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14. Juli, 17:16 Uhr

  Touriste Routiers – In an Age of Color (Part One) article by Graham Jones “The ideal Tour would be a Tour in which only one rider survives the ordeal.” Henri Desgrange (father of the Tour de France) When we look at photographs of the early days of cycling the world looks like a dull place. Black and white prints mask an extremely colorful era not only in our sport but of a time when the world...

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21. Juli, 13:53 Uhr

Touriste Routiers – In an Age of Color (Part Two) article by Graham Jones “The ideal Tour would be a Tour in which only one rider survives the ordeal.” Henri Desgrange (father of the Tour de France) For many years the touriste routier category comprised a very large portion of the race peloton. In 1928 for example 121 routiers lined up at the race start but by the time the race finished in...

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28. Mai, 13:47 Uhr

article by Graham Jones  In Part 2 of my “Cycling’s Enduring Legacy’ series, we discover that the humble bicycle played a major role in breaking down late Victorian barriers of gender, class and race. Sociological changes, technology innovations and the rapid emergence of a dynamic cycling culture coincided to set the stage for bicycle racing as we know it today. The World from 1890 to 1914...

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26. Juni, 15:30 Uhr

The first time a non-European wore the yellow jersey of Tour de France leader was on the podium after the fifth stage of the 1981 edition in Saint-Lary-Soulan in the Pyrenees. The 23-year-old Australian Phil Anderson – who was born in London – wrote a page in the history books on the final climb of Pla d’Adet, finishing behind the legendary Bernard Hinault, 27 seconds after the winner, Lucien...

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30. Dezember, 17:53 Uhr

words by Guti Martin, photography by Marc Gasch   I openly declare myself a big fan of Portugal. Only separated from my hometown in Spain by the Miño river, it’s the place where I used to cross with my grandfather a few decades ago through the International Iron Bridge. On top of that, when I was a kid, my first cycling adventures were dedicated to taking tourists on secret shortcuts to avoid...

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05. Februar, 16:10 Uhr

article by Steve Maxwell  Countries, regions and cities often compete to host popular sporting competitions. Such events traditionally raise the profile of the host city or country, often creating a long-term increase in visibility and tourism. The Beijing Olympics – estimated to have been viewed by 4.7 billion people – helped spark a major tourism boom in China. At the same time, major...

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13. April, 15:12 Uhr

from The Col Collective With spring in the air and the mountains calling, being in a current lockdown in the French Pyrénées has thrown quite the proverbial spanner in the works when it comes to actually riding these beautiful big peaks once again. Adjusting to a ‘new norm’ is quite the challenge, staying fit, motivated and, let’s be honest, sane when you’re not allowed to ride outside is a...

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13. Juli, 14:48 Uhr

Early happy birthday wishes to Miguel Induráin, who was born on July 16, 1964. The Spanish rider is best known for his five consecutive Tour de France victories in 1991 to 1995, being the first rider to accomplish this feat. “Big Mig” as he was nicknamed, also won the Giro d’Italia twice in 1992 and 1993, which earned him the distinction of a Grand Tour-Double during those years as...

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20. April, 17:07 Uhr

words and photography by Anna Barrero and Oriol Simon  When I write about adventures, I like to think that what I write is what I would like to read when looking for trip advice– a bit of adventure combined with practical advice and highlights of the visit. In fact, I just try to inspire others to travel by bike because I think that it’s one of the most rewarding things one can do. Life on a...

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22. November, 15:44 Uhr

article by Spencer Martin and Steve Maxwell The route for the 2020 Tour de France was recently unveiled. The initial takeaways seemed to be that it is a time trial-light affair that will tend to suit the pure climbers, and that its multiple mountain stages will somehow offer bite-sized, endless entertainment for the short-attention-span millennial audience. A closer look suggests that it...

