Category Archives: Tour de France

Some of the things Sir Bradley Wiggins might say to Andrew Marr about Grand Tour TUEs

Coming this weekend exclusively on #marr – @OfficialWIGGINS tells @AndrewMarr9 why he took triamcinolone. BBC1 9am, Sunday. pic.twitter.com/pjdqmYuqdg — Rob Burley (@RobBurl) September 23, 2016 I could have misjudged XIX Management’s strategy on this, but their game now is re-positioning … Continue reading

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The joy of Gary Imlach’s Tour de France coverage

Gary Imlach has been part of my summer for 20 years now, so it feels right to praise one of the best broadcasters in sport. A carrier bag for a hat The image of him defying the elements – a … Continue reading

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London 2007 v Yorkshire 2014 – Tour de France compared

So the report into Yorkshire (and London and Cambridge) hosting the Grand Depart 2014 has finally surfaced. You can read the full report here as a PDF file . Here’s the equivalent summary for London 2007 which is worth re-reading as a … Continue reading

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Do Yorkshire’s Tour de France sums add up?

Do Yorkshire’s Tour de France sums add up? I’m not certain the hope of their claims can be matched by the expectations of reality. Continue reading

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Why winning bike races can make you unpopular with the public

A lot of flak is hovering around the Team Sky bus right now with questions about transparency, employees and results going off all over. Bradley Wiggins is the most obvious target of much of the incoming fire, in particular over … Continue reading

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3 things from 3 Tour de France stages

1. Team Sky have not become self-aware For all their dominance in the run-up to the Tour, they seem to be lacking the confidence to place Wiggins in the posh seats at the front. Sending back multiple riders to try … Continue reading

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We need to talk about Frank

There’s been widespread questioning of Andy Schleck’s ability to be competitive at the Tour de France 2012 after a disastrous Dauphiné which saw him abandon, succumbing to the effects of a crash in the time trial. The Dauphin, dethroned at … Continue reading

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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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