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(cyclingfans.com)"2018 Tour de France LIVE July 7-29.

Stage 13 start time: Friday 13:35 CET (4:35 AM PDT).

Earliest live video: 13:35 CET (4:35 AM PDT).

Approximate finish: 17:30 CET (8:30 AM PDT)."
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July 20, 2018





Tour de France Stage 13 Preview.

(inrng.com)-"169km out of the Alps via the big valley roads. They could cross over the Vercors but four mountain stages in a row is probably too much. It’s down the Romanche valley on a wide road and then into Vizille for the first climb of the day. Listed as 6.9% it’s more like 8% for most of the way but short, a mere bump after recent days." (inrng.com) (ASO)

July 20, 2018







Tour de France: Thomas wins atop Alpe d'Huez.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Thomas was best into and out of the final corner. He gained several meters and kept going all the way to the line.  He won by 2 seconds and took a 10-second time bonus." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

July 19, 2018







Today at the Tour: The audacity of Steven Kruijswijk.

(cyclingtips.com)-"Who attacks a stacked breakaway group 73km from the finish line on a major mountain stage while sitting sixth overall at the Tour de France? Who rides alone, across two Hors Categorie climbs in the Alps, with the all-star roster of Team Sky chasing behind?" (cyclingtips.com) (Photo: Cor Vos)

July 19, 2018








Nibali not racing for the podium, he’s racing to win Tour.

(velonews.com)-"Vincenzo Nibali and his Bahrain Merida team are making a plan to overthrow Team Sky for the Tour de France victory." (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

July 19, 2018






Thomas and Chris Froome face summit meeting at Alpe d'Huez.

(cyclingnews.com)-"There are higher, steeper and longer mountain passes at the Tour de France, but nothing draws the crowds quite like Alpe d'Huez.  It has been the defining mountain of the modern Tour." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

July 19, 2018






Tour de France GC analysis: Team Sky take control as rivals crumble.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Stage 11 of the Tour de France from Albertville to La Rosiere saw the first major shake-up of the general classification. Geraint Thomas moved into the yellow jersey after almost a week of trying, with his teammate Chris Froome right behind him, while some could only watch as their overall ambitions went up in smoke." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

July 19, 2018





Yates implosion changes focus for Mitchelton Scott.

(velonews.com).-"There are bad days, and then there are days like Mitchelton Scott endured on Wednesday’s 11th stage of the Tour de France." (velonews.com). (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

July 19, 2018





Brand new cycling helmets from Giro, Lazer, Bell, Kask, Lazer, Abus and Limar.

(road.cc)"-"One thing that never ceases to amaze me at Eurobike every year is the number of new helmets on display. It’s a product category that continues to expand and evolve, and this year was no exception." (road.cc)

July 19, 2018





Tour Stage 13: Return of the Flats 2 - Revenge of the Sprinters?

(podiumcafe.com)-"So we are leaving the Alps, and the most relevant consequence of them for today’s stage is that five of the top sprinters are on the plane home. Not a situation we’ve had in the Tour de France to such an extent in recent years." (podiumcafe.com) Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

July 19, 2018







Thomas grabs yellow jersey with solo win on stage 11 of Tour de France.

(cyclingtips.com)-"Geraint Thomas started the Tour’s 11th stage second overall in the general classification, and in line to take over the yellow jersey if Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team) cracked." (cyclingtips.com) (Photo: Cor Vos)

July 18, 2018








Recap and Results: Stage 11.

(roadbikeaction.com)"-"Welshman Geraint Thomas soared to victory in the 11th stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday to take the leader’s yellow jersey. Thomas, of Team Sky, completed an impressive ride on the 108.5 kilometer stage from Albertville to the summit of La Rosiere by overtaking Spaniard Mikel Nieve (Mitchelton) in the closing meters. " (roadbikeaction.com)

July 18, 2018








‘Froome is still our best chance’: Geraint Thomas plays down Tour de France chances despite sensational stage victory.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"Geraint Thomas has warned his fans not to get their hopes up for a Welsh Tour de France victory with team-mate Chris Froome remaining as Team Sky‘s best chance to win the race into Paris." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

July 18, 2018





Tour Stage 12: All About L’Alpe.

(podiumcafe.com)-"Here’s the thing. Alpe d’Huez is overrated. That’s an axiom, of course it’s overrated. Barring the history, which I don’t go in for, particularly, there are probably dozens of equally good climbs in a very small radius that are equally as good." (podiumcafe.com) Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

July 18, 2018





Tour de France Stage 11 Preview.

