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TV cycling wars: Channel 9 versus Channel 7

It’s not quite over just yet, but it’s already been a fascinating summer of cycling in Australia. Plenty of great racing. Huge crowds. Painful crashes. And glorious wins. 571 more words


Batsh*t Crazy Part III

I don’t want to whine, but it’s lonely being a Tour de France fan.

Most people don’t understand why the hell you watch it.  And they sure don’t want to hear about what happened on yesterday’s action packed stage that you are bursting to share with somebody. 648 more words


Vin Nouveau: La Première Partie

This is part one in a four-part series of new-to-me French wine regions, brought to you by the Tour de France.

Now that the World Cup is over (sniff, sniff), we’re watching a lot of the Tour de France at our house.   1,449 more words


The Queen Stage in St Lary

Thomson Bike Tours regularly stays at the Mercure Hotel in St Lary Soulan for the Pyrenees portion of the Tour de France. This year it just so happens to be on the course of Stage 17 and a quick gondola ride up to the finish line.  531 more words


The French Immersion -- Art and the Tour de France

For a number of summers, I’ve followed the Tour de France, up les cols, past castles and churches, through wind and rain in pursuit of the maillot jaune. 668 more words

If you host it, they will come (1er étape)

Cycling in the UK has been transformed over the last couple of decades. In the years before the heresy of photography drew me away, my bike (or more accurately bikes) were my weapon of choice for spending hours engrossed in my own company.   370 more words


Le Tour de France est de retour en France

After three amazing days in England, the Tour de France today returned to France. It seems almost unfair. Yorkshire in particular embraced the world’s most prestigious bicycle race as its own; crowds lined the route from start to finish and everywhere you looked there was bunting and yellow bicycles. 316 more words