Month: July 2019

Race Preview: The Tour de France 2019 parcours has been designed for the climbers with only 27 kilometers of individual riding against the clock. The sprinters do get a look-in with half a dozen opportunities, but with five summit finishes the anti-gravity boys have the advantage. Here is the PEZ stage-by-stage break-down of the 2019
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French cycling fans were looking for references in summer 1987. Bernard Hinault had just hung up his bicycle and Laurent Fignon was out of shape, while those who had fallen in love with Greg LeMond, an American with a lot of French character, in 1986 were left disappointed after a serious hunting accident forced him
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TOOLBOX: With the 106th le Tour de France starting on July 6, much of the focus will be on climbers and general classification riders, but with half a dozen flat stages, the Tour is an excellent opportunity for the sprinters to shine too. This unique discipline requires a certain type of rider – with only a
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Cycling fans were still pondering several questions as the 1986 Tour got under way: how would La Vie Claire deal with the tension between Bernard Hinault, who was entering the race for the last time, and Greg LeMond, the rising star he had pledged to support? Would Lucho Herrera or Fabio Parra manage to take
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Kask’s eyewear arm, Koo, has debuted an interesting way to store sunglasses on hot climbs or in fading daylight. Using a rubber band stem mount, similar to those that come in the box with most computers, and a clip, the Billy creates a spot on the bike’s stem to stow glasses Advertisement Before you completely
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Tour Rider Feature: Ed Hood looks back at the career of Scotland’s first Tour de France rider – Ian Steel. 1955 was the year, and Steel was part of the first Great Britain team in Tour history that lined up on July the 7th in Le Havre on the Normandy coast. That Tour wasn’t his
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