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Tour de Pez: Skoda Podium Girl Laura Antoine!

Those of you who watch the live coverage of the Tour long enough to see the podium presentations will have noticed (if you’ve been looking closely enough) that a rider gets onto the podium, too, when the Skoda girls are on the stage. Pez got to chat to one of the beautiful ladies handing over the best young rider’s white jersey...

Tour Coach: Lance’s Day Of Reckoning

Insight St.7 Twelve months ago, when Lance Armstrong first started talking about his return to professional cycling – and particularly the Tour de France – climbing power wasn’t my biggest concern. It was Lance’s weight that had me worried. And when I first looked at the parcours of the 2009 Tour de France it was Stage 7 that I considered the “day of reckoning”.

Tour de Pez: Arcalis…Finally!

Roadside St.7: Mama Cass is plaintively asking us to dream a little dream for her as we recover our car from the underground parking facility, burrowed deep below Andorra La Vella. We didn't get to Arcalis yesterday, as we'd planned, but by God we're going to get there today.