The 2014 Tour de France stage 14 parcours to the summit finish at Risoul promises to be a cracker - of both fireworks and nuts - taking in the Col du Lautaret and Col d'Izoard before the final 13km throw down to the day's 3rd hors category climb. PEZ saddled up for a closer look...
Just 24 hours after the 2014 Tour presentation in Paris, race director Jean-Francois Pescheux and a number of Tour stars landed in Tokyo for the Tour presentation number two but it was the Badger, Bernard Hinault who stole the show. Pez-Fan Graham Davis was there to see it first-hand.
The Tour de France 2014 Route was announced today in Paris and Pez was there. The “yellow” carpet was unrolled to welcome everyone who’s anyone in the world of cycling, complete with paparazzi, fanfare, and interviews like only true cyclists can, according to the colors yellow, white or green–white for VIPS, yellow for riders, and green for media/press.
July 25, 2013 - You are probably suffering from post-Tour withdrawal symptoms, but not to worry; EuroTrash is here to get you back into the real world. Greg Van Avermaet has won the Tour de Wallonie and it didn’t take long for Chris Froome to get his first post-Tour win. Lots of video, results and talk to get you to the weekend in EuroTrash Thursday. Coffee anyone?
Race Report: A race long break kept the excitement high throughout another beautiful Corsican stage. The top fast-men couldn’t make it over the hard climbs of the day and so a battle of the climber/sprinters was on the cards and the little Australian; Simon Gerrans made history giving Orica-GreenEdge its first Tour de France stage win by just half a wheel ahead of Peter Sagan.
July 01, 2013 - The behemoth that is the Tour de France has got off to an exciting start in Corsica; exciting racing and a bit of controversy with a bus, but, thank goodness no doping, except from 1998, that’s today's TOP STORY. It’s not all Tour; we also have the Giro Rosa and the Tour of Austria and anything else we can find. A fun packed EuroTrash Monday, we need coffee!
On Friday afternoon, Jurgen Van den Broeck, André Greipel and team manager Marc Sergeant have given us a preview of their Tour de France. Tomorrow it will be the 5th time Van den Broeck starts off in La Grande Boucle. For Greipel it will be his 3rd time at the Grand Départ.
The Saxo-Tinkoff Team made today around Porto Vecchio the last training before taking the start at the Tour de France 2013. During the session, which used both the time trial bikes and road bikes, Alberto Contador premiered the bike that Specialized has designed for this race, using the colors of the leader jerseys of the three big tours in the calendar, Tour, Giro and Vuelta, where he is the only active rider who has managed to win them.
Tomorrow the 9 Lotto Belisol riders Lars Bak, Bart De Clercq, André Greipel, Adam Hansen, Greg Henderson, Jürgen Roelandts, Jurgen Van den Broeck en Frederik Willemwill make the Grand Départ in Corsica, the Isle of Beauty.
Valverde, Quintana and Unzué talk to the media in Corsica, one day before the start of the 100th 'Grande Boucle'.
Alberto Contador has proved himself masterful at overcoming obstacles in a cycling career that has taken him to the summit of his profession.
We announced our Tour de France team last week. Yesterday, our nine rider squad was presented to the public and the media in Porto-Vecchio, Corsica. The Grand Départ is nearly here, and the anticipation is palpable. I’m very happy with the group we have assembled and the possibilities I see for each of our riders over the course of the upcoming three weeks.
Tour de France 2013 will be a memorable and probably spectacularly thrilling to watch, as the organizers have chosen to choose a very demanding route with fewer transition stages but more difficult mountain stages and slightly hilly stages where the unfocused rider will get caught behind and losing precious time in the standings.
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step launches Zentrick-enabled interactive video series to inform and engage fans on social media. Zentrick Inc. today announced the launch of the Omega Pharma – Quick-Step (OPQS Team) “Tour de France” interactive video series that combines video content with audience engagement and interactive storytelling.
Telephone squad was one of the most expected at the teams' presentation of the 100th Tour de France this evening, where they unveiled their new jersey for the race featuring O2.
Bart De Clercq is one of the nine Lotto Belisol riders that are selected for the upcoming Tour de France. He’s the only debutant in the team. The nearly 27-year-old rider started his pro career in 2011 at our team and that year he immediately won a stage in the Giro: the 7th stage with finish on the Montevergine di Mercogliano. Last year he participated in the Giro again and he rode the Vuelta for the first time, he became 17th in the GC.
Second day in Corse for LAMPRE-MERIDA. Blue-fuchsia-green team, that is hosted in Porto Vecchio, could exploit the good weather to perform a double session of morning tranings.
TDF PREVIEW: Only one of two men can win the Tour de France; they're the killers. Others will challenge and one of them will end up on the podium, the pretenders. But it’s too late for some and too early for others – and then there are some for who it could go either way. And of course, you have the dreamers.
June 27, 2013 - No racing to report on, but who cares, we have the BIG ONE starting on Saturday in Corsica. Tour de France time again and it’s like that’s the only thing happening in the World of cycling. Not quite, but we do have all the Tour stuff and anything else that has happened since the week-end here in EuroTrash Thursday. Tour, Tour and Tour coffee time!
Cannondale will launch the second issue of the Cannondale Gazette this June for the 100th anniversary of the Tour de France. The free digital magazine created by Cannondale in partnership with peloton magazine will go live on Wednesday, June 26, and bring to life the excitement of Cannondale Pro Cycling and the race.