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Tour of Beijing – Stage 4 Preview

For the 1st time in it’s 3 years,the race contains a mountaintop finish. This difficult stage sees the riders travel 150.5km from Yanqing to Mentougou Miaofeng Mountain.The short distance means a breakaway stands no chance of winning. The 1st cat 1 climb is down as 7.7km at 5.9% but the road actually rises for 20km...

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La Vuelta – Stage 12 Preview

The riders head East,travelling a164.2km from Maella to Tarragona. A fairly straight forward day that should end in a mass sprint. There are 12 warning signs in the final 5km and a roundabout with 400 metres to go,plus another 90 degree turn at the 1km to go mark.Add the stretch along the seafront and this...

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Tour de France – Stage 14 Preview

Stage 14 takes the riders from Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule to Lyon,the stage is well described as rolling and is 191km long. We have 5 cat 4 climbs and 2 cat 3s.The profile of the stage screams breakaway.We haven’t had a successful break,staying away from the start of the stage,in this Tour.It is very unusual to get to...

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Tour de France – Stage 10 Preview

After a day of rest the riders tackle the 197km from Saint-Gildas-des-Bois to Saint-Malo.As you ferry goers will now,that means we have moved from the South to the North of France.They will be delighted that we have cooler temperatures,23 degrees,but worried that we have 15mph winds from the North-West.Yes,that means we have another stage will...