Tour de France

Where Are They Now? Eros Poli, the Giant of Ventoux

An old red steel Pinarello hangs on the wall of Eros Poli’s dining room in Verona, Italy. A yellow team cap with the crown cut off, his trademark, still draped around the handlebars just as it was on that day. It was July 18, 1994, when Poli cemented his name in the Tour de France history …

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CyclingTips Podcast, Episode 7: 2016 Tour de France, first rest day

In this second podcast from the 2016 Tour de France, recorded on the race’s first rest day, our team on the ground — Matt de Neef, Shane Stokes and Dave Everett — discuss the many storylines to have developed over the first nine days of racing. Among them: Chris Froome’s incident with a spectator, followed …

Time Gap Claire – A Summer Dream Job

It had always been a dream for Claire Pedrono to work in the Tour de France. Even if it was working as a big teddy bear handing out pens, she’s always loved the race and wanted to be a part of it. Now she finds herself doing one of the most important jobs in the …

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CyclingTips Podcast, Episode 6: 2016 Tour de France preview

In this first podcast from the 2016 Tour de France, Elden and U.S. Editor Neal Rogers discuss what it’s really like to cover the Tour de France as a journalist. Our team on the ground in France — Shane Stokes, Matt de Neef, and Dave Everett — provide context to pre-race interviews with Peter Sagan, …

How the Tour de France is Broadcast To the World

Watching the Tour de France is easy. You grab a beer, switch on the TV, and let the time pass by for the next five hours while the race meanders past 13th century castles, emerald green lakes, and panoramic mountain views while the breakaway hangs out to dry. Easy, right? Well there’s a fascinating technical solution …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Sagan returns to top of UCI rankings; Boels Dolmans continues women’s WorldTour dominance; Dimension Data ‘blown away’ by support for Keagan Girdlestone; Professional Cyclist Association to present revised security plan; Miguel Angel Lopez extends with Astana; Huffman, Walle wrap-up North Star Grand Prix wins; Giant USA lays off employees; AG2R-La …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: US crowns Huff, Tamayo pro criterium champions; Five talking points from the 2016 Amstel Gold Race; How the Race Was Won: 2016 Amstel Gold Race; Preview: 7 things to know about the Flèche Wallonne Femmes; Is Taylor Phinney’s Roubaix dream still a realistic one?; Hidden motors: Nibali, …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Enrico Gasparotto wins his second Amstel Gold Race; Emma Johansson wins the Euskal Emakumeen Bira, Guarnier take the final stage; Alejandro Valverde dominates the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon; Martin Mortensen wins Tro-Bro Leon in One Cycling 1-2; Logan Owen takes out the U23 Liege-Bastogne-Liege; Report – Mechanical doping used in Strade Bianche …

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Opinion: podium boys are no better than podium girls

Over the weekend, Belgium played host to yet another great Women’s WorldTour event. All races thus far have been exciting and Gent-Wevelgem was no exception. After world champion Lizzie Armitstead failed to get free from her 11 breakaway companions, her teammate Chantal Blaak countered and took off from the tiring lead group. She rode clear to …

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Rumours resurface that China’s richest man has eyes on Tour de France

Two and a half months after Italian publication Milano Finanza said that the Chinese Wanda Sports group was interested in buying cycling’s three Grand Tours, rumours have resurfaced that a major purchase could be in the works. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Dalian Wanda group – which owns Wanda Sports, and is itself …

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