The 16th stage of the Tour de France was probably one of the hardest ever contested.
A perfect match: The Pyrénées and the Tour
It’s wrong for cycling fans, the media or riders to vilify Alberto Contador for “The Chain of Events” situation between Contador and
Collusion between teams is nothing new. So what sorts of alliances are taking place at this Tour de France?
They get less attention, but the races for team GC, King of the Mountains and other titles explain a lot of what goes on at the Tour.
Breakaways are the essence of the Tour — even when they don't succeed.
Andy Schleck and Alberto Contador are happy to wait until the Pyrénées. That doesn't mean anyone else should.
Setbacks and comebacks are part of Tour history. Eddy Merckx's 1971 Tour has many similarities to this edition.
A Tour of attrition gets even tougher.
Rotterdam seems so long ago ...