6 posts about Tour de France on this blog
Thursday 18 July 2013, 12:42
If there is a stage on this year’s Tour that everybody has been waiting for then it’s this one. Stage 18 Gap to Alpe D’Huez: the most famous climb in the Tour, and one of the first climbs ever to be used as a summit finish. It has become a Mecca for cycling fans with its 21 hairpin bends.
Thursday 11 July 2013, 12:05
The very unfortunate and unsavoury incident involving Mark Cavendish on Stage 11 of the Tour d France (when a spectator threw a bottle of urine in his face), reminded us all of the dangers and vulnerability of cyclists.
Friday 5 July 2013, 13:49
It was this latest withdrawal from the race that made me think at least he didn’t have to undergo the at times heart-breaking experience of having to climb into the dreaded ‘Broom Wagon’ or, in French, the ‘Voiture Balai’. This literally translated as the ‘Sweeper Up’, and it very often...
Thursday 4 July 2013, 14:11
Yesterday Mark Cavendish won his 24th Tour Stage, and he did it with ease. He’s arguably the best sprinter that the cycling world has ever seen.
Sprinters are a special breed, but what makes a good one and what makes Mark Cavendish stand out from the rest?
Wednesday 3 July 2013, 15:00
Graham Jones talks about the rise of Australian pro cycling team Orica GreenEdge.
Monday 29 April 2013, 14:21
5 live's Simon Clancy on a special programme looking at the life of cyclist Marco Pantani.
Programme information and behind the scenes at BBC Radio 5 live.
The House Rules can be found here.
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