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Tour de Pez: Ed’s Look Back

Roadside Report: 'Did you think it was a good Tour?' asks Vik. I knew it was a leading question, but went along with it, 'yes, a good Tour.' 'It was pathetic! I sat and watched it for three hours every day for three weeks. Menchov should have won; it was totally de-sanitized - crashes are part of bike racing. I suppose there'll be no Paris-Roubaix next year - it's too dangerous?'

Tour de Pez: Roadside Redux

Gord's Roadside Wrap: It’s always a weird, exhausting, exhilarating experience following the Tour de France, and it takes days before you emerge, blinking in the daylight of real life, from the mayhem of driving, chasing, writing. Then you start to look back. You start to scan through the photos that didn’t make the stories; the ideas that you didn’t use; the things that just didn’t fit at the time.

Tour de Pez: Cervelo’s Kitchen With Willy Balmat!

Roadside Report: On last Monday’s ‘repos’ in Morzine, Pez got a very special opportunity. As things were marginally more relaxed than normal, we got to push the swing door open on the Cervelo Test Team kitchen to catch a few moments with their chef extraordinaire Willy Balmat, a man who could fill a library shelf of books with his own stories of an incredible career involved in the sport...

Tour de Pez: The Old World Meets The New

Roadside St.19: Lance's latest super sleek time trial bike set cheek by jowl with glorious bronze statues cast to honour heroes of the French Revolution - only at le Tour, mon ami! PEZ left our glorious digs in the Chвteau Meyre and headed for a pre-chrono wander around the ancient streets of Bordeaux.

Tour Coach: Contador Wins, But Still Needs To Improve For 2011

Analysis St.20: It goes without saying that winning the Tour de France is very difficult, both physically and mentally. The winning margin can also have an impact on the amount of physical and emotional stress a rider experiences. The smaller your advantage over the man in second place, the more stressful the race becomes.

TdF’10 St.20: Contador Yellow, Cav’s Fifth Stage!

Race Report:Those controversial seconds, those 39 little clicks of the second hand, have given us the fourth smallest winning margin in Tour de France history - Alberto Contador has been involved in two of those races. ‘El Pistolero’ likes to keep things exciting! Bertie’s safe in yellow today, but there’s still the points classification to sort out, and the honor of winning on the Champs Йlysйes up for grabs.

Tour de Pez: Chasing The Brit Champ!

Roadside St.19 The French radio car tries to muscle Dave off the wheel, but Dave’s ridden too many road races to let that happen and we tuck back in alongside the Sky team car. Stage 19, Tour de France 2010, a 52 kilometre time trial from Bordeaux to Pauillac and PEZ is on the wheel of one of the fastest men in the world – Sky’s British elite road race champion, Geraint Thomas.

Tour Coach: Schleck’s Message Clear for 2011

Analysis St. 19: Perhaps more than usual, the weather played a significant role in this year’s Tour. Today it was the wind that led to some unusual results in the final time trial. Normally, the standings for the final individual time trial of the Tour feature time trial specialists and top-10 finishers in the overall classification. But today most of the men fighting for positions on the podium finished minutes behind stage winner Fabian Cancellara and further down on the leader board than…