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The Lost Month

July 11, 2014
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The Lost Month

July is a lost month for cycling fans. Our DVR fills with 21 stage races that are watched and re-watched, armchair analyzed as if we could have an inkling as to what riders are experiencing. We watch colors of the peloton cut through lush green pastures as helicopters capture the speed of riders moving...
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Tips on Betting on Tour de France and Other Pro Cycling Races

August 29, 2013
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Tips on Betting on Tour de France and Other Pro Cycling Races

If you’re someone who likes to bet or gamble, there are endless opportunities to put your money down on a winner.  Like it or not, there are opportunities to place bets when it comes to pro cycling as well.  This is an interesting article with information on what goes on in the world of...
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TdF Stage Riders Raise Money for Charity

August 27, 2013
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TdF Stage Riders Raise Money for Charity

A group of riders recently took part in a fantastic dream ride all in the name of charity.  I must say that I’m quite jealous of these lucky cyclists.  Not only did they do a great thing for the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research charity, but they also got to cycle a route that I...
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Tour de France Week 2 in Numbers

July 16, 2013
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Tour de France Week 2 in Numbers

Can you believe that the Tour de France ends on Sunday?  For some people (that aren’t really into cycling races), the Tour seems to drag on forever….but for the rest of us, it just flies on by. The 100th edition of the Tour has had some spectacular moments, and I hope you’ve been able to...
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A Graphical Look at the TdF Mountain Stages

July 15, 2013
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A Graphical Look at the TdF Mountain Stages

During the course of this year’s 100th edition of the Tour de France, we’ve been putting up some interesting graphics from the guys at Road Cycling UK. Here’s one that takes a look at the glorious mountain stages.  
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The Tour in Numbers… so far

July 9, 2013
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The Tour in Numbers… so far

We’ve seen pimped-out boat transfers, Aussie road rage, the perennial idiot dog (owner), riders suffering through crash related pain (chapeau G and Ted), GC contenders smashing each other… and GC contenders crumbling. If you think about it, apart from the craziness of Corsica, these things happen almost every year. But by the time we...
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Tour de France All-Time Greats

July 6, 2013
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Tour de France All-Time Greats

As we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Tour de France, it’s a good time to look back at the past champions.  Please join me in graphically checking out the Tour de France all-time greats.
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The Tour de France History in Numbers

July 4, 2013
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The Tour de France History in Numbers

This amazing and exciting bicycle race has been going on now for 100 years.   As we celebrate the centennial anniversary of the Tour de France, it’s a good time to look back at the history of our beloved tour. The History of the Tour de France in Numbers
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The Anatomy of Chris Froome

July 2, 2013
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The Anatomy of Chris Froome

There’s a lot of people picking Chris Froome as this year’s Tour de France champion….and I personally feel he’s got a great shot at it. We all know that anything can happen in the Tour, so we’ll see what happens….but for now, here’s a graphical look at what makes up Chris Froome.
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Tour de France – Red, White and Blue…and Green…and Pink

July 2, 2013
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Tour de France – Red, White and Blue…and Green…and Pink

The Pro peloton are usually a colourful bunch and this years Tour de France is no different. But who needs to take some advice from Europe’s fashion capitals and who are the trend setters?   The ‘A Gé Deux Erre‘ name has been a part of the peloton since 1992 and previously had a...
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Flying the Flag: The 100th Edition of the Tour de France

June 25, 2013
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Flying the Flag: The 100th Edition of the Tour de France

With less than a week before the start of the 100th edition of Le Grande Boucle, there is a group of excited riders who will proudly be donning new spangly kit after winning their national championship There isn’t enough screen space on the interweb superhighway to fully describe all of the reasons that people look...
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100th Tour de France Limited Edition Poster

June 6, 2013
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100th Tour de France Limited Edition Poster

Do you want a beautifully designed poster to commemorate this year’s 100th edition of the Tour de France?  Michael Valenti is a designer/illustrator from north Chicago and rides with his cycling club, Veloist.com. He’s created several pieces of cycling artwork in the past, and just release these two limited edition Tour de France posters just in...
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