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.
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!
After a rest day in the Vaucluse the final part of the 100th Tour de France begins on Tuesday 16th of July. And the last stages will give spectacle, first of all because the Tour is going to the Alps. The 16th stage goes from Vaison-la-Romaine to Gap, in 168 kilometers. The route is not flat that day. There are three climbs of second category. But also between the first two climbs and the final one the road goes uphill. The top of the Col de Manse (9,5 km and 5,2% average) is 11,5 kilometers from the finish.
2200 bidons, 220 muzettes, 250 caps, 5 l washlotion, 120 tubes, 70 pairs of wheels; it’s only a part of the material that is necessary for three weeks Tour de France. A big part of this material left already last Sunday. The Tour is always a big logistical undertaking, but because the start is on Corsica this year, all material has to be brought to the island by boat, only the cook truck stays on the mainland. The first days our kitchen team will cook in the hotels. All other vehicles go to Corsica: 5 team cars, the brand new team bus, the truck, one camper, one smaller truck and four VIP cars.
Team Saxo-Tinkoff's line-up for the anniversary edition of the Tour de France is a highly experienced group of riders who have all felt the Tour de France pain first hand several times. Italian Matteo Tosatto is the team's most experienced rider and is therefore indispensable as a road captain.
After a first day of rest, in Saint-Nazaire, the Tour will pick up again on Tuesday 9th of July. The tenth stage starts in Saint-Gildas-des-Bois and finishes 197 km further in Saint-Malo. On the way the Tour caravan will pass through the military training camp of Coëtquidan. Looking at the route, with only one hill of fourth category far away from the finish, it looks like it will be a bunch sprint that will decide who takes the win.
Since 2012 Berner is technical sponsor of the Lotto Belisol team, this means they supply us with Berner products. In Berner we have found a good partner. Would you like to see our mechanics working with Berner products? Are you curious to see where the bikes and the cars are maintained?
Only five days are left before the start of the 100th Tour de France. Le Grand Départ takes place on Corsica, it’s for the first time in the 110-year history the Tour visits this island. Three days long the biggest cycling event of the year will be held there. In this first preview of three on the route of the Tour, we look at these three stages on Corsica and the others of the first week.
Movistar Team come into their best form -23 victories up to date this season- to the start of the 100th Grand Boucle, with overall podium chances for Alejandro Valverde as Quintana and Rui Costa lead powerful escort for three weeks of racing.
June 24, 2013 - It’s a full on EuroTrash Monday National Champs-fest! What a crazy week-end and as usual we have tried to shoe horn as many of the National Championships in as we could, along with video, photos, results and all the rider comments available. There was still just enough space for a bit of Tour news and a couple of other bits. An enormous coffee will be needed this morning…enjoy.
Team Saxo-Tinkoff's Michael Rogers has been a professional for almost 14 years. A three time time trial world champion and he has won prestigious stage races like Tour of California, Vuelta a Andalucia, Tour Down Under and Deutschland Tour. His best result in the Tour de France is overall 10th.
The BMC Racing Team will field an experienced roster around Cadel Evans for the 100th edition of the Tour de France.
To celebrate the 100th edition of the Tour, and the mountains that have made it legendary, Rapha and Strava are proud to announce Rapha Rising: La Centième.