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29. Juni, 14:15 Uhr

Racing is to return this July with the first Virtual Tour de France on the online training and racing platform, Zwift. Starting on Saturday, July 4th, the Virtual Tour de France is to form a part of the Tour de France United, a charity initiative in celebration of the Tour de France that will run until the conclusion of the rescheduled Tour de France in August.  Designed to deliver both the...

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10. Juni, 13:55 Uhr

1984 marked the first-time both a woman and a man stood on the podium as winners of the Tour de France together. Most fans will remember that it was Laurent Fignon who won the men’s race, but only the most adept of enthusiasts will recall that is was the American rider Marianne Martin who won the women’s title. Moreover, that it was the inaugural edition of the women’s French Grand Tour called...

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05. Mai, 16:51 Uhr

article by Steve Maxwell The Outer Line, in conjunction with the Put Your Socks On podcast, recently conducted an in-depth and exclusive interview with Team Ineos Principal Sir Dave Brailsford. Brailsford talked about his team – how they are coordinating with each other, maintaining training programs, staying engaged with fans and continuing to build value for their sponsors. He weighed in on...

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04. März, 16:42 Uhr

According to an article published by the French newspaper, Le Télégramme, organizers for the Tour de France, the Amaury Sport Organization (ASO), is looking to reprise the women’s version of the French Grand Tour. “We are working seriously on a woman’s stage race project,” Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme said. “We really want to organize something in the near future.” The first...

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17. Juli, 13:23 Uhr

One of the youngest races on the UCI Women’s WorldTour, La Course by Le Tour de France saw a domination by Dutch riders with five of six final general classifications, two second places and two third places. Marianne Vos won the first and the last editions in 2014 and 2019 and was third in 2016, Annemiek van Vleuten won two in a row – 2017 and 2018 – while Anna van der Breggen was first in 2015...

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29. April, 17:36 Uhr

Rapha has partnered with online cycling platform Zwift to produce a series of limited edition jerseys to support the Tour for All and raise money for Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders). All profits from the collection will be donated to MSF’s COVID-19 Crisis Fund and Rapha will donate an additional £10 for every item sold. The color scheme of each product is inspired by the...

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06. Februar, 18:52 Uhr

photo credits @ Saudi Tour Stage 1 After a breathtaking day highlighting some of the beauty of Saudi Arabia, Rui Costa claimed the first “windy” stage of the inaugural Saudi Tour. The Portuguese made the best of the final uphill kilometer to conquer his first victory of the season beating Heinrich Haussler and Nacer Bouhanni to the line in Jaww. The former road World Champion becomes the...

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03. August, 13:43 Uhr

Danish officials announced today, that plans for next year’s Tour de France Grand Départ in Copenhagen have been moved to 2022.  The 2021 race was due to start on July 2, but last week both cycling’s governing body, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and the Tour’s organizer, the Amaury Sport Organization (ASO), agreed to move the event to 2020 in the wake of the coronavirus...

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16. Januar, 18:36 Uhr

The Length of Time is a reflection of Josh Ibbett’s 2019 Tour Divide experience, a mix of self-filmed GoPro footage and video captured by Ryan Le Garrec and Lander Deldime, highlighting the highs and the lows of his ride. Watch the full film here, including a synopsis from Josh and additional photos by Ryan… Words by Josh Ibbett (@joshibbett) I’ve been documenting my bikepacking trips and...

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08. Januar, 15:06 Uhr

The full list of teams racing in the 2020 Tour de France has been confirmed, including those that fought for the limited wildcard slots.  Tour de France organizer, the Amaury Sport Organization (ASO), has released the names of the 22 teams competing in this year’s French Grand Tour, including the two wildcard places. The French Professional Continental team Arkéa-Samsic have been given a...

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10. August, 14:45 Uhr

article by Andy Miah  Elite sports events are still largely closed to the world – but July 2020 has still been an unprecedented month for the global sporting calendar thanks to the world’s first Virtual Tour de France, which – despite the name – was based nowhere in particular, as riders took part from their homes in all parts of the world. It’s historic, not just because the event brought...

