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Five highlights from the 2014 Giro Rosa

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...

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...

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Le Tour Stage 17: Majka Doubles Up

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 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...

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Le Tour Stage 18: Ruh roh...Hautacam

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...

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...

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...

Lady Cycling, by FJ Erskine

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

Tour de France Stage 17 LIVE

Saint Gaudens - Saint Lary/Pla d'Adet 124.5 km

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After years of promises... reality!

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...

Le Tour Stage 13: Nibali Asserts His Dominance

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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

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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...

A Tour for France?

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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.

Le Tour Stage 12: Kristoff Barrels Home

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

Stage 11: Gallopin Makes Good

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Lotto-Belisol rider completes transitional stage coup

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