Tour de France Stage 1 Preview

July 5, 2014

“What will I wear today?” You might ask yourself this every morning but 198 riders wake up today knowing there’s a chance of wearing something yellow, green, polka-dot or white later on. Everything is up for grabs in the opening stage of the 2014 Tour de France. A sprint finish is likely but there’s plenty […]

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Tour de France: Who will win the Mountains Jersey?

July 4, 2014

Having looked the other jerseys, finally the climbers’ competition. It’s a very visible jersey but the competition itself seems to be struggling, it’s either something decided by luck and speciality or an accidental win collected by someone high on the GC. Here’s a look at the competition and a few contenders and pretenders for the […]

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Who Will Win The Tour de France?

July 3, 2014

The closer the race gets the more uncertain the outcome. The year began with Chris Froome as the nailed on certainty but gradually Alberto Contador’s results made people take notice and his ride in the Dauphiné means we could have a three week duel. But now Vincenzo Nibali and Alejandro Valverde are on the up […]

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Wednesday Shorts

July 2, 2014

One year ago Daryl Impey was basking in the yellow jersey, now he’s announced a positive A and B test for banned substance probenicid. It’s normally a treatment for gout because, to keep it simple, it slows the kidneys from filtering stuff from your blood out to the urine. So it’s handy as a “masking […]

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Tour de France Team Guide

July 2, 2014

Having assessed the green and white jersey contenders, later this week they’ll be a look who can win the race. But even if all three pieces list plenty of protagonists there’s a much wider cast of characters. So here’s a look at the 22 teams and some of their riders who might shine in breakaways.

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Tour de France: Who Will Win The White Jersey?

July 1, 2014

It’s said the mark of a champion is to win the Tour de France at your first go. Eddy Merckx, Jacques Anquetil and Bernard Hinault are amongst those who came, saw and conquered from the start. But that’s the exception and the majority of Tour winners are like fine wines that take time to age […]

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Roman Kreuziger’s Passport Delays

June 30, 2014

Several riders had passport problems before the Giro but of the travel kind and could not get a visa for the start in Belfast. Now Roman Kreuziger has passport problems of the other kind with the UCI questioning his blood values and he’s now been suspended by his Tinkoff-Saxo team and won’t ride the Tour […]

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2014 National Championships Summary

June 29, 2014

After a busy weekend of racing here is the table of the men’s and women’s national road race champions for 2014.

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The Strangest Race of the Year

June 28, 2014

The UCI is set to bring in new rules restricting the size of a team in a race to eight riders. Grand Tours could keep an exemption for nine riders but it means teams of no more than nine in a race. Everything is different this weekend with the strangest races on the pro calendar, […]

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Tour de France: Who will win the Green Jersey?

June 27, 2014

Froome and Contador might be this summer’s duel but hopefully their rivalry is a slow story that develops over three weeks. The more immediate clash will see the sprinters in action from Stage 1 onwards. Here’s a look at the sprinters, the points competition and the likely green jersey wearers.

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