

Two of Bradley Wiggins’s companies are being wound up with debts in excess of £1m and looks set to leave creditors hundreds of thousands of pounds out of pocket. Wiggins Rights Limited, the company used to “exploit Bradley Wiggins’s name and image rights”, has entered liquidation with debts in excess of £650,000, while a related company, New Team Cycling Limited, which was used to run the now defunct Team Wiggins, is also being liquidated with debts of £587,008. The statement of affairs filed at Companies House for Wiggins Rights Limited said it expects to get back only £600,695 from a directors loan of £760,373 to help pay the debts. New Team Cycling Limited lists Bradley Wiggins and his wife Cath (from whom he separated earlier this year) as its directors. It owes its…