It would've been the perfect Tour de France for him. Caleb Ewan cannot afford to miss another. And that is why he must go, writes Anthony Tan.
"In 2016, Team LottoNL-Jumbo started the sprint project around Groenewegen. The goal was to achieve success in the 2018 Tour de France." By now, Caleb Ewan should be racing his second the Tour de France, because the sprint project around ...
The organisers of the Tour de France have missed a vital chance to lead the way in promoting cultural change within cycling, writes Stephanie Constand.
It’s an enduring and all-too-familiar image to those who follow the sport of professional cycling. As he stands atop the podium, the lycra-clad victor raises his hands aloft, flanked by two attractive women whose sole purpose is to deliver...
Turn that Richie induced frown upside down with these handy tips to get through the rest of the Tour now the only reason for a biased Aussie fan to watch has gone.
Last year after Richie Porte left the Tour on Stage 9, we still had Michael Matthews and his quest for the green jersey to hold our interest. Now even he's gone, we want to throw out the TV with our tour snacks.  Before you do, there's so...
The Tour hits the resest button ahead of the mountains, so let's take a look back at the first nine tetchy stages.
Cycling is just plain cruel Stage 9 Le Tour is proving to be a bit of a bogey for our man, Richie Porte, the Australian again forced to abandon following a crash. There’s not much more to say about it other than we’re all devastated for P...
Like it or not, Chris Froome is riding the 2018 Tour de France and the sky isn't falling. Or is it?
“Oh, Henny Penny, the sky is falling and I am going to the lion to tell him about it.” “How do you know it?” asks Henny Penny. “It hit me on the head, so I know it must be so,” says Chicken Little. Chris Froome was the subject of so much a...
For one reason or another, Richie Porte's promise as a Grand Tour contender remains unfulfilled. Will he get there before time runs out, wonders Anthony Tan?
One crash, so many consequences. I'm talking about Richie Porte, of course. The way he spoke in the days leading up to the 105th edition, I was thinking to myself, This is a man who has yet to banish memories of last year out of his head. ...
It's the perfect entrée for the World Cup Final, as the cobbles of Roubaix shape up as one of the most anticipated stages of this year's Tour de France.
Nine stages in and the peloton finally reaches what we've been looking forward to the entire journey around northern France. It's the cobbles. And not your city cobbles like on the Champs-Élysées, worn down by decades of traffic, kept clea...

This stage is so long...

Woah! Stage 7 of the 2018 Tour de France was a long one. It was so long....we made a lighthearted listicle.
Stage 7 was a 'transition' stage - the ones race organisers force the peloton to ride so we can all get from the regions around the grand depart to other parts of France rather than ride around in just one corner of it.  When faced with th...
Once again, we have been reminded that the Tour de France is like no other bike race, writes Anthony Tan.
There he goes again, running at a cycling race... Unlike Mont Ventoux in 2016, however, at least this time he had his bike with him. During Sunday night's coverage of Le Tour on SBS Television, race director Christian Prudhomme explained t...

Quintana's 'catastrophe'

Catastrophe was the word Mikel Landa used to describe the day of fellow jersey hopeful, and teammate Nairo Quintana at the end of the first stage at the Tour de France for 2018. In three weeks' time we will know the true impact.
Catastrophe. Noun. 1. An event causing great and usually sudden damage or suffering; a disaster. Something very unfortunate or unsuccessful. That was the word Mikel Landa used to describe the day of fellow jersey hopeful, and teammate Nair...