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Archive for July, 2011

Stage nine analysis: The Tour licks its wounds

The final stage before the rest day saw crashes, fallen favourites and a terrible incident with a car, but also a popular new yellow jersey, Thomas Voeckler.

Small is beautiful

The Tour de France needs to reduce the size of the field. It’s clear that the bunch cannot fit on modern roads, and it’s causing danger to the riders.

Stage eight analysis: The phoney war

Heroic performances from Thor Hushovd saw him finishing the day wearing the yellow jersey, and the stage saw the first successful long-range attack of the 2011 Tour, but the race favourites rode cagily to Super Besse.

It’s not that easy being green

The points classification of the 2011 Tour has turned into a fascinating battle of racing styles.

Stage seven analysis: the Tour leaves Wiggins behind

Bradley Wiggins crashed out of the Tour de France, suffering a suspected broken collarbone, while Mark Cavendish was dominant in the sprint, taking his second stage in three days.

Tour talking points, part two

Analysis behind the headlines at the Tour de France.

Stage six analysis: The Sky opens

The British team take their first ever Tour stage, with Edvald Boasson Hagen winning in Lisieux.

Cycle Sport August: On sale now!

Cycle Sport August is now in UK shops, featuring incredible photography, the best writing and the most original coverage of professional cycling. This month’s magazine features an in-depth, behind-the-scenes account of Bradley Wiggins’ victory at the Dauphiné, and a look at the greatest ever moments in Tour de France history.

Stage five analysis: A Briton in Brittany

The Tour came alive as it traversed Brittany to the northern coast of France, with an exciting finale and exceptional sprint win for Mark Cavendish.

Cycle Sport on Tour, part three

The awkward conversation about room-sharing.