Meanwhile in Italy…

Whilst the eyes of the cycling world are naturally on France right now, English riders have been proving their worth by winning a couple of big stage races.

Tom Pidcock, a rider needing no introduction to readers of this blog won the baby Giro in dominant style showing that he is more than a cyclo cross rider.

Tirreno-Adriatico finished this afternoon with Simon Yates riding a really strong time trial to keep the overall lead ahead of the chasing duo of Rafal Majka and Geraint Thomas.

The race had seen some epic riding over some of the famous Muro climbs that pepper the Italian coastal areas.

Congratulations to both Brits (apologies for being jingoistic) and let’s hope there is more to come, especially on the mud this winter from Pidcock.