Tour de France

Tom Simpson’s final hours on Mont Ventoux

On the eve of one of the most difficult and mythical stages of the Tour de France, the Giant of Provence awaits the riders on stage 12 this Thursday, Bastille Day. 49 years ago Tom Simpson tragically left his life on Mont Ventoux and tomorrow will be the 9th summit finish since that day. I …

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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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Mission accomplished: Cavendish completes long campaign to grab Tour yellow

CARENTAN, France (CT) – Good things come to those who wait. Mark Cavendish has been a professional for the past decade, has ridden nine Tours and, prior to Saturday’s opening stage of the 2016 Tour de France, had notched up 26 stage wins at the event. However one of his few remaining goals — a stint in the …

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Photo gallery: 2016 Tour de France Stage 1

Photography by BrakeThrough Media, Jered & Ashley Gruber, Cor Vos For the first time in his decorated Tour de France career — a career that has an astonishing 27 stage victories — Mark Cavendish is wearing the maillot jaune of race leader. After a wild opening stage from Mont-Saint Michel to Utah Beach that saw …

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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, …

Porte begins challenge for Tour yellow: “I’ve never been in as good a shape”

Beginning the Tour de France in a leadership position for the first time ever, Richie Porte was in a quietly confident mood on the eve of the race. The Australian faced the media at the press centre in Saint Lô on Friday and spoke of his strong condition and also the opportunities afforded by his …

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Photo gallery: 2016 Tour de France team presentation

Photography by BrakeThrough Media

Tour de France Gallery – week 3

The Tour de France is done and dusted and to cure your grand tour hangover we present to you our final set of spectacular imagery from BrakeThrough Media (Iri Greco & Jim Fryer) and Kristof Ramon. Once again, ditch the smartphone and have a look at this photo gallery of week 3 on a BIG …

The Ultimate Job Competition: Doing a Bike Tour

“The Ultimate Job” competition winners, courtesy of Exodus Travel, have finished their trip around France. As his final assignment, we asked Chris if he had any thoughts or advice on travelling with a tour. You can check out Chris and Riley’s previous ‘work’ via the #UltimateJob hashtag on Instagram and see their previous posts here. …

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Tour de France tech: Custom paint jobs

It’s all about standing out at the Tour de France. Teams and riders fight for publicity over three weeks, whether it be getting in breaks that will ultimately fail, trying to winning a stage, wearing one of the leaders’ jerseys or in the case of some, having products that catch the attention of the media. …

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