2019 marks a number of milestones in the history of the Tour de France. It is the 30th anniversary of Greg LeMond’s 58-second defeat of Laurent Fignon in the final time trial on the Champs-Élysées to win the 1989 Tour by 8 seconds, the slimmest margin in the history of the race. It is also the […]
People may ask which of Tullio Campagnolo’s inventions are the most important; the quick release allowing gears to be changed more easily in the pre-derailleur days, or the Gran Sport (and later Record & Super Record) rear derailleurs. One may even debate who has had a bigger impact on cycling, Campagnolo or Shimano … and […]
I’m an old-school roadie. That means that I tend to favor lugged steel frames, Campagnolo components, and tubular wheels & tires, so it has to take something special to get me to make a change. My primary ride for many years has been a 2003 Richard Sachs Signature road bike, initially built up with a […]
Cycling is a team sport; races may be won by individuals, but those individuals generally would not be successful without the support of a good team behind them, a team not only of riders but of support personnel as well, from the Directeurs Sportif, to the mechanics and soigneurs. It’s really easy to see this […]
“Neutral Service” is a phrase that likely had the father of the Tour de France, Henri Desgrange, turning over in his grave when the first Mavic Neutral Service car became part of the caravan behind the peloton at the 1973 Paris-Nice. In the early years of the Tour, riders were responsible for conducting their own […]
A ride in the Mavic Neutral Support Car August 3, 2017 – South Jordan, Utah – Cycling West’s writer and photographer Steven Sheffield spent another day in the Mavic Neutral Support car. He captured a set of great images of the day’s action from the caravan. Check out his photo gallery below.
A Ride with Mavic Neutral Support in Stage 1 of the 2017 Tour of Utah – A Photo Gallery by Steven Sheffield
A ride with Mavic Neutral Support in Stage 1 of the 2017 Tour of Utah Stage 1 of the 2017 Tour of Utah rolled 132 miles from Logan around Bear Lake, and back to Logan, Utah. Cycling West’s writer and photographer Steven Sheffield rode with the Mavic Neutral Support car for the day. We present […]
Crusher in the Tushar 2017 – Holcomb Wins Women’s Category; Squire Three-peats in the Men’s – Report, Results, Photos
Beaver, Utah – July 8, 2017 – In the small town of Beaver, Utah, the second Saturday of July can only mean one thing; it’s time for another invasion of those crazy bike racers for the Beaver County Travel Council Crusher in the Tushar, presented by DNA Cycling. The epic road and dirt race has […]
Soigneurs with spare wheels are spread all along the race. Extreme events like Paris-Roubaix can mean up to 20 extra mechanics and team helpers out on the course.
Stage 6 Photo Gallery by Steven Sheffield August 6, 2016 – Cycling West presents a stellar photo gallery of Stage 6 of the 2016 Tour of Utah by photographer Steven Sheffield, flahute.com. Stage 6 is the Queen Stage, and runs from Snowbasin to Snowbird.