Friday Feature: Images of the Tour de France

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

Tour de France review: Stage-by-stage

The 100th Tour de France is over. Done. Dusted. From fiercely contested sprints to breathtaking solo climbing displays, it’s been quite a three weeks. We were left with the searing image of the peloton flashing by in the Paris twilight, but the entire race has been packed full of memorable moments. Orica-GreenEDGE’s bus and Jan Bakelants barely holding off the charging pack seem like an eternity ago, don’t they?

We’re already counting down the days to the Vuelta a Espana, but to kick off our series of retrospective race reviews this week, here’s a quick stage-by-stage reminder of the story of the 2013 Tour de France (including links to each of our stage recaps). Continue reading