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THE WILLIAMS WAY: "YEAH . . . NAH"
While racing at the Tour d’Azerbaijan for Team Novo Nordisk, Conquista blogger Chris Williams got the call-up for this week’s Amgen Tour of California. He was excited . . . until he saw the stage profiles. The Aussies have a saying for this sort of thing: “Yeah . . . Nah”. Find out more in his new blog here.
TRIXI WORRACK ON HER COMEBACK PLANS
CLIFFORD & NIGEL DISCUSS . . . THE TOUR DE YORKSHIRE
Originally we were planning a trip report to go with our Tour de Yorkshire galleries. Well, we can do better than that. While hanging out on Sutton Bank, we bumped into our old friends Clifford & Nigel, and listened in on their conversation about this great event. See what they made of God's Own Race here. Oh, and if you haven’t met the lads before, you can find out more about them here.
TOUR DE YORKSHIRE - DAY 3
TOUR DE YORKSHIRE - DAY 2
We were at the start in Otley . . . we were there to see the peloton flash past at Conisbrough Castle . . . and we were there for the rain-soaked climax in Doncaster, where Danny van Poppel of Team Sky emerged victorious after a photo finish.
You can enjoy our gallery from Day 2 here.
TOUR DE YORKSHIRE - WOMEN'S RACE
Today the women's peloton graced God's Own County as they took on the route from Otley to Doncaster. Kirsten Wild of Hitec-Products powered to an impressive win.
The TV cameras missed it, but we didn't. Check out our gallery here.
POLEMIC - WHO WILL MANAGE THE MANAGERS?
TOUR DE YORKSHIRE - DAY 1
Conquista is at the Tour de Yorkshire this weekend. Day 1 saw Dylan Groenewegen of LottoNL-Jumbo take victory in a sprint finish in Settle, in front of a packed crowd of fans and cycling celebs. Take a look at our gallery here.
PETROS GKOTSIS - UCI GRAN FONDO, RHODES
We know how much you all enjoy Petros's work, so this time we've created a huge gallery of his pictures - and what's more, we've given them the widescreen treatment. For the full effect, click here.
DREAM SEEKER RACING TEAM
LIÈGE-BASTOGNE-LIÈGE CHALLENGE RIDE 2015
Sunday sees the last and greatest of the Ardennes Classics, and the oldest Monument of all – Liège-Bastogne-Liège. Sometimes known as “La Doyenne”, sometimes as “The Queen of the Classics”, intrepid Conquista Editor Trevor Gornall had some other words for it after he completed the 170 miles of 2015’s LBL Challenge Ride. Don’t miss his unique account of a day of Ricecakes, Rain & Ratios – an all-time Conquista classic.
CHRIS WILLIAMS - THE WILLIAMS WAY
Chris Williams is one of the more unusual riders in the pro peloton. For one thing, he started out as a triathlete. For another, he didn't even take up triathlon until he was a student. For yet another, he actually finished his studies, and has a college degree. And finally, like all the riders from Team Novo Nordisk, he is living proof that diabetes is no obstacle to a career at the highest level of professional sport.
Perhaps not surprisingly then, Chris has a unique perspective on life in pro cycling. He'll be sharing his adventures with us this season in a regular blog, The Williams Way. By way of introduction, Chris has written a short account of his unconventional path into the peloton. Check it out here.
MARK McNALLY - THEIR ANGEL WAS WITH THEM
We have written extensively about our admiration for Team Wanty-Groupe Gobert. So Conquista was delighted to see them enjoy their biggest ever race victory at Amstel Gold, courtesy of team leader Enrico Gasparotto. Conquista star blogger Mark McNally was on hand to do a sterling job for his captain . . . even though less than 48 hours earlier he was a thousand kilometres away, in deepest, darkest Brittany, expecting to take part in the wonderful, if slightly less exalted, Tour du Finistère and Tro Bro Léon. Read Macca's account of the team’s triumph, and his own travels, in his latest blog here.
PETROS GKOTSIS - ATTICA RACE
The Greek Veteran Cyclists' Union (PEPA) organizes the annual Attica Race, which runs from the Parthenon in Athens to the Poseidon Temple at Sounion. There are no elite athletes involved - just a lot of committed cyclists, many of them newcomers to racing, all having a great time. The scenery isn’t bad either.
Petros Gkotsis was there for Conquista: take a look at our gallery of his shots here, complete with commentary from top Greek TT star Neofytos Sakellaridis-Mangouras. You can find more of Petros's work at his website petrosgkotsis.gr.
DAN MONAGHAN - PARIS-ROUBAIX
CHRIS AULD - MATRIX PRO CYCLING TEAM LAUNCH
TOUR OF FLANDERS 2016
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