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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
Dec 15: Scheldecross
Dec 15:
Men
1. Mathieu Van der Poel
2. Wout van Aert
3. Toon Aerts
Dec 15:
Women
1. Denise Betsema
2. Lucinda Brand
3. Laura Verdonschot
Dec 1: GP Hasselt Cyclocross
Dec 1:
Men
1. Kevin Pauwels
2. Jens Adams
3. Eli Iserbyt
Dec 1:
Women
1. Ellen van Loy
2. Denise Betsema
3. Sanne Cant
Nov 18: Flandriencross
Nov 18:
Men
1. Mathieu van der Poel
2. Tom Meeusen
3. Laurens Sweeck
Nov 18:
Women
1. Annemarie Worst
2. Sanne Cant
3. Ellen Van Loy
Nov 11: Gavere Cyclocross
Nov 11:
Men
1. Mathieu van der Poel
2. Toon Aerts
3. Wout van Aert
Nov 11:
Women
1. Alice Arzuffi
2. Nikki Brammeier
3. Sanne Cant
Nov 4: European Cross Champs
Nov 4:
Men
1. Mathieu van der Poel
2. Wout van Aert
3. Laurens Sweeck
Nov 4:
Women
1. Annemarie Worst
2. Marianne Vos
3. Denise Betsema
Nov 1: Cyclocross Koppenberg
Nov 1:
Men
1. Toon Aerts
2. Michael Vanthourenhout
3. Wout van Aert
Nov 1:
Women
1. Kim Van de Steene
2. Alice Arzuffi
3. Annemarie Worst
Oct 23 - 31: Tour of Hainan
Oct 31, Stage 9:
Changjiang - Danzhou
1. Simon Pellaud
2. Peter Schulting
3. Lorenzo Rota
Final GC Leader: Fausto Masnada
Use the menu above to access all the other races and everything else in our site.

Latest feature post: Dec 14: A short history of Sachs. John Neugent sent us the first installment of his history of the iconic component maker.

News: December 19: Wout Van Aert to join Team Jumbo-Visma (currently LottoNL-Jumbo) in March 2019; Movistar presents 2019 teams; Rapha parent records operating loss in 2017 statement

December 18: Simon Yates to ride 2019 Giro d'Italia; Suspect ID'd with facial recognition software, held in string of SoCal bike test-ride thefts

December 17: Telefónica to sponsor Movistar team through 2021; Astana 2019 team presented

December 16: No news post today

December 15: Team Sunweb's 2019 kit; CCC Team looks to 2019 season; Trek-Segafredo teams to use SRAM components

December 14: Stef Clement ends pro cycling career; INSCYD explains training for the approaching season; How cycling can contribute to slowing climate change

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Triumphs and Tragedy

When more than 100 men or women go racing down a road, inches away from each other, in all weather, over all kinds of roads, the opportunity for a brilliant win or a terrible accident is always there.

For more than a century bicycle racers have sought glory, but have often found only misery. There can be only one winner, and even that triumph can be mixed with terrible loss. Fausto Coppi, coached by a blind man, set the World Hour Record in Milan during the war while the city was being shattered by bombs.

Tom Simpson was world champion in 1965, but by 1967, he was nearly a has-been. Desperate to win the Tour de France, he took an overdose of amphetamines and died by the side of the road of heart failure, probably caused by dehydration triggered by the drugs that were to help him win.

Great joy and tragedy so close together.

We’ll go on a journey round fifty sites of success and sorrow. Some of them, tragically, combined.

Click here to learn more and to get your copy of Cycling's Triumph's and Tragedies in print, eBook or audiobook version.

Tom Simpson

Our book of the week (to the left) is Les Woodland's Triumphs and Tragedies.

Perhaps no rider sums up triumph and tragedy in a single career more completely than racer Tom Simpson.

In 1961 he won the Tour of Flanders and went on to take Bordeaux-Paris, Milan-San Remo and the Giro di Lombardia.

Plus he won Paris-Nice and a couple of stages in the the 1967 Vuelta a España.

Pictured above, he is wearing the rainbow jersey he won in 1965 at the World Championships held in San Sebastian, Spain. There, he outsprinted his breakaway companion, the powerful Rudi Altig, to become world champion.

But that wasn't enough. He felt he needed to win the Tour de France. On a hot July day in 1967, on the slopes of Mount Ventoux, he died. He was exhausted, dehydrated, and surely drugged. A terrible tragedy after so many triumphs.

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.