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OK, I'll Bite: My Top 20 Grand Tour Champions

Fist off, MAJOR h/t to dees ees en drama who threw down yesterday when I asked for his/her all-time list. I debated just responding there, but I think this has some real discussion potential...

OK, I'll Bite: My Top 20 Grand Tour Champions

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Fist off, MAJOR h/t to dees ees en drama who threw down yesterday when I asked for his/her all-time list. I debated just responding there, but I think this has some real discussion potential...

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Nibali In Perspective

Have I written this column already? I can't remember. Anyway, I don't think anyone else has.

Nibali In Perspective

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Have I written this column already? I can't remember. Anyway, I don't think anyone else has.

Emma Pooley announces her retirement from cycling

She recently proved that she's the top climber in the women's peloton, so why is Emma Pooley retiring from pro cycling?

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La Course in photos

Our friend Patrick Verhoest managed to capture the inaugural La Course by Le Tour de France in images for us

Video
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How the worlds best does what she does

On bike camera footage from Marianne Vos as she tackles the last kilometers of La Course and takes the win.

Get Yer Podium Cafe Caps!

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After years of promises... reality!

Kittel wins - Nibali triumphs

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Once again Giant-Shimano's Marcel Kittel takes the un-official sprinters championships on the Champs Élysées and bookends a successful Tour de France with wins on the opening and closing stages....

Vos the Great Conquers Paris

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The women's La Course became the sprint showdown between the best in the world that we had been expecting with the worlds greatest cyclist Marianne Vos taking the win over Kirsten Wild.

Tour Finale and Green Jersey Talking Points

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Here's your race preview: there's gonna be a sprint on the Champs-Elysées. Details and an informative, entertaining and highly cogent discussion of the maillot vert below.

Tour Stage 20: Martin Dominates, Peraud Confirms

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Jean-Christophe Peraud claims second overall on the Tour de France podium

La Course is here!

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Champs Élysée racing for the worlds top women finally. Do.not.miss.

Techs-Mechs: ABUS Locks Fear Out, Flexibility In

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German lock-maker has a lot of bases covered

Tour Stage 20: What's This "Time Trialling" Thing?

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Omega Pharma-Quick Step's Tony Martin cemented his world class time trial legacy with a smashing stage victory in today's 54km event to... wait. I'm doing the preview, not the post-stage. Let me...

Le Tour Stage 19: Navardauskas Breaks Garmin Duck

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Ramunas "Comrade" Navardauskas breaks away at just the right time.

Legends of the Tour, by Jan Cleijne

The history of the Tour de France as you've never seen it before: the story of the world's biggest bike race told as a graphic novel.

Le Tour Stage 19: Sprinting through the Dordogne

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The mountains have done their damage and the GC riders now take a deep breath ahead of the timetrial on stage 20. Meanwhile we see one last chance for a Sprinters vs. Breakaway battle.

Five highlights from the 2014 Giro Rosa

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Since we're in a lull in the women's racing, it's a great chance to look back at the only 10-day Grand Tour the women are allowed to race - with videos, blogs and a cycling fanclub that we at...

Le Tour Stage 17: Majka Doubles Up

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The resurrection of Saxo-Tinkoff's Tour de France from the ashes of Alberto Contador's broken tibia and withdrawal halfway through the race continued as young Polish star Rafael Majka took his...

Le Tour Stage 18: Ruh roh...Hautacam

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Things are getting desperate for a few guys now with the big ol' nasty 52 km time-trial looming on the horizon. Today offers the last opportunity to build a better buffer to the the more competent...

Lady Cycling, by FJ Erskine

A nineteenth century guide to cycling for ladies presents the modern reader with much mirth.

Le Tour Stage 17: A Battle Royale

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At a mere 124.5 kilometers, tomorrow's stage may look easy, but it is certainly anything but. Expect a hard fought battle for the bottom two podium spots over the four major climbs of the stage.

Women's cycling week: Thüringen, Bretagne & BeNe

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It was a crazy-busy week of racing, with the peloton split across three great races - Thüringen Rundfahrt, the Tour de Bretagne and the 1st ever BeNe Ladies Tour. Videos, photos & results - & all I...

A Battle for Polka Dots?

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Two weeks into the Tour and we have a three way standoff atop the KOM rankings between a guy going for stage wins, a guy explicitly trying to get the dots, and the race leader. Which one of them...

Le Tour Stage 16: Rogers Solos In

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Michael Rogers took his third stage win in a grand tour this year as he rode away from his breakaway companions three kilometers from the finish line today. Behind the break, Romain Bardet and...

A Maverick in France

Maverick was my Mum's favourite T.V show, She absolutely adored James Garner and it was with sadness that I noted his passing earlier this week. Wiki defines the word as 'an unbranded range animal'...

Cafe Bookshelf: Companion to Tour History

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It's the one-piece companion guide to the race's entire history.

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