Posts Tagged "Geraint Thomas"

Britain’s Geraint Thomas cracked in the final ascent of Paris-Nice but pulled himself together in the descent to hold off Alberto Contador by four seconds and claim his biggest road racing victory on Sunday.

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I really shouldn’t be happy about Geraint Thomas winning the Commonwealth Games road race.

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I’m back and I’m British, so I’m going to start with something on Team Sky. No, don’t click off. I’ve not come to praise Sky, although I’m not going to bury them either.

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Tough world, this cycling business. When riders aren’t fending off doping allegation from every angle like Steven Segal in a dark alley against a gang of mulleted thugs, they have to actually ride their bikes.

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After six stages and no general classification stages at the 2013 Tour de France, there are already several top ten hopefuls who have flown home or are missing key teammates.

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The blame game had already begun as the bruised and battered riders unfortunate enough to be caught up in the crashes that marred stage one of this year’s Tour de France crossed the line, in dribs and drabs and varying states of repair.

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The penultimate stage of this year’s Tour Down Under sees the riders climb the famous Old Willunga Hill twice. The stage is 151.5 kms long and is regarded as the most important stage in determining the overall result.

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For the first time in Tour Down Under history, it’s almost certain an Australian won’t finish in the top ten.

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Unless something quite astonishing happens on Old Willunga Hill on Saturday, no Australian will feature in the top ten of the Tour Down Under for the first time in its 16-year history.

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Is the Tour Down Under Geraint Thomas’s race to lose? Or someone else’s to win? Join us for live updates from the Tour Down Under Stage 4 from 11am (local – 11:30am AEDT).

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The blue ribbon event of the track cycling program at any Olympic Games is always the team pursuit. The race of truth on the track, flat out at over 60 kilometres an hour.

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Please join our live blog of the Giro d’Italia Stage 2. Live coverage will begin at 20.25 AEST with updates added to this post as the race progresses.

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Smash that. Australia’s fresh-faced men’s pursuit team responded to taunts from British cyclist Geraint Thomas by dishing out a pre-Olympic hiding at the velodrome for the London Games on Sunday night.

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Jack Bobridge has heard the whispers about the all-conquering Australian men’s pursuit team. That it is all well and good winning track cycling world titles in Copenhagen and Apeldoorn but it is the Olympics that count.

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