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    Egan Bernal’s Uncertain Tour de France Future

    Between 2012 and 2019, Ineos Grenadiers and their previous version, Team Sky, won 8 of 9 Tour de France GCs, an unprecedented series of yellow jersey victories. They had the best team, the best strategy and the best leaders. The team’s last Ineos rider to…

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    The Life of a Sports Commentator by Matt Stephens

    My first memories of watching bike races on television are from the early 1980s, the weekend highlights of the Tour de France on Channel 4 in the UK with the iconic voice of Phil Liggett adding drama, emotion and tension to proceedings. I didn’t realise…

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    The 2023 Cycling Season Outlook by Matt Stephens

    After the amazing season we’ve just had, with some of the most thrilling, unpredictable racing ever, 2023 has a lot to live up to. In fact, if 2023 were a person, I’d expect them to be feeling rather nervous right now, as 2022 has set…

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    Italy to Host the 2024 Tour de France Grand Départ

    The rumours have been confirmed! The 111th edition of the Tour de France will start in Italy. ASO confirmed the news through a press release on Wednesday evening, after the race director Christian Prudhomme announced the news on Italian TV. The first start of the…

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    Pogačar Targets the 2023 Tour de France – Of Course!

    It’s difficult to believe that a cyclist who amassed the most UCI points in a year had a disappointing season, unless that cyclist is Tadej Pogačar and he did not win the Tour de France. The UAE Team Emirates leader did win the Tirreno-Adriatico, the…

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    Which Grand Tour Trophy Do You Like The Most?

    Do you watch the Grand Tours? Who can say no to an epic racing battle and raccoon faces on muddy cobbled roads or dusty gravel sections? Or the images of the peloton buzzing along twisted roads that thread through quaint villages and beautiful rolling landscapes…