Tag: Arthur Vichot

Spring is just around the corner

Even though it’s much diminished in status (only three WorldTour teams), I much enjoy watching the Tour Cycliste International du Haut Var-Matin. Last week-end it was a cool, clear and sunny morning as I drove along the La Provençale motorway in the direction of… Continue Reading “Spring is just around the corner”

Season opener

I typically herald in the European cycling season at the Tour du Haut Var-Matin. If the weather’s fine, and it often is, it’s a glorious drive to the neighbouring Var: the racing green of the evergreens, the clear blue sky, the red rocky outcrops… Continue Reading “Season opener”

Boonen’s back

Today, having safely delivered my beloved to the airport, I raced back home to get on with Monday’s usual pile of administration for both our company and the cycling club. The day started off a little damp and humid but the sun soon burnt… Continue Reading “Boonen’s back”

Scant consolation

On today’s stage, another hot one, 157.3km from Marbella to Malaga, I was willing one of the original 7-man breakaway to the finish line. But sometimes even our combined wills just aren’t enough. Serafin Martinez (Xacobeo Galicia) having accelerated away from his breakaway companions on the… Continue Reading “Scant consolation”

Bring it on

Hours before the start of the 65th edition (and 75th anniversary) of the Vuelta a Espana, I’m all set and raring to go. Unusually, there’s no pile of laundry to keep me occupied when I’ll be whiling away my afternoons in front of the television.… Continue Reading “Bring it on”

Putting your foot in it

I got back from my trip to St Raphael feeling pleasurably fatigued and sank gratefully into my spa bath to soothe my aching parts. I really don’t use it often enough. Generally because, when I return from a ride, I’m endeavouring to produce sustenance… Continue Reading “Putting your foot in it”

Viral celebrity

A charming tale caught my eye in yesterday’s L’Equipe. Apparently, the Port Adelaide Cycling Club decided to pick a completely unknown European rider to support during the Tour Down Under. After some deliberation, they selected Arthur Vichot, a neo-pro with FDJ taking part in his… Continue Reading “Viral celebrity”