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.
Newest feature posting: September 15: Part 4: Spring: The Season Starts, Every Race Matters David L. Stanley explains the cold, wet, brutal racing of the early season.
October 4: Giro di Lombardia and the last stage of the Tour de l'Eurométropole are on today's racing schedule; Video of Jan Bakelants' Giro del Piemonte victory; Etixx-Quick Step and Tinkoff-Saxo for Giro di Lombardia; Rick Zabel's season ends; Iam Cycling's Tour de l'Eurométropole news; Linus Gerdemann extends with Cult Energy
October 2: Today's races are Giro del Piemonte and stage 2 of the Eurométropole; Lotto-Soudal's and Tinkoff-Saxo's Eurométropole reports; Tinkoff-Saxo on Milano-Torino; BMC's Tour of Lombardy lineup; Van Winden extends with LottoNL-Jumbo; Meier and Tuft continue with Orica-GreenEdge; Cult Energy re-signs Rasmus Quaade; Matteo Tosatto continues with Tinkoff-Saxo
September 29: Two races start tomrrow; Cavendish MTN-Qhubeka/Dimension Data signing confirmed; BMC, Lotto-Soudal, Tinkoff-Saxo for Tour de l'Eurométropole; Jelle Wallays joins Lotto-Soudal; Giant-Alpecin's upcoming racing; Cult Energy signs Sven Reutter
"Were the television show Jeopardy to do a cycling-themed edition, Mr. Witherell's book could easily serve as the basis for each of the show's pieces of trivia.
Bicycle History is a delightful volume that is as difficult to put down as a great glass of wine. The book is grab-bag of surprises, reminding us of forgotten riders, details lost to time and triumphs of both people and technology. It delivers to the reader fact upon fact that weave a tapestry of cycling history unlike any I've encountered.
I can hear Trebek now: 'This American won the Grand Prix de la Côte d'Azur in 1940.' " —Patrick Brady, Editor Red Kite Prayer
Sunday, October 4, is the great classic, the Giro di Lombardia (Tour of Lombardy.
The picture above is of the racer nicknamed "The Red Devil", Giovanni Gerbi. Gerbi won the first edition of the Tour of Lombardy in 1905.
Gerbi won a number of races that are no longer on the calender, but of those still being run, he triumphed in the 1903 Milano-Torino, and the 1906, 1907 and 1908 editions of the Giro del Piemonte.
Gerbi died in 1955.
We have complete results for every edition of the Tour of Lombardy. You can access them from here.
A note in passing, this photograph is from the collection of pictures assembled by framebuilder Giuseppe Mondonico, father of another great bicycle artisan, Antonio Mondonico. You can see more of these wonderful vintage photos here.
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.