Author Peter Cossins describes in his history of that first 1903 Tour de France, the inelegantly titled “Butcher, Blacksmith, Acrobat, Sweep,” the original Tour de France, something totally new and untried and flawed in many ways, “should be considered as one of the greatest events in sporting history.”
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An unbelievable climax to the 2020 Tour de France as 'Young Gun' Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) stormed the climb of La Planche-des-Belles-Filles. The Slovenian not only took the stage win, he demolished his countryman, Primoz Roglič (Jumbo-Visma), to slip into the yellow jersey with just the ride to Paris on Sunday.
Something for everyone in today's Gear Break: The Basso Terra gravel bike, new Roval components, new MET Rivale MIPS helmet, State Bicycle Co introduces sustainable clothing, HED wheels and Rapha's autumn guide for men.
Negroni Week on PEZ wouldn't be complete without homage to a true maestro of mixology. I speak only of Marco - proprietor of the legendary Barolino in Levanto Italy. I vowed after first discovering his bar at the 2009 Giro to return one day with Mrs. Pez - and order two of his finest Negronis.
If you follow Mario Cipollini on Instagram, you've seen him talking (in Italian) about the latest bike coming to the line that bears his name. The new model is called the "Dolomia" - and designed to be "agile uphill, fluid downhill". Add in fully integrated cable routing, disc brakes, a full monocoque frame weighing just 800g (Size M), and this looks to be an exciting addition to a line that's already set the bar pretty high for performance road bikes. When the brand launched a few…
For some riders, stage 19 was a pre-time trial rest day, but the battle for the green jersey caused another day of excitement. Sunweb's Søren Kragh Andersen went solo in the finalé for his second Tour stage win after his stage 14 victory. The GC men rode home at their leisure to stay in the same positions.
Stage 18 was billed as the hardest day of the 2020 Tour de France and it was the INEOS-Grenadiers team who gave the mountains a good shake. Carapaz and Kwiatkowski made the break and then team time trialed to the finish. The top ten had some changes, but Roglič, Pogačar and López kept their podium places.
Sept 17, 2020 - Great stages of the Tour - All the results and video. Evenepoel talks about his crash - TOP STORY. News from the Tour, Tirreno, Luxembourg, Toscana and cross. Bernal out, Covid-19 tests. Contracts: BORA, Movistar, Lotto, Israel, Mitchelton and SD Worx. AG2R on BMC, Belgian Worlds team, USA champs and Euro junior and U23 track champs.