Tag Archives: Etape du Tour

After the climb, the descent

It sits there in the hallway, untouched. It pleads with me every time I pass it, but I ignore it. I ignore it as long as I can. But there comes a point where you have to take the bike … Continue reading

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Stage 17 of Tour de France 2010 – How tough?

While riding the Etape du Tour, I also found time to make a video report for BBC Sport You can watch it on the BBC Cycling site: Tour de France 2010: How tough is the Col du Tourmalet? My favourite … Continue reading

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Etape du Tour 2010: Pau to Tourmalet in which time slips away from me

07:44 it read at the foot of the Tourmalet as I swung left over the timing mat and up through Luz Saint Saveur. “No danger from the voiture balai here. Should be able to do this in under ten hours … 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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The WTF? bits

1. The bloke with one leg. No prosthesis, just the one leg. Pedalling away merrily up the climbs, in his Credit Mutuel-sponsored kit, and telling his mate not to got too hard. His mate’s reply was that he’d only catch … Continue reading

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Report on BBC 606

You can read one of my reports on this year’s event on 606 here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/606/A24909889 I’ll be adding more colourful bits on here as well. There’s so many wonderful memories that I want to get down somewhere before they fade. … Continue reading

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Get in!

Get in! Originally uploaded by leguape

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Done it! Last climb nailed

Done it! Last climb nailed Originally uploaded by leguape

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Col aspet. It’s got as sin

Col aspet. It’s got as sin Originally uploaded by leguape

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Band at first feed Feeling ok 70 done

Band at first feed Feeling ok 70 done Originally uploaded by leguape

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