Tag Archives: Grand Tour

2012 Season Preview: Up-and-Comers

 Indications are Pierre Roland may be the new hope of French cycling. Last week we discussed the Men of the Hour—a rather easy-to-compile list of the men we all expect to be at forefront of the ...

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The Great Showdown

On July 1, 2010, the 2010 Tour de France looked as if it would be one of the most competitive editions of the race in its history. Rarely has a Grand Tour had so much talent show up with winning ...

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The Institution

The average European road is built more for helping cars navigate communities than turning traffic into high-pressure hydraulics. The narrow roads, roundabouts, median strips and occasional ...

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Armwarmers

When I was introduced to my first arm warmers, they seemed like the punchline to a lousy joke. At the time, I lived in a place where temperatures at the start of a ride weren’t often terribly ...

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Le Grand Bornand Photo Gallery

Perhaps no other stage in the 2009 Tour de France was as pivotal as Stage 17 to le Grand Bornand. It's easy to argue who was right or wrong, depending on your view of the tactics employed, but ...

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Great Teams of the Past

Discussions of the strength of the 2009 Astana squad regularly bring up mention of the great teams of the past. The most commonly cited “greatest team ever” is the 1986 La Vie Claire team of ...

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