Monday Jun 30
Tour for all delights Froome
Defending champion Chris Froome summed up the 2014 Tour de France, which starts in Leeds on Saturday, as "a very well-balanced route" that will "test all aspects of the eventual winner".
Steegmans fumes after Belgian nationals
Something went wrong in the Omega Pharma Quick Step team camp on Sunday. Gert Steegmans featured in the breakaway which was about to sprint for the victory at the Belgian championships in Wielsbeke, with a finish right next to the big Unilin factory, the company behind Quick-Step.
Handing Out First Half Team Grades
Why? Because it's June. And June is for training and/or races loved mostly by WillJ.
Boonen fighting to overcome injury ahead of national championships
The Omega Pharma-Quickstep team said today that Tom Boonen will skip the Halle-Ingooigem tomorrow in order to focus on training for the Belgian national road championships on Sunday.
Boonen out of Tour de Suisse
The Omega Pharma-Quickstep team lost one weapon in its arsenal to defend Tony Martin's lead in the Tour de Suisse when Tom Boonen failed to take the start of the individual time trial on Friday.