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Archive for July, 2012

Tim Kerrison: the man behind Bradley Wiggins’ Tour

The Team Sky head of performance science explains how he has prepared Bradley Wiggins for his yellow jersey challenge

Comment: Nice jersey, shame about the competition

The climbers’ classification has been reduced almost to irrelevance. It’s time to change the way the polka dot jersey was awarded

Stage 15 analysis: Fédrigo’s confidence job

Pierrick Fédrigo outrode and outwitted five breakaway companions to win his fourth career Tour stage

Stage 14 analysis: Sanchez outwits Sagan

Luis Leon Sanchez won from a break into Foix, while the GC favourites’ progress was stalled by a vandal spreading tacks on the road

Stage 13 analysis: never two without three

André Greipel won his third stage of the 2012 Tour, surviving a complicated finale to beat Peter Sagan by inches

Stage 12 analysis: Millar time, finally

David Millar was the strongest and cleverest rider in today’s long break, winning his first Tour stage as a Garmin rider

Comment: Sky are right to stick with Wiggins

In a race that is short on suspense, the Wiggins-Froome drama is providing us with a classic Tour story

Pierre Rolland interview: the song of Rolland

Cycle Sport interviewed the La Toussuire stage winner at the start of the season and found an engaging and ambitious rider, who has the unusual distinction of having won his first professional race

Stage 11 analysis: Rolland’s mountain miracle

Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky kept a tight grip on the race lead in the hardest Alpine stage of the Tour
Words by Edward Pickering in Chambéry
Thursday July 12, 2012

The mighty edifice that Team Sky has constructed in the course of this Tour de France still towers over everybody in the race. But while the foundations and walls still look impregnable,

Comment: Sky must send a positive message to the fans

Sky are winning the Tour, but losing the PR battle. They need to confront the doping issue head-on, argues Richard Moore