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Tour de France Stage 20 LIVE

Bergerac - Périgueux 54 km Timetrial

Tour de France Stage 20 LIVE

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Bergerac - Périgueux 54 km Timetrial

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

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...

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...

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Cafe Bookshelf

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.

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.

Techs-Mechs: ABUS Locks Fear Out, Flexibility In

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German lock-maker has a lot of bases covered

Get Yer Podium Cafe Caps!

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After years of promises... reality!

Le Tour Stage 19: Navardauskas Breaks Garmin Duck

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

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.

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...

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.

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.

Keep Calm And Pedal On

A collection of cycling-related quotes presented in the style of those ubiquitous Ministry of Information propaganda posters.

Belkin Hit the Sponsor Jackpot!

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Dutch National Lottery steps in as title sponsor.

Le Tour Stage 16: Pyrénées & Downhills

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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

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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...

Heartbreak For Bauer as Kristoff Wins

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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.

Le Tour Stage 14: Majka Lifts Saxo Spirits

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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...

Le Tour Stage 15: Back to the Bunch Sprints

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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

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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...

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