Stage 11 – Tour de France completed

Stage 11 from Albi to Toulouse is fast, very fast. For the Pros it will be a big day for the refreshed sprinters coming off the rest day. Just 2,000 meters of climbing over gentle rolling hills and only 167km to travel, the pros will fly. For me it was another recovery type day riding […]

Rest Day – Tour de France

Couldn’t think of a better way to spend my rest day than with my feet up watching Wout van Aert from @jumbovisma_road Team Jumbo Visma winning Stage 10 riding the stunning Bianchi Oltre XR4…. fantastic result.

Stage 10 – Tour de France completed

Today was tough mentally as it was physically demanding. The first 60km of this 217km long ride was the toughest yet for me as my legs felt extremely heavy and burning like fire as we rode immediately into the strong gusting headwind and big hills. Now as funny, stupid funny, as this sounds,… but once […]

Stage 9 – Tour de France completed

Today was a fantastic day on the bike even with a brutal climb at the 30km mark that pushed 18% in parts followed by a number of 6-7% climbs lasting approx 6km long. It was always going to be a recovery type ride for me after yesterday’s epic effort. Jack my support vehicle driver saddled […]

Stage 8 – Tour de France completed

I’d like to dedicate my ride today to my beautiful sister Deb who passed away on this day in 2015 aged just 54. She was the most beautiful, gentle, caring person who is missed by us all each and every day. Her passing was sudden, caught us all by surprise and we never got to […]

Stage 7 – Tour de France completed

As anticipated today was a full on groundhog day. Marcos and I joined a group for the first 20km and again for the last 24km however in between, we took turns punching into a nagging headwind eating the kilometres and “rolling” hills. There were a couple nice villages along the way but the country side […]

Stage 6 РTour de France completed 

Stage 6 lived up to expectations and was brutal on every level and will make for fantastic television viewing. The final two climbs are spectacular, incredibly insane actually. Two kilometres at 18% across rough sandy gravel was a new experience. Riding a few kilometres with The Veloroos and enjoying the first climb with them was […]

Stage 5 – Tour de France completed

Today we continued this epic journey south from the Grand Depart in Brussels towards the Pyrenees. This challenging 175km ride took us over four categorised climbs and through many German influenced villages, amazingly vibrant corn fields and picture perfect vineyards that covered fields and hillsides as far as the eye could see. The climbs were […]

Stage 4 – Tour de France completed

The 215km Stage 4 from Reims to Nancy today was an interesting one. Lots of rolling hills, open crop fields and cyclists plus our first taste of continual headwinds. Highlights, other than the beautiful scenery, was team mate Andrew finishing the stage after yesterday’s crash plus catching up with the @theveloroos Veloroos out on the […]

Stage 3 – Tour de France completed

As lovely a city as Brussels is, it was great to finally start cranking out the miles on wide open roads, and there are plenty on the 215km Stage 3 from Binche to Epernay. Our little GTP team of 3 were moving along well until Andrew unfortunately crashed at the 72km mark injuring his forearm. […]