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Archive for July, 2011


Stage 20 analysis: Evans shows Schleck you can’t bluff the clock

Cadel Evans knew the clock would not lie. His likely superiority over the Schlecks in the time trial shaped his tactics in the Alps. In Grenoble he delivered.

Improving your road cycling

Whatever your level of road cycling, there will always be some room for improvement.

Stage 19 analysis: And then there were two

A spectacular day’s racing in the Alps saw a popular French winner and the battle for the yellow jersey narrowed to two men.

Cycle Sport’s Tour Village: All our coverage is here

Pop in, grab a coffee and have a wander around. Cycle Sport’s Tour de France coverage is all here.

Iconic Places: Alpe d’Huez

The ultimate summit finish of the Tour de France was featured in our Iconic Places series in July 2008.

Stage 18 analysis: Andy Schleck lands a heavy blow

Andy Schleck outwitted and outrode his rivals with an incredible long-range attack to win atop the Col du Galibier.

Iconic Places: Col du Galibier

The Tour de France celebrates the centenary of this historic climb by crossing it twice in 2011. It was our very first Iconic Places feature, in the April 2008 edition of the magazine.

Stage 17 analysis: Going solo down in Pinerolo

For the second day running, the descent of a category two hill threw a hand grenade into the front group of the Tour.

Iconic Places: Sestriere

The Tour will cross the 2,033-metre high climb of Sestriere en route to Pinerolo. We covered this historic climb in the June 2009 edition of Cycle Sport.

Stage 16 analysis: Son of the Manse

Thor Hushovd won his second mountain stage of the Tour in Gap, while Andy Schleck faltered on the Col de Manse, perhaps losing his chance of winning the yellow jersey.