Bryn Lennon

2013 Tour de France

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Le Tour Stage 21 Preview: A Twilight Crit In Paris

The racing is over, save the battle for the most revered sprint stage of them all. And what a stage it will be with ten circuits on the Champs Élysées under the lights.

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Quintana at last!

Colombian Nairo Quintana took the grand slam on stage 20 of the Tour de France as he won the big mountainstage, advanced to second place overall and took the climbers jersey as well. Chris Froome secured his victory and Joaquim Rodriguez pushed Alberto Contador off the third and last place on the podium.

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Le Tour Stage 20 Preview: Last Chance Saloon

The battle to win the Tour may be over, but there will be plenty of fighting over lower positions and the climber's classification on the final summit finish of the Tour.

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Three stars on Double Alpe day

An Alpe d'Huez day in the Tour never disappoints and today was no exception.

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Le Tour Stage 19 Preview: Opportunities Abound

The second to last day in the Alpes, and opportunities to take time out of Chris Froome and other podium hopefuls are dwindling. With only a short descent to the finish, we might see some fiery racing on the Col de la Croix Fry.

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Le Tour en Bretagne

3 days Touring in Bretagne between St-Gildas-des-Bois and Forgères .

A story in 50 pics....

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TDF Stage 18 Preview: The Madness of l'Alpe, Twice

The Alpes are here, and in spectacular fashion with the Tour's first ever double ascent of the Alpe d'Huez. Craziness will ensue.

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Tour de France: Froome and Spanish Duo Lock Horns

Froome nudges lead upward, while Contador moves up to second in uphill time trial

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Notes From the France Desk

With Spain on the Conference Line...

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Three stars on the eve of mayhem

Today, as exciting as it was for a while in the finale was ultimately just a mild preview of what awaits between now and Sunday in the Tour. So here are three stars that point to what we we may have in store.

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Le Tour Stage 17 Preview: Aero Helmets and Hills

Another stage where Froome is likely to pad his lead, but this hilly time trial ought to shake up the top ten a fair bit.

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Costa celebrates in Gap

We got the classic breakaway stage we expected with Rui Costa getting a welcome stagewin for Movistar in Gap, the entrance to the Alps in this years Tour de France. Behind the big breakaway we once again saw surprisingly aggressive riding among the favorites resulting in some movement in the top 10.

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Hold On Tight, The FInal Week of the Tour is Here

Chris Froome's lead in the overall classification seems insurmountable, even if the British rider has a jour sans. But the last week should still be a thrilling one.

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Le Tour Stage 16 Preview: Tee Time

The Tour tees up its big finish with a semi-traditional hilly stage to BaseCamp Gap.

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Chris Froome: King of Ventoux

After a rough week for race-leader Chris Froome he came back with a vengeance to grab the stage and more time on General Classification on the mythical Mont Ventoux. He now leads the race comfortably with 4 min 14 sec to his nearest rival.

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Cobbles to Cols: The Path of Michal Kwiatkowski

With almost unmatched versatility, Michal Kwiatkowski is a rider to watch for the future. Nay, he is a rider to watch for the present.

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Matteo Trentin has the last laugh

It took until stage 14 this year before we saw a successful long breakaway. With hard racing and hungry sprinters teams it took until a day before a huge mountain to keep the pelotons hunger in check. In the end after a thrilling finish it was Omega Pharma- Quickstep's Matteo Trentin who was strongest in the final sprint to take his first TdF stage win. Omega Pharma thus takes it's fourth stage win in this Tour as Chris Froome safely remains the race leader.

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Three stars of the Drieweken de Frankrijk

Welcome to the Tour that just keeps on giving. Nothing is predictable so far in this race and just when you think it's going to calm down it goes into overdrive again. If it goes on like this the Eneco Tour is going to have a tough time winning the Stagerace of the Year title like it usually does.

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Le Tour Stage 13: Crosswinds, Chaos, and Cavendish

Mark Cavendish won the 25th Tour stage of his career, but his victory will be overshadowed by the work of three teams who split the race asunder in vicious crosswinds, reshuffling the GC and giving Cavendish a 120 kilometer leadout.

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Is the GC Battle Over?

The GC battle is over, long live the GC battle! Or, that's what some are saying now that Chris Froome leads by 3:25 over second place after putting time into his rivals in both climbing stages and the time trial. But should we write off the race for the overall quite yet?

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Three Stars of a slow newsday

The one thing about these sleepy sprinter's stages is that while they may be rich in roadside Chateaus they aren't necessarily that rich in profiles. These are the the most notable ones the Podiumcafe cameras managed to capture.

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Le Tour Stage 12: Kittel's Hat Trick

Marcel Kittel went pedal to pedal with Mark Cavendish in the last 200m of today's sprint into Tours and came out on top of the podium for the third time in this year's Tour de France.

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Le Tour Stage 12 Preview: Hey, You Look Familiar!

It's a trip down the Loire Valley to the Cycling hub of Tours

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Le Tour Stage 11: Martin, Froome Emerge as Winners

A mixture of expected and surprise was the result of today's time trial. World Champion Tony Martin showed his pedigree, winning the stage even after crashing hard in the first week. Behind, Chris Froome extended his overall lead to decisive proportions.

