Tag: Alberto Contador

One from the vaults: Postcards from the Basque Country – Part II

Continuing my Basque flavoured theme this week, here’s the second-part of my post on one of my favourite stage races, Vuelta al Pais Vasco #Itzulia. Pretty much like the riders, when you’re following a race, your days follow a very similar format. Turn up… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Postcards from the Basque Country – Part II”

One from the vaults: Postcards from the Basque Country – Part I

I did say that I wouldn’t recycle too many cycling posts but, frankly, I’m having severe withdrawal symptoms with there being no live racing, anywhere. Ahead of what would have been this year’s Tour of the Basque Country, I’m recycling one from April 2013… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Postcards from the Basque Country – Part I”

One from the Vaults: Are you gonna go my way?

I’ve decided that once a week I’ll re-post something from my extensive archives. Obviously many of my early posts 2009 – 2012 heavily feature cycling. I’ll try to keep these to a minimum as I know not everyone is a cycling fan. Frankly, if… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: Are you gonna go my way?”

Sheree’s 2017 Sporting Highlights

I’ve been a bit slow off the mark here largely because I’ve been out enjoying myself in the snow! As usual there were many lowlights in 2017 – no need to depress ourselves by listing them – but I’ve always been a glass half full… Continue Reading “Sheree’s 2017 Sporting Highlights”

Bye bye Baby Blackbird bye bye

After Tom Boonen’s retirement earlier this year, yet another of my favourite riders has hung up his cleats. I am, of course, talking about Alberto Contador whose career I have followed with interest since 2006. On that year’s final stage of Paris-Nice, I was waiting… Continue Reading “Bye bye Baby Blackbird bye bye”

Pre-Tour chat with Trek-Segafredo’s Haimar Zubeldia

Typically I’ll make a point of talking to riders participating in their first ever grand tour, or their first Tour de France, because their slightly nervous excitement and sense of adventure is intoxicating. This time though I thought I’d head for the opposite end… Continue Reading “Pre-Tour chat with Trek-Segafredo’s Haimar Zubeldia”

12 days of Christmas – day 9

This is photo of the Tour de France peloton as it passed by Coutances on stage 2, a 183km largely flat coastal route from Saint-Lo to Cherbourg won by Peter Sagan, which gave him his first-ever yellow leader’s jersey.  He went on to take his fifth consecutive green… Continue Reading “12 days of Christmas – day 9”

Postcard from Pais Vasco

Despite the wet and windy weather we had a great time watching the Vuelta al Pais Vasco. Typically, the weather was fine both before and after the race. With this year’s race falling after Easter, I thought I’d have no problem booking our usual… Continue Reading “Postcard from Pais Vasco”

Postcard from Nice

Yeah, I know it’s just up the road but it occurred to me that I don’t bang the drum enough about my home region and, this year, the final two stages of Paris-NeigeNice were both around Nice and the Niçois hinterland, and it WAS… Continue Reading “Postcard from Nice”

A Culinary Adventure

I’m enjoying a few, rare days of peace and quiet while my beloved is on a business trip to India. Recently he’s been home underfoot a lot which has had its benefits, particularly as I’ve been ill. In truth I hadn’t been feeling well… Continue Reading “A Culinary Adventure”