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Christian Prudhomme

Tour de France race director Christian Prudhomme provides his honest assessment of Chris Froome‘s ungainly riding style:

The award for the most elegant rider doesn’t exist at the Tour de France any more but Froome probably wouldn’t have been eligible. He’s a kind of Paula Radcliffe on a bike! However, I find Froome very elegant in his way of speaking with a sweet voice and his eyes are very expressive.

You can read the full interview on Cyclingnews here.

Guest Voice Nathalie Novembrini: Stresses and strains of week 1

Each week in a Grand Tour brings its own challenges but it’s not unusual for something unexpected to happen during those first few stages. Big crashes involving half of the peloton, sprint trains tumbling to the ground, dogs crossing the road, buses stuck at the finish line … wait, this is not normal! Sports psychologist Nathalie Novembrini considers the effects of these events on the riders. Continue reading

Podcast #14: TdF week 1 – From Orica-GreenWEDGE to Skyfall

After an exciting and unpredictable opening segment of the 100th Tour, Chris, Kathi and Tim discuss a week which brought us ‘Bus-gate’ and the shocking collapse of Team Sky – which we’ve christened Skyfall – on the 007th day of the 007th month. (See what we did there?)

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