Monthly Archives: July 2010

Transfers, allegiances and San Sebastián

The cycling world is abuzz with transfer rumour and speculation on the future of the sport’s biggest stars. The three podium finishers at the recent Tour de France are all set to move teams in what will be the biggest … Continue reading

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Reflections on a wonderful Tour

Alberto Contador has won his third Tour de France joining Philippe Thys, Louison Bobet and Greg LeMond as a three time winner of the world’s biggest race. Alessandro Petacchi has won the Green Jersey in the Tour to add to … Continue reading

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Climbing in the Pyrenées

Today I climbed the Col de Marie Blanque. I’ll never whinge about going up the Sally Gap again. I’m staying with my uncle Barry and my auntie Bairbre in a small village at the foot of the Col called Sarrance, … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Tour de France History

Luxembourg only have five riders currently racing on Pro Tour teams. Of these five, three of them are among the best in the world, Andy Schleck, Frank Schleck and Kim Kirchen. They have each won one of cycling’s classics, they … Continue reading

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And then there was one…

Andy Schleck has finally freed himself of the brotherly shackles with which he has been restrained for the past couple of years. Frank Schleck crashing out on the cobbles on Stage 3 is a blessing for his younger brother. While … Continue reading

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