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Chris Fontecchio

Editor and Founder

Founded the Podium Cafe in 2006. Obsesses over cobblestone racing. Not averse to a beer, thank you very much.

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Cafe Bookshelf: Companion to Tour History

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

Belkin Hit the Sponsor Jackpot!

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Dutch National Lottery steps in as title sponsor.

Get Yer Podium Cafe Caps!

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After years of promises... reality!

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.

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: Omigod You Guys! Mountains!

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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...

Stage 11: Gallopin Makes Good

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Lotto-Belisol rider completes transitional stage coup

The Long Awaited Moment

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

Le Tour Stage 7: Unexpect the Expected

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Stage 7: Épernay -- Nancy, 234km More time in the northeast of France. Today's war remembrance goes to Octave Lapize, the 1910 winner of the Tour de France. Lapize went on to the French Air Force,...

Froome out! Boom wins! Nibali Aces Test!

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We knew it would be a dramatic day at the Tour de France. But I don't think we saw this much drama coming. Belkin's Lars Boom put on a Tour de Force at the front of a wet, nasty, miserable day of...

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