Rest Day Wrap

July 11, 2016

Most people visit Andorra for the skiing or to buy tax-free cigarettes so the Tour de France’s summer visit makes an odd choice. As the race prepares to leave the Pyrenees here’s a look back at the opening phase of the race and a quick take on what’s coming up.

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Tour de France Stage 9 Preview

July 10, 2016

The first summit finish of the race, a 184km stage with almost 5,000m of vertical gain. It’s all live on TV from start to finish.

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Tour de France Stage 8 Review

July 9, 2016

“We were expecting him tomorrow, he attacked today. We expecting him to attack uphill, he went on the descent” – Tour de France race director Christian Prudhomme Prudhomme summed up the events at the finish of today’s stage after Chris Froome’s late attack brought him the stage and the yellow jersey. It marked a moment […]

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Tour de France Stage 8 Preview

July 9, 2016

The first mountain stage of this year’s Tour but almost a route in reverse as the climbs get easier towards the finish. Expect a selection but don’t hope for a decisive verdict.

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Tour de France Stage 7 Review

July 8, 2016

Another stage win for Dimension Data, this time with Stephen Cummings while behind biggest attack to the GC contenders came from the finishing arch. The first day in the Pyrenees delivered the kind of results we expected. Even there was no Froome-Quintana duel there was more than enough in today’s stage to merit a separate […]

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Tour de France Stage 7 Preview

July 8, 2016

The Pyrenees are here with the Col d’Aspin climbed from its harder side. This is no summit finish but cross the top of the pass with 30 seconds and the stage is yours.

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Roads To Ride: Puy Mary

July 7, 2016

Yesterday’s Tour de France stage visited central France and the Cantal with its volcanic landscapes and lush green valleys. The race doesn’t visit very often, in fact few visit this region which is all the more reason to enjoy cycling on these roads.

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Tour de France Stage 6 Preview

July 7, 2016

A likely sprint finish awaits as today is followed by three consecutive stages in the Pyrenees.

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Tour de France Stage 5 Preview

July 6, 2016

The first mountain stage is here and the racing is going to change. There should be a struggle to get in a breakaway at the start and battle for the stage win at the end as the race heads to the volcanic landscapes of the Cantal.

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Raiders Of The Lost Art

July 5, 2016

The Tour de France returns to Limoges today and the city has a small niche in the race’s history as the last place where a long distance solo breakaway triumphed, 16 years ago with the victory of Christophe Agnolutto.

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