GIRO’21 1st. Breakdown: The Early Winners & Losers

Race Breakdown: The 2021 Giro d’Italia started with a bang as Filippo Ganna stormed through the streets of Torino at nearly 60 kilometers per hour to take the first pink jersey. Spencer Martin ‘Breaks-down’ the weekend’s racing and looks at the implications for the next weeks in the Italian Grand Tour. First 2021 pink to […]

ROMANDIE Breakdown: Looking Towards the GIRO

Race Breakdown: The Tour de Romandie was hit by bad weather, but the race held the excitement all the way to the final time trial. Spencer Martin gives us his ‘Breakdown’ on the Swiss race and looks forward to the 2021 Giro d’Italia, starting this Saturday. Mike Woods – Stage 4 winner, overall leader, but […]

LIÈGE Breakdown: The ‘Young Gun’ Pogačar Makes History

Race Breakdown: The ‘new guard’ has definitely taken over as Tour winner Tadej Pogačar showed how to finish off a monument on Sunday. World champion Julian Alaphilippe and fellow Frenchman, and recent revelation, David Gaudu joined the Slovenian on the podium, leaving the ‘old men’ off the top steps. Spencer Martin Breaks-down 2021 Liège-Bastogne-Liège. Interesting […]

AMSTEL Breakdown: By A Tire’s Width

Race Breakdown: The Amstel Gold Race came down to the closest of finishes, but there was so much more to the Dutch Classic. Spencer Martin gives us his ‘Race Breakdown’ on one of the most exciting final half hour of racing this season… And that finish line decision. How close? 0.004 of a second – […]

FLANDERS Breakdown: Kasper Crushes on the Kwaremont!

Race Breakdown: The Tour of Flanders came up to all expectations, but ‘The Big Three’ of Mathieu van der Poel, Wout van Aert and World champion Julian Alaphilippe were usurped by Danish champion, Kasper Asgreen. Spencer Martin breaks down Sunday’s De Ronde pedal stroke by pedal stroke. – This article is an excerpt from the […]

Tirreno & Nice: The PEZ Breakdown

Race Breakdown: This past weekend of racing treated cycling fans to some of the most exciting early-season stage racing in modern memory. The dueling week-long stage races, Tirreno-Adriatico and Paris-Nice, didn’t allow for a dull moment. Primoz Roglic looked stronger than ever at Paris-Nice until he lost overall on the final stage in fantastic fashion […]


Race Breakdown: Mathieu van der Poel trounced the world’s best riders across the gorgeous Tuscan landscape and blew away those who dared stay with him via a blistering attack on the climb to Piazza del Campo and entered the majestic square alone to win the fifteenth edition of Strade Bianche. The blindly beautiful green countryside […]


Race Breakdown: Spencer Martin has been glued to the TV to make his PEZ Monday race breakdown on the first Classics weekend of 2021. Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne were both edge-of-the-seat viewing – Spencer looks at the action. – This article is an excerpt from the Beyond the Peloton newsletter. Sign up here for […]

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