Reengineering The Tour De France

Thursday, 28 July 2016

The 2016 Tour de France had plenty of highlights but the yellow jersey contest was not a vintage edition. It’s brought calls for all sorts of changes, from the Tour’s route to structural changes to the sport like reducing the team size and imposing a salary cap.

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Rio Olympics Cycling iCal

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

With less than 10 days to go to the Rio games here’s a downloadable calendar with all the cycling events in Rio for your diary. You’ll find road, track, MTB and BMX and this time with the specific time slots included.

The men’s road race is the opening event of the games and the winner on the Copacabana will be the first medallist of the 2016 Olympics.

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The Finances of Team Tinkoff

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Tinkoff are one of the sport’s galactic teams with several star riders. How much does it cost to run a team like this?

The team’s annual report and accounts were published online recently at the CVR, Denmark’s register of companies. Let’s take a closer look at the team’s budget, its ownership and operational structures and more.

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The Moment The Tour de France Was Won

July 25, 2016

Chris Froome rides the Stage 13 time trial in the Ardèche. In a race where he’d taken seconds on descents and in the crosswinds, it was the time trials were he put minutes into his rivals and Stage 13 put him out of reach of all his rivals. This was the moment the race was […]

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Tour de France Stage 21 Preview

July 24, 2016

The conclusion of the 2016 Tour de France. The final stage is part victory parade, part criterium as the Champs Elysées are reserved for the riders, a privilege only accorded to cyclists and visiting heads of state.

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Tour de France Stage 20 Preview

July 23, 2016

The final act and they’ve saved the best for last with an intense mountain stage that gets harder as it goes on with the Joux Plane and its toboggan-run descent into the finish as the climax to this year’s Tour de France. Once again it’s all live on TV from start to finish.

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Tour de France Stage 19 Review

July 22, 2016

A lively stage in the Alps that was transformed by the rain and the audacity of Romain Bardet. Chris Froome crashed and if he got up quickly he was wincing on the podium as he collected his yellow jersey with a giant bandage on his knee.

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Tour de France Stage 19 Preview

July 22, 2016

Just 146km with plenty of mountains and a summit finish. It’s all live on TV including the cruel start up the Collet du Tamié.

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A Day On The Side of The Road

July 21, 2016

Watching the Tour de France on TV? It’s only one way to see the race. Every year an estimated 12 million people line the roads and a day beside road reveals plenty about the event.

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Tour de France Stage 18 Preview

July 21, 2016

A tricky time trial with some fast moments and some surprisingly steep sections making harder than a classic mountain time trial. How much will Chris Froome extend his lead by today?

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