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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Tour de France Stage 4 Preview

July 5, 2016

Yesterday felt like the longest day but today’s stage is the longest when measured by distance. The race heads south, the weather gets warmer and there’s an uphill finish. A sprint finish is still likely but the tactics will vary.

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Rethinking The 3km Rule

July 4, 2016

Look at the image above and what do you see? André Greipel’s on his way to winning Stage 6 of the 2015 Giro d’Italia but look again through the gap of riders to the background and the pink jersey sat on the road. It’s Alberto Contador who has suffered a crash in the final hundred […]

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Tour de France Stage 3 Preview

July 4, 2016

A long day and a likely sprint finish, today probably isn’t the day to tune in for hours of TV expecting action or stunning scenery, save your anticipation for the sprint royale in Angers.

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