Category Archives: Tour de France

Epic fail

Never let those pesky internet memes get away from you…

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The hubris of Riccardo Ricco

I honestly cannot bring myself to waste my energy on being surprised or outraged by the news that Riccardo Ricco returned a positive test result on a day when Mark Cavendish made cycling history at Le Tour: Mark Cavendish completes … Continue reading

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God speed you Cav!

Either I’ve broken my jinx or Mark Cavendish really is bloody quick. Two stages, both with clear air between him and the fastest men in the peleton. OK, no Boonen or Bennati but he’s already proven he can beat both … Continue reading

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Back ’em, bury ’em

So the Tour De France is underway, much to my total elation as it is every year. It means I get a chance to write a bit more about cycling than usual, such as this profile of Mark Cavendish: Cavendish … Continue reading

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Towards redemption

If there is one way for the Tour to be in some way redeemed for its sins this year, then racing right to the final line in Paris is it. This is how the story should go: – The sprinter’s … Continue reading

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Destroyed by madness

I grew up being deeply in love with the Manic Street Preachers. I remember an interview with Richey and Nicky in which the former said words to the effect of: “There no one you can believe in, no one you … Continue reading

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Un jour d’enfer

Un jour d’enfer, originally uploaded by leguape. This is about as bad as it got, going through utter hell on the Port de Bales. This was where I was just clinging on grimly and trying to get over this one … Continue reading

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Dog day for Burghardt

Nothing I can add to that realy, other than there being a couple of dogs on the mountain yesterday at the Etape, luckily only going uphill.

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My Grand Depart weekend

Saturday was brilliant. you can read about my day on the BBC’s 606 in reply to our man-in-a-van’s post: http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/606/A24564800 And this evening spotted this interview with the lovely Victoria Pendleton: Pendleton strikes the pose of a future Olympic champion … Continue reading

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The prologue seen from an ASO car

Great video here from a chap I know: View from an official ASO car as Alexandre Botcharov rides the Tour de France prologue in London, 7th July 2007 from Alex Balfour and Vimeo.

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