Monthly Archives: July 2011

Tour de France 2011 stage 21 photos

Here’s the first few off the camera. Will upload and tag more later.

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Praise and honour from the first to the last

The greatest paradox of the Tour de France is that there is almost as much praise and honour to be accorded to the last placed rider as the first. Thomas Voeckler has set up a fascinating final week by defending … Continue reading

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Bastille Day at Le Tour, fireworks guaranteed

Look at little Tommy Voeckler in yellow back in 2004, doesn’t he look full of boyish energy? Photo by by Simon Aughton, on Flickr, used under Creative Commons licence.   Christian Prudhomme will be counting his blessings this Bastille Day, … Continue reading

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Are the Schlecks really that afraid of Contador or just a bit hypocritical?

Alberto Contador is a great bike rider.  You can disagree if you like but his record as a Grand Tour rider calls you an idiot. Great riders win the Tour de France repeatedly, something he has done already. Reed Albergotti in … Continue reading

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Tour de France selection – my 9 to watch

While Directeurs sportifs have been making difficult choices, I’ve got the liberty of not having to choose from the riders I’m paying. So here’s the nine riders I’ve selected to ride in the colours of Chasing Wheels (basically La Vie … Continue reading

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