Race Report: A hot Bastille day in France, 243km on the menu and a finish on the famous summit of Mont Ventoux - this stage was always going to be a classic. It's a stage worthy of the biggest champions and today the biggest champion was Chris Froome who put in a possible Tour winning performance on the slopes of Le Géant de Provence.
Roadside St.14: With the numerous hills en route and the GC boys saving themselves for the beastly day that is tomorrow to Ventoux, today's stage had breakaway written all over it. With that in mind Ed took to the road to capture the action of the break and to soak up the atmosphere of the simply huge crowds on the first day of the summer holidays in France.
Race Report: It was about time a break succeeded in this Tour de France and today was the day. It took time for the peloton to grant permission, but with 18 riders up the road it was the best chance we had seen for two weeks. It’s not all Cavendish at Omega Pharma – Quick-Step, Matteo Trentin had his day in the spotlight.
Roadside St.13: The PEZ Roadside Crew picked up today's 13th stage before it even got rolling - at la village depart in Tours for the 173 kilometres 'sprinter stage' from France's ancient Roman capital to Saint-Armand-Montrond. There's a whole cast of characters working behind the scenes to get the show to the stage - we met just a few of them...
Looking at the course profile today, it’s got SPRINTER STAGE stamped in bright red ink. There’s a short category-4 climb, the Côte de Crotz, at 77kms. There’s a wee bump again inside the last ten clicks, but shouldn’t be too problematic for the fastmen. The wind is a different matter though and today's stage turned into a northern spring Classic of a race that we'll be talking about for a long time to come!
Roadside St.12: As the Tour passes the half-way point, the PEZ Crew passes the Roadside Reporting baton from Dave to Ed & Martin. For Dave’s final day of his first Tour, he’s sent another batch of exquisite images of France, the fans, and their national Tour, from Tours.
Race Report: Stage 12 was a long prelude to a sprint fest in the town of Tours and as predicted crashes played their part in the outcome but in the end two of the fastest men in the peloton came together for a close tussle. Yet again a German rider crossed the line first.
July 11, 2013 - With his time trial performance Chris Froome has laid out his stall for this year’s Tour de France win, but it’s a long way to Paris yet and the last week is brutal. We have the results, video and quotes from the Tour, plus lots of other news and videos to get you through the weekend. It’s a Tour EuroTrash Thursday, baby!
Roadside St. 11 Part 2: It's a special and rare day when we're treated to not one but two Roadside Reports. While Ed & Martin were clipped in at the bar, Dave was on the ground at Mont-Saint-Michel and in the Team Europcar van chasing Canadian David Veillieux.