It’s fond farewells to some of cycling’s biggest names, which means one thing: Lifetime Achievement Awards (and tranquillisers for me).
Stage 8: Jerez de la Frontera to Estepona, 166.6km, mountains
This first truly Andalusian stage could shake up the general classification, winnowing out the ones who’ve been hanging on and revealing some of the guys who will be fighting it out all the way to Madrid. It’s a summit finish on a new climb, the Alto Penas Blancas. Continue reading
There were so many pictures taken throughout the entire Tour de France, I decided to pick out some of my favourites, just as I did after this year’s Giro. This is in no way comprehensive and I don’t think there’s a single podium picture in here, because I wanted to show the pictures that were behind the scenes, of riders caught off guard or just a good crop. Hope you enjoy them! (All photographs ©ASO.) Continue reading