1. Do Yorkshire’s Tour de France sums add up?

    Do Yorkshire’s Tour de France sums add up? I’m not certain the hope of their claims can be matched by the expectations of reality.

    The latest in the economic rollercoaster that is Welcome to Yorkshire’s ambitious Grand Depart is that they might have under-estimated an important tender resulting in a £2.3m shortfall.

    I don’t think this is the first or last time the project will find that their hopes are matched by the expectations of reality.

    A while back, I did some scribbling of numbers of rooms given accommodation was the…

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  2. What is the challenge facing British Cycling and Sir Dave Brailsford?

    “The size of the challenge in Team Sky has grown over the last few years. Having won the Tour twice, it has put us on the map globally, and it feels like a bigger challenge.” - Sir Dave Brailsford to rethink British Cycling role after Track Worlds

    Er,…

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  3. pyreariege:

CYCLING ART BLOG: Photo from the 1953 Tour

    pyreariege:

    CYCLING ART BLOG: Photo from the 1953 Tour

  4. nickrearden:

This may just be the happiest thing I’ve ever seen.

    nickrearden:

    This may just be the happiest thing I’ve ever seen.

  5. uphillshift:

cyclocosm:

…and this is just surreal.
(via @NYVelocity)

Wiggins and the penguin having a moment

    uphillshift:

    cyclocosm:

    …and this is just surreal.

    (via @NYVelocity)

    Wiggins and the penguin having a moment

  6. fuckyeahcycling:

One of the riders in the breakaway group throws his water bottle away as stage winner David Millar of Britain, left, and Egoi Martinez of Spain, right, ride during the 12th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 226 kilometers (140.5 miles) with start in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and finish in Annonay, France, Friday July 13, 2012. (via Photo from AP Photo)

    fuckyeahcycling:

    One of the riders in the breakaway group throws his water bottle away as stage winner David Millar of Britain, left, and Egoi Martinez of Spain, right, ride during the 12th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 226 kilometers (140.5 miles) with start in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and finish in Annonay, France, Friday July 13, 2012. (via Photo from AP Photo)

  7. inrng:

    Bradley Wiggins rode for a series of French teams before moving to the English-speaking Highroad, then Garmin and now Sky. Some of his old team mates from France share their memories.

  8. nickrearden:

Wiggo being taken quite seriously in France, then? @Jackos016 on twitter snapped this cover of their new Velo magazine…

    nickrearden:

    Wiggo being taken quite seriously in France, then? @Jackos016 on twitter snapped this cover of their new Velo magazine…


  9. New Le Tour De France leaders’ jersies by Le Coq Sportif look mighty fine http://milltag.cc/jersey-design/2012-tour-de-france-jerseys

    New Le Tour De France leaders’ jersies by Le Coq Sportif look mighty fine http://milltag.cc/jersey-design/2012-tour-de-france-jerseys

  10. bittersweetdisdain:

1998 Tour de France, Johan Museeuw and Mario Cipollini

    bittersweetdisdain:

    1998 Tour de France, Johan Museeuw and Mario Cipollini