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Tour Blog Day 11 & 12

A two day recap blog extravaganza today as I’ve been a bit busy again. The time trial stage went to plan for Chris Froome, putting time into all his GC rivals. I read today that he has the biggest lead at stage 11 since 2011. Possibly the most irrelevant stat I have read for some … Continue reading

Tour Blog Day 9

The rest day brings a welcome respite from my blogging activity. Anyway – the second day in the Pyrenees provided the most exciting bit of racing and certainly got the most spectacular press activity of the tour so far…….The super team cracked…… Froome Isolated!……. It’s the end of team sky’s domination…….. The headlines went on … Continue reading

Steel Magazine issue #5

Steel magazine is described as Magazine of the Urban Cyclist. I picked up a copy from Fingerprint Distribution along side my other favourite cycling read Boneshaker Magazine. Steel is published in France and is dual language – one column in French, one in English, which takes a bit of time to adjust to. It’s nice … Continue reading

Tour Blog Day 8

For most people the tour starts on the first day in the mountains. That’s today then! A summit finish is the first chance for the main contenders to show themselves and I think today Froome sent a clear message tat the pre-race favourite tag is most definitely correct. The solo display after some great teamwork … Continue reading

Tour Blog Day 6 & 7

A rather tardy display of blogging at such an early stage, predominantly due to work commitments. I’ve yet to catch up with the highlights on ITV, but its a sign of the success of cycling that in any daily paper you can get good coverage of the race. Probably less than 5 years ago you … Continue reading

Tour Blog Day 4

It’s hard to write a lot about the team time trial. It’s a pleasure to watch for about 5minutes, then it gets dull. Add in the fact that once you have decide whose kit looks the smartest, there is even less to watch. My personal favourite is a total match, I don’t like the one … Continue reading

Tour Blog Day 3

Stage three I’d say was largely uneventful in Tour terms. That bloke had a good go at getting the polka dot jersey but failed. A proper sprinter won, relegating the self proclaimed “hulk” ( I have an inherent dislike to people that give themselves a nickname, except of course The Dude in the big Lebowski) … Continue reading

Tour Blog Day 2

Here is day two of the blog and I have to admit that I got slightly carried away and drank too much on Sunday, then promptly fell asleep and missed the end of the highlights show last. (confession number two is that I watched two ITV highlights shows back to back as had written the … Continue reading

Tour Blog Day 1

Another year rolls around and the 100th edition of the Tour de France no less. So after last years literary genius, I’m going to have a go at blogging on the tour again. Now, this could be fraught with problems, as I have a holiday in France planned mid way through, and I’m not sure … Continue reading

Lance, doping and what I think

It’s topical, so I thought maybe a website item? Everyone has their opinion on Lance. Mine is I was lucky to watch all his tour victories, live through all the great shows he put on, truly enjoying his battles with various people, Ulrich, Pantani, Virenque, Basso to name a few. Why did I only pick … Continue reading

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