Tour de France review: Stage-by-stage

The 100th Tour de France is over. Done. Dusted. From fiercely contested sprints to breathtaking solo climbing displays, it’s been quite a three weeks. We were left with the searing image of the peloton flashing by in the Paris twilight, but the entire race has been packed full of memorable moments. Orica-GreenEDGE’s bus and Jan Bakelants barely holding off the charging pack seem like an eternity ago, don’t they?

We’re already counting down the days to the Vuelta a Espana, but to kick off our series of retrospective race reviews this week, here’s a quick stage-by-stage reminder of the story of the 2013 Tour de France (including links to each of our stage recaps). Continue reading

Guest Voice Nathalie Novembrini: Homeward bound

The last day of a Grand Tour is always a big celebration, especially for the winners of the coveted jerseys. In the fans’ eyes, every rider who arrives on the Champs Élysées is a winner, but the teams and the riders don’t always share those feelings. Guest Voice and sports psychologist Natalie Novembrini takes us post-Tour in the last of her quartet of articles. Continue reading