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Understanding the Rules of the Tour de France

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Understanding the Rules of the Tour de France

Understanding the Rules of the Tour de France To the uninitiated, the world of cycing and specifically, the Tour de France can be a bit confusing. With all the talk of yellow jerseys, time trials, race leaders and feed zones, the Tour de France is sometimes a bit intimidating to new fans. And what in […]

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Great Cyclists of the Tour de France: Jacques Anquetil

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Great Cyclists of the Tour de France: Jacques Anquetil

Great Cyclists of the Tour de France: Jacques Anquetil Jacques Anquetil is famous for being the first cyclist to ever win the Tour de France five times. Born in 1934, he would become an exceptional time trial specialist, as well as the only rider to ever wear the yellow jersey for the entirety of the […]

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The Tour de France: A Beginner’s Guide

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The Tour de France: A Beginner’s Guide The Tour de France is an incredibly exciting event that is followed by fans all across the world. However, the Tour de France can also be intimidating to those who aren’t familiar with the sport of cycling, or the race itself. Let’s go over some of the basics, […]

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Great Cyclists of the Tour de France: Lance Armstrong

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Great Cyclists of the Tour de France: Lance Armstrong Even those who are relatively unfamiliar with the ins and outs of the sport of cycling can tell you who Lance Armstrong is. There are many people worldwide who don’t know the difference between the yellow jersey and the polka dot jersey, but are familiar with […]

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Cyclists of the Tour de France: Greg LeMond

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Cyclists of the Tour de France: Greg LeMond Greg LeMond was the first American to ever win the Tour de France, and went on to win it a total of three times. An outspoken critic of performance enhancing drugs and doping both during his career and afterwards, he was slowed during much of his prime […]

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Great Cyclists of the Tour de France: Eddy Merckx

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Great Cyclists of the Tour de France: Eddy Merckx Eddy Merckx is regarded by many to be the best cyclist of all time. His tenacity and refusal to relinquish his own chance to win earned him the nickname, “The Cannibal”. Merckx is one of only five riders to win the Tour de France five times. […]

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