Tag: Rudy Molard

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”

Sheree’s 2018 Sporting Highlights

It’s always tricky distilling a year’s viewing of a number of sports into a few high points, but I’m going to try. You might be surprised at the results but, then again, you might not! 1. Rudy Molard’s stage victory in Paris-Nice There’s really… Continue Reading “Sheree’s 2018 Sporting Highlights”

Vuelta pangs

When the route for this year’s Vuelta a Espana was published in January my heart sank, though not for the reasons you might imagine. This year’s race started in Andalucia – last visited in 2015  – and later visits northern Spain, Asturias and the… Continue Reading “Vuelta pangs”

Postcard from Paris-Nice 2018

One of these years I will endeavour to follow the entire route of Paris-Nice, just not this year.  This time I joined the race for the start of stage 5 in Salon-de-Provence. We’ve visited the town a number of times as my beloved has… Continue Reading “Postcard from Paris-Nice 2018”

That winning feeling

As a fan of cycling I appreciate that all too few riders win races, not because they’re incapable of winning but because most spend their careers in the service of others. So when a professional cyclist you know wins a race or a stage,… Continue Reading “That winning feeling”

My European cycling season starts now!

  The previous week I was enjoying balmy temperatures among the sea, sand and skyscrapers of the Tour of Dubai, a six-day long sprint fest where those likely lads in lycra got to enjoy some of the trappings other sportsmen take for granted –… Continue Reading “My European cycling season starts now!”