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01. Juni, 16:32 Uhr

Former Tour of Flanders and Paris-Nice winner Roger Decock has died. Despite being overshadowed by fellow Belgians Briek Schotte, Rik Van Steenbergen and Rik Van Looy, Decock gained recognition after winning the Paris-Nice race in 1951, followed by the Belgian Classic in 1952. Enthusiasts will remember how Decock famously escaped in the company of Schotte and Loretto Petrucci after Louison...

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14. April, 14:47 Uhr

After weeks of holding out hope the Tour de France would be able to go ahead as planned despite the coronavirus pandemic, the world’s most famous cycling race was finally added to the list of sporting events called off. It might still take place this year, but it’s clear the three-week race won’t start as scheduled on June 27 in the Riviera city of Nice. French President Emmanuel Macron...

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20. März, 16:23 Uhr

After suspending all races until further notice, cycling’s governing body, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), has announced that priority would be given to events that could still take place on their original dates; namely the three Grands Tours and the five Monuments. In a later statement, the UCI said,  “the Grands Tours will have priority – after events already existing on the calendar...

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28. Februar, 16:26 Uhr

photo credits @ UAE Tour The final two stages of the UAE Tour have been cancelled after two Italian staff members of one of the teams participating in the race were confirmed as having tested positive for the coronavirus SARS-CoV-19. Race officials did not identify anyone but said that all of the race participants, staff and organizers were being screened for the flu-like virus. “The decision...

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07. Februar, 15:17 Uhr

photo credits @ Saudi Tour After showing consistency during the first 3 stages of this year’s inaugural Saudi Tour, Nacer Bouhanni finally claimed victory today, after French sprinter beat Niccolò Bonifazio (Total Direct Energie) and Yevgeniy Gidich (Astan Pro Team) in a bunch sprint by the Al Muzahimiyah King Saud University, As a result, Bouhanni is now the wearer of the leader’s green...

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26. Januar, 15:30 Uhr

photo credits @ TDU Trek-Segafredo came to South Australia with purpose, to win Tour Down Under title for Richie Porte again. However, for the first time in seven years he was beaten to the top of Old Willunga Hill, but his second place was more than enough to claim the crown he last won in 2017. As we’ve come to expect in the McLaren Vale wine region of South Australia, there was a huge cheer...

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22. Januar, 15:02 Uhr

photo credits @ Tour of Oman  The Amaury Race Organization has confirmed that the 2020 Tour of Oman has been cancelled following the death of Sultan Qaboos. Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said died earlier this month having ruled since 1970 with his son Haitham bin Tariq Al Said sworn in as his successor. The race, which was due to be held on February 16, has been shelved amid a 40-day mourning...

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27. November, 15:16 Uhr

According to the French radio station France Bleu, the 2022 Tour de France may start in Saint-Étienne, France. The Loire city, which hosted a stage in this year’s Tour, is among several candidates for the Grand Départ, with Yorkshire, Norway and the Basque Country also linked to the 2022 race at various times. France Bleu says the Grand Départ is an “80% done deal” for Saint-Étienne, with...

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24. Juli, 16:57 Uhr

Chater-Lea has unveiled its latest bespoke Grand Tour cranksets, flaunting a sub-compact model with 46/30 chainrings, along with two 1X options. “We are delighted to announce the launch of our new Grand Tour Cranksets. Over 15 months in the making, we hope you will find them worth waiting for—not least since Chater-Lea last released a new crankset in the early 1960s. In an industry now...

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06. April, 14:13 Uhr

On Sunday March 30, 1969, Eddy Merckx finally won the Tour of Flanders. The Cannibal was not even 24 years old but he was already a pedalling legend. As he tackled his fifth season as a pro, a victory in his home Monument felt somehow overdue for the Belgian champion from Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, some 60km away from Gentbrugge, where the finish of the Ronde was celebrated before it was moved to...

