2014 Tour de France

Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Gianni Meersman wins final stage and the overall at the Tour de Wallonie; Jesse Kerrison wins stage 2 of Tour of the Murray River, Brenton Jones wins stage 3 and maintains overall lead; Team Belkin’s future guaranteed after letter of intent signed with Lotto and […]


The Ultimate Job: ending the journey on the Champs-Elysees

Over the past two weeks we’ve followed Matt McCullough and Stefano Ferro as they made their way around France, tackling amazing climbs and following Le Tour. In this final post, our Ultimate Job winners see out the 2014 Tour de France on the Champs-Elysees, watching the race from “Norwegian Corner”.


Laurens Ten Dam interview: Dutchman ‘really happy’ with ninth in Tour

His result was based on a steady consistency rather than one or two headline-grabbing stage performances, but Laurens Ten Dam’s solid riding in the Tour de France let to the best Grand Tour result of his career on Sunday. The 33 year old followed up on his 28th overall in 2012 and 13th place in […]


The Ultimate Job: the seven best reasons to visit the Tour de France

In their penultimate piece about their two-week trip to France to follow the Tour de France and ride some of the country’s iconic climbs, our Ultimate Job winners Matt & Stefano provide seven reasons why you should head over and do the same.


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 […]


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 […]


The Ultimate Job: tackling the mighty Col du Tourmalet

As the Tour de France made its way to Paris, our Ultimate Job winners Matt & Stefano got the chance to climb one of the most famous ascents in the Pyrenees: the Col du Tourmalet. Here’s their report from that ride.


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Nibali wins the 2014 Tour de France, Kittel wins the final stage; Vos wins inaugural La Course; Pieter Weening wins the Giro del Toscana; Cadel Evans still undecided on future; Bradley Wiggins to step away from road racing; Lotto-Belisol to become Lotto-Soudal; Specialized-Lululemon turns to […]


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 […]


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 […]