Tour de France preview: Key contenders

We’ve previewed the teams (part one and two). We’ve previewed the key stages. But what of the riders who will make the race? Who will feature in the battles for the major jerseys, and which ones should the gamblers among us be putting our money on? Continue reading

Friday Feature: A to Z of the Tour de France

A = Alpe d’Huez. The legendary Alpine climb with its 21 hairpin turns will be climbed twice in one day for the first time in Tour history this year. (It has appeared twice in the same Tour once before, in 1979.) It last appeared in 2011, when Europcar’s Pierre Rolland won the stage. Continue reading