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Should we change the final day of the Tour de France?

Should we change the final day of the Tour de France?

3 days ago

Since 1975, the final stage of the Tour de France has been held on the Champs Élysées. As the climax to a three-week orgy of cycling, it’s a location that can’t be topped. The riders cruise into Paris before embarking on eight laps around the heartbeat of the so-called “city of love.” Even if you […]

Deserved victory for dominant Nibali

Deserved victory for dominant Nibali

4 days ago

On a day when France enjoyed its best Tour performance since 1997, Vincenzo Nibali quietly went about making another statement to underline his total domination of the 2014 edition. Nibali didn’t need to go too fast, but he couldn’t resist the temptation. A fourth place on a hot and humid individual time trial from Bergerac […]

Cycling and racism: UCI needs to get ahead of the game

Cycling and racism: UCI needs to get ahead of the game

24 Jul 2014

If you go to the front page of the FIFA website, world football’s governing body, you’ll see a link called social responsibility. Click on that and you’ll see a link for anti-racism which reads in part under Article 3: Discrimination of any kind against a Country, private person or group of people on account of […]

Michael Rogers: Stage win at Le Tour caps off remarkable return

Michael Rogers: Stage win at Le Tour caps off remarkable return

23 Jul 2014

Michael Rogers is as good a cycling tactician as you’ll find, but his sudden ability to win three Grand Tour stages in just two months can’t just be put down to talent. He’s learned some life lessons, and learned well. Last October Rogers tested positive for Clenbuterol. In April, he beat the charge and returned […]

Predicting the Tour de France podium

Predicting the Tour de France podium

20 Jul 2014

A two-day incursion into the Alps is over and with a flat stage the next rendezvous for the peloton, the podium contenders can enjoy a day off before the Pyrenees and Bergerac time-trial decides the 101st Tour de France. With three Pyrenean stages, involving seven major climbs, and three lumpy 54-kilometre time trials, there are […]

Tour de France: From Richies to rags

20 Jul 2014

The European journos were convinced he wouldn’t last the pace – and they were right. Despite some promising signs in the past week, Richie Porte’s much debated fragility was exposed once again at the Tour de France. It may have been the first Hors Category climb of the 101st Tour but it wasn’t the hardest […]

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