Talking Tactics: Who will win the King of the Mountains competition?

As the 2014 Tour de France enters its final week, the most intriguing and tactical battle is the one for the polka dot jersey denoting the King of the Mountains leader. The outcome of this competition will be determined over the next three days in the Pyrenees. So, what’s going to happen?

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Vuelta a Espana review: The race in numbers

Key race facts

3,358.9 – In kilometres, the total race distance of the 68th Vuelta a Espana.

11 – Number of summit finishes, one more than in 2012.

224.9 – The length (in kilometres) of this year’s longest stage (15, from Andorra to Peryragudes). Continue reading

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