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Your source for results of recent bicycle races, along with past race results, beginning in 1896 with the first Paris-Roubaix. Use the menu options above for archives.

latest race results
Sept 18: Tre Valli Varesine
Sept 18:
Luino -
Varese
1. Michael Albasini
2. Sonny Colbrelli
3. Filippo Pozzato
Sept 17: GP de Wallonie
Sept 17:
Chaudfontaine - Namur
1. Greg van Avermaet
2. Tony Gallopin
3. Jan Bakelants
Sept 17: Coppa Agostoni
Sept 17:
Lissone -
Lissone
1. Nicolo Bonifazio
2. Grega Bole
3. Simone Ponzi
Sept 16: Coppa Bernocchi
Sept 16:
Legnano-
Legnano
1. Elia Viviani
2. Filippo Pozzato
3. Simone Ponzi
Aug 23 - Sept 14: Vuelta a España
Sep 14, Stage 21
Santiago de Compostela ITT
1. Adriano Malori
2. Jesse Sergent
3. Rohan Dennis
Final GC Leader: Alberto Contador
Sept 7 - 14: Tour of Britain
Sep 14, Stage 8b
London Circuit Race
1. Marcel Kittel
2. Mark Cavendish
3. Nicola Ruffoni
Final GC Leader: Dylan van Baarle
Sep 14: GP Cycliste de Montréal
Sep 14:
Montréal Circuit
1. Simon Gerrans
2. Rui Costa
3. Tony Gallopin
Sep 12: GP Cycliste de Québec
Sept 12:
Québec Circuit
1. Simon Gerrans
2. Tom Dumoulin
3. Ramunas Navadauskas
Sept 7: GP de Fourmies
Sept 7:
Fourmies -
Fourmies
1. Jonas van Genechten
2. Tom van Asbroeck
3. Elia Viviani
Sept 6: Brussels Cycling Classic
Sept 6:
Brussels -
Brussels
1. André Greipel
2. Elia Viviani
3. Arnaud Demare
Aug 31: GP Ouest France-Plouay
Aug 31:
Plouay circuit
1. Sylvain Chavenel
2. Andrea Fedi
3. Arthur Vichot
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News: September 19: Ben Swift extends with Sky, Tre Valli Varesine race notes

September 18: Jens Voigt sets new World Hour Record

September 18: Hushovd retires, team lineups for Worlds, rider and team comments on Wednesday's races

September 17: Yesterday's and today's races, BMC's Worlds' Team Time Trial squad, rider signings

September 16: Cadel Evans retirement, career review, UCI World Tour rankings after Vuelta a España and Canadian races

September 15: Adam Blythe signs with Orica-GreenEdge, Rider and team comments on GP de Montréal, Tour of Britain and Vuelta a España

September 14: Matteo Rabottini positive for EPO, Adam Hansen finishing 10th Grand Tour, rider and team comments on Vuelta and Tour of Britain

September 13: Rider and team comments on Vuelta stage 19, Tour of Britain stage 6, GP de Québec

Plus: Since we now have seven of our titles available as audiobooks, producer Emma Calin explained how an audiobook is made. Trust me, this is really interesting.

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The Story of the Tour de France, Volume 1

At the dawn of the 20th Century, French newspapers used bicycle races as promotions to build readership. Until 1903 these were one-day events. Looking to deliver a coup de grace in a vicious circulation war, Henri Desgrange—editor of the Parisian sports magazine L’Auto—took the suggestion of one of his writers to organize a race that would last several days longer than anything else, like the 6-day races on the track, but on the road.

That’s exactly what happened. For almost 3 weeks, the riders in the first Tour de France rode over dirt roads and cobblestones in a grand circumnavigation of France. The race was an electrifying success. Held annually (suspended only during the 2 World Wars), the Tour grew longer and more complex with an ever-changing set of rules, as Desgrange kept tinkering with the Tour, looking for the perfect formula for his race.

Each year a new cast of riders would assemble to contest what has now become the greatest sporting event in the world.

Each year, up to 1964, the year of Jacques Anquetil's fifth victory is detailed in volume one of The Story of the Tour de France.

Here's how to get your copy of The Story of the Tour de France, Volume 1 in either print or Kindle eBook

Filppo Pozzato and Elia Viviani

From the 2014 Coppa Bernocchi (Tuesday, September 16). Second-place Filippo Pozzato (Lampre-Merida) gives the winner, Elia Viviani (Cannondale) a good soaking at the awards ceremony.

What you'll find in our site:

The Tour de France. Lots of information, including results for every single stage of every Tour.

Other important bike races: the Giro d'Italia, the Vuelta a España, along with the classics, stage races, national championships, world records, and olympics.

We keep a running record of the races going on in the current year, with results, photos, maps, etc. We've been doing this since 2001, so the results for this year as well as previous years are available here.

This site is owned and run by McGann Publishing. We're a micro-publisher specializing in books about cycling history. Interested? Here's information on our titles in print.

We are devoted to cycling and all of its characters and events. The sport's past matters to us. We've been interviewing anyone who will sit down and talk to us, then writing up the interviews, and collecting other stories about cycling. We have rider histories—the stories of individual riders, many by the great cycling writer Owen Mulholland. We have our oral history project—the results of our interviews. And we've collected lots of photos over the years, of racers, racing, manufacturing, etc., which we have arranged into photo galleries for your enjoyment.

Being in the bike business for many years, we had to opportunity to travel a lot in Europe, riding bikes, attending trade shows, etc. We've written up many of our travels, and had some contributions from others whose travels differed from ours.

What would the day be without the funnies? Our friend Francesca Paoletti has drawn a series of comics about bike related stuff, poking fun at us along the way.

If you are interested in bikes, sooner or later you will want to know some technical information about bikes. We have articles here about bike weight, how bike frames are prepped and assembled, selected bike parts, and others.

And then there's food! The bicycle runs on the human engine, and the human engine runs on food, so of course we're interested in that.

Along the way we've been privileged to meet many people in and around the bike business who do things we like. The folks whose ads are up there on the right are friends of ours who we believe conduct their business knowledgably and honorably; here are a few others who do stuff we like.