Tour de France Stage 7 Preview

July 7, 2017

Another sprint stage, the last before two stages in the Jura mountains. The sprinters will dream of the finish today and fear what lies ahead this weekend.

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Tour de France Stage 6 Preview

July 6, 2017

After a brief test of the main contenders, back to the first of two consecutive sprint stages, a chance for the sprinters to shine before a few risk being eliminated in the mountains this weekend… or by the commissaires this afternoon.

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The Reasons Why Every Tour Stage is Shown Live in Full

July 5, 2017

When Guillaume Van Keirsbulck took off yesterday we got to see his attack live on TV and then the rest of the 200km procession. Good TV? Perhaps not unless you’re tuning in for the scenery but it’s better than the alternatives on a midweek afternoon. Having all the stages televised live from start to finish […]

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Tour de France Stage 5 Preview

July 5, 2017

The first mountain stage of the race with the Planche des Belles Filles “summit finish”, a hard climb and the first time we’ll get a a vertical pecking order among the contenders for the overall win. All without Peter Sagan.

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Tour de France Stage 4 Preview

July 4, 2017

A stage for the sprinters, 200km before a likely sprint royale.

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Tour de France Stage 3 Preview

July 3, 2017

A hilly stage with a lively uphill finish. The different finish means different teams will chase today because the slopes in Longwy are too much for most sprinters which in turn means more riders might fancy their chance in the day’s breakaway.

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Team Sky’s “New” Skinsuit

July 2, 2017

Much has been made of Team Sky placing four riders in the top-10 of the Tour de France’s opening stage, including the special skinsuit with talk of a special new fabric incorporating aerodynamic advantages. Here’s a closer look at the material and the topic.

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The Düsseldorf Prologue

July 2, 2017

The choice of Düsseldorf was no accident. For sure it’s just over the border from France and the Tour de France likes its foreign starts, think of Yorkshire, Rotterdam and London in recent years. These foreign starts pay handsomely for the privilege and Düsseldorf paid close to €5 million. Look at this is an investment […]

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Tour de France Stage 2 Preview

July 2, 2017

Liège sans Bastogne and a stage out of Germany and into Belgium where big crowds and a sprint finish await. There’s the chance of crosswinds today too but don’t get your hopes up, the weather forecast says the winds could just get strong enough to make this happen but it’s not certain. If not then […]

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Tour de France Stage 1 Preview

July 1, 2017

The show begins with a 14km time trial around the city of Düsseldorf. Can Tony Martin deliver a home win and das Gelbe Trikot or will his record of close calls continue?

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