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Eneco Tour – Stage 1 Preview

SPRINT! We have 175km and everyone will be waiting for the sprint.There are a huge number of good sprinters here:- Marcel Kittel – 4 wins at the tour Andre Geipel – 1 win at the tour Arnoud Demare – fresh from a win at the London Classic Theo Bos – beat Kittel,Greipel and Cavendish at...


Tour de France – Stage 13 Preview

Last call for the sprinters before Paris! The riders travel 173km from Tours to Saint-Amand-Montrond,on another relatively flat day and go through the geographical centre of France. We have just 1 categorised climb,the Bote de Crotz,which is 1.2km at 4%.The intermediate sprint will again be fight for minor placings,but we should get some action on...


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...


Tour de France – Stage 5 Preview

We are still down in the beautiful South of France and the riders head from Cagnes-sur-Mer to Marseille,travelling 228.5km.This is the 2nd longest stage of the Tour and the longest “flat” stage. As you can see there isn’t a lot of flat in the stage but lots of humps and bumps!The Cote de Chateauneuf Grasse...


Matt Harley Goss

People have been a touch sceptical about my prediction that Goss will finish in the top 3 for stage 1 of the Tour de France. If in doubt then remind yourself what his train can do by looking back at stage 2(called stage 3 on youtube) of the 2012 Giro.Most people remember it for the...