Tour de France preview: Teams and sponsors (part 1)

The 100th edition of the Tour de France kicks off on Saturday in Porto Vecchio, Corsica. Set to take the start line are 198 riders representing the 19 WorldTour teams and three wild-card Pro Continental teams. Here’s a run-down of all 22 teams, their title sponsors and names you should be looking out for in the three weeks. Team line-ups are subject to change in the final few days before the race starts, but were accurate at the time of writing. Part two follows tomorrow.

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Giro d’Italia preview: Teams and sponsors (part 1)

Giro_d'Italia_logoThe 96th edition of the Giro d’Italia kicks off on Saturday with 19 WorldTour teams and four wild-card Pro Continental teams. Have you ever wondered about the mysterious sponsors whose names are plastered all over every available square inch of the riders and their equipment? If so, here’s the first of a two-part overview of the 23 teams, their title sponsors and most prominent riders. Continue reading

April Video Vault: Are you ready to Ronde?

April’s Video Vault contains an inspirational Bauke Mollema, Cannondale shenanigans that don’t include bum-pinching, a look at the new maillot jaune, and Kitty’s beloved Fabian along with Imitation Fabian, just to name a few!

If you have a video you think should be included in our monthly round-ups, tweet a link to @kiss_my_panache. Enjoy the show!

1. Emily Maye with Specialized-Lululemon

More like a slide show, this video shows the wonderful work of one of my photographic heroes, Emily Maye.

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