Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Juan Jose Lobato wins stage 3 of the Tour de Wallonie; Cookson – Riis and Vinokourov should talk to the CIRC; Ji Cheng becomes the first Chinese rider to finish the Tour de France; Geraint Thomas re-signs with Sky for two years; Sky keen to…

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Tour de France stage 21 in photos

Some people have labelled the 101st edition of the Tour de France as the battle that never was. Nibali may have never had the chance to prove himself against Contador and Froome after abandoning early in the race, but the point is that he made it to the end of the race and showed his...

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Sean Kelly Tour blog: Nibali dominates but other big guns absent

In the end, the Tour de France was dominated by Vincenzo Nibali, but it’s hard to know if that was always going to be the case. What stands out from the race is that two big favourites were lost with the crashes of Chris Froome and Alberto Contador; Mark Cavendish also went out, too. I...

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Latest News

Audio: Full Nibali press conference – Italian on Tour success and more

Vincenzo Nibali will today end a 16 year drought for Italy in the very top echelon of the sport, netting what will be the tenth Tour de France victory in history from that country. Nibali will join Ottavio Bottecchia (1924 & 1925), Gino Bartali (1938 & 1948), Fausto Coppi (1949 & 1952), Gastone Nencini (1960),...

Tony Martin: ‘Today it would have been hard for anybody to fight me’

Dominant in the stage 20 time trial in beating his nearest rival Tom Dumoulin (Giant Shimano) by 1 minute 39 seconds, Tony Martin was in a confident mood after netting his second stage victory in the Tour. The German rider acknowledged that several key names were missing but said he felt that his ride was...

Van Garderen: I have ten more years to try to win the Tour

Fifth in 2012 and looking set for fifth again this time round, Tejay van Garderen has said he believes he is a much stronger rider than two years ago and that he feels overall victory in the Tour de France is a realistic target to aim for during his career. “I feel like I have...

Ji Cheng poised to make history as first Chinese finisher of Tour de France

On the cusp of history. He’s already the first Chinese rider to start the Tour de France; in one day’s time, Ji Cheng is set to be the first to finish the world-famous race. The Giant Shimano competitor has battled through the high mountains, fending off a leg injury which has sapped his power and...

Video – Kittel clear on goal of second Paris stage win: “It’s a dream”

Does lightning strike twice? Twelve months after he took the unofficial sprinters’ world championships on the Champs Élysées, Marcel Kittel is hoping to thunder to a second consecutive victory in Paris on Sunday. The German showed he was the top sprinter in world cycling in last year’s Tour when he won four stages, including that...

Stage 20 TT: riders behind Nibali set to battle for podium in Paris

Barring accident, first place in the Tour de France has already been settled prior to the stage 20 time trial. Vincenzo Nibali has more than seven minutes over his rivals and looks certain to become the first Italian victor in 16 years in Paris. He took an early advantage on stage two and has stomped...

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Latest Features

Nibali wins the 2014 Tour as Kittel takes another Champs-Elysees victory

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) has become just the sixth rider in history to win all three of cycling’s Grand Tours, after winning the 2014 Tour de France in Paris on Sunday. Nibali finished safely in the bunch on stage 21 as Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano) won the bunch sprint on the Champs-Elysees for the second year in...

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Marianne Vos wins the inaugural La Course by Le Tour de France

Marianne Vos (Rabo-Liv) has won the first ever La Course by Le Tour de France, sprinting to victory on the Champs-Elysees ahead of Kirsten Wild (Giant-Shimano) and Leah Kirchmann (Optum p/b Kelly Benefits). The reigning world champion stayed sheltered in a fast and aggressive race, only coming to the front in the closing kilometres before...

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Tour de France stage 20 in photos

The fans would have loved to see today’s individual time trial come down to a fight for precious seconds for the General Classification, but since Vincenzo Nibali’s Tour de France victory was assured, stage 20 was all about the battle for podium honours with only 15 seconds between second and fourth place. For the first...

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La Course by Le Tour de France preview

Just hours before the 2014 Tour de France hits the Champs-Elysees on Sunday to finish the final stage of this year’s race, the best riders in the elite women’s peloton will ride the same circuit in the inaugural La Course by Le Tour de France. CyclingTips editor Matt de Neef put together this preview of...

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Moments of Le Tour: Powered by Scott

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Upcoming Races

29 Jul - Tour de Wallonie - Stage 4

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Tour de Wallonie (2.HC)

Stage 3: Somme-Leuze > Neufchâteau - Stage Result

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Tech

Bikes of Le Tour: what the ProContinental teams are riding

In this instalment of Bikes of Le Tour, CyclingTips reporter Dave Everett takes a look at the bikes being ridden by the four ProContinental wild card teams at this year’s Tour de France: Bretagne-Seche, IAM Cycling, NetApp-Endura and Cofidis.

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Bikes of Le Tour: Langeveld’s Dutch national champ Cervelo

Earlier this week Cervelo announced that they would be leaving Garmin-Sharp next year and heading over to sponsor the South African ProContinental team MTN-Qhubeka. As Dave Everett reports, this hasn’t stopped them from coming up trumps with a great looking paint job for current Dutch champion Sebastian Langeveld.

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Le Tour Tech: Adam Hansen’s shoes, computers, mattresses and more

In today’s instalment of his Le Tour Tech series, reporter Dave Everett has the latest on more new gadgets and tech that have been spotted at this year’s Tour de France.

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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

Marianne Vos wins the inaugural La Course by Le Tour de France

Marianne Vos (Rabo-Liv) has won the first ever La Course by Le Tour de France, sprinting to victory on the Champs-Elysees ahead of Kirsten Wild (Giant-Shimano) and Leah Kirchmann (Optum p/b Kelly Benefits). The reigning world champion stayed sheltered in a fast and aggressive race, only coming to the front in the closing kilometres before...

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La Course by Le Tour de France preview

Just hours before the 2014 Tour de France hits the Champs-Elysees on Sunday to finish the final stage of this year’s race, the best riders in the elite women’s peloton will ride the same circuit in the inaugural La Course by Le Tour de France. CyclingTips editor Matt de Neef put together this preview of...

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Interview with Marianne Vos: on La Course, a women’s WorldTour and more

When the peloton thunders down the cobblestones of Paris’ famous Champs-Elysees on the final stage of this year’s Tour de France, they won’t be the first to have raced on it that day. Preceding the final stage is a new addition to the women’s UCI cycling calendar, La Course by Le Tour de France. CyclingTips’...

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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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The Secret Pro

Some say his spine is made of Carbon Fibre, his legs are made from Russian tractor springs and his heart is a pump taken from the Schelde Canal. The Secret Pro

The Secret Pro

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