Tour de France stage 16 in photos

Stage 16 was the longest day of the Tour de France, running 238km from Carcassonne to Bagneres-de-Luchon [profile] with five climbs, including the hors categorie Port de Bales before the run-in to the finish. It was predictable that today’s winner would result from a breakaway, and it was none other than Mick Rogers who who rose to…

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Rogers solos to stage 16 win at the Tour de France; Simon Gerrans withdraws from Tour; Disappointing day for Van Garderen in Pyrenees; Rui Costa out of the Tour; Tony Martin extends with OPQS to 2016; Horner confident of Vuelta a Espana title; Interview with...

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Michael Rogers wins stage 16 after late attack off the Port de Bales

Michael Rogers (Tinkoff-Saxo) has added a Tour de France stage victory to the two wins he took at the Giro d’Italia earlier this year, attacking on a long descent to the finish of stage 16 to take a thrilling solo victory. Rogers was part of a 21-rider escape group that got away on the first...

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Latest News

Simon Gerrans out of Tour de France

Although he had hoped to repeat his stage win of twelve months ago and was yet to do so, Simon Gerrans has taken the decision to withdraw from this year’s Tour de France. The Australian rider completed stage 16 in the Pyrenees but will not take the start of Wednesday’s 17th stage. “Obviously it’s disappointing...

Van Garderen: ‘The race isn’t finished…I’m hoping to bounce back’

His body language, his communication, even the look in his eyes were markedly different. Just over 24 hours earlier Tejay van Garderen had been brimming with confidence, talking about his high standing in the race, savouring his good sensations and laying out the highest of goals for the years ahead. One day in the Pyrenees...

Video: Kwiatkowski speaks about difficult Tour, future ambitions

Eleventh overall in last year’s Tour but under pressure in the Vosges and Alps this time round, Michal Kwiatkowski has said that he is nevertheless satisfied with he has done thus far in the race. The statement, made during a video interview on the Tour’s second rest day, is not due to a lowering of...

Cavendish video: ‘You crash, you get injuries; you have to get on with it’

Mark Cavendish has said that in addition to regaining lost sharpness when he returns to racing, that there is a possibility that it will also take some time to get back his nerves in terms of sprinting at the end of pro races. The Briton crashed hard on the opening stage of the Tour de...

Yates to withdraw from Tour de France, team delighted with debut

He’s ridden above his 21 years thus far in the race, and was involved in several breakaways including Saturday’s alpine stage to Risoul, but Simon Yates’ goal of reaching Paris will have to wait another year. The talented British climber told CyclingTips in recent days that he hoped to complete the race but would take...

Bauer misses out on making Tour de France history by metres

Agonisingly close. With 50 metres to go Jack Bauer was on the verge of something he had mentally rehearsed since a very young age; five metres later, that possibility was shattered, and he went from being the day’s winner to the day’s hard luck story. Stage victory at the Tour de France would have changed...

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Latest Features

Bikes of Le Tour: Europcar’s Colnago arsenal

In his latest instalment of Bikes of Le Tour, Dave Everett visits Europcar to check out the team’s fleet of Colnagos as used in this year’s Tour de France.

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Bikes of Le Tour: Katusha and Movistar’s Canyon Aeroad CF SLX

In his latest edition of Bikes of Le Tour, roving reporter Dave Everett takes a look at the Canyon bikes used by Katusha and Movistar at this year’s Tour de France. Katusha has won two stages with Canyon, including yesterday’s stage 15 courtesy of Alexander Kristoff, while Movistar’s Alejandro Valverde id currently riding in second...

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Tour de France stage 15 in photos

Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) claimed his second stage win in Nîmes after the peloton caught the two gallant breakaway riders in a thrilling finale. The day’s breakaway of Jack Bauer (Garmin-Sharp) and Martin Elmiger (IAM) had their dreams of a Tour stage win crushed when they were caught heartbreakingly close of the finish line, with an...

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Inside Line: Gracie Elvin’s Thüringen Rundfahrt de Frauen

Just one day after the Giro Rosa came to a close over in Italy, another big tour on the UCI elite women’s calendar began over in Germany; Thüringen Rundfahrt de Frauen. Two-time Australian national road race champion Gracie Elvin was there racing for the Australian national team in the lead-up to the Commonwealth Games and...

