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Scottish Tour Riders: Ed Hood has been following the Tour for many years and having one of his home Scottish riders in the Tour peloton added a certain sparkle. There have only been half a dozen Scots at a Tour Grand Départ, but all were champions. Scotland’s top Tour rider – Robert Millar (Philippa York)
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Scottish Tour Riders: Ed Hood has been following the Tour for many years and having one of his home Scottish riders in the Tour peloton added a certain sparkle. There has only been half a dozen Scots at a Tour Grand Départ, but all were champions. Scotland’s top Tour rider – Robert Millar (Philippa York)
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Stage Report: Another day of crashes, from the start to the finish riders were hitting the tarmac. Primoz Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) was the main loser of the GC men, but he wasn’t the only one. In the sprint The yellow jersey of Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) led-out Tim Marlier for the stage win. The Dutchman
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TOUR BREAKDOWN: The 2021 Tour de France has started with a bang. The organizers pulled no punches for the opening weekend, which saw multiple high-speed crashes, explosive uphill finishes, and some fairly significant GC gaps. – This article is an excerpt from the Beyond the Peloton newsletter. Sign up here for full access. – A
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PeloPics: Our resident ‘Paparazzi’ John Thomson has rattled his vast photo collection for another very varied gallery. A mix of his own cyclo-cross and couture shots, plus his favorite cycling magazine cover photos. # You can see John’s last ‘Roubaix Cobbles and Paris Couture Mega Photo Gallery’ HERE. # Arrival at Redemption in sunny Paris
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Stage Report: With a late attack on the rise to the finish line, the World champion, Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick-Step), held on to his slim lead of 8 seconds for the first 2021 Tour stage win. Bad news was the two enormous crashes during the stage. Michael Matthews (BikeExchange) was second, Primoz Roglič (Jumbo-Visma)
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Gear Break: Primal: Can’t beat the Classics, 100copies new bicycle art print #48 – Journey to Zen, Princeton CarbonWorks PEAK 4550 wheels, PRO introduces the next-generation Stealth saddle range including the innovative new Stealth curved shape, Festka roaring ahead with a stunning car-to-bike design scheme, Lezyne: Perfect Pressure – Anywhere, Anytime and ABUS: Lock It
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Depending on location, your life will be in various shades of normal due to COVID. If your situation involves no major races or events to focus on, what are ways or ideas for challenging yourself this summer? Maybe not as Dubai At long last those of us in the northern hemisphere have reached the long
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Readers’ Rig: Keith Edwards in Vancouver Island, Canada has a steel beauty of a Marinoni. Hand built in Quebec in 1999 and shod with Italy’s finest: Campagnolo, Cinelli and San Marco – A real Classic. Name: Keith EdwardsLocation: Vancouver Island, Canada.Bike: Custom built in Quebec Canada; Marinoni Leggero in Columbus E.L. with a subtly ovalized
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