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How to love the Tour stage 4 – Tour Trivia

The Devil, stuffed lions, plastic squirrels and how do they go to the loo?!… You’ve seen how much there is to the Tour – the jerseys, the tactics, the super fast racing. Now take it to the next level and get fully submersed, with full-on fascinating and fun Tour trivia. The Devil There are millions[…]

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How to love the TdF stage 3 – racing fast

How teams work + time trials, lead-out trains & crashes So now we know about the different competitions for the jerseys & how racing works , it’s time to look at how the Tour riders do their fastest racing.   Who’s in a team? There are 22 teams of nine riders (that’s 198 total men[…]

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How to love the TdF Stage 2 – racing basics

Tactics, the peloton, drafting, breakaways and attacks So now you know all about the jerseys from Étape 1 of this guide, it’s easier to get to understand how the race works and what makes it exciting. TdF Structure – the stages The Tour follows a standard structure: It’s always 21 stages (1 stage per day[…]

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How to love the Tour: Stage 1 – The Jerseys

Why I love the Tour de France and how you can too On one of my early cycle trips, we cycled from London and finished by cycling up the legendary 21 bends of Alpe d’Huez, slightly surprised that there were so many cyclists, camper vans and writing all over the road the day before the[…]