Month: June 2021

Scottish Tour Riders: Ed Hood has been following the Tour for many years and having one of his home Scottish riders in the Tour peloton added a certain sparkle. There has only been half a dozen Scots at a Tour Grand Départ, but all were champions. Scotland’s top Tour rider – Robert Millar (Philippa York)
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Chris Boardman has been appointed as the new chair of Sport England, while Dame Katherine Grainger has been reappointed as the chair of UK Sport. Boardman, who won Olympic cycling gold in 1992, will replace Nick Bitel, who has held the post since 2013. Part of his remit will be “supporting and developing grassroots sport
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Stage Report: Another day of crashes, from the start to the finish riders were hitting the tarmac. Primoz Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) was the main loser of the GC men, but he wasn’t the only one. In the sprint The yellow jersey of Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) led-out Tim Marlier for the stage win. The Dutchman
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TOUR BREAKDOWN: The 2021 Tour de France has started with a bang. The organizers pulled no punches for the opening weekend, which saw multiple high-speed crashes, explosive uphill finishes, and some fairly significant GC gaps. – This article is an excerpt from the Beyond the Peloton newsletter. Sign up here for full access. – A
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