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Sagan goes green but is beaten by yellow

Peter Sagan is a top contender for three colours in this year’s Tour: green, white, and yellow. He’s already got a target on his back for the green jersey, and his fellow competitors won’t be letting him get any of the jerseys with ease. He acknowledges he hasn’t completely sewn it up yet. "I know there are other good chances for me and I'll look for these. Stage 5 on the cobblestones is intriguing, as well ...

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Cav crashes, a nation swears loudly.

Yorkshire was excited to have its native son, Mark Cavendish, wear the yellow jersey at the end of this year’s Tour, but a crash in Harrogate during stage one took him out of the race. Cavendish started strong. But he felt the pressure from fellow cyclist Simon Gerrans and crashed 250m from the finish. Cavendish walked across the finish line a full 3min and 37sec behind Marcel Kittel, the stage winner. An i ...

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Wiggins Wigged Out

The proverbial hammer has been dropped. Sir Bradley Wiggins has officially been omitted from Team Sky’s lineup for the cycling world’s biggest prize, the Tour de France. And it was not a mutual break-up: “I am gutted. I feel I am in the form I was in two years ago. Now if I want to the Tour again, the reality is that I might have to go elsewhere.” Wiggins sounded more like a jilted ex-lover who was not invi ...

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Tejay’s stock set to rise, while Evans starts to fade

Last year’s Tour de France was a nightmare for Tejay van Garderen. And I imagine he still wakes up in the middle of the night with visions of Team BMC’s collapse on the cycling world’s biggest stage. Just ask sporting manager Allan Peiper: “We went to the Tour de France and it was a fiasco - Cadel wasn’t where he should have been, Tejay lost time for whatever reason and the team trial was a disaster. We los ...

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Marcel Kittel says ‘Don’t be a dick’

This post falls very much into the category of 'it sucks that it has to be said' but Marcel Kittel and Shimano have bumped skulls and punted out a video encouraging fans to look after themselves when out watching cycling.  Now, you'd think this would go without saying, especially following the horrible collision between Vansummeren and a spectator at the Tour of Flanders, but I guess there are folk out ther ...

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Newly “pinked” Quintana, sets his sights on Tour de France glory

Still in a haze from dominating Giro d’Italia, Movistar’s Nairo Quintana kept his eyes on the ultimate prize. Only 24, Quintana showed the perseverance of an elder statesman and made clear as to what his next goal was. “My next goal will be to win the Tour de France one day,” he stated. That feat will not be accomplished this year because Quintana has already said he would not compete in this year’s race de ...

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Va Va Froome Drops Subtle Bradley Bomb

Everyone’s favourite bike-themed battle has renewed hostilities. Subtle verbal jabs have been released from Tour de France favourite Chris Froome regarding his BFF and teammate, Sir Bradley Wiggins. With Wiggins’ role during next month’s Tour de France in question, Froome proceeded to help push Wiggins off a cliff...gently. In a statement in Yorkshire, he mentioned “Plan B” and expressed his affection for a ...

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Boris ses ‘OI! Will you sponsor me?’

The biggest cycling event of the year is approaching soon. The Tour de France? No, the first official London cycle hire race, silly. Thirty brave contestants will test the dangerous waters of Smithfield Market through five perilous laps. And what will be the weapon of choice? Boris bikes. These blue coloured bikes have the power to tear down windy roads or take harrowing treks while shopping at your local g ...

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