(inrng.com)"-"Hardly a meter of flat, if some riders tried to save energy yesterday then today was a reason. It’s only 108km and packs in four good climbs." (inrng.com)

July 18, 2018





Dan Martin: Riders are scared of attacking Team Sky.

(cyclingnews.com)-"I just thought that I’d test the guys and I was hoping that someone would come with me but I guess Team Sky were playing a bit of mind games,” Martin told Cyclingnews after finishing seventh on the stage at 3:23 behind winner Julian Alaphilippe." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

July 18, 2018





Adam Yates: On these shorter Tour stages, we race right from the start.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The Tour de France did not get off to the best of starts for Britain's Adam Yates (Mitchelton Scott) after he was caught up in crashes on both of the opening two stages, but things now appear to be moving in the right direction for the 25 year old from Bury." (cyclingnews.com) (Josh Evans/Immediate Media)

July 18, 2018





Tour de France 2018 prize money tally so far.

(stickybottle.com)"-"Some teams are in it for stage wins, others for the overall. And a small number of squads will take anything they can get. In a nutshell; the split of the prize money won on the opening nine stages may be very different to the final picture." (stickybottle.com)

July 18, 2018





Famous Tour de France moments on Alpe d’Huez.

(cyclist.co.uk)"-"The Tour de France returns to one of its most iconic battlegrounds as Stage 12 finishes at the summit of Alpe d’Huez. A perennial Tour climb since the first inclusion in 1952, the 2018 edition will be the 30th time the race has tackled the 21 hairpins." (cyclist.co.uk)

July 18, 2018







Alaphilippe wins stage 10.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Taaramae leads it out but Izaguirre comes through to take second place.

Van Avermaet extends overall lead."
(cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

July 17, 2018






'Strap in for tomorrow's stage': Howson...

They Must Take Advantage.

(podiumcafe.com)-"I’m going to make a prediction that’s not bold at all: If by four and a half kilometers from the finish, the lead group has not split up, it will not split up. Even if (and it’s not a guarantee) the peloton comes to the climb of La Rosière in a condition to be recognized as a peloton, any and all moves to dislodge rivals have to - have to - be made between eight-and-a-half and five kilometers to go." (podiumcafe.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

July 17, 2018








Five talking points from stage 10 of the 2018 Tour de France.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"At just 26, and only in his second participation at the Tour de France, it still feels like Julian Alaphilippe (Quick Step) has been working for quite a while for his maiden stage win at his home race." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

July 17, 2018




Cream rises to the top as the Tour de France leaves the Alps.

(cyclingnews.com)-"First we had the relative stalemate at Le Grand Bornand, before the race exploded with Team Sky's choreographed dominance on display at La Rosiere, and on Alpe d'Huez we were provided with the clearest indication yet as to who will occupy the podium places in Paris." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

July 20, 2018





Dutch Corner: The day they killed it.

(rouleur.cc)-"You better be careful because when they come we’re going to jump over the barrier and you to get to them,” jokes a Dutch spectator on hairpin seven of Alpe d’Huez." (rouleur.cc) Photographs: Offside - L'Equipe, Hannah Troop

July 20, 2018





Eurobike 2018, part six: Shoes and helmets galore.

(cyclingtips.com)-"Cycling shoes and helmets garner a disproportionate amount of attention when it comes to other related gear, such as groupsets, wheels, tires, and other hard goods." (cyclingtips.com) Words and photos by James Huang and David Rome

July 20, 2018





Moolman-Pasio: Women’s cycling should capitalize on boring men’s racing.

(velonews.com).-"For cycling fans who are bored by this year’s Tour de France, a more exciting viewing experience may lie within the women’s peloton, says South African rider Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio." (velonews.com). Photo: ©Luc Claessen | Getty Images

July 19, 2018







Uran quits Tour de France due to Roubaix crash injuries.

(cyclingnews.com)-"A crash on the Roubaix cobbles has put an end to Rigoberto Uran’s Tour de France, with the EF Education First Drapac team confirming that the Colombian will not start Thursday’s stage 12 to L'Alpe d'Huez." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

July 19, 2018





Thomas gains time but stands behind Froome.

(velonews.com)-"Geraint Thomas is wearing the yellow jersey at the Tour de France. He has won back-to-back stages in the Alps. Thursday marked the second straight day that he padded his lead over Sky teammate and defending Tour champ Chris Froome." (velonews.com) Photo: Chris Graythen | Getty Images

July 19, 2018





Landa: Maybe Sky isn’t as strong as before.

