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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Giro d'Italia

In Dublin’s fair city…oh what a pity

15 May , 2014  

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This article was first published as a podcast for the Velocast and is republished here with permission. To login or subscribe to the Velocast go to http://velocast.cc ****************************** The Giro in Belfast was supposed to feel like the race had come to my home for the day, my country. But I don't know Belfast. Was the route ...

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Classics

Cancellara – Record Breaker

9 Apr , 2014  

Cancellara wins the 2014 Tour of Flanders - his seventh monument classic.

Twitter is a transient beast. Almost as soon as you plop a thought or a fact or a piece of nonsense on the screen...it's gone. For all it's worth, an adequate Twitter search engine still does not exist, rendering this transient information largely inaccessible. During Fabian Cancellara's displays of strength in this year's Milan San Remo ...

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Doping

The Truth and Complication Commission

21 Oct , 2013  

The new UCI President Brian Cookson made a number of campaign promises as part of his election manifesto. One of these was the establishment of some sort of process to determine the truth about the doping problem within the sport, primarily so that a figurative line could be drawn demarcating the ushering in of a ...

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Classics

The Most Versatile Classics Rider in Cycling

13 Sep , 2013  

So which rider is the most versatile classics rider in the current peloton? Who has what it takes across all five of cycling's hardest one day races, the monument classics? If we are to judge simply on the number of wins in these five races, it has been a ding dong battle for supremacy for the ...

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