For three glorious weeks each July, we get the very best – and sometimes also the worst – that cycling has to offer. Whether you're cheering from the roadside or napping in front of the television, here's your red hot double shot of racing reportage.
Tour de France Gallery: Part II
After a week that saw the yellow jersey lost and regained, narrow time gaps on the climbs and gaping chasms in the crosswinds, our latest photo essay tells the tale of a tumultuous week at the Tour.
Call of the Cols
Meandering across l’Hexagone, the Tour is quintessentially French, taking in the full gamut of Gallic landscapes. But for most of us, the mountains are what matters. With the Tourmalet in the rear view mirror, this instalment of the digital Doppio takes a look at the remaining summit finishes on this year’s Tour.
Soaring in the Savoie
Every year the Étape du Tour gives mere mortals the chance to go behind the barriers and experience the life of a pro. On closed roads, nearly 10,000 riders follow the same route as the queen stage, grinding up the climbs, swooping down the descents and finishing, arms aloft, atop a mountain summit.
Tour de France gallery: Part I
From a Grand Départ in the capital of Europe via a puncheur’s paradise in the capital of champagne to a sprint showdown in Nancy, we paint a picture of the Tour so far.
EF GONE RACING: FRENCH CANADIAN
Mike Woods is one of the peloton’s most engaging characters and, surprisingly to some, a Tour debutant. Before you get to know him better in the next episode of EF Gone Racing, we caught up with the Canadian climber to quiz him on his teammates.
A balance of high-altitude adventures and set-piece sprints, entertaining fans and empathising with riders, planning the Tour is no mean feat. On the eve of the great race, the second instalment of the digital Doppio reviews each of the Tour’s twenty-one stages.
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