Tour de France

The Million Dollar Nonsense

7 Oct , 2014  

Alpe d'Huez

"If Quintana, Froome, Nibali and Contador all agree to ride all three Grand Tours, I'll get Tinkoff Bank to put up €1 million. They can have €250,000 each as an extra incentive. I think it's a good idea" The words of Oleg Tinkov speaking recently to Cycling News as he once more offers to throw money ...

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Rider Transfers,Vuelta a Espana

The Changing Face of Cycling

24 Sep , 2014  

Imagine you're the manager of a cycling team and you're looking for a particular type of rider. But instead of finding one guy that fits the job description, you find several, all with very similar physical attributes and identical salary demands - how do you decide which one to sign? The answer might be, whichever one you're ...

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Vuelta a Espana

Morbid Curiosity and the Redemption of Chris Froome

11 Sep , 2014  

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The This Week in Cycling History podcast began as exactly that. I attempted to find three stories for each show, from any year in cycling's past, but the stories needed to have taken place in the week of the year in which we were currently in. Simple enough. But one winter of research was enough ...

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Tour of Flanders

Punch-ups, bike changes and a stolen Tour of Flanders

9 Sep , 2014  

Farrapona

The gloves were off on Stage 16 of the Vuelta a Espana. Gianluca Brambilla and Ivan Rovny took issue with each other and had a boxing match while on the bike. Meanwhile, according to Philip Deignan's daily diary in the Irish Independent, Joaquim Rodriguez bust his lip open with a punch during the stage. While Rodriguez ...

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Tour de France

2014 Tour de France for stats geeks

28 Jul , 2014  

Astana Tour

Vincenzo Nibali 1974 - The last time a rider won four road stages on his way to overall victory. This year, Nibali won four, but in 1974 Eddy Merckx actually won six. The Belgian also managed four road stage wins throughout his Tour victory in 1970. The only other riders who have achieved this feat since World ...

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Tour de France

The great British enigma

12 Jun , 2014  

Bradley Wiggins is one of the most enigmatic riders in the peloton.

"Frankly, there is no story to tell other than that Robert failed to engage, communicate or evidence any activity of any significance that led me to think he was suited to a formal professional coaching position. Competing and coaching in sport are two very different things, even though they clearly have many things in common. ...

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