What Is The Autobus – Or “Grupetto” – In Bike Racing, And What Does It Take To Keep Up?

On a multi-day, mountainous, and 200+ kilometer-per-day race such as Tour de France, riders push their bodies to the absolute limit. Even years of experience and a lifetime of training may not be enough to stop riders from falling behind. You’d imagine that being in the group of riders right at the back of such … Read more

Tom Pidcock: Profile of the Tour de France’s Rising Star

With an impressive number of victories already, Tom Pidcock is taking the world of bike racing by storm. It’s hard to watch almost any men’s cycling event these days without hearing the name Tom Pidcock. Encapsulating the future for both British cycling and Ineos Grenadiers, he’s already among the top 5 best-paid cyclists in the … Read more

Marco Pantani: The Rise and Fall of Cycling’s Greatest Climber

Marco Pantani is revered by cyclists as arguably the greatest climber in the sport’s history. However, the story of this legend’s spectacular climb to greatness is mired in controversy, and ends tragically surrounded by doping allegations, depression, and addiction. Who was Marco Pantani? Why is he known as the greatest climber in history? What happened … Read more

Women’s Tour de France: All You Need To Know About Le Tour de France Femmes

After a 33-year absence, the Women’s Tour de France – officially Le Tour de France Femmes – finally returns on Sunday 24 July 2022. The greatest female road cyclists in the world will be battling for the iconic yellow jersey through eight stages across France in what looks set to rival the Giro d’Italia Femminile … Read more

What Is A Musette Bag in Cycling? “Bonk Bags” Explained

If you’ve been following this year’s Tour de France, you might’ve noticed each team’s domestiques grabbing bags from their soigneurs at the side of the road at certain points on a stage, then dishing out the contents to their teammates. This sack is called a musette bag – or a “bonk bag” if you’re British … Read more

What Is The Lanterne Rouge in The Tour de France?

Imagine training your whole life to enter the Tour de France, then come race day, the position you’re competing for is… last place? Well, such is the nature of the Lanterne Rouge. In the professional road cycling world of Grand Tours, last place has often come to symbolize a badge of guts and perseverance, having … Read more

The “Maillot Jaune”: History Of The Tour De France Yellow Jersey

The 2022 Tour de France is fast approaching. One of the oldest and most iconic multi-stage bike races in the world, the Tour de France has a history stretching back almost 120 years, with the first edition taking place in 1903. However, it’s changed dramatically since then. This year’s edition covers a total distance of … Read more

Tour de France Winners: The Complete Guide

Looking to brush up on your Tour de France winners history before the 2022 edition’s Grand Départ in Copenhagen on July 1st? We’ve got you covered! This page details every Yellow Jersey winner in the history of Le Tour, organized by: The Reigning Tour de France Winner: Tadej Pogačar All Multiple Tour de France Winners … Read more

Col Du Tourmalet: Cyclist’s Guide To A Legendary Climb

The Col du Tourmalet is the single most iconic climb in the history of bicycle racing. Nestled high in the thinning air of the French Pyrenees lies a thin ribbon of tarmac straddling two of its greatest peaks, a jagged grey scar carved into a sea of green. Countless champions have been made on the … Read more

The Infamous “Supertuck”: What Is Supertucking, And Why Was It Banned?

It’s an issue that has had its fair share of controversy and debate in recent years. The “supertuck” divides opinion and consistently provokes strong reactions from all kinds of cycling fans. Last year, those conversations reached a head when supertucking was banned by the UCI (cycling’s governing body). But what exactly is supertuck cycling? And … Read more

Ultimate Tour de France Jerseys Guide: Yellow Jersey, Green Jersey, Polka Dot Jersey And More

Every sports fan with even a passing interest in the Tour de France knows the iconic Yellow Jersey, worn by the race leader. But what about the other three Tour de France jerseys awarded at the end of each stage? What do they signify, and what are the stories behind them? To get you up … Read more

Category Climbs In Cycling: What Are The 5 Cycling Climbing Categories?

Been watching the Tour de France coverage and want to beef up your biking knowledge on category climbs in cycling? Or perhaps you’ve been pounding down split times on Strava and want to dig a little deeper into what their cycling climb categories are all about? We’ve got you covered! To give you the lowdown … 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

What Is A Tour De France Peloton?

The 2022 Tour de France is set to kick off in Copenhagen, Denmark on July 1st, and end later that month at the famous Champs-Élysées finishing point. An iconic Grand Tour that has been going since 1903, the Tour de France pits the world’s best road cyclists against each other in an epic 3,500-kilometre race. … Read more