Talking Tactics: Tour de France – how the jerseys were won

In this week’s Talking Tactics I’m taking a look at how each of the four major jerseys of the 100th Tour de France were won: overall, points, mountains and best young rider. Continue reading

TdF stage 20: Quintana crowned King of the Mountains

Stage 20: Annecy to Annecy-Semnoz, 125km

Nairo Quintana recorded his first Tour de France stage win as he danced his way to the top of the ski resort of Semnoz, earning the right to declare himself King of the Mountains. He’ll have snazzy red polka dots stuck onto his white young rider’s jersey in Paris tomorrow, while Chris Froome is now only a leisurely 133.5km away from winning overall.

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TdF stage 14: French dreams dashed by Italian surge

Stage 14: St-Pourcain-sur-Sioule to Lyon, 191km

Predictions thus far in this Tour de France have more often than not turned out to be wrong, wrong, wrong. It was believed that today a breakaway would be allowed to go away and stay away. Today, friends, the stage went according to plan.
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