Cafe Bookshelf: Companion to Tour History

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

Cafe Bookshelf: Companion to Tour History


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


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Le Tour Stage 16: Pyrénées & Downhills


Just when you thought this Tour couldn't get any sweeter for Vincenzo Nibali the organizers throw a downhill finish his way. Because they're just that nice.

TdF Rest Day: Open thread


Lazy day for us, a busy day for managers, agent and riders at the Tour. Expect the news and rumors to trickle out today about transfers and assorted stuff. First news of the day is a happy...

Le Tour Stage 14: Majka Lifts Saxo Spirits


Rafael Majka took the first victory of his already illustrious three years as a professional rider by dropping his breakaway companions on the final climb to Risoul. Behind, Vincenzo Nibali proved...

Rowney & Brennauer preview Thüringen Rundfahrt '14


It's one of the nicest races on the women's calendar, always superb racing - and this year Specialized-lululemon riders Loren Rowney and Lisa Brennauer previewed the race for us. With video and...

A Tour for France?


French riders and teams have struggled to make a strong impression on their national tour for the past two decades. But this year, the French seem poised for an upwards swing.

The big Emma Pooley post-Giro Rosa interview


Emma Pooley had the perfect underdog story in the Giro Rosa - starting with a horrible nosebleed & asthma attack in Stage 1 to winning 3 mountain stages in different, exciting ways. She told us...

Tour de France Stage 16 LIVE


Carcassonne - Bagnères de Luchon 237.5 km

Keep Calm And Pedal On

Title: Keep Calm And Pedal OnAuthor: Ebury PublishingPublisher: Ebury PublishingYear: 2014Pages: 224Order: Ebury PublishingWhat it is: A collection of cycling related quotesStrengths: PithyW...

Heartbreak For Bauer as Kristoff Wins


Alexander Kristoff notched up his second stage win after narrowly nicking past breakaway riders Jack Bauer and Martin Elmiger inside the final fifty meters of the stage.

Tour de France Stage 15 LIVE


Tallard - Nȋmes 222 km

Le Tour Stage 15: Back to the Bunch Sprints


Let's just keep predicting a Sagan victory, and delighting in finding out who pips him this time.

Reckless, by Alasdair Fotheringham

Perhaps best remembered for the Tour he lost (1971) than the Tour he won (1973), Luis Ocaña was described by Eddy Merckx as his "most dangerous rival." Alasdair Fotheringham tells his story in this...

Nibali Talking Points: Nibali vs. the Ghosts


I'm out on the weekend, headed to our annual(ly mis-timed) camping trip, but it seems like much of the big picture discussion revolves around what to make of the previously unforeseen Nibali Tour...

Le Tour Stage 13: Nibali Asserts His Dominance


Vincenzo Nibali won his second mountaintop finish and his third stage of the race so far, cementing his overall lead and reducing his rivals to infighting over the remaining podium spots.

Le Tour Stage 14: Alpine Armageddon


The Alps may be low on quantity in the Tour this year but there are no complaints about the quality on this one. Three major climbs, one of the the mighty Col d'Izoard where the peloton will stop...

Le Tour Stage 13: Omigod You Guys! Mountains!


This has been a remarkable Tour in certain respects: The tendency of crashes to take out popular riders (oy) The Saganlessness of the stage winner roll (Oy!), and The displacement of major...

Le Tour Stage 12: Kristoff Barrels Home


Katusha rider takes first ever Tour de France stage win, soundly beating Peter Sagan and Arnaud Démare in a wild bunch gallop.

Le Tour Stage 12: Can Sagan Finally Win It?


Hilly with a chance of sprint, and an even higher chance of Sagan. But will the other sprinters hold on long enough to challenge him, or will the breakaway elude the pack? It's a tricky one to call.

Stage 11: Gallopin Makes Good


Lotto-Belisol rider completes transitional stage coup

Koos Moerenhout on Giro Rosa polemica and Rabo-Liv


Rabobank-Liv had the most incredible Giro Rosa, with six stage wins and three riders on the final GC podium. We talked to their DS, Koos Moerenhout about the Giro, where he goes from here, and all...

Le Tour: GC Re-boot


Remember the race we talked about at the start in Yorkshire? Forget that. That race is dead, this is another race. With both the protagonists in what we assumed would be the duel for the win gone,...

Le Tour Stage 11: Another Day For The Break?


Looks like a break. Or, it would if Peter Sagan had won a stage already...

The Long Awaited Moment


Astana's Vincenzo Nibali -- the saviour of Italian cycling?

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