Tour de France Gallery – week 3

The Tour de France is done and dusted and to cure your grand tour hangover we present to you our final set of spectacular imagery from BrakeThrough Media (Iri Greco & Jim Fryer) and Kristof Ramon. Once again, ditch the smartphone and have a look at this photo gallery of week 3 on a BIG…

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Tour de Wallonie (2.HC)
Stage 4: Waterloo > Quaregnon - Stage Result
1. van Genechten Jonas
2. Mørkøv Michael
3. van Poppel Danny
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Tour de France (2.UWT)
Final Classification - General Classification
1. Froome Christopher
2. Quintana Nairo
3. Valverde Alejandro
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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Gilbert Solos To Win In Wallonie; Fabio Taborre test positive for banned substance; Two people in custody after security scare at TdF; La Grande Boucle was a grand disaster; Peter Sagan goofing around; and more… Gilbert Solos To Win In Wallonie Philippe Gilbert (BMC) had...

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La Grande Boucle was a grand disaster

One of the best parts about the upswing women’s cycling is currently experiencing is all the new fans that have come to embrace the sport. In men’s cycling, the past is interwoven with the present. Watch the Tour, and the commentary will undoubtedly include talk of Tour’s past. With so few women’s races being broadcast...

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Latest News

Androni Giocattoli team faces suspension of up to 45 days after second rider tests positive

Italian team Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec faces a possible suspension of up to a month and a half after the UCI announced that a second rider from the current season has tested positive. It stated Monday that the Italian Fabio Taborre underwent an out of competition doping control on June 16 2015 which subsequently revealed traces of...

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Greipel wins final stage of TdF; Anna Van der Breggen wins Le Course; Protester stands in middle of the peloton; Car smashes through barrier on Champs-Elysees; Trek Factory Racing confirms interest in signing Cavendish; Cancellara may ride one more Tour de France before retirement; Richie...

Greipel wins on Champs Elysees to clock up fourth success, Froome takes 2015 Tour de France

PARIS, France (CT) – Echoing the four stage wins picked up by compatriot Marcel Kittel in 2013 and 2014, Andre Greipel proved he was the dominant sprinter of this year’s Tour de France when he blasted home to take his fourth victory in this year’s race. Greipel hit the line first in Paris, beating a...

Trek Factory Racing: Cancellara may ride one more Tour de France before retirement

Although Fabian Cancellara said on the day he left the Tour de France that it was quite possibly his final participation in the event, his Trek Factory Racing team has confirmed that the Swiss rider might yet still line out in the event next season. Cancellara took yellow after stage two to Zeeland but crashed...

Anna van der Breggen wins crash-filled La Course with brilliant late-race attack

La Course by Le Tour de France was meant to be a day for the sprinters, but Anna van der Breggen (Rabo Liv) elected to ignore that memo. Launching a powerful attack just inside the final lap of the 89km circuit around the Champs-Élysées in Paris on Sunday, van der Breggen narrowly held off the...

Trek Factory Racing confirms interest in signing Cavendish, Holm tips Briton for Paris win

Commenting on rumours linking Mark Cavendish to a possible move to Trek Factory Racing, the American team has confirmed that the multiple Tour stage winner is a clear person of interest. “What I can say is that he is interesting for us and any team,” spokesman Tim Vanderjeugd told CyclingTips at the Tour de France....

Pinot wins Tour stage 20 atop Alpe d’Huez, Froome loses more time but secures yellow

ALPE D’HUEZ, France (CT) – Thibault Pinot (FDJ) has won the penultimate stage of the 2015 Tour de France, climbing to victory atop Alpe d’Huez. Pinot held off a fast-finishing Nairo Quintana (Movistar) to win the stage by 18 seconds having attacked from the second group on the road in the first half of the...

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Latest Features

CyclingTips Tour de France Podcast: Episode 8

In the eighth and final episode of our Tour de France podcast we sit down to chat about the last two stages of the race and La Course, and look back on some of our favourite moments from throughout the Tour. If the embed above doesn’t load, click through to the podcast on Soundcloud here....

Faces of Le Tour: part three

There’s far more to the Tour than just 200 cyclists making their way around France. There are literally thousands of people that work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure everything runs smoothly for the biggest annual sporting event in the world. And that’s not to mention the millions of fans that watch the race by...

