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    1. Presenter, 5 live Bespoke

      Over the course of three days in Ireland the 97th Giro d’Italia rolled past many things dyed or painted pink; sheep, horses, pylons, water skiers, windmills and the hairdo of the mayor of Belfast to name a few.

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    2. 5 live cycling summariser

      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.  

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    3. 5 live cycling summariser

      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.

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    4. 5 live cycling summariser

      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 has a b...

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    5. 5 live cycling summariser

      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?

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    6. 5 live cycling summariser

      Graham Jones talks about the rise of Australian pro cycling team Orica GreenEdge.

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    7. Assistant editor, 5 live Sport

      5 live's Simon Clancy on a special programme looking at the life of cyclist Marco Pantani.

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