This weekend was Milan San-Remo, which was a big target for Cavendish. Unfortunately he failed to feature and some gutsy attacking let by Thomas for Sky didn’t result in a win either, with the race going to John Delankolb. Geraint Thomas has had a stunning start to the season, with an overall win at the Volta ao Algarve.
Elsewhere the Spring has dried out the trails beautifully in a matter of weeks and they are fast and skittery rather than the mud fest they were recently. I’ve been riding them.
I managed to connect a missing link in the loop around Hertford and Ware I’d explored between, using the canal towpath on the Lea which gives a car-free and often off-road route straight through the middle of Hertford. After that it was back on the tracks and lanes north of the town which are less technical but great for a fast long blast.
The week later I headed back to the North West of the town and hit the best of the trails up there, with a long run in below town to get warmed up.
The Global Cycling Network has been producing quality video magazine shows about the road scene for a while and they recently launched a Mountain Bike channel headed by Martyn Ashton and Rob Warner.
You can find the channel here, and the preview to when your appetite here:
On the subject of videos, do you want to work here?