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Friday July 19, 2019
Stage Report: Deceuninck - Quick-Step's Julian Alaphilippe impressively won the individual time trial in Pau. After 27.2 kilometres he stoped the clock at 35 minutes, beating Geraint Thomas (Ineos) by 14 seconds. Thomas de Gendt (Lotto Soudal) was third after being in the 'hot seat' for a long time. Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) crashed out and left the race in an ambulance.
Friday July 19, 2019
From Brussels to Paris, from July 6th to the 28th, it’s going to be 21 stages of effort, thrills, victories, defeats and definitely lots of surprises. The Sidi team is starting out with some important names, all vying to make it to the final podium in Paris.
Friday July 19, 2019
It has been 45 years since the introduction of the saddle that became iconic in the 70’s, and now Selle San Marco is bringing back the renown Concor Specialissima with a limited series. The new saddle maintains most of the aesthetic aspects that made it so famous.
Friday July 19, 2019
As the 2019 Tour de France works its way into the Pyrenees and then the Alps next week; the 'Pez' himself, Richard Pestes has taken a look back at the impromptu BBQs he's happened upon while roadside. The Pez Grand Tour appreciation of the sausage... and bike racing.
Thursday July 18, 2019
Stage Report: Mitchelton-Scott's Simon Yates won the first Pyrenean stage of the 2019 Tour de France. The English rider out-sprinted his fellow escapees in Bagnères-de-Bigorre. The favourites for the overall victory decided to take it easy the day before the individual time trial. Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) managed to keep the yellow jersey.
Thursday July 18, 2019
July 18, 2019 - Fireworks at the Tour, catch-up with all the action with video. Ineos playing a new game?-Top Story. Not all Grande Boucle: Adriatica Ionica, Molano returns, DeutschlandTour, La Course, Certizit Madrid, OVO Energy Tour, Lotto Soudal, Deceuninck sign Bagioli, Minnaard retires, AG2R contracts, Odd Eiking, Dimension Data, Delacroix stagiaire and Sagan on TV.
Wednesday July 17, 2019
Stage Report: The break was never going to succeed, but Wanty-Gobert's Aime De Gendt nearly soloed into Toulouse. In the end the peloton could see the plucky Belgian on the wide boulevards and stage 11 came down to a sprint. After an elbows-out finalé it was Lotto Soudal's Caleb Ewan who threw his bike over the line ahead of Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma).
Wednesday July 17, 2019
Tour Rider Feature: Continuing with Ed Hood's series of 'English speaking' Tour de France pioneers, Ed moves onto Derek Harrison. Sadly Harrison died in May, 2018 in his adopted home of France, but his pro career spanned the 60s and 70s and include many top wins and two appearances in the French Grand Tour.
Tuesday July 16, 2019
Tour Rest Day No.1: Ten days down and it's the 2019 Tour de France first rest day. Ed is in a 'virtual' cafe in the historical town of Albi with a café au lait avec brandy and this morning's copy of L'Equipe. Time to look back over what has been a very good first week in the 'Grande Boucle'.
Tuesday July 16, 2019
It’s easy to become enamoured with the latest piece of training advice, or the new gadget adorning your team-mates machine, but which aspects of your training are the most important according to the evidence? Many things have changed over the years.
Monday July 15, 2019
Kelowna, BC’s Jordan Cheyne, riding for Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling, can now add his name to those engraved on the Hans Steida Memorial Trophy as he dominated the 2019 edition of the road race, breaking away from a group of seven with just over 40 kilometres left.
Monday July 15, 2019
Stage Report: Cross-wind chaos! The damage to the overall placings today was not caused by mountains or crashes, but the invisible enemy - The wind. The race split with Jumbo-Visma's Wout Van Aert in the front group and the cross champ took some big scalps in the sprint. Losers on the day: Pinot, Landa and Bennett.
Monday July 15, 2019
July 15, 2019 - The Tour de France excitement is here in EUROTRASH Monday - Full catch up with results and video. Plus the Tour of Austria final. Johan Bruyneel's Book on Doping - Top Story. Race news from Utah, Colorado, Adriatica Ionica and the Tour Down Under. Bigla extends sponsorship, Patrick Müller to retire and behind the scenes at the Tour with CCC video.
Sunday July 14, 2019
Stage Report: There was no fairytale for France as South Africa's Daryl Impey won stage 9 of the Tour de France in Brioude on Sunday - Bastille Day. After more than 170 kilometres, the South African was the best of a big break. Impey beat Tiesj Benoot after the two broke away from their fellow escapees on the final climb. Julian Alaphilippe finish with the peloton to keep his overall lead.
Sunday July 14, 2019
Author Peter Cossins describes in his history of that first 1903 Tour de France, the inelegantly titled “Butcher, Blacksmith, Acrobat, Sweep,” the original Tour de France, something totally new and untried and flawed in many ways, “should be considered as one of the greatest events in sporting history.”
Saturday July 13, 2019
Stage Report: Stage 8 was a big game of cat and mouse and the mouse was Thomas de Gendt (Lotto Soudal), the cats were Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) and Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ), followed by a pack of more cats. De Gendt attacked his companions, behind; Alaphilippe and Pinot chased, but he held on for the win. Alaphilippe has the yellow jersey back on his shoulders.
Saturday July 13, 2019
Tour Photo and Video Gallery: Seven stages down and thousands of images shot of the first week of what's been an exciting 2019 Tour de France... thank goodness. We've picked some of the coolest images of the French Grand Tour to present in our 'Tour First Week Gallery'.
Friday July 12, 2019
Stage Report: The longest stage of the 2019 Tour de France came down to a bunch sprint. In a close call, the powerful Dutchman, Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) got the nod from the judges just ahead of Lotto Soudal's Caleb Ewan and points leader, Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe). Trek-Segafredo's Giulio Ciccone held his overall lead.
Friday July 12, 2019
Today a 'Readers' Rig' with a difference, not so much a tech description, but a love note to a dear, dear friend. Ryan Hamilton in Wisconsin has fallen head-over-heels with his LeMond that he bought in 2007 and this is the story of his love affair in his own words.
Thursday July 11, 2019
Stage Report: On the tough finalé of stage 6, Dylan Teuns fought his way over the gravel road to cross La Planche des Belles Filles finish line first. The BahrainMerida rider defeated his Italian co-escapee, Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) after an exciting duel. The Italian maybe didn't win the stage, but he captured the yellow jersey from Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) by 6 seconds.