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Fascinating day’s racing in the Tour de France yesterday, as the riders tackled what is arguably the race’s toughest day – 209km including three out of category climbs, culminating in the most famous climb in cycling, Alp d’Huez. And as expected, the attacks started early on the final climb, as the climbers were forced to […]
Over the last few days, we’ve been covering the “on-road” action from the first week of the Tour de France. Immediately below this post, you can find our report from the first big GC-type stage, the 29km individual time-trial in Cholet, won (somewhat surprisingly) by Stefan Schumacher, who now wears the leader’s yellow jersey. The […]
The 2008 edition of le grande boucle, as it is affectionately known, is now fully underway, and so far each stage has been quite exciting. The tour started without the traditional prologue, and instead was a full on stage. It’s slightly uphill finish effectively neutralized the sprinters, and so it was not surprising to see […]
The Tour de France begins on Saturday. And while I wish that I could be as optimistic and excited about it as I was perhaps five, maybe ten years ago, there is so much water under the bridge for cycling that my enthusiasm is drastically tempered by my cynicism! It’s true that so far in […]