Tour de France 2018 Stage 12 : Thomas takes Alpe d’Huez … in a sprint!

Stage 12 of the Tour de France saw the peloton take on three monster climbs, including a summit finish on the legendary Alpe d’Huez. It ended with five big GC riders finishing within seconds of each other. Geraint Thomas of Sky took the win but, on today’s evidence, the race is far from over.

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How the hell… has Mark Cavendish stopped winning?

Mark Cavendish is the most successful Tour de France sprinter of his generation. It wasn’t so long ago that we were talking about him overtaking Eddy Merckx and becoming the guy who’s won more stages of the race than anyone else.This year he’s barely been in camera shot as the Tour’s sprint stages reach their crescendo. How the hell has it all gone wrong for the one-time Manx Missile? Continue reading

Tour de France 2018 Stage 7 : Groenewegen goes all the way

The longest stage of the 2018 Tour de France was a flat one and made for an unlucky Friday the 13th for the Tour de France TV audience. In the end, we got a sprint featuring the very best and a surprising winner. Dylan Groenewegen of LottoNL-Jumbo surged past the pack to take the honours.

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