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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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Say adios to steak-frites Alberto Contador

(Photo by Sifu Renka on Flickr, used under Creative Commons licence) There are few culinary delights in this world which can match the pleasure of steak-frites done properly. It’s the great constant of French cuisine that you can order anywhere … Continue reading

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Urban Cyclocross: Montmartre, Paris 1943 style

So there we were trying to invent Urban cyclocross and it turns out it the French invented it way back in the 1940s. Competitive Cyclist’s What’s New column flagged these two up from INA, the French national archive. retrouver ce … Continue reading

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Mark Cavendish winning Stage 21

Here’s a short Youtube clip from yesterday’s stage 21 finish in Paris on Les Champs Elysees. We were in the press area up near the 100 metre board and I’ve never been so excited to be at a bike race. … Continue reading

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Trek Madone by Damien Hirst: bicycle as art

The bicycle is a piece of modern art. As a piece of design it’s unrivalled in the 20th Century for its purity of form. Lance Armstrong has been riding a who bunch of beautifully decalled bikes through his comeback season. … 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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