Monthly Archives: June 2009

Exciting news about Robert Millar

Brian Smith tweet has got me quite excited: “arranged an interview with Robert Millar for ITV’s Tour de France show….25 yrs ago ‘Bob’ finished 4th and won the KOM…friend and legend!” That would be the first interview in years and … Continue reading

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Biological passports: Is that it?

Five riders named as having produced values irregular enough to warrant sanction was never going to be enough to meet expectations that had built up over months. I think my initial reaction on twitter summed it up pretty well: “@stephenfarrand … Continue reading

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Betting on the Tour de France 2009

Way back in 2006 I made my most successful tip on the race ever: I told a friend who does a fair bit of betting to take Flooyd Landis to win on Betfair at around 70/1. He might well have … Continue reading

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Anne Gripper is alive! And the blood passports may deliver

We’re into the first week of June and the clouds of war gather ever faster around the Tour De France. There’s three stories that you should read to understand where cycling is heading between now and July. 1. Bernard Kohl’s … Continue reading

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Lance in France

Lance in France, originally uploaded by Bike miscellany. With a nod to the excellent Competitive Cyclist for uploading this. It’s a work of strange beauty and genius. Now I’m running through a list of other “legendary moments from Le Tour” … Continue reading

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