Tour Stage 1 Preview

July 4, 2015

The rubber hits the road as the 102nd Tour de France opens with a 14km time trial around Utrecht. Is this going to be fairy tale Tour? A win for Tom Dumoulin in front of a home crowd is the perfect start however this looks like a predictable win for Tony Martin.

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Who Will Win the Tour de France?

July 3, 2015

Do you really want to know who’s going to win? Hopefully we’ll be kept waiting until the final mountain stage and the climb to Alpe d’Huez. This year’s race is open with four names at the top of the bill and there’s a supporting cast to bring surprises. Here’s the preview of the main names […]

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The Finances of Team Sky

July 1, 2015

Team Sky’s annual accounts have just been published. Here’s a look at their budget, spending, wage bill and the behind-the-scenes change in team ownership.

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Who Will Win The Mountains Jersey?

July 1, 2015

It’s the 40th anniversary of the polka dot jersey so expect a greater focus on this jersey. It’s an unsettled competition, the green jersey points competition has been tweaked to reward the fastest sprinter but the polka dot mountains jersey still doesn’t go to the best climber.

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Who Will Win The Green Jersey?

June 30, 2015

They’ve changed the rules but can they change the ruler? Peter Sagan won the points competition by such a large margin last year that he’s an obvious pick to win again. Here’s a look at the contenders and pretenders for the points competition and a wider look at the sprinters and their teams too.

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The Stars are Aligned

June 29, 2015

The Tour de France attracts interest like no other race and an unrivalled degree of coverage. If “hope dies last” then hype might be born first. Certainly the Tour can be over-promoted but the excitement is justified right now. The Big Four of Vincenzo Nibali, Chris Froome, Alberto Contador and Nairo Quintana have been talked […]

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Saturday Shorts

June 27, 2015

Chris Froome won the Dauphiné, Alberto Contador and Nairo Quintana marked each other up the Port de Balès which leaves Vincenzo Nibali as the big name with questions over his form. He was thereabouts in the Dauphiné but his epic ride to Villard de Lans confirmed his audacity and not his form. When it came […]

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Book Review: Alpe d’Huez, Cycling’s Greatest Climb

June 26, 2015

Alpe d’Huez – Cycling’s Greatest Climb by Peter Cossins Is Alpe d’Huez cycling’s most famous climb? There are many better roads to ride but the Alpe draws in the crowds like no other. What makes Alpe d’Huez so popular? You might say the numbered hairpin bends, you could enjoy the views or maybe it’s all […]

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Tour de France Guide

June 25, 2015

  Here’s the 2015 Tour de France reference guide with facts, rules, figures and a profile of every stage with a quick take on the day added. In the coming days there will be more previews including a look at the candidates for to the overall win. During the race just visit or use […]

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Thanks to Trek

June 24, 2015

Thanks to Trek for sponsoring the site for June, as ever sponsorship makes a big difference here and is always worthy of a personal thank-you. Trek’s ad campaign is for a new bike to be launched on 30 June. We might have seen it already in the Dauphiné… but you can sign-up to get all […]

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