“One more year”: Mark Cavendish confirms retirement U-turn to chase Tour de France record

Mark Cavendish will return to the Tour de France one final time, having confirmed he is reversing his decision to retire at the end of this season.

The 38-year-old from the Isle of Man will sign a one-year contract extension with Astana-Qazaqstan to compete in the 2024 cycling season.

The decision provides Cavendish with a final opportunity to break the all-time record of 34 Tour de France stage wins, which he currently shares with Eddy Merckx.

Mark Cavendish’s Bid for History: Chasing No. 35 at the 2023 Tour de France

The world of professional cycling has witnessed many legends, but few stories are as compelling as that of Mark Cavendish.

A career once seemingly over due to health setbacks and a string of misfortunes has blossomed into a tale of resurgence, fueling hopes of a record-breaking 35th stage victory in the Tour de France.

Riding Through Time: History of Le Tour Told in 15 Iconic Tour de France Bikes

Fasten your helmets and prepare to embark on a riveting journey that cycles through over a century of pedal-pushing evolution, exploring the transformation and innovation of historic Tour de France bikes.

We’ll explore the nuances of each epoch, focusing on the innovations and adaptations that have transformed the face of professional cycling.

15 Most Iconic Moments in Tour de France History

From the grueling ascents to the perilous descents, from breathtaking victories to heartbreaking losses, the Tour de France has provided the world with some of the most dramatic moments in sports history.

With the 2023 Tour de France on the horizon, we’re going to take you on a remarkable journey, filled with pivotal breakthroughs and legendary clashes, covering the 15 Most Iconic Moments in Tour de France History.

Puy De Dôme: Cyclists Guide

An iconic dormant volcano in central France, the Puy de Dôme returns to the 2023 Tour de France for the first time in decades. After being excluded for over three decades, the famously steep and challenging climb of Puy de Dôme has once again been announced in the route for the 2023 Tour de France. … Read more

Colnago Vintage Bikes Guide: Colnago Master X Light And More

Colnago are one of the highest-regarded manufacturers of bicycles of all time. Even to this day, you’re likely to see some beautiful Colnago frames in the pro peloton. But one of the reasons Colnago enjoy such esteem is due to their iconic vintage bikes. Colnago is not the oldest of manufacturers, founded in 1952, but … Read more

Eddy Merckx: The Greatest Cyclist Of All Time

A certain few athletes dominate their sport so fully that they stand apart from their competitors, and serve as a benchmark for future generations of athletes. Football has Pele, boxing has Muhammad Ali, and cycling has Eddy Merckx; considered by many to be the greatest cyclist of all time. In the 10 years between 1965 … Read more

Biking Beasts: The World’s Fastest Cyclists

Want to know who the world’s fastest cyclists are? Well, there’s both a short answer and a long answer. For the absolute fastest cyclist ever, look no further than Denise Mueller-Korenek’s staggering 184 mph (296 km/h) cycling speed record set on the salt flats of Utah in 2018. However, with so many disciplines and styles … Read more