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25. Februar, 14:59 Uhr

photo credits @ UAE Tour  In one of the most impressive finishes to a hill climb, Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) pulled clear of his rivals on the steep ascents of Jebel Hafeet to win stage 3 of the UAE Tour by a little over a minute today. Yates proved unstoppable once he decided to attack with 6 kilometers remaining, breaking clear ofUAE Team Emirates’ Tadej Pogacar, Astana’s Alexey Lutsenko...

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25. Januar, 14:53 Uhr

photo credits @ TDU “I don’t know if it’s enough but we’ll know tomorrow but we have given ourselves every chance to try and win this bike race.”   is back in the lead of the Tour Down Under. He did it with grit and determination at the intermediate sprints. Impey did what he’s done year after year since Richie Porte won the title in 2017. He did it in a way everyone is becoming accustomed to...

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21. Januar, 15:10 Uhr

photo credits @ TDU In just his second race in the Deceuninck-Quick-Step colors, the reigning Irish champion Sam Bennett has repeated the team’s efforts from one year ago, winning the opening stage of the Tour Down Under today, claiming the first Ochre Leader’s Jersey of 2020. The 29-year-old Irish winner of the stage was pushed all the way to the line by the young Belgian sprint sensation,...

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15. April, 14:37 Uhr

At a video conference meeting organized by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) in the context of the current coronavirus pandemic, which saw the participation of all the principal representatives of professional road cycling’s families – organizers (AIOCC, and leaders of ASO, RCS, Unipublic and Flanders Classics), teams (AIGCP) and riders (CPA) –, several decisions concerning the revision...

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27. Februar, 15:26 Uhr

photo credits @UAE Tour Tadej Pogačar claimed victory atop Jebel Hafeet in the UAE Tour today, after the UAE Team Emirates rider out-sprinting Alexey Lutsenko (Astana) on the line. Meanwhile, Adam Yates (Mitchelton-SCOTT) finished in third place to retain his grip on the red leader’s jersey. Unlike the previous days, several riders were eager to make it into the morning breakaway. However,...

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26. Februar, 15:30 Uhr

photo credits @ UAE Tour Dylan Groenewegen won stage 4 of the UAE Tour today, as the Jumbo-Visma sprinter surged to the line ahead of Fernando Gaviria and Pascal Ackermann to claim his first WorldTour race of the season. The Dutch rider claimed the 173 kilometer stage from Zabeel Park to Dubai City Walk, while overnight leader Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) finished safely in the bunch to keep...

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24. Februar, 15:23 Uhr

photo credits @ UAE Tour  Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) won stage 2 of the UAE Tour today, triumphing atop Hatta Dam, after coming around Sam Bennett (Deceuninck-QuickStep) who lost his impetus during the last 50 meters to claim the stage honors. Meanwhile, Arnaud Demare (Groupama-FDJ) nixed Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) to grab the final spot on the podium. Ewan now leads Bennett by 12 seconds...

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23. Februar, 15:59 Uhr

photo credits @ UAE Tour Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) claimed stage 1 of the UAE Tour today, beating out Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) and Rudy Barbier (Israel Start-Up Nation) during a chaotic sprint finish from Zabeel Park to Al Marjan Island. Meanwhile, Fernando Gaviria and Sam Bennett found themselves in poor position, as Mitchelton-Scott hit the front with the team’s Michael Mørkøv...

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08. Februar, 16:01 Uhr

photo credits @ Saudi Tour Thanks to his second stage success earlier this week with an impressive sprint victory, Phil Bauhaus made history by becoming the first ever overall winner of the Saudi Tour. Today’s final stage was again decided by a bunch sprint in Al Masmak, wherein Bauhaus beat Nacer Bouhanni (Arkéa-Samsic) and Arvid de Kleijn (Riwald Readynez Cycling Team), finishing with a two...