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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...

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Eneco Tour Preview

The 7 stage Dutch race starts on Monday with an interesting field.We have 3 sprint stages,that has interested the likes of Marcel Kittel,Arnaud Demare,Theo Bos,Alessandro Petacchi(riding his 1st race for OPQS),Daniele Bennati,Elia Viviani,Andre Greipel,Giacomo Nizzolo,Tyler Farrar,John Degenkolb,JJ Rojas,Yauheni Hutarovich and Juan Jose Lobato. We have 3 days of classic style courses,that has brought Lars Boom(reigning...

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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...

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Tour de France – Stage 1

Stage 1 starts on the beautiful island of Corsica.It runs from Porto-Vecchio to Bastia,covering 213km.It features 1 categorised climb after 45km of racing,it’s the Cote de Sotta which is 1.1km in length and has an average gradient of 5.9%.Expect lots of action at the start of the race as first over the climb will wear...