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Moments of Le Tour: Powered by Scott

CRUEL

You close your eyes and you push yourself to make it to the finish… You are almost there… you can see the finish line! You could have touched it first, but what a cruel, cruel sport! This, my friends, is why we love the Tour. Photo: Jered & Ashley Gruber

HEAD OF THE RACE

You made it, finally; you spend the whole day at the head of the race. Looking at the ‘’ardoisier’’ how big the gap is from the chasers, from the bunch. Photo: Kristof Ramon

BREAK

Chances are that you are not a general classification contender and the only chance you get to enjoy these 3 weeks is to take a breakaway, to show the spectators you are here and this whole thing was not just some fluke- it was the result of your intentions and determination. Photo: Kristof Ramon

Photo: Kristof Ramon

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Tour de France (2.UWT)

Stage 16: Carcassonne > Bagneres-de-Luchon - Stage Result

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ROGERS Michael
Tinkoff-Saxo
06:07:10
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VOECKLER Thomas
Team Europcar
0:09
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KIRYIENKA Vasil
Team Sky
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Internationale Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen (2.1)

Stage 6: Zeulenroda > Zeulenroda - Stage Result

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GEBHARDT Elke
Bigla Cycling Team
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ARMITSTEAD Elizabeth
Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team
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Tech

Bikes of Le Tour: Europcar’s Colnago arsenal

In his latest instalment of Bikes of Le Tour, Dave Everett visits Europcar to check out the team’s fleet of Colnagos as used in this year’s Tour de France.

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Bikes of Le Tour: Katusha and Movistar’s Canyon Aeroad CF SLX

In his latest edition of Bikes of Le Tour, roving reporter Dave Everett takes a look at the Canyon bikes used by Katusha and Movistar at this year’s Tour de France. Katusha has won two stages with Canyon, including yesterday’s stage 15 courtesy of Alexander Kristoff, while Movistar’s Alejandro Valverde id currently riding in second...

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Le Tour tech: SRM power meters, seat-droppers, ice vests and more

We often see new bikes and cycling-related technology make their first appearance at the Tour de France, and no wonder – it’s the biggest race in the world and the biggest annual sporting event on the planet. CyclingTips reporter Dave Everett has been roaming the pits looking for new and interesting bits of kit in...

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Roadtripping

Roadtripping Japan

Roadtripping Japan

When I think about Japan, descriptions like “polite”, “clean”, “punctual”, “neon”, “awesome toilets”, “sumo” and possibly “keirin” come to mind. I’ve always known there’s a deep-seated cycling culture there somewhere, but “cycling” isn’t a word that’s immediately apparent. But after a week of cycling around the Seto Inland Sea and Hiroshima in the south west...

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From where you’d rather be: New Zealand

From where you’d rather be: New Zealand

A few months ago a few mates and I did a Roadtrip to New Zealand which was one of the highlights of my cycling life. With some b-roll footage we decided to piece together a short film (well, Chas and Drew made it). I hope it inspires you to get out and and go for...

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Roadtripping Calpe

Roadtripping Calpe

A few months back, in the dark reaches of the European winter, Polish riders Szymon Kotowski, Karol Michalski and Wojtek Kwiatek went to Calpe, Spain in search of warmer climates and memorable rides. What followed was three days of discovering Calpe’s hidden gems and relentless climbs. In this Roadtripping piece Szymon shares the story of...

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Women's Cycling

Inside Line: Gracie Elvin’s Thüringen Rundfahrt de Frauen

Just one day after the Giro Rosa came to a close over in Italy, another big tour on the UCI elite women’s calendar began over in Germany; Thüringen Rundfahrt de Frauen. Two-time Australian national road race champion Gracie Elvin was there racing for the Australian national team in the lead-up to the Commonwealth Games and...

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Cookson hoping La Course develops into bigger event for women’s cycling

UCI president Brian Cookson has said that he hopes that the new La Course race run by Tour de France organisers will evolve beyond the current one day setup, although he said that for now he was not aware if this is being planned. “I don’t know [if this is on the cards],” he told...

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Tiff Cromwell’s Giro Rosa Diary: stage 9

Emma Pooley powered to victory atop of the infamous Madonna del Ghisallo in the final stage of the 2014 Giro Rosa yesterday. The Rabobank duo of Pauline Ferrand-Prevot and Marianne Vos crossed the line 25 seconds down in second and third respectively, sealing Vos’ overall victory in the race for the third time in her...

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Tips and Self Improvement

Your training questions answered with Dig Deep Coaching

CyclingTips has evolved in recent times to take a much broader view of road cycling – including with race and news coverage – but the site is still very much about providing you, the readers, with information that’s relevant to you as a cyclist. To continue developing this side of the site we’ve teamed up...

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How to hold your position in a bunch

Bunch positioning is essential to get right if you’re going to be competitive in any race. In this video, GCN’s Matt Stephens gives you some tips on how to be and stay perfectly placed.

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How to set up a breakaway

The early breakaway is often the one that makes it all the way to the finish of the race. Judging the right moment to breakaway takes experience, but once you’re there, being off the front of the race is one of the greatest rushes in road racing.

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