Tour de France

UCI insists no reduction to team sizes in 2017

Contradicting the fait accompli announcement made by the Grand Tour organisers plus Flanders Classics on November 25, the UCI has told professional squads and other stakeholders that team sizes will not be reduced for 2017 events. Last month Tour de France and Vuelta a España organiser ASO, Giro d’Italia organiser RCS Sport and Flanders Classics …

No more podium girls at Tour Down Under

When the men’s UCI WorldTour kicks off in Australia in January, there’s one thing we won’t see: race winners flanked by podium girls. In the interest of creating a more positive image of women in sport, the South Australian Government withdrew its support of the use of podium girls at the Santos Tour Down Under, …

Top race organisers reduce team and peloton sizes in Grand Tours, Classics and other events

More open, aggressive Grand Tours and Classics look possible from next season, with some of the biggest race organisers announcing that they will reduce the number of riders permitted on each team in their events. Tour de France and Vuelta a España organiser ASO, Giro d’Italia owner RCS Sport and Flanders Classics have all taken …

CyclingTips Podcast, Episode 8: 2016 Tour de France finale

In this concluding podcast from the 2016 Tour de France, recorded the morning after Sunday’s final stage in Paris, our team on the ground in France — Matt de Neef, Shane Stokes and Dave Everett — discuss the standouts from the last block of racing. These include the battle for yellow and the key moments …

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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