The 2015 Tour de France will not be crossing the Col du Galibier, normally the highest point of the French Grand Tour, on its way to l'Alpe d'Huez on stage 20. All this due to a landslide which has damaged the Chambon tunnel. So what better time to have a look back at one of Ed Hood's many Alpe visits.
London’s SOHO district is bulging with restaurants and bars that all claim “iconic” status as the next big thing – usually closing six months later. But one establishment that puts its money where its mouth is, and has for 60 years, truly claim to be a SOHO landmark is Bar Italia -coffee stop to rogues and Royalty alike. This morning it played host to a cyclist who fits all these descriptions, HTC’s Mark Cavendish.