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POLEMIC - ON THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE POST-TOUR CRITS
THE TOUR DE FRANCE - THE ROYAL RACE OF LA RÉPUBLIQUE
After three weeks of spectacular, incident-packed racing in the 2016 edition of the Tour de France, we have been pondering the unique nature of this magnificent event. Find out what we make of it all, and see some spectacular images from this year's race, in our online feature The Tour de France: The Royal Race of Le République.
CANYON//SRAM RACING TEAM BLOG - LA COURSE BY LE TOUR PREVIEW
This Sunday the women’s peloton will be tackling the cobbles of the Champs-Élysées, as they compete in La Course by Le Tour de France. Beth Duryea previews the event for Canyon/SRAM Racing in their team blog here.
Many people, riders included, hope that in future the one-day La Course might grow into a full-blown Tour de France for the women. But should it? Read our Polemic on the subject here.
(Image: ©Tino Pohlmann)
CANYON//SRAM RACING TEAM BLOG - ELENA CECCHINI WINS THÜRINGEN RUNDFAHRT
Canyon/SRAM Racing has put in some tremendous performances of late: most recently, and perhaps most notably, Italian national champion Elena Cecchini yesterday took the overall win in the Thüringen Rundfahrt, with admirable support from the rest of the team on the final day. Read more about Elena's triumph here.
PETROS GKOTSIS - GREEK NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
In the week before the Tour professional riders everywhere returned to their home countries to ride their own national championships. Photographer Petros Gkotsis captured the action and atmosphere at the Greek National Championships for Conquista. Take a look at his gallery, with a brief report by Neofytos Sakellaridis-Mangouras, here.
TOUR DE FRANCE 2016 - STAGE 2 FINISH, CHERBOURG
TOUR DE FRANCE 2016 - STAGE 2 DÉPART, SAINT-LÔ
On Sunday morning, the peloton rolled out of a packed Saint-Lô, riding the length of the Conentin peninsula towards Cherbourg. The départ featured a charming cameo from Tommy Voeckler . . .
"The noise of the crowd intensifies yet further: something is happening. I turn to see the last of the riders coming through to join the back of the field. Who else? Tommy Voeckler, King Tommy, upstaging everyone, rides through the melee, nostrils flaring regally, and – in case anyone had missed him, which they hadn’t – emitting an other-worldly, eardrum-shattering whistle as he passes the screaming spectators. French police, please note: that’s how you use a whistle to move a crowd."
Take a look at our report and gallery here.
TOUR DE FRANCE 2016 - STAGE 1
TOUR DE FRANCE 2016 - GRAND DÉPART
TOUR DE FRANCE 2016 - TEAM PRESENTATION CEREMONY
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