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Smile! It's the Three Stars of Saint Malo

Not all the days in the Tour are sparkling adventures. There's always something to smile about though.

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Le Tour Stage 10: Kittel Wins, Crash Mars Finale

Marcel Kittel proved his Stage 1 victory was no fluke or dependent on the absence of other sprinters by playing a game of patience, following the wheel of André Greipel before coming by on the inside of a bend in the road in the final 50 meters.

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Le Tour Stage 11 Preview: Break out the stopwatch

Time for the Chrono men to come out and play on the only true specialists TT in this year's Tour. And it's a short one to boot.

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Tour de France Stage 10 Live Thread

The action, as it happened, in Stage 10.

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Contenders and Pretenders: Taking Stock of the GC

After nine days of racing, Chris Froome leads the race and seems unassailable. But reducing the GC race to such a statement would be premature and presumptuous. How do things look for the next two weeks?

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TdF Stage 10 Preview: Tour of the Heartland

Time to find out if the Green Jersey is still being contested.

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Three Stars of Madness and Chaos

How do you sum up brilliant stages late on a Sunday night.? Well you can't really but you can always look at the pretty pictures.

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TdF Stage 9: Martin Wins as Froome Left Isolated

Dan Martin, winner of this year's Liége - Bastogne - Liége, put on a clinical display of last-kilometer tactics and cool before out-sprinting Jacob Fuglsang to win in his first Tour de France participation. Behind, Movistar's early pacemaking saw race leader Chris Froome uncharacteristically without any team support for over half the race, but little came of his isolation.

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Pyrénéan Stellar phenomenons

It was a first day in he mountains that provided more fireworks and upsets than anyone had anticipated. To explain today, stars only won't suffice. We need the full palette of astronomical phenomenons.

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TdF Stage 9 Preview: High-Altitude, Low Drama

It's a quinella of Cat-1 peaks in Sunday's final Pyrenean stage, leading to a long descent.

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Three stars of the Tarn

Another cracking day in the Tour. Not the breakaway day that some whackadoodles predicted but something else entirely. A hardfought day with a hectic sprint and a worthy winner to finish it off.

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Roadside Tour: Albi's Fatal Awesomeness

I'm not actually at the Tour de France, but even if I was, I'd be on the internet looking up what makes today's featured city and stage-finishing town so memorable.

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TdF Stage 7: Sagan Finally Gets His Win

Cannondale took advantage of climbs in the middle of the stage today, pressing the pace and dispatching many sprinters including Mark Cavendish, André Greipel, and Marcel Kittel. With the quickest in the race gone, the sprint was Peter Sagan's to lose.

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Three Stars: Montpellier Edition

Who were the worthy winners of the day in France today? Picking isn't easy and I haven't as much as a Zombie-sockpuppet to hide behind. But here goes.

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TdF Stage 6: Greipel Leaves No Doubt

Andrei Greipel won his first stage of this year's Tour de France in dominating fashion, coming home a full bike length ahead of Peter Sagan and Marcel Kittel.

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Green Jersey Power Poll!

Now, with information!

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TdF Stage 6: Sprinty With a Chance of Echelons

After a few lumpy days around Corsica and a team time trial, it's time to let the sprinters do their thing for a few days. The second of three stages suited for the fast men is a shorter affair with nary a bump to interrupt the proceedings. But, with luck, there will be echelons.

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Cavendish at last!

Having missed out on the stage one win and a chance to wear yellow Mark Cavendish came back with a vengeance as his Omega Pharma team dominated the leadout to deliver him to a dominant win on stage 5. Simon Gerrans remains in the Yellow jersey as race leader.

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Three Stars of Stage 4

To honor hockey's Chicaco Blackhawks who recently won a gloriously deserved Stanley Cup over a much, much inferior team I will award an NHL style Three Stars of the Game Stage for the rest of the Tour de France. Today it was pretty straightforward.

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Just Who Is Jan Bakelants?

A former winner of the Tour de l'Avenir, Jan Bakelants took his first professional win... by winning a stage at the Tour de France. Where has he been in the five years in between?

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TdF Stage 5 Preview: Bunch Sprint? Maybe?

After leaving Corsica behind, the Tour still keeps the theme of hills before a possible sprint. It looks like a day for a heartier version of sprinter.

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TdF Stage 4: Orica-GreenEdge Stun World Champions

Australian trail-blazers make the best of their chances

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Six shades of the Grand Depart

After three days on the island of Corsica it's time to sum up the impressions from an original Grand Depart to the Tour de France. This time the race stayed in France rather than visiting abroad but still managed to present something brand new to viewers around the world. Stunning visuals and a terrain that forced the organizers to think out of the box made for three exciting days.

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TdF Stg 3: Gerrans takes it with a bike throw

Simon Gerrans won the second Tour stage of his career in a photo finish with Peter Sagan, capping off an eventful final 20 kilometers of racing up and over the hills of Corsica.

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TdF Stg 3 Preview: Not a Single Meter of Flat

More hills in Corsica, though this time they're much closer to the finish.

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TdF Stage 2 Preview: Climbs Animate Tricky Stage

Corsica has mountains, folks.

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TdF Stage 1: Kittel Survives Chaos; Contador OK?

A strange day, even by Tour de France standards...

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