2015 Tour de France route favours the climbers

ASO have unveiled the route for the 102nd edition of the Tour de France with their customary sense of theatre and spectacle. The parcours travels anticlockwise and, with the fewest time-trialling kilometres since 1945, next year’s race will have a very different complexion, albeit one which favours the climbers. But that’s not all. Let’s have a look at what’s in store come July. Continue reading

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Tour of Beijing review: Gilbert brings down the curtain on 2014

Capitalising on a revised second day parcours to take victory, Philippe Gilbert clung on to Dan Martin‘s wheel on the queen stage to secure the overall in the final edition of the Tour of Beijing, consigning the Irishman to the runner-up spot for the second year running.

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Guest Voice: Giro d’Italia presentation

Having watched Il Lombardia on Sunday, our friend Nathalie Novembrini headed to the Giro d’Italia presentation on Monday. Here are her thoughts on the occasion.

Just like every year, many rumours preceded Monday’s Giro presentation. Some of the host towns were already known but the only certainty was the 98th edition of Giro d’Italia would start in San Remo and finish in Milan. Maybe the RCS management did it on purpose, maybe it’s only a coincidence, but the start and finish remind me of an inverted Classicissima (Milan-San Remo).

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