Stage 5 of Tour de France 2013 (100th edition) is a hilly stage from Cagnes-sur-Mer to Marseille. The length of the course is 228.5 kilometers. The course is suitable to both sprinters and breakaway groups.
Stage 4 of Tour de France 2013 (100th edition) is a Team Time Trial (TTT) stage in Nice. The length of the course is 25 kilometers. The course is flat, straightforward and short, so it will be a really fast stage.
I finished reading “Maglia Rosa – Triumph and Tragedy at the Giro d’Italia” by Herbie Sykes. Now it’s Tour de France time, and I started to reading “Slaying the Badger” by Richard Moore.
A very enjoyable story about the legendary Swiss cyclist Ferdi Kübler. As I wrote before, these days I am reading William Fotheringham’s “Put Me Back On My Bike – In search of Tom Simpson”. Like all books of Fotheringham, it is a great book.
Paul Kimmage, journalist and former pro cyclist, has doubts about Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky, suggests that their dominance at Tour de France 2012 is suspicious.
Pinarello Dogma2 is the frame ridden by UCI WorldTour teams Sky Procycling and Movistar. The frame won the Tour de France 2012 with British rider Bradley Wiggins. Former world champion Mark Cavendish also won many stage wins with Pinarello Dogma 2.
In an exclusive interview, life-time banned doctor Michele Ferrari told Al Jazeera’s Lee Wellings that “he did not dope Lance Armstrong”. But 3-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond is having none of it. He says about former Lance Armstrong doctor that “Ferrari is master at doping”.
Tour de France 2014 Grand Départ (the 101st edition of the French grand tour) will be in Yorkshire, England. Other candidates were Edinburgh, Florence, Barcelona, and Lille, but race organizer ASO (Amaury Sport Organization) announced today Yorkshire is the winner and the Tour will start from there.
Pédaleur de charme, meaning “Pedaler of Charm“, was Hugo Koblet‘s nickname (He won Tour de France in 1951 and Giro d’Italia in 1950). He also won the Mountain Classification of Giro d’Italia in 1950.
Orson Welles, the famous American director was the official starter of the Tour de France in 1950. The best-known film directed by him is Citizen Kane.