How The Race Was Won – Tour de France 2014 – Stages 6-10

15 Jul

A transitional week of crosswinds, short climbs, and moderate mountains. The GC race continues to not be shaped by traditional forces, and a standout contender solidifies his lead.

Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8jOWWsSb_g&t=3m45s

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How The Race Was Won – Tour de France 2014 – Stages 1-4

15 Jul

As I mentioned after Stage 5, we’re a little out of order here. Relieve the opening few days among massive crowds in England that were…maybe not so used to seeing a bike race.

Music: https://soundcloud.com/dimmakrecords/the-chainsmokers-selfie-4

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The Week in Bike #27 – 12 July 2014

12 Jul

Moved, no stuff, rain, timing, http://www.jbvcoaching.com/, Tour de France, sprint drama, rules, clarity, transparency, cobbles, Awful Waffle, Giro Rosa, racing Vos, Abbott, gaps, stage racing, Armstrong, content delivery.

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How The Race Was Won – Tour de France 2014 – Stage 5

10 Jul

I really couldn’t sum this one up in a minute-long, 180-world sound clip. Nibali gets to show his handling skills are for more than descending, Froome struggles from the beginning, and a whole lot of people attempt to limit their losses.

Music: https://soundcloud.com/cosmocatalano/the-chase

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The Week in Bike #26 – 27 June 2014

27 Jun

Top 5, snubs, Froome TUE case mismanagement, http://www.kirkleebicycles.com/, women, Women’s Tour…and, Giro Rosa, broken pages, Giro del Trentino, broken reporting, Inga Thompson, USAC, war stories, impending doping stories, I hate the Tour de France (a little).

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The Week in Bike #25 – 20 June 2014

20 Jun

Dauphine, Suisse, Emakumeen Bira, Rabo-Liv, Prevot, Vos, Podium Cafe, MPCC, doping, rantcast, shirt, inhalers, prednisolone, TUE, UCI, communications, Cookson, Brailsford

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How The Race Was Won – Criterium du Dauphine 2014

17 Jun

A lot of successful breakaways, early GC action, smart riding, bold moves, and a surprise winner. Stage races should always be this fun—though maybe not so difficult to rework.

Music: https://soundcloud.com/djskillzmusic/florida-georgia-line-how-we-roll

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The Week in Bike #24 – 13 June 2014

13 Jun

Inhalant (please do not attempt), inhaler, Froome, Internet Slueths, SCA, Armstrong, Henao, Betancur, “citolamegavirus”, Golden Gran Fondo, UCI Fondos, Emakumeen Bira, Vos, van der Breggen, Ferrand-Prevot, Rabobank-Liv, coverage, organization, certification.

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The Week in Bike #23 – 6 June 2014

6 Jun

Yes videos, no job, Drunk Cyclist, no more Giro, Evans, all Tour everything, Baloise Belgium Tour, Tour of Luxembourg, Bayern Rundfahrt, Tinkoff, women, UCI, Boels Rentals Hills Classic, Johansson, Vos, Philly, Stevens, DIY women’s TdF, rider safety, tifosi, GoPro.

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How The Race Was Won – Giro d’Italia 2014 – Stages 16-21

3 Jun

Quintana confirms on a legendary day, a whole lot of breakaways hold out, and someone may be a little fond of forcing people to ride bikes uphill.
Music: https://soundcloud.com/mechanikproject/trap-o-fortuna

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