We have the virtual 2020 Tour de France at the moment, but it's not the same as the live excitement roadside. So we've trawled through all the Tour photos and videos from the second week for the best and unique images.
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We should now be halfway through the first week of the 2020 Tour de France, but we all know about COVID-19. To keep our spirits up we've picked some of the coolest images of last year's French Grand Tour to present in our 'Tour First Week Gallery'.
01 June, 2020 - Now the Giro d'Italia is worried about no 'Tiffosi' on the route - Top Story. News from the other Grand Tours, plus Burgos and l’Avenir. Rider news from Cavendish, Roglič, Sagan, Quintana, Viviani, Froome, Bernal, López, Philipsen, Cavagna, De Marchi, García and Lampaert. French National champs, Education First, Bora training, Ridley, US Olympics, ToAD and Maryland postponed, Moncoutié talks doping and the passing of Decock and Steevens.
The news that the UCI and organizer Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) have pushed back the 2020 Tour de France for August 29 to September 20, may be welcomed by TV broadcasters and local businesses in the area through which the Tour’s course traverses.
After talking to Nathan Dahlberg, Ed Hood got to thinking of other top riders from New Zealand, and of course the name Stephen Swart immediately came to mind. Swart told the truth about Lance Armstrong when it wasn't fashionable, but he also had a successful career before the LA controversy.
Rider Interview: It's always good to talk to someone that has more than cycling in their life, and New Zealander Nathan Dahlberg is one of those men. He raced with 7-Eleven and Motorola and had a long and successful career, travelling all over the world.
Cycling fans have endured the trauma of the Spring Classics becoming the Not-This-Spring Classics as the deadly Covid-19 stalks the Earth. Would the Tour de France be a non-starter as well? We now know that it has been moved into late August, but to fill that empty summer gap, Rapha has something special.
Interview: Before the likes of Sky and Ineos, there was a British Pro team in the Tour de France. There had been National teams in the French Grand Tour, but when the organisers returned to sponsored teams, it looked like the dream of a 'British' équipe had gone. Then came along Tony Capper and ANC. Mickey Morrison was in there at the start of the 1987 Tour Journey.