Roads to Ride: Combe Laval and the Vercors

June 12, 2015

The Critérium du Dauphiné heads for the Vercors, a high plateau surrounded for by precipitous cliffs. The race takes the Col du Rousset, an impressive road but many approach roads are even more stunning. The Combe Laval is famous for its vertigo-inducing cliffhanger section. But is it France’s most overrated road?

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Dauphiné Stage 6 Preview

June 12, 2015

A race across the scenic Vercors plateau to Villard de Lans, the scene of many Tour de France legends.

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Dauphiné Stage 5 Preview

June 11, 2015

The stage we’ve all been waiting for. The race heads for the mountains and the Col d’Allos before the Pra Loup summit finish, a copy of Stage 17 of next month’s Tour de France. A hard day but an introduction to the mountains as Saturday stage is harder.

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Dauphiné Stage 4 Preview

June 10, 2015

The longest stage in the race and the day for breakaway chancers to go on a raid. For a change today’s finish is later than the previous stages.

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Geolocation Telemetry on Trial

June 9, 2015

“What are those black things under the saddle?” is the most frequently asked question from readers and Twitter followers this week. Riders in the Critérium du Dauphiné have a small black stick poking out of the back of the saddle. Look and you can see them in the image above. It’s for beaming data, it’s […]

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Dauphiné Stage 3 Preview

June 9, 2015

A team time trial and three races in one. First to win the stage, second to place GC riders in position and third a dress rehearsal ahead of the Tour de France and its own 28km time trial.

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Dauphiné Stage 2 Preview

June 8, 2015

A route for the sprinters but with so few of them in the race it could give others a chance to get away knowing not enough teams will chase. Once again don’t get caught out by the early finish.

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Dauphine Stage 1 Preview

June 7, 2015

Start as you mean to go on. In this Alpine stage race Stage 1 starts in the heart of the mountains with a hilly circuit to give the sprinters and puncheurs a chance to get the double of the stage win and the yellow jersey while the eight climbs will give someone the chance to […]

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Who Will Win The Dauphiné?

June 5, 2015

Last year’s race was one of the best races of 2014 and coming on the back of a thrilling Giro means this year’s Critérium du Dauphiné has a lot to live up to. But all the ingredients are in place with a varied, mountainous route and startlist packed with big name contenders for the Tour […]

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INRNG Socks

June 4, 2015

The INRNG supporter socks have arrived. What you see is what you get, they’re black and have a 75mm medium high cuff. They’re made in Italy from Coolmax and Lycra. They’re for sale with UK shop Prendas Ciclismo.

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