2011 Tour de France

Tour 2011: Alp d’Huez, leaving the mountains and onto the TT

2011-07-23: The Tour de France is now only one day away from finally answering every question posed of it, and its riders, almost three weeks ago.…

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Tour de France 2011: Andy throws down the gauntlet

2011-07-21: So if anyone saw today’s stage coming, I’d be very impressed. In case you missed it, Andy Schleck, one half of the Schleck brothers who…

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Tour de France 2011: Rest day musings

2011-07-19: The Tour is enjoying a rest day.  Call it the calm before the storm that awaits in the Alps, starting on Wednesday.  Most of my…

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Tour de France 2011: The biological passport context

2011-07-18: Thank you all for the tremendous .  As usual, whatever doesn’t come out in the post is brilliantly debated in the comments and discussion afterwards,…

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Tour de France 2011: Post-Pyrenees state of the race

2011-07-18: The 2011 Tour de France has continued to throw up question after question, and today’s finishing climb up Plateau de Beille has proved no different.…

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Tour de France 2011: Luz Ardiden analysis and thoughts

2011-07-15: It’s a day late, for which I apologize (grant proposals due at work!), but hopefully better late than never, some analysis of the first big…

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Enter the Pyrenees

2011-07-14: Today sees the first of the big encounters that will decide the Tour de France.  For the next 10 days, the Pyrenees and the Alps…

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Tour de France 2011: a “rest day” from analysis, Jens Voigt fills in

2011-07-12: Tour rest today: Jens Voigt fills in the gap It’s my rest day today.  A day late, relative to the race, but nevertheless, no analysis…

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Tour de France 2011: Raining crashes as we build to the Pyrenees

2011-07-10: So the Tour has a new leader – Thomas Voeckler, who got himself into a break on Stage 9 to claim yellow off Hushovd’s shoulders.…

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