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TDF’16 Roadside: Only Joy For Ion On The Joux Plane!

TDF'16 Roadside: A day which many had hoped would give le Tour a Grand Finale as the non-canine contenders scrapped for the podium places behind top dog Froome became a grim slog as a fierce electrical storm turned the Joux Plane into a battle for survival rather than a battle for the podium. Callum and Ed were again there to savour every rain drop...

TDF’16 Roadside: Bardet’s Day – Don’t Forget McLay!

TDF'16 Roadside: Stage 19 saw some real action on the 2016 Tour de France and Ed Hood was there with Callum to 'see and tell' all the crazy happenings that unfolded before their eyes. Bardet was the toast of France as he crossed the line first on Mont Blanc, but don't forget the man at the back, Dan McLay.

TDF’16 St.19: Brilliant Bardet!

Race Report: Rain and crashes caused problems for many on stage 19 to Mont Blanc, not least Chris Froome and Bauke Mollema. In the end it was Romain Bardet who was the hero of the day and with the Tour stage 19 win he moved up into second place overall and made France a very happy place.

TDF’16: Grand Finale – In the Shadow of Mont Blanc

Tour Stage Preview: The ASO certainly knows how to put on a spectacle. Each year, the Grand Depart is feted and celebrated, usually more for its cultural iconography than its significance for the actual race itself. So if setting the table at Mont St Michel, then it is only fitting to conclude the world’s most popular bike race in the shadow of Europe’s most iconic mountain, Mont Blanc.

TDF’16 Roadside: Froome Flies On Hinault’s Hill!

TDF'16 Roadside: Sallanches is a mythical place for cyclists, especially French ones by the name of Bernard Hinault. This is where 'The Badger' won his rainbow jersey on one of the hardest Worlds parcour. Stage 18 was a time trial and our PEZman, Ed Hood was there to see Chris Froome dominate the day.

TDF’16 St.18: Froome The Fastest!

Race Report: Chris Froome as good as carved his name in the 2016 Tour de France trophy with a dominant ride on the uphill time trial to Megeve. As expected; TT specialist Tom Dumoulin rode into the lead and then had to wait for last-man off, Froome, to take the top step and yet more overall time.

EUROTRASH Zakarin Thursday!

July 21, 2016 - Another Tour-tastic EUROTRASH Thursday with all the news from France with reports, results, rider quotes and video. We also catch up with the final stage of the Tour de Pologne and the Grand Prix Cerami. In other cycling news: New Doha Cycling Team, Tour abandonments, Tour of Britain, Deutschland Tour, Veranda's Willems, contract extensions and Etixx - Quick-Step sign three neo-pros. Big trash bag.

TDF’16 St.17: Za Za Zakarin!

Race Report: Ilnur Zakarin emptied all his resources as he infiltrated the break of the day and then flew its confines on the final climb to take a fantastic, and very valuable, stage win for his team. Froome continued his yellow jersey dominance as most of the others fell by the overall way-side.