Tag Archives: Le Tour

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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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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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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When everything goes dark

So after a fortnight spent wondering if riding from Acton to Wimbledon and back might benefit me in some way, I got a chance to put it to the test. I recorded the ride to Wimbledon on my Nokia N95’s … Continue reading

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Itchy, twitchy and fruitless

Last Hillingdon for a few weeks was a dismal affair. Everything about it could be found on a list of reasons why most people strive to get out of the 4th Cats as quick as they can. There was the … Continue reading

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TDF? Yours for a pony

An interesting article on the ever brilliant PezCycling News on just how much it costs to have a stage of Le Tour in the neighbourhood: http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/?pg=fullstory&id=4481 Do some quick sums, or rough estimates, and you’ll see that Le Grand Depart … Continue reading

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