What a final day at the Tour de France for Britain. Bradley Wiggins confirmed as the first British winner of the General Classification (GC) with Chris Froome second and Mark Cavendish winning the final stage into Paris for the fourth consecutive year and in the World Champions jersey, incroyable! Continue reading →
I’ve been through emotional turmoil in my life, but the things going through my mind on the final climb of this years Étape up to La Toussuire are not things I’ve commonly encountered before, my brain was in utter meltdown. In truth I don’t know how I found the mental strength to get up that last climb, I think I knew it was the quickest way to get it over and done with, although certainly the most difficult. Continue reading →
So I signed up to do a stage of the Tour de France again, Étape Acte I between again Alberville and La Toussuire in the Alps taking in the Col de la Madeleine and the Col de la Croix de Fer en route. Continue reading →
What a great race this years Tour De France turned out to be, going right down to the wire on the penultimate days time trial with Cadel Evans putting in a storming effort to take the mailot jaune ahead of the Schleck brothers. Continue reading →
Mark Cavendish sprints to victory on the Champs Elysees
Missed the time trial on the penultimate day of this year’s Tour de France so the result was all sewn up before the final ride into Paris yesterday. A third TDF win for Alberto Contador with Andy Schleck runner up and winner of the maillot blanc. Continue reading →
Team Sky have announced the line-up of nine riders who will compete at the team’s debut Tour de France, starting on 3 July in Rotterdam.
Bradley Wiggins, who came fourth in last year’s Tour de France to equal the best-ever finish by a British rider, will be supported by fellow Brits Geraint Thomas and – in his first ever Tour de France – Steve Cummings, along with six riders from other nationalities, all of whom have shown great form throughout the 2010 season.
Just over a week until the Tour De France which starts in Rotterdam this year and, with Team Sky participating, the first tour with a British based team.
Be interesting to see how they do as a team, I personally don’t expect too much this year but we’ll see. Obviously they have Bradley Wiggins who did brilliantly to come fourth last year but I’m not sure he’ll better that this time around.
I think Alberto Contador still has to be the favourite for the yellow jersey and it’ll also be intersting to see how Lance Armstrong and his new RadioShack team get on.
Been busy working on a new design for the blog, hence the lack of posts, but have been following the Tour de France with great interest over the last few weeks. Congratulations to Bradley Wiggins for finishing fourth, a fine achievement, and to Mark Cavendish for winning six stages on this years tour and narrowly missing out on the green jersey. Well done also to Alberto Contador for winning.