For those of you anxious to book some holidays, set the alarm and the recording timer on Eurosport, here’s a few dates to lock into the calendar.  With the season now well and truely under way, it won’t be long before our own Tassie Devil, Richie Porte will be defending his crown in Paris-Nice.  Other major highlights for the year will include as always, Paris-Roubaix; The Hell Of The North.  Cadel Evans and Richie fighting it out for the GC in The Giro and of course Le Tour, for 23 glorious days in July.

9-16 March Paris-Nice France
12-18 March Tirreno-Adriatico Italy
23 March Milano-Sanremo Italy
24-30 March Volta Ciclista a Catalunya Spain
28 March E3 Harelbeke Belgium
30 March Gent-Wevelgem Belgium
6 April Ronde van Vlaanderen/Tour de Flandres Belgium
7-12 April Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco Spain
13 April Paris-Roubaix France
20 April Amstel Gold Race Netherlands
23 April La Fleche Wallonne Belgium
27 April Liege-Bastogne-Liege Belgium
29 April – 4 May Tour de Romandie Switzerland
9 May -1 June Giro d’Italia Italy
8-15 June Criterium du Dauphine France
14-22 June Tour de Suisse Switzerland
5 -27 July Tour de France France
2 August Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian Spain
3-9 August Tour de Pologne Poland
11-17 August Eneco Tour
23 August-14 September Vuelta a Espana Spain
24 August Vattenfall Cyclassics Germany
31 August GP Ouest France-Plouay France
13 September Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec Canada
14 September Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal Canada
5 October Il Lombardia Italy
10-14 October Tour of Beijing China
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Haydn has been bitten by the cycling bug and bitten hard. Like most Aussie kids, he grew up riding his beloved chrome BMX before moving onto a Mountain Bike. Haydn describes his transition onto a road bike as a Renaissance and since that time has never looked back. If not riding the awesome roads of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Haydn can often be found photographing local cycling events. As Pedaltorque co-founder, Haydn is responsible for editing and photography. He rides a Specialized Tarmac.