Tour de France 2014 Post-race Impressions: Nibali Dominant, Others Ascendant

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Now that the 2014 Tour de France is officially in the books, there’s time to draw a few conclusions about what we’ve seen. Three weeks of racing offer enough storylines and takeaways for weeks of analysis, but I’ve distilled my impressions down to a select few major observations. A Worthy Read More →

Tour de France 2014: Stage 21 Preview

Stage 21 Profile

Stage 21: Évry › Paris – 137.5 km With the time trial done and dusted (and won, unsurprisingly, by Tony Martin), only the Champs-Élysées finale remains in the 2014 Tour de France. Just 137.5 kilometers in length and quite flat, Stage 21 starts out in parade-like fashion, with champagne toasts and Read More →

Tour de France 2014: Stage 19 Preview

Stage 19 Profile

Stage 19: Maubourguet Pays du Val d’Adour › Bergerac – 208.5 km Vincenzo Nibali closed out the final high mountain stage of the Tour de France with his fourth stage win, and now the peloton heads to flatter roads. At first glance, Stage 19 looks certain to be one for the sprinting heavyweights, Read More →

Tour de France 2014: Stage 15 Preview

Stage 15 Profile

Stage 15: Tallard › Nîmes – 222 km After a pair of tough days in the Alps (closed out by Rafal Majka’s stage victory in Risoul), the peloton will like the look of the Stage 15 profile: there isn’t a single categorized climb on the road from Tallard to Nîmes. With Read More →

Tour de France 2014: Stage 6 Preview

Stage 6 Profile

Stage 6: Arras › Reims – 194 km Following a brutal, rain-soaked fifth stage that saw defending Tour de France champion Chris Froome abandon the race and former cyclocross World Champion Lars Boom take a win, the peloton will breathe a collective sigh of relief for Stage 6. It’s another Read More →

Tour de France 2014: Stage 4 Preview

Stage 4 Profile

Stage 4: Le Touquet-Paris-Plage › Lille – 163.5 km The Tour de France closed out its visit to England in style, with a sprint finale on The Mall won, somewhat predictably, by Marcel Kittel. Now, the Tour heads home to France. While the locale maybe changing, the profile is staying mostly Read More →