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Vuelta a España 2011

The Vuelta a España (or to give it its English translation, simply Tour of Spain) is one of the three races, along with the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France that make up the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) ‘Grand Tour’. Whilst the Tour de France started in 1903 and
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Cadel the Victor & Cavendish Takes Green

After three weeks, 21 stages and more crashed than are almost possible to count – one of the most spectacular being on the Le Mans to Châteauroux stretch which dramatically ended Bradley Wiggins contention – the 2011 Tour de France has rolled to an end.   Clearly time zones
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Bespoked Bristol 2011

The first event of its kind in the UK the inaugural Bespoked Bristol, which took place June 11 & 12, showcased a wealth of boutique talent from both independent makers and small-scale manufacturers of bikes, components, kits and accessories. Held at Paintworks part of
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Tour de France 2014 - Grand Depart Yorkshire

Tour de France 2011

The origins or the Tour de France are as arcane and convoluted as they are typically Gallic; everything from the Folies Bergères to novelist Emile Zola and the socialist Jean Jaurès make an appearance in a story that has grown and become mythologized since the race was first staged
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Giro d’Italia Need to Know

As befits one of the greatest competitions in the world the Giro d’Italia’s origins can be found in a little friendly rivalry. In August 1908, partly in response to the growing success of the Tour de France which had begun in 1903, the Italian sports paper Gazetta dello Sport
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Cyclists: Don’t Sweat It

Most cyclists don’t have big elephant ears to flap around or long slobbery tongues like a dog – or Gene Simmons – which is why, as humans, we primarily use sweat as a means of heat control. We’re oversimplifying a little here; technically we control heat through the complex
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Cycling First: The 2012 Velodrome

Doesn’t it fill the UK’s cycling community with pride to know that the first major London Olympic venue to be brought to completion is the stunning £95million Velodrome? With claims of being the fastest cycling track in the world the Velodrome was officially opened in late
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Get back on the bike

So it looks like it might rain and it’s still winter, technically. You’re feeling a bit tired because, well, wasn’t it Christmas last month, almost. Well if you need a bit of inspiration to get back ‘on it’ try this beautiful film from Matt
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