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Sunday July 23, 2017
Race Report: Dylan Groenewegen has scored two podium places already on stages in the Tour de France this year but he grabbed the best win of his career on the final stage. There were no changes in the overall as Chris Froome secured his fourth Tour title.
Sunday July 23, 2017
Tour'17 Roadside: The 2017 Tour de France hit the South of France and the City of Marseille for the stage 20 time trial. The test was crucial for some, but maybe not for Chris Froome. Daniel Thévenon made his way down from the Alps to catch the fun in the famous Velodrome.
Saturday July 22, 2017
Race Report: Maciej Bodnar produced the ride of his life to take his first ever Grand Tour stage win. Meanwhile, Froome rode an error free stage to take the overall win and third place on the day as Romain Bardet collapsed but kept his place on the podium.
Friday July 21, 2017
Race Report: Of all the riders in this Tour de France there is one who deserves a stage win, not just because he has come close, but for his hard work trying to make up for the loss of his team's fast finisher - Edvald Boasson Hagen. The long Tour stage 19:
Thursday July 20, 2017
ASO Stage Report: Warren Barguil claimed his second stage victory and the fifth for French riders at col d'Izoard (2360m) after passing Darwin Atapuma on Colombia's national day. Chris Froome retained the yellow jersey albeit losing four seconds onto Romain Bardet who is again the runner up.
Thursday July 20, 2017
Tour'17 Roadside: As the Tour de France works its way towards Paris (via Marseille), the French race is deep in the Alps. PEZman, Daniel Thévenon, took in the fun of the départ and then stationed himself on the monster climb of the Col du Galibier to see the day's action.
Wednesday July 19, 2017
Race Report: Primoz Roglic underlined his obvious talent with a spectacular stage win on the Queen Stage of the Tour de France. He infiltrated the break of the day and then flew away from Alberto Contador on the final ascent of the Col du Galibier before tearing down the fast descent and into the ski resort of Serre-Chevalier.
Wednesday July 19, 2017
Tour'17 Roadside: Ed Hood has made his way back to Scotland and Daniel Thévenon has taken over 'Roadside' for the last run-in to Paris. Daniel starts his adventure in the Massif Central before heading to the Alps and south to Marseilles. Tour stage 16 'Roadside'.
Tuesday July 18, 2017
Race Report: On a stage that looked safe for the GC men, a tricky little cross wind in the finalé split the head of the race changing the overall. Losers were Dan Martin, Louis Meintjes and Alberto Contador. In the sprint Michael Matthews took his second win in three stages.
Monday July 17, 2017
Roadside Final Rest Day Round Up: The Riders have their feet up for the second Tour de France rest day, with six stages to go till Paris and the last finish line. Ed and Martin are on their way home, but as they sit in Montpelier airport there is time to look back at the first two weeks and forward to the big finalé.
Monday July 17, 2017
Tour'17 Roadside: The AG2R-La Mondiale bandits were ready to ride down the canyon and attack the Sky wagons. But Chris Froome had his team in a circle to fight them off for another day. Ed and Martin hit the dusty trail for another day in the Tour de France saddle 'Roadside'.
Sunday July 16, 2017
Race Report: Bauke Mollema took Trek-Segafredo's first win on the 2017 Tour de France by going clear from a break he had instigated. Despite a four man chase, Mollema had held his own and took a fantastic solo win. Chris Froome Held his overall lead going into the last rest day.
Saturday July 15, 2017
Le Tour'17 Roadside: The PEZ Roadside Crew bid a sad farewell to the Pyrenees - but had a day with the caravan passing and soigneurs reloading their men to look forward to - here's what you didn't see on tv...
Saturday July 15, 2017
Michael Matthews beat Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet in Rodez where the Belgian found the confidence by outsprinting Sagan two years ago. The Australian gave Sunweb a second straight victory after Warren Barguil's win in Foix.
Friday July 14, 2017
Tour'17 Roadside: The National day in France and the fans got what they wanted on their Grand Tour as Warren Barguil crossed the finish line in Foix first for a Bastille Day bonanza! Ed and Martin took in all the sights of a crazy day on the roads of the Tour de France in the Pyrenees.
Friday July 14, 2017
Race Report: A Frenchman in the polka dot jersey wins on Bastille Day, and (almost) all is right with the world. Warren Barguil is the hero of the home nation with a brave and brilliant win, but the headlines were made by the frenzied action all day, not least the tactical bomb detonated by Sky, and by Alberto Contador.
Thursday July 13, 2017
Tour'17 Roadside: After two 'flat' stages, in profile and excitement, the 2017 Tour de France came alive as it entered the Pyrenees on Thursday. Ed and Martin were 'Roadside' to take in the fun in the Spanish border country.
Thursday July 13, 2017
Race Report: It should have been one of the big stages of the race, in truth, nothing really happened until 500m to go when the entire race was flipped on its head and Fabio Aru came out holding yellow. Romain Bardet boosted French pride with a mountain stage win and strengthened his podium aspirations.
Wednesday July 12, 2017
There's no such thing as a dull moment when you're Roadside at Le Tour. In spite of the riders lolly-gagging along, there's much to see enroute - as Ed & Martin found at the Notre Dame des Cycliste, the cyclists' chapel.
Wednesday July 12, 2017
Race Report: Marcel Kittel secured yet another sprint win in yet another flat stage of the Tour de France. He's simply too good and with the quality of team he has around, there doesn't seem to be any doubt that he'll keep adding to his victories once we emerge from the Pyrenees.