June 2013

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Tour de Farce

Certainly not the start that organisers had hoped for the 100th edition of the Tour de France. Whilst the first four-and-a-half hours or so of the 213km route from Porto-Vecchio to Bastia was relatively uneventful, with riders less than 15km away from the finish it became clear
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British Riders of the Tour de France

British Riders of the Tour de France

22 teams, 219 riders, 21 stages and 3,404km of road, hill and mountain. Wiggins may be missing this year, but the British riders of the Tour de France 2013 are more than worth getting to know better. With 22 TdF appearances between them, an impressive amount of Giro and Vuelta
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Brompton US Championship Race

Brompton US Championship Race

The undeniably quirky Brompton US Championship bicycle race – organised and hosted this year by Calhoun Cycle of Minneapolis – has seen amateur athletes from around America travel to the Midwest, suit up in business attire and go head to head on their folding, 16-inch wheel
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Trek Acquires WorldTour License

Trek Acquires WorldTour License

Trek Bicycle has reached an agreement with Leopard SA to obtain its WorldTour racing license and create a new team debuting in 2014. A named sponsor since the team’s inception in 2010, beginning next year Trek will assume ownership of the team. While the new team’s
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Mavic Cosmic Carbone 40 C Wheels

Mavic Cosmic Carbone 40 C Wheels

Renowned manufacturer of bike systems and riders’ equipment Mavic, based in Annecy, France, has been an official partner and sponsor of the Tour de France since the 1970s. Founded in 1889 – their name an acronym for ‘Manufacture d’Articles Vélocipédiques Idoux et Chanel’ (phew)
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Matteo Tosatto Team Saxo-Tinkoff

Team Saxo-Tinkoff: Secret Weapon

There’s no doubting that Team Saxo-Tinkoff are fielding a strong team for the 100th edition of the Tour de France; a solid base balance for speed, mountain and TTT that will be aiming to deliver Alberto Contador safely to the Champs-Élysées. Amongst them though is a rider that could
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Blanco Pro Cycling rebrand as Belkin Pro Cycling

Introducing Belkin Pro Cycling

The Blanco Pro Cycling Team has announced that it has signed an agreement with Belkin, the American consumer technology firm, in a 30-month deal that will see them rebranded as the Belkin Pro Cycling Team. Blanco were formerly sponsored by the Dutch financial organisation
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Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish Wins Maiden Road Race Title

Mark Cavendish has claimed his first National Road Race Championship in typical sprint finish in front of an ecstatic crowd in Glasgow. Riding for Omega Pharma-Quickstep, Cavendish entered the final straight in the company of Ian Stannard (miraculously recovered from a puncture
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