Category Archives: Tour de France

Stage 15 – Contador goes fast up hills

Statement of the obvious: shit happens fast in a bike race. You can keep up when all you’re doing is watching and shouting at the telly, it’s entirely different when you’re trying to form coherent, publishable sentences for live text … Continue reading

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What we learned from the first week of Le Tour 2009

1. If you were expecting the GC to be exciting and to change hands like it did last year, then you were mistaken. Once Cancellara bagged jaune in Monaco it was going to be tough to shift him until the … Continue reading

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Follow the Tour de France 2009 on twitter

This afternoon I got a little bugged trying to keep up with all the people either riding or reporting on this year’s Tour de France. So I built a Yahoo! Pipe to bring together all the accounts I’m aware of … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Lance Armstrong to ride Tour and Giro

He announced it on twitter with the words: “Just did an interview with AP announcing I am doing the Tour de France in 2009” Which means the corporate machines kick into overdrive and the press has to figure out the … Continue reading

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Wim Vansevenant, a record in rouge

Great picture that my girlfriend found on Flickr of Wim holding a Lanterne Rouge to mark his rare achievement of finishing the Tour de France last three times in a row. Photo credit: NATHALIE MAGNIEZ/AFP/Getty Images To finish the race … Continue reading

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Can’t seem to get lucky

Another unsuccessful Tuesday at Hillingdon for me. I just can’t seem to get lucky in those races. Was going well, working my way up through the wheels in the last three laps then some numpty completely fails to take the … Continue reading

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Epic win!!!1111!!!!!

Cav does it again. Time to get that internet meme thang working again…

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