Tour 2009: Contador takes yellow

2009-07-19: Alberto Contador rode himself into the yellow jersey by dominating the mountain-top finish in Verbier today. An attack by the Spaniard with 5.5 km to go…

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Tour 2009: Waiting for the Alps

2009-07-16: The Tour has ticked over (as much as ‘ticking over’ happens when you ride 200 km a day in a bike race), and we’re now…

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Tour de France 2009: Pyrenees are over

2009-07-12: The Pyrenees, mercifully, are over. I suspect one would have to go a long way back to find a Tour where the Pyrenees have been so…

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le Tour 2009: Barcelone – Andorre Arcalis report

2009-07-10: The first day in the mountains in the Tour de France is usually a spectacular showdown in which the claimants for the overall title lay…

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Tour 2009: Into the Mountains

2009-07-09: The first week of the 2009 Tour has hardly been ‘normal’, with strong cross-winds, a team-time trial and intriguing team dynamics and the return of…

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Tour de France 2009: Team TT

2009-07-07: Fabian Cancellara has survived in yellow for at least another day. But only just. After yesterday’s dramatic split that saw Lance Armstrong gain time on…

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Tour de France 2009

2009-07-06: As I am writing this, I am watching the second stage of the Tour de France, and what was looking like a routine day for…

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Coyle continued

2008-09-19: Well, the discussion around the study published by Coyle on Lance Armstrong, and the subsequent revelation that he had made a calculation error has opened…

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Coyle-Armstrong research installment 2

2008-09-18: Apologies for the gap between posts – I wanted to spend more time on this particular piece to make sure that I captured what is…

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