Sometimes the wind’s at your back, sometimes it’s all uphill
After winning his maiden Grand Tour at the Vuelta a España, Simon Yates has set his sights on the Giro d’Italia for 2019, saying he has unfinished business with a race he collapsed so spectacularly at this spring.
ON THE DOTTED LINE...
Fresh from winning the Tour de France, Geraint Thomas inked a new deal with Team Sky. “Another 3 years Dave,” he tweeted, along with a GIF from My Girl, of a pact being made with spit and a handshake.
PACKING A PUNCH
After the abrupt collapse of their Aqua Blue Sport team, pros Larry Warbasse and Conor Dunne set out on a bikepacking trip in the south of France. The ‘NoGo Tour’ mirrored the length of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain, where they should have been.
OUT FOR THE COUNT
Great Britain’s longest-running pro team JLT-Condor will fold at the end of the 2018 season, after failing to find a replacement for title sponsor, insurance firm JLT.
NEED FOR SPEED
The RAC felt the ire of cyclists after posting a tweet to a story on its website about how drivers can avoid speed camera detection. The message it should be telling its members? Don’t speed!
Olympic track champ Kristina Vogel, 27, has been left paralysed after a training crash in June. “It is shit, there’s no other way to put it,” she told Der Spiegel. “But I believe that the sooner you accept a new situation, the sooner you learn to deal with it.”