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Prepare for two unbearable weeks of British braggadocio

The dominant Team Sky victory in the Tour de France was everything British sport has not been for an awfully long time. From day one, the Team Sky riders rode at the front of the peloton, ruthless intent writ large in the riders’ grimaces. The team was so coldly efficient, Chris Froome was ordered several times to slow down so he could ensure the team’s leader, Bradley Wiggins, remained in control.
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Nibali’s Secret to a Tour de France Win: Acupuncture

Sports : The Daily Fix - WSJ.com (4 days ago)

VIERZON, France—The mere mention one of Vincenzo Nibali’s secrets on his way to victory at the Tour de France on Sunday is enough to make any cycling fan nervous: Needles on the bus. Almost every day. We’re talking about acupuncture... Read Post

How many people does it take to get on the Tour de France podium?

Sports : The Early Lead (last week)

The Tour de France is a tremendous operation. A team is required to propel an individual to the finish line some 2,277  miles through the mountainous European landscape. But when commentators refer to Team Sky or Team Katusha or one... Read Post

Tour de France Leader Nearly Taken Down By Oblivious Spectator On Cellphone

Sports : Business Insider: Sports Page (last week)

First it was the clueless selfie-takers nearly crashing Tour de France riders out of the race's first week; n ow it's cellphone users almost taking down the race leader with only a few days to go in the Tour. The latest incident too... Read Post


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