Tour de France analysis: Week 1 winners and losers

It may be the rest day for the riders, but we’ve been busy dissecting the first ten-day ‘week’ of the Tour over at the VeloVoices Towers offices. Tim and Jack have each nominated their top two winners and losers from the opening salvos of this year’s race. Continue reading

Happy birthday Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish with daughter Delilah, born in April

Faster than a speeding bullet, the ‘Manx Missile’ – reigning road race world champion, Tour de France green jersey and BBC Sports Personality of the Year Mark Cavendish – turns 27 today.

That’s right. Mark Simon Cavendish was born in 1985, the year in which Bernard Hinault won the last of his five Tours de France. He was barely two months old then, in the month which also saw the Live Aid concerts and the launch of the original Back to the Future film. [Thanks for making me feel old – Ed.] Continue reading

Round-table discussion: 2011 in review

Here at Velo Voices we love to talk about cycling, and nothing delights us more than the opportunity to talk to each other and to fellow fans about the sport. In the first of a four-part series to kick off 2012, we take a look back at the past year.
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