Tour de France

A guide to survive (watching) the Tour

It’s Monday, and like many of you, I’ve had a big weekend of riding and staying up late watching the Tour. The riders are getting weary after some serious elevation in the Pyrenees and now we’re heading to the Alps. I’m sure most of you are getting a bit tired, too. Late nights, early mornings, […]


How the Tour de France is Broadcast To the World

Watching the Tour de France is easy. You grab a beer, switch on the TV, and let the time pass by for the next five hours while the race meanders past 13th century castles, emerald green lakes, and panoramic mountain views while the breakaway hangs out to dry. Easy, right? Well there’s a fascinating technical solution […]


Time Gap Claire – A Summer Dream Job

It had always been a dream for Claire Pedrono to work in the Tour de France. Even if it was working as a big teddy bear handing out pens, she’s always loved the race and wanted to be a part of it. Now she finds herself doing one of the most important jobs in the […]


Tour de France organisers ASO threaten to split with UCI over calendar reform delays

In a move which is evocative of the big spats with the UCI in the last decade, Tour de France organisers ASO have threatened to remove their races from the UCI calendar next season if certain conditions are not met. ASO, which organises the Tour, the Vuelta a España and several shorter stage races and […]


The Week in Bike #54 – The Season Arc

Road season’s just getting going while cyclocross prepares for that last big bang. The circle of life, really, but with more awkward—especially where sprinting results, footed fencing, and US Weekly are concerned. We hope you enjoy Cosmo Catalano’s latest episode of The Week in Bike.


The Week in Bike #52 – Scaling Up

It’s tricky to pick teams for the year’s biggest event before you’ve even seen them race. And sometimes it takes a strong result to secure the contract you want. But the toughest challenge of all might just be scaling up without losing your current user base. We hope you enjoy Cosmo Catalano’s latest episode of The Week in Bike.


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Yet another doping positive for an Astana-linked rider; Wheel designer Steve Hed dead at 59; German broadcasters to reconsider showing the Tour de France; Orica renews sponsorship of Orica-GreenEdge; Victor Hugo Peña – Quintana has what it takes to win the Tour; Interview with Lance […]


The Week in Bike #41: The Lennie Briscoe Look

If you’ve never seen Law & Order, you’re missing out on Lennie Briscoe, fictional NYC detective and apparent Cadel Evans fashion inspo at the unveiling of next year’s rather extraordinary Tour de France route. Frankly, Briscoe’s dry quips would be at home in cycling, be it interrogating Vino’, watching the various governing bodies flounder, or staring wistfully at a mangled derailleur. […]


Scrymgeour: ‘A week long women’s Tour would be super for the sport’

Specialized lululemon team owner and UCI women’s committee member Kristy Scrymgeour has hailed the news on Friday that Tour de France organisers ASO are considering holding a week long women’s version of the event. According to a report published by Bloomberg on Friday, ASO chairman Jean-Etienne Amaury said that the company is looking for a […]


‘The Ultimate Job’ competition finalists

While I was riding my bike around Japan last week (yeah, tough gig) hundreds of you were hard at work getting your applications together for “The Ultimate Job”. For those of you that missed it, we’re sending a team of two to the Tour de France with Bikestyle Tours to report on the spectacle from […]