The Moment The Tour de France Was Won

July 24, 2017

The years go by and the result is the same as Chris Froome wins his fourth Tour de France in five years. This year was different with a trio of inseparable riders in the mountains where the contest was so close that they were scrapping over time bonuses, if not to beat Froome then at […]

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Tour de France Stage 21 Preview

July 23, 2017

An evening sprint where a lot of sprinters who have not won a sprint so far get their last chance.

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Tour de France Stage 20 Preview

July 22, 2017

An urban time trial to show off the best of Marseille, a technical course including the steep climb to the basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde. If the mountains and plains can’t separate the top three, today’s course will deliver a final verdict. Ahead of this there’s also the second part of La Course, […]

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Tour de France Stage 19 Preview

July 21, 2017

The race leaves the Alps behind for a stage that should see a battle between the breakaway and the sprinters teams because many team have yet to win a stage and this is their last chance.

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Tour de France Stage 18 Preview

July 20, 2017

Will the final mountain stage and its high altitude summit finish be enough to prise apart the overall contenders? This is a double day of racing, tune in to watch La Course and then again to see Le Tour.

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Higher Calling Book Giveaway

July 19, 2017

Want a signed copy of Max Leonard’s new book “Higher Calling”? It was enjoyed and reviewed the other day here and now here’s your chance to win a copy with a simple quiz.

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Tour de France Stage 17 Preview

July 19, 2017

The first of two days in the Alps and a giant stage awaits. This year’s race has a theme of short steep climbs but today reverts to a classic Alpine route where duration and altitude matter more than the gradient… and so does the direction of the wind on the final descent because it will […]

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Tour de France Stage 16 Preview

July 18, 2017

The race heads towards the Alps via likely sprint finish but beware the crosswinds on the plains for the last 50km.

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Rest Day Review

July 17, 2017

2664.5km and 64 hours of racing over more than two weeks and there’s still less than 30 seconds separating the top four riders overall, they’re now closer together on the general classification than they were after the opening time trial Düsseldorf. If the Tour de France is a gradual contest to establish a hierarchy there’s […]

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Tour de France Stage 15 Preview

July 16, 2017

A stage for the breakaway specialists and the strong riders with something left in the legs. The penultimate climb of the Col de Peyra Taillade is tough and includes a steep “short cut” to make it harder still.

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