Tour de France

Tour de France 2020 Round Up

As with all sport, this year has been strange. The Tour was late, lacked many top riders due to an overlap in Italy and had far fewer screaming fans at the side of the road for obvious reasons.

Ask most cycling fans which Tour ended in the most dramatic manner and they’ll tell you 1989. …

How the Best in the World Fuel their Efforts

Once a year, the world’s best riders sweep across 3,500 of the finest French kilometres. The riders tackle brutal stages often close to 200km and crossing mountain ranges such as the Alps and Pyrenees.

This task requires a lot of calories. In today’s tour, riders will burn upwards of 5,000 calories a day. For 176 …

Tour de France | The Tactics that Shape the Race

We’re now two weeks into the biggest bike race on earth. A lot has happened but nothing is decided. The beauty of bike racing is its relentlessly unpredictable nature. We’ve seen suffering and heartbreak, triumph and testament to hard work. These outcomes are not only won or lost at the finish line, they are …

Your Code to Deciphering the Tour de France

You’d be forgiven for thinking the Tour de France isn’t interesting beyond the final 500 metres of each day. A century of tradition, mishaps and technological advancements have led to the strange and intricate tactics and rules that shape today’s race. There’s a lot to see over the three weeks and 3,500km around the …

Get ready for le Tour de France!

It’s a good old-fashioned case of good news, bad news.  Which would you like first?  Ok, good news:  The Tour de France is going ahead this year, bad news: without Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas.

Sadly, but not totally unexpectedly, Chris and Geraint have been left out of Team Ineos for this year’s Tour de …

Tour de France 2019 Update

Everything is still to play for at this year’s Tour de France with just over 2 mins separating the top 6 (at time of writing). We’ve got a raft of very capable winners all vying for victory, but what’s the latest news?

Geraint Thomas is always a good place to start. Reigning champion and contending …

Tour de France 2019 Preview

It’s that time once more… The 106th Tour de France starts this weekend.

3 weeks of pedal powered excursion… this time, starting in Brussels, with 2 full stages in Belgium before heading over the border. And it will not be an easy start to the Tour as riders will have to tackle the cobbled climbs …

Tu quoi ? A quick guide to Tour de France vocab

If you’ve been watching the coverage of the Tour de France, you’ll have noticed a lot of French terms that have slipped into the general cycling vocabulary. Unless you parlez francais, or are already up on the lingo, you might find it a bit of a mystery! So here’s our guide to some of …