How Vincenzo Nibali Attacked A Quaint And Sinister Tour De France

In a Tour De France marred by crashes, hostile weather, and high-profile abandonments, Vincenzo Nibali never fell off his bike. Most riders tend to hit the deck at least once, given the distance and variability involved. The Tour spanned 3,653 kilometers across four countries and dozens of different riding surfaces… » 7/29/14 5:23pm 7/29/14 5:23pm

This Is What Your Legs Look Like After A Stage Of The Tour de France

Bartosz Huzarski posted this picture of his veiny-ass legs to Facebook after completing the 145 km 18th stage of the Tour de France. It is disgusting and these are the grossest legs we've seen since George Hincapie showed up with a mess of veins on his leg that looked like Santa Claus. » 7/26/14 12:10pm 7/26/14 12:10pm

Tour De France Rider Executes Perfect On-The-Bike Pee Break

This is a thing that distance bike riders do all the time, but rarely are we lucky enough to catch the magic that is the mid-race piss on camera. » 7/25/14 10:54am 7/25/14 10:54am

Tour de France Leader Shoulder-Swipes Dumb Fan's Cell Phone

This year's Tour de France has been filled with no shortage of crashes, some of which have been caused by stupid fans taking stupid selfies. But so far Vincenzo Nibali, the tour leader, has managed to avoid them. Until today. » 7/24/14 12:25pm 7/24/14 12:25pm

This Year, Everyone At The Tour De France Is Crashing Out

The opening stage of this year's Tour de France was a blatant attempt to get Mark Cavendish his first yellow jersey. Organizers kicked off the race with a pancake-flat run into Harrogate, UK, where Cavendish's mother is from. It's probably the only time the peloton's most accomplished sprinter will race in a Grand… » 7/18/14 1:57pm 7/18/14 1:57pm

101 Years of Tour de France Bikes Map the Evolution of Cycling

This year marks the 101st riding of the Tour de France, one of the most brutal sporting events ever created by man. In fact, plenty of us are so focused on the madness that we overlook how incredible the technology that powers it has become—and how it's evolved over more than a century. » 7/18/14 12:52pm 7/18/14 12:52pm

The Tour De France Is Agony For The Spectators, Too

Whenever I hear hardcore cycling fans explain the Tour de France to novices, they seem to emphasize one aspect of the race—the suffering—above the rest. Sure, they talk about the sprints and the hills and the strategy, and explain how the cobbles of northern France, when wet, make the road as slippery as a skating… » 7/17/14 4:01pm 7/17/14 4:01pm

Experience Tour de France Mayhem First-Hand From New On-Bike Cameras

If you've been watching the Tour de France you know that it's been one of the more brutal tours in recent years, with intense weather conditions and terrible crashes that have led to several top contenders abandoning the tour already. It's also the first year that riders are allowed to put cameras on their bikes—so… » 7/16/14 10:52am 7/16/14 10:52am

How The Rivalry That Was Supposed To Usher In Cycling's New Era Didn't

On Tuesday, May 29, 2012, Andy Schleck won the 2010 Tour De France. He finished 39 agonizing seconds behind Alberto Contador on the road, but the Spaniard's suspension for taking clenbuterol meant that Schleck inherited the yellow jersey. Winning a proxy war against Contador was a cruel way to bag his first grand… » 7/07/14 2:47pm 7/07/14 2:47pm

Tour De France Stage Winner Tries To Kiss Podium Girl, Fails

Vincenzo Nibali was flanked by two women as he celebrated on the podium after winning the second stage of the Tour de France today. One handed him flowers and in return, Nibali gave her those courtesy kisses on the cheek. He wasn't as smooth with the other girl. » 7/06/14 5:32pm 7/06/14 5:32pm

Mark Cavendish Eats It At The End Of First Stage Of Tour de France

Mark Cavendish was involved in (read: pretty much created) a crash in the final 400 meters of the opening stage of the Tour de France. While trying to create some room for himself to maneuver, he pushed against Simon Gerrans and the two bikes become entangled and they both went flying. Miraculously, neither man was… » 7/05/14 1:26pm 7/05/14 1:26pm

Cyclist Wails On A Fan Who Gets Too Close At Tour De France

During the 20th stage of the Tour de France today, Chris Froome was riding in a small pack about three kilometers from the finish when a few fans started to run alongside. Unfortunately, there were no samaritans around to handle the situation, and one spectator began to crowd Froome. Froome decided he wasn't standing… » 7/20/13 1:38pm 7/20/13 1:38pm

Spectator Picks Wrong Day To Run Alongside Tour de France Cyclist

You know this jackass couldn't wait till the Tour de France's 18th stage yesterday. You know he carefully picked out that green headband, that pink tank top, those mismatched gloves, those red socks, and those neon yellow leggings just for this. You know he absolutely had to be seen next to someone on a bike, and… » 7/19/13 2:36pm 7/19/13 2:36pm

Is The Tour De France Leader's Parasitic Infection Bullshit?

Tour de France leader Chris Froome's backstory includes a three-year fight with a rare parasite, bilharzia, and his triumph over inconsistency caused by it to become one of the best riders in the world. One problem: The story might be bullshit. » 7/18/13 9:25pm 7/18/13 9:25pm

Tour De France Finally Gets A Dose Of Full Frontal Nudity

We have had multiple bare-assed Tour de France fans already in this year's race, but we hadn't gotten full frontal nudity. Until today. » 7/13/13 8:34pm 7/13/13 8:34pm

An Estimated 20 Bikes Crashed Near The End Of Today's Tour de France

No crash is a good crash, but the worst crash might be when a lot of riders are packed tightly together in a narrow space, as they were just before the finish line of today's Stage 12, which went from Fougères to Tours. » 7/11/13 4:23pm 7/11/13 4:23pm

Fan Douses Tour de France Cyclist With Piss

Multiple outlets are reporting that a spectator threw piss at Britain's Mark Cavendish during the Tour de France's 11th stage today. There are neither photos nor video of the pissbombing (at least not yet!), which came one day after Cavendish was involved in this collision near the finish line with the Netherlands'… » 7/10/13 2:31pm 7/10/13 2:31pm

French Fans Continue To Honor Cycling's Doping Past With Bare Asses

Another day, another butt! Sunday's ass exposure by a Tour de France spectator demonstrated the slight-of-hand necessary to pull off a classy mooning of the peloton as it rides past. Today's was not so subtle. » 7/09/13 10:25am 7/09/13 10:25am

Here's A Guy Mooning Cyclists In The Tour De France Today

Today was the ninth stage of the Tour de France, and it was one of the toughest, as cyclists had to traverse five mountain passes en route to Bagnères-de-Bigorre. Dan Martin became the first Irishman to win a Tour de France stage since 1992. Brit Chris Froome, who kept the yellow jersey after completing the stage,… » 7/07/13 11:45am 7/07/13 11:45am