Hidden motor demonstration with Greg LeMond

ALPE D’HUEZ, France (CT) – There has been plenty of talk of hidden motors at this year’s Tour de France, yet some people remain sceptical about the technology and the threat of its use. In order to address this, triple Tour winner Greg LeMond took delivery of a bike with a motor late on Friday...

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What you need to know about La Course

On July 26, the professional women’s peloton will take to the most famous avenue in Paris for the second La Course by Le Tour de France. The women’s circuit race on the Champs –Élysées begins in France at 1:30 p.m. (9:30 p.m. Australia, 7:30 a.m. New York) and will conclude around 3:30 p.m. before the...

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Tech

Hidden motor demonstration with Greg LeMond

ALPE D’HUEZ, France (CT) – There has been plenty of talk of hidden motors at this year’s Tour de France, yet some people remain sceptical about the technology and the threat of its use. In order to address this, triple Tour winner Greg LeMond took delivery of a bike with a motor late on Friday...

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Tour de France tech: Custom paint jobs

It’s all about standing out at the Tour de France. Teams and riders fight for publicity over three weeks, whether it be getting in breaks that will ultimately fail, trying to winning a stage, wearing one of the leaders’ jerseys or in the case of some, having products that catch the attention of the media....

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Tour de France tech: A closer look at FSA’s prototype electronic groupset

GAP, France (CT) – The cycling tech world has been abuzz since the second rest day of the Tour de France with the news that FSA has a few prototype versions of its long-awaited electronic groupset on team bikes at the Tour. FSA is predominately know for its bars, stems, seatposts and chainsets. The company...

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Roadtripping

Thereabouts Reprise

Thereabouts Reprise

It’s been nearly 18 months since Australian professional cyclists Lachlan and Gus Morton rode from Port Macquarie to Uluru on an adventure they called “Thereabouts”. That ride for them was all about getting back to basics; about focusing on the simple pleasure of riding a bike, away from the pressures of professional racing. After moving...

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Roadtripping Tasmania

Roadtripping Tasmania

It’s no secret that the Australian state of Tasmania has plenty to offer cyclists. From long, challenging climbs with breathtaking vistas as their reward, to rolling ribbons of tarmac that thread their way through the seemingly untouched wilderness, Tassie has it all. A recent trip to Tasmania’s north east gave Andy van Bergen, Dan Bonello...

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Roadtripping Canterbury

Roadtripping Canterbury

It’s no secret that New Zealand is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty. Anyone that’s visited the country’s South Island will tell you about the diversity of terrain, from soaring peaks to alpine lakes and from lush rainforest to open plains. CyclingTips’ Jonathan Reece and Andy van Bergen recently visited the region of Canterbury...

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Women's Cycling

Photo gallery: Highlights from the 2015 La Course

The second edition of La Course proved as prestigious as the first. The women’s peloton enjoyed the fuss and fanfare that comes with racing around the Champs-Élysées in front of the biggest crowds of the year as well as a world-wide television audience. While the rain may have soaked the roads and caused crashes aplenty, it...

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Road rash and wound care

“There are two types of cyclists: those who have crashed and those who will” is an old cycling adage.  While we all try our best to avoid collisions and falls, the fact is, crashes are just part of cycling. Like so many cyclists, my first bike crash happened while racing a crit. One of the...

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La Grande Boucle was a grand disaster

One of the best parts about the upswing women’s cycling is currently experiencing is all the new fans that have come to embrace the sport. In men’s cycling, the past is interwoven with the present. Watch the Tour, and the commentary will undoubtedly include talk of Tour’s past. With so few women’s races being broadcast...

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Tips and Self Improvement

Ignoring pain isn’t a solution: How to deal with an injury

For this week’s Weekly Wisdom, I wanted to write about dealing with injury because I’m just getting back from an injury myself, and it’s been a hard time for me. I have been learning a lot about myself during this time –more than I would have if I’d been racing and training like planned. Of course,...

Climb for Nepal wrap-up: tired legs turn into helping hands

The Climb for Nepal, where riders were asked to raise money while ascending the height of Mt Everest in June, has finished but the task is far from over. It was a great Strava challenge to spur on those climbing metres and take your riding to a higher level but it was so much bigger...

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Photo gallery: Highlights from the 2015 Giro Rosa

The 26th edition of the Giro Rosa was action-packed and drama-filled until the final kilometre. There was a bit of something for everyone with a prologue, time trial, flat stages, lumpy stages and two summit finishes. We saw nine different stage winners over ten days and four different riders don the beautiful maglia rosa. Every...

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