Tour de Normandie: Stage Six Race Report

Tour de Normandie: Stage Six Race Report

On paper Stage 6 from Torigni-sur-Vire to Caen looked as though it should have been an enjoyable affair. Once again the early spring season weather had other ideas... gusts of up to 95km/h were promised for the entirety of the route, much of which hugged the infamous Normandy coastline. At only 155km the shortest stage of the race was to prove the most demanding. With nobody wanting to be ..

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Tour de Normandie: Stage Five Race Report

Tour de Normandie: Stage Five Race Report

Stage five lived up to the hype preceding the stage of being one of the toughest of the race. At only 170 km between Carentan and Martinvast, it was far from the longest stage but with howling winds and all the climbs packed towards the tail end of the route with another dousing of cold rain for good measure, all the ingredients were there to create havoc. The riders were given a temporary..

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Tour de Normandie: Stage Four Race Report

Tour de Normandie: Stage Four Race Report

Stage Four of the Tour de Normandie was an undulating 168.5km between L'Aigle and Bagnoles-de-L'orne. With the majority of the stage crossing the natural park of Normandie the scenery was superb. Unfortunately the race was flat out from the first kilometres so the riders didn't have too much time to appreciate it! Once again the break of the day took a long time to establish, bu..

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Tour de Normandie: Stage Three Race Report

Tour de Normandie: Stage Three Race Report

Yesterday’s stage from Elbeuf sur Seine to Argentan on paper looked to be an easy day with only one discernible climb along the 162.5km route. Once again the weather played a major part, a strong wind coming in off the sea combined with rain ensured the riders were stressed all day in anticipation of a cross wind that could explode the group at any point. Fortunately, lady luck shine..

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