Going It Alone In The Tour De France Sucks, Even When You Have A Page 3 Girl In Your Corner

You can't win the tour alone. The flat stages featured in the first week tend to be fast, and feature a peloton riding as a single group through often narrow town streets. This is one reason crashes are most frequent during the first week. These stages favor the sprint specialists, and if the team has a contender for… »7/05/12 3:45pm7/05/12 3:45pm

Tour De France, Stage 21: A Bloodless Conclusion To A Bloody Race

The last stage of the Tour de France is designed to make you forget all those times that Grand Tour cyclists come off like persnickety bitches. It's a day of good feelings. A gentleman's agreement obtains whereby no one attacks the yellow jersey, and there's champagne to sip along the first few kilometers — even for… »7/24/11 6:12pm7/24/11 6:12pm

Tour De France, Stage 18: The Day The Sport Lost Its Shit

There are moments when commentary on even the most marginal events rises to such shrieking hyperbole that we're compelled to see what the fuss is all about. Today, Stage 18 of the Tour de France, was one of those days. Total. Freakout. Perhaps this is not unexpected from veteran Versus cycling announcer Phil Liggett,… »7/21/11 7:02pm7/21/11 7:02pm