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  1. The big pink

    OJ Borg

    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. Alpe d'Huez - the Tour's most famous climb

    Graham Jones

    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. The Tour Crowd Incidents

    Graham Jones

    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. The Broom Wagon - a Tour de France rider's biggest fear.

    Graham Jones

    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. Mark Cavendish: the best sprinter in the history of the Tour de France?

    Graham Jones

    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. Orica-GreenEdge and Australian Cycling: a natural progression

    Graham Jones

    5 live cycling summariser

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

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  7. Marco Pantani - The end of a troubled ride

    Simon Clancy

    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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