Richie Porte will be attempting to join an illustrious list this week and expects to get his best Tour de France form guide in the course of the event.

Porte, 32, will be looking to become the sixth three-time winner of the weeklong stage race that starts at the traditional end point of the Tour de France and terminates just a short ride away from his European home.

The Paris-Nice which dates as far back as in 1933, remains the most prestigious WorldTour stage race outside the three Grand Tours. Where Porte is able to add to his successes in 2013 and 2015, he will go on to join up with such cycling royalty as Laurent Jalabert, Eddy Merckx, Joop Zoetemelk and Sean Kelly as triple winners of the event.

The Tasmanian who began this season with a long overdue victory in South Australia’s Tour Down Under, currently sits at the top of the world rankings. He would be in the lead for the BMC racing squad as they head into the 1227-kilometre, eight-stage race. Continue reading “RICHIE PORTE HOPES FOR HAT-TRICK IN PARIS-NICE”


Tyler Farrar has been in great form and good shape recently.

He has labeled the Spanish race as the toughest grand tour he has ever completed, in terms of terrain.

The American veteran who race for Dimension Data has completed five editions of the Giro D’Italia, Tour de Fance, and rouching wood- the vuelta a Espana. He recounted that the increasing level of difficulty is not exclusive to the Spanis Grand Tour. Speaking to Cycling News he sad:

“This year, I did the hardest Tour of California ever, followed by the hardest Tour de Suisse ever, followed by the hardest ever Vuelta.

“So do we want cycling to be a last man standing epic affair every day? If that’s what cycling wants, then OK. Or do we want it to be more tactical, go back to a more traditional format?”

Farrar has lamented that though most of the routes in the Vuelta peloton are flat they have 2,500 meters of vertical climb, making it very difficult for most cyclers. Continue reading “FARRAR LAMENTS THE INCREASING DIFFICULTY OF VUELTA”

Tyler And Vuelta Course

Every cyclist has his or her favorite tracks and courses.

Tyler has experienced and loved the laid back environment that Vuelta offers. Even though the courses that run through this region do not offer him much for sprint finishes, but he loves the Vuelta a Espana. Indeed, this course in Spain might burn his skin and freckled face but this weekend he would begin the grand tour here. It is a tour that is taking place in the northwest part of the country. This would be the fifth time that he would take part in the tour. He would be part of the team comprising of Nathan Haas and Kristian Sbaragli.

He has signed on and is part of the Dimension Data team as well. Being 32 years of age and hailing from Washington, his hair has been growing longer as his experience has become longer. He would be guiding Sbaragli in the sprint courses. He would also be setting up Haas to attack when the course moves to the mountain stages in the middle part of the race. There would be several climbers who would be part of the team and would pitch in when the race moves to the mountainous parts. Continue reading “Tyler And Vuelta Course”

Tour De Suisse Match Review

Tyler Farrar is one of the popular road racing cyclists who has been playing for Team Dimension Data.

This American cyclist has achieved Circuit Franco- Belge in 2009 and Vattenfall Cyclassics in 2010. After playing for close to 7 years for Slipstream and Chipotle, the player has finally decided to sign up with MTN Qhubeka in this season. One of the recent matches played by this rider was the Tour De Suisse wherein he showed his splendid performance like always.

The Tour de Suisse was the match that was indeed worth watching as it was quite an interesting one. It kept the crowd engaged till the end. Jarlinson Pantano achieved victory in the final stage, Sergey Chernetski achieved 2nd position, and Jon Izaguirre was 3rd in the group sprint. Miguel Angel Lopez achieved the overall leading position in the Tour de Suisse. Although Farrar could not make it to victory, he showed his best performance and put in every effort to win. The final stage of the match had to be cut short to 57 km due to extreme weather conditions. The riders had a tough time riding in the slight downhill to the Fluelapass till the finishing line. Continue reading “Tour De Suisse Match Review”

Clark and Prinner lead USA Cycling Pro Road Tour following Sunny King Classic

The new Pro Road Tour of USA Cycling started in Anniston, Alabama, at Sunny King Classic that had a criterium on Saturday as well as a road race on Sunday.

After the events this weekend, Oscar Clark and Jessica Prinner lead the men’s as well as women’s list respectively.
In a team press release, Prinner told that this has always been a great feeling to have the first race weekend under your kitty, and even better to have a victory. There are still a whole lot of races yet on the calendar but to have an early lead in the USAC Pro Road Tour is a real bonus. What matters is that they executed as a team that would be a major strength for them down the road. On Saturday, at the Sunny King Criterium, Travis McCabe won the men’s race in a bunch sprint ahead of Michael Hernandez and Aldo Ino Ilesic.
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