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    Tom Dumoulin: “I hated cycling so much”

    The Dutch winner of Giro d’Italia took a break from professional racing in 2021 to focus on his mental health and wellbeing. He then returned and won an Olympic silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics in the men’s individual time trial. However, Dumoulin then decided…

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    Matt Stephens on the 2023 Tour de France Route

    The route for the 110th edition of the Tour de France was revealed today at the Palais des Congrès in Paris and my simple initial conclusion was this: it’s ‘Climby.’ Ok, that might not actually be a word but I think you get my drift.…

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    OPINION: Top 3 Best Climbers of All Time

    Ever since climbing was first introduced in Tour de France in what only can be described as an assassination attempt, climbers have been elevated in the cycling community as some kind of demigods. While every discipline in a cycling race is exciting, and the best…

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    My Personal Highlights of the 2022 Season by Matt Stephens

    I think it’s fair to say that from whatever perspective you look back upon the 2022 cycling season, the general consensus, distilled into one word, would be along the lines of ‘superb’, ‘outstanding’, ‘historic’  or ‘explosive.’ Whatever one word you would choose to sum up…

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    Should the White Jersey Rules in the Tour de France Be Changed?

    Most spectators recognize the yellow, green and polka-dot jerseys in the Tour de France but what about the white jersey? It’s easy to miss, especially if you don’t stick around to watch more than the podium for the stage winner and the yellow-jersey presentation.

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    How Charly Gaul Became the Angel of the Mountains

    No other sporting event has produced as many legends as the Tour de France in its century-old history. Every generation has at least 2 or 3 cyclists worthy of becoming household names (at least in the cycling community). However, just a few deserve to be…