Category Archives: TDF 2012

Stages 6, 7 and 8 – Team Sky take the Yellow

Friday (Stage 6): The final sprint stage of the week, and one of the last of the tour, should have been a formality, with no real time gaps expected. But after the experience of the last week, who are we … Continue reading

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Stage 5 – The Gorilla Eats Again

Sorry for the late update, I had real work to do!! Another Sprint finish, wide and straight with a slight uphill, and another crash in the last 3kms. After yesterday’s drama, Sky decided to work a lead-out train, as much … Continue reading

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Stage 4 – Bang! And down they go…

“Heart rates across Great Britain shot through the roof as Olympic favourite Mark Cavendish (Sky) hit the deck in Wednesday’s sprint finish at the Tour de France.” – Velonews.com Sprint finish, bore-off. Well, unless you’re Mark Cavendish (Sky) and your … Continue reading

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Stage 3 – Run, Sagan, Run!

Another uphill finish, another win for Sagan (Liquigas), the kid has so much talent. The rain held off yesterday, but the combination of hills, wind and crashes split the peloton into a number of smaller groups, with perhaps 40 riders … Continue reading

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The Tour de France – It’s a Lottery!

I’m running a Tour de France sweepstake at work. Each entrant has drawn a team, with three competitions at stake: the Team competition (following the format of the Tour team competition), a consistency prize (5 points for a win etc), … Continue reading

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