Tour de France

  1. Open House: Nightclubs And Dropped Trousers With Eurosport's Ashley House

    Open House: Nightclubs And Dropped Trousers With Eurosport's Ashley House
      Ashley House: British Eurosport’s Grand Tour coverage’s Johnny-On-The-Spot when it comes to grabbing a candid word with riders and sports directors as the pre-stage espressi are sunk and the finish line carnage and elation erupts. Armed with a microphone, an easy charm and his boyish yet playfully rakish smile, it’s Ashley’s voice, smooth with a pleasing hint of Sloan-ish...
  2. In Conversation With... Eliza Southwood

    In Conversation With... Eliza Southwood
    At the time that we speak to Eliza Southwood about her cycling artwork, she has been busy creating a fun action-packed week for a work experience girl she has taken on for the week. “Well that sure beats working at Coventry University Library!” I think, cursing my fifteen-year-old self for not having the wherewithal at the time to arrange a...
  3. Who wears what? The Always Riding guide to the Tour de France Leader's Jerseys

    Who wears what? The Always Riding guide to the Tour de France Leader's Jerseys
    Name me a race that can boast a publicity caravan to rival the Tour de France's eclectic & frankly alarming assortment of the weird and wonderful, and I'll give you a Cornetto - from the Tour de France Cornetto promotional vehicle. The Tour is immense and confounding, and that's before the race hurtles by in a blaze of colour and...
  4. On the trail of Eddy Merckx

    On the trail of Eddy Merckx
    There is a reason why I am standing in a small, tidy square in the quiet Brussels suburb of Woluwe St Pierre. Why my eyes keep turning toward a garage door which belongs to a building that was once a grocery store; It was through that very garage door each morning that Eddy Merckx emerged, come rain or shine, for his 120km (minimum) training ride...
  5. Hour-Man Matthias Brändle and the Guiding Hand of Christian Pauger

    Hour-Man Matthias Brändle and the Guiding Hand of Christian Pauger
    IAM Cycling's Matthias Brändle shot onto the front pages of the cycling press at a speed of 51.85 Km/H on October 30th 2014 when he loosed off the first round in the post-Jens Voigt Hour Record war. Although not a household name in the UK up until that point, the watchful were more than aware of the firepower Matthias possessed after...
  6. Remembering Shay Elliott, 1934-1971

    Remembering Shay Elliott, 1934-1971
    Last year I asked my Aunt who lives in County Wicklow about the best way to get onto Lugnaquilla Mountain, one of Ireland's 3,000 foot peaks. She advised me to take the old military road from Glendalough and up past a memorial to a cyclist. I guessed correctly that it would be the memorial to Shay Elliott, an Irish rider...

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