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Roadside Reload: Alpe d’Huez 2015

Roadside Tour'15 Reload: The 2018 Tour de France makes its return to l'Alpe d'Huez on Thursday's stage 12. So, we revisit the mythical climb and its twisting ascent with Ed Hood and his side-kick Callum MacGregor - and the craziness of the Alpe's Dutch Corner back in 2015.

TOUR’15 St.2: Gorilla Gusts to Glory

Race Report: German Andre Greipel mastered the crosswinds to cruise to the first road stage win of the Tour this year. Behind him the main favourites were left scattered across the roads of the Netherlands as GC hope was extinguished for a number of riders.

TOUR’15: The Wait Is Over

Roadside St.1: Anticipation comes in many different forms: nervous, expectant, pressured, feared. The first Saturday in July 2015 sees dreams fulfilled for some, the next obvious step taken by others, and for a select few the seemingly impossible coming true.

TOUR’15 St.1: Dennis Destroys ‘Em!

Race Report: The 2015 Tour de France is on the road in Utrecht and Australian ex-Hour record holder, Rohan Dennis, gave his BMC team the stage win and the first yellow jersey of this year. He didn’t just win, he set a new Tour time trial record of 55.446 kph.

TOUR’15: BMC & Bora-Argon18 Meet the Press

Roadside Report: The Team BMC & Bora-Argon18 press conferences are contrasts, that would probably be an ideal situation for an aging party king – the day starts off early in what resembles a nightclub, and ends a hundred feet up in the air with some hi-tech gourmet cooking. Not my regular Friday … but then, it's a long time since I could ever dream about calling myself a nightclub god.

TOUR ’15: The Teams Presentation!

Roadside Report: We could just go and get all the same pictures as everyone else today, but as we're in Utrecht for the first time, let's have a look around instead. Not the smartest idea as the mercury soared, but sometimes you've got to hurt a little to live a little, to appreciate what's around you.

Champs-Elysees: 40 Years of Shows and Thrills

100 days before the finish of the last stage on 26th July, the partnership between the Tour de France and the French National Monuments Centre has been renewed. On the terrace of the Arc de Triomphe, Bernard Thévenet, the first rider to win the Yellow Jersey on the Champs-Elysées, also commenced the celebrations of his first title in 1975.

Phil Liggett Interviews Pez!

I'm always inspired when a new Grand Tour route is presented to dig into the vast PEZ archives looking for lost gems of content. In 1990, I went to my first Tour de France, and stumbled upon the grand master of pro cycling commentators - Phil Liggett - filming his recap for delayed broadcast in the USA on the lower slopes Mt. Blanc.

L’Alpe d’Huez EuroTrash!

Oct 16, 2014 - Which mountains will the 2015 Tour de France climb? L'Alpe d'Huez looks a popular choice with a return of Pra-Loup after 40 years. Race reports and video from the Tour of Beijing and Putte-Kapellen, plus loads of the latest team and rider news for a full sack of EuroTrash. Café au lait?