Category: Sport

One from the vaults: Vuelta pangs

The 2022 Vuelta a Espana kicks off today with a (dreaded) team time-trial. I’ve previously visited Utrecht to watch the start of the 2016 Tour de France. Once again and largely thanks to the post-pandemic racing conditions, I’ll be watching the entire race on… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Vuelta pangs”

One from the vaults: Postcard from San Sebastian – 2016 City of Culture

Tomorrow there’s the ¬†2022 edition of the Klasikoa in San Sebasti√°n, a race I love seeing live. This year sadly, once again, I’ve resigned myself to watching it on television. Here’s what happened back in 2016. Typically, our visit to the Clasica San Sebastian… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Postcard from San Sebastian – 2016 City of Culture”

One from the vaults: Venturing into the unknown

The last few years for obvious reasons I’ve been restricted to following the Tour [de France] on the television. Today I’m harking back to 2013 and my debut Tour with my very own press accreditation – I was so excited. I’m fond of saying… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Venturing into the unknown”

One from the Vaults: Missing Itzulia

In honour of this week’s cycle race in the Basque Country, I’m re-visiting another of my earlier posts. This one’s from 2019 where, once again, I was noticeable by my absence. This week sees the 59th running of the Tour of the Basque Country… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: Missing Itzulia”

On the road with Itzulia: Part II

As mentioned yesterday, this week my spirit is in the Spanish Basque Country enjoying its cycling tour, Itzulia, which takes place from 4-9 April. The 2022 edition showcases some of its finest riding locations. Yesterday I covered the race’s debut in Hondarribia, while today… Continue Reading “On the road with Itzulia: Part II”

One from the vaults: I love riding on my lonesome

I realise that I now rarely write about my cycling which is what originally anchored this blog. Admittedly the various lockdowns took a toll of my kilometrage, I’m back to riding around the area on my lonesome – weather permitting. So I thought I’d… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: I love riding on my lonesome”

Simply Splendid Sporting Saturday

Or should I say, sporting weekend? I’m in heaven. I was up at the crack of dawn to watch MotoGP qualifying from Indonesia. I’ve had breakfast and I’m going to be watching Milan-Sanremo from the start, a cycle race I normally watch conclude in… Continue Reading “Simply Splendid Sporting Saturday”

One from the Vaults: Postcard from Sanremo

Typically, this weekend I’d be heading over into to Italy to watch the concluding chapters of the Milan-Sanremo bike race. I’ve watched the race’s conclusion pretty much most years since 2006, though not for the last couple. And not this year either, but for… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: Postcard from Sanremo”

One from the Vaults: Postcard from [Paris-]Nice

Typically at this time of year, the weekend is spent watching the final two stages of the Paris to Nice cycle race. But this year I’m spending the weekend in Monaco where we’re attending a Gala dinner for the Monaco Bentley Owners’ Club –… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: Postcard from [Paris-]Nice”

One from the Vaults: Spring is almost sprung

This one’s from way back in 2012 and sees me heading to watch the last day’s racing of one of the early cycling springtime events, The Tour du Haut Var. It’s a race I watch most years and has recently mushroomed from a two… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: Spring is almost sprung”