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

Tour de Suisse review: Movistarlet success

The Tour de Suisse is over and now it’s only two weeks away from the start of the Tour de France. And what have we learned? We’ve learned that Peter Sagan‘s multi-stage winning performance in the Tour of California was not a sunshine fluke. We’ve learned that Movistar are getting really good at consistently scooping up wins, taking the race’s yellow jersey on stage two and never letting it go. And we’ve learned that Frank Schleck can attack and keep the looks behind him to a bare minimum. Let’s run through the week, shall we?

Tour de Suisse 2012: Frank Schleck (RadioShack-Nissan, second), Rui Costa (Movistar, first), Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-Quick Step, third) (image courtesy of official website)

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