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Tour de France selection – my 9 to watch

While Directeurs sportifs have been making difficult choices, I’ve got the liberty of not having to choose from the riders I’m paying. So here’s the nine riders I’ve selected to ride in the colours of Chasing Wheels (basically La Vie … Continue reading

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So who does BMC Soigneur Sven Schoutteten know?

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Tour de France infographic

  Nearly there! Thanks to Greg Jensen for sending me this. Yes, it’s an ad for USDish, a satellite dish installer/retailer, but it’s a cracking visualisation. But better still are these mugs from the magnificent London hostelry that is Look … Continue reading

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Laurent Fignon, 1960-2010

In 1983, aged 22, Laurent Fignon won the Tour de France in his first attempt at the race, making him the youngest winner in 50 years. He remains the last rider to win the Tour de France at their first … 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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If the cobbles are in France why did Armstrong go to Belgium?

It’s probably not even worthy of footnote status in the story of the Tour de France 2010 but the question of cobbles has been bothering me through the last week or so. Lance Armstrong made a big point of riding … Continue reading

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Tour de France by Magnum photographers with comments by Joergen Leth

Magnum is the most incredible agency in the history of photography. Its history is without compare. Imagine Bartali, Coppi, Bobet, Koblet and Kubler, starting their own team and then you’ve got an idea of the impact of its creation by … Continue reading

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Signing Pereiro is Contador’s smartest move

A lot of people have seen the signing of Oscar Pereiro Sio as simply an attempt to bolster the Astana squad with an experienced rider who can be there when it matters in the high mountains. His ability to sacrifice … Continue reading

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Wee Bert Contador’s big wheels

He’s known round our house as “Wee Bert Contador” on account of someone once describing him as “that wee lad who rides with Armstrong” last year. 2010 is going to be a bugger of a year for him if you … Continue reading

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Col du Tourmalet celebrates its centenary

So on Sunday 18 July 2010 9,500 riders will head off from Pau in search of the summit of the Col du Tourmalet, the summit on which the centenary visit to the Pyrenees will focus. I’ve gone two years without … Continue reading

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