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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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Going It Alone In The Tour De France Sucks, Even When You Have A Page 3 Girl In Your Corner [Tour De France]

Sports : Deadspin (2 years ago)

You can't win the tour alone. The flat stages featured in the first week tend to be fast, and feature a peloton riding as a single group through often narrow town streets. This is one reason crashes are most frequent during the firs... Read Post

Versus Used A Blue Dong To Explain The Impact Of Headwinds On Cyclists [Headwind Dong]

Sports : Deadspin (3 years ago)

The Versus coverage team for Stage 5 of the Tour de France set out to describe the effects of the headwinds on lead riders in the peloton today. Explains tipster Jim: More » Read Post

Team Sky feel the heat in the British drizzle

Sports : Telegraph.co.uk Cycling Blog (4 years ago)

It hasn’t really stopped raining since the cavalcade rolled out of Rochdale 4 days ago. The sun’s peered weakly down on the peloton from time to time, but by and large that’s been it. And underneath the scudding grey autumn clouds t... Read Post


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