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Rider Interview: The Tour de France is over for another year, but life goes on and the steady stream of young riders still comes through. The Lotto Soudal team has just announced three stagiaires for the end of the 2016 season and the youngest of those hopefuls is James Shaw. Ed Hood caught up with James recently to hear about his Belgian adventure.
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EUROTRASH Tour'16 Monday!
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TDF'16 St.21: Gorilla Roars Again!
Race Report: André Greipel took his second win on the Champs Élysées in a row to close the book on the 2016 Tour de France on stage 21 in Paris. Chris Froome avoided any late drama and secured his third maillot jaune in fo...
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TDF'16 St.20: Basque Bravata - Iz...
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Paris - France  - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Andre Greipel (Germany / Team Lotto Soudal)  pictured during stage 21 of the 2016 Tour de France from Chantilly to Paris, 113.00 km - photo Dion Kerckhoffs//Davy Rietbergen/Cor Vos © 2016TDF'16 St.21: Gorilla Roars Again!
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Morzine - France  - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Ion  Izaguirre Insausti Jon (Spain / Team Movistar)  pictured during stage 20 of the 2016 Tour de France from Megeve to Morzine, 146.00 km - photo Dion Kerkhoffs/Davy Rietbergen/Cor Vos © 2016TDF'16 St.20: Basque Bravata - Iz...
Race Report: It was a day that should have been about the climbs but in the end it came down to who could go down hill the quickest and Movistar’s Ion Izagirre proved to be the very best, giving the Spanish their first stag...
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Bagnieres-de-Luchon - France - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Thomas Voeckler (Fra) of Team Europcar  pictured during the 16e etappe - stage 16 (197 km) of the 99th Tour de France 2012  - from  Pau > Bagnieres-de-Luchon - foto Cor Vos ©2012
Toolbox: Getting Cool With The Heat
It has been a very hot summer so far, and the Tour de France is also heating up geographically with its move southwards into the Pyrenees. What is the process of adapting the heat, and how much can it help improve your tolera...
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Tour de Pologne 2016 - 7a tappa Krakow - Krakow 25 km 18/07/2015 - - foto Ilario Biondi/BettiniPhoto©2016Relive the Excitement of the 73rd...
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Delft - Netherlands - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - James Callum Shaw (Lotto Soudal U23) pictured during Olympia’s 3M Tour 2015 stage 5a Time Trial Individual from Delft to Delft - photo Davy Rietbergen/Cor Vos © 2015Lotto Soudal Stagiaire James Shaw...
Rider Interview: The Tour de France is over for another year, but life goes on and the steady stream of young riders still comes through. The Lotto Soudal team has just announced three stagiaires for the end of the 2016 seaso...
Angers - France  - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Jasper Stuyven (BEL-Trek Segafredo) pictured during stage 3 of the 2016 Tour de France from  Granville to Angers, 222.00 km - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2016Tour Talk: Jasper Stuyven - 'Just...
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Montauban - France  - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Mark Cavendish (GBR-Dimension Data) - Daniel Mclay (GBR-Fortuneo-Vital Concept)  pictured during stage 6 of the 2016 Tour de France from  Arpajon-sur-Cère to Montauban, 187.00 km - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2016Tour Sprinter Dan McLay gets PEZ'd!
Tour Rider Interview: The second rest day can't come quick enough for the Tour de France peloton, but it's another work day for the riders with interviews and press conferences. Ed Hood took himself to the Fortuneo-Vital Conc...
San Diego - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -Caleb Fairly (USA / Team Giant - Alpecin)  repo illustration -  sfeer - illustratie  pictured during Meet and Greet voor fans and supporters of team Giant - Alpecin in San Diego, California USA - photo Brian Hodes/Cor Vos © 2016***USA-Out****Rider Agent Caleb Fairly Gets PEZ'd!
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Tour de Pologne women 2016 - 3a tappa Bukovina Resort - Bukovina Tatrzanska - 78 km 20/07/2015 - - foto Ilario Biondi/ATCommunication
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