Tag Archives: Froome

Stage 17 – The Fat Lady Clears Her Throat

Stage 17 was the last day in the Pyrenees. Stages 18 and 20 will finish in bunch sprints, with no chance for anyone to take time, and stage 19 is a time trial, for which Wiggins is the clear favourite, … Continue reading

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Stage 16 – Allez Tommy

Stage 16: the first of two huge days in the Pyrenees, featuring the legendary “Circle of Death”: four massive mountains, the HC classified Col d’Aubisque and iconic Col du Tourmalet, followed by the 1st category Col d’Aspin and Cold de … Continue reading

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Stage 11 – Evans Cracks

Stage 11, the last proper day in the Alps, and with Sky controlling the race, the pressure was on the GC contenders to attack. The parcours seemed perfect with 2 HC category climbs and a mountaintop finish up a 1st … Continue reading

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Stage 9: The Truth Hurts

The Individual Time Trial: They call it “The Race of Truth”. And unless you’re Sky, the truth makes scary reading. The course was medium length, at 41km, and a bit hilly at the beginning, but not enough to dissuade the … Continue reading

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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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