(velonews.com)-"Everyone in the Tour de France peloton seems to be on their knees after three days across the Alps. Except Team Sky." (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

July 19, 2018






To beat Sky, there has to be a willingness to try.

(cyclingtips.com)-"There was a willingness to try, and maybe that’s all we can ask for? Fifty-four long kilometers remained when Alejandro Valverde hit out. Part of the Roseland and all of the final climb to La Rosiere ahead. “Thinks he’s Froome, eh?” someone joked in the press room." (cyclingtips.com) (Photo: Cor Vos)

July 19, 2018





Professional cycling’s 35 fastest times ever up Alpe d’Huez.

(stickybottle.com)"-"Here’s a list that most riders would probably rather not be on, given the names that litter it.

There are slightly different definitions of where the climb starts. And because of that, the lists for cycling’s fastest times up Alpe d’Huez can vary a little."
(stickybottle.com)

July 19, 2018






Should the Tour de France have bigger time limits for mountain stages?

(cyclingweekly.com)-"Tour de France insiders wonder whether the organizer should offer more lenient time limits to save riders both physically and mentally. Others say these are the rules and tough if you miss the cut like Mark Cavendish and Marcel Kittel on stage 11." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

July 19, 2018






Top Banana: Tour de France stage 12 - Steven Kruijswijk.

(rouleur.cc)"-"Dutch Tour contender Steven Kruijswijk made the early break and then took off on his own with over 70km to go. Having shaken the race up, held virtual yellow and still finished the stage in a strong overall position." (rouleur.cc)

July 19, 2018






Cavendish: I never climb off....

(cyclingnews.com)-"Mark Cavendish came into this year’s Tour de France with the goal of adding to his total of 30 stage wins but he has left the race without a single victory for the second straight year." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

July 19, 2018





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Despite divorce, Sagan keeps entertaining at Tour.

(velonews.com)-"It is business as usual at the Tour de France for Peter Sagan. He has won two stages by the race’s halfway mark. He is wearing the sprinter’s green jersey and going off the front on raids to snatch more points in that competition. And as he does in every race, big or small, he’s been goofing around and having fun. However behind the scenes, he is getting a divorce." (velonews.com) (Photo: Jim Fryer)

July 18, 2018





Vital Statistics: Facts that show the differences in women's and men's pro cycling.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The facts on salaries, prize money and team budgets, the number of stage races and race distances, and other UCI regulations for women’s races, TV coverages and more." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

July 18, 2018





Van Vleuten’s climbing prowess reaches its peak.

(velonews.com)-"Van Vleuten’s climbing legs were on display last week during her dominating victory at the Giro Rosa, her first overall victory at the 10-day stage race. Van Vleuten seized control of the race by winning the uphill 15.3km stage 7 time trial to Diga di Campo Moro." (velonews.com) Photo: Luc Claessen | Getty Images

July 18, 2018









Adam Yates’s Tour de France hopes hang by a thread after suffering in the heat on stage 11.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"Adam Yates‘s bid for the Tour de France took a hit on the hot roads to the La Rosière ski station, where he climbed to the finish at 4-42 back from stage winner Geraint Thomas." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

July 18, 2018





George Bennett extends contract with LottoNL Jumbo.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Kiwi climber George Bennett has re-signed with WorldTour outfit LottoNL Jumbo on a contract that will keep the 28 year old at the Dutch team until at least the end of 2021." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

July 18, 2018





BMC hits reset button after Porte crashes out.

(velonews.com)-"If I sat around and dwelled on it, I’d be going crazy,” Ochowicz said. “It’s sport, and you’ve just got to move on. It’s like losing your quarterback in the second half of the Super Bowl. You gotta play on, you gotta regroup." (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

July 18, 2018





Catlike Kilauea, Vento, Mixino Evo vented & aero helmets, plus killer shoes.

(bikerumor.com)"-"Catlike showed a new line of premium natural Spanish leather shoes at Sea Otter Girona, and teased that new helmets were on the way. Now they’ve shown a revamp of the popular airy Mixino, plus two new distinctly Catlike aero helmets." (bikerumor.com)

July 18, 2018





5 Max Heart Rate Training Myths - Busted.

"Like the 220-minus-age rule, there are a lot of other myths surrounding max HR. Here, we debunk the worst of them." (bicycling.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

July 18, 2018





Cyclist finds stray dog run over by car, puts it on his back, and finds it a new home.

(road.cc)"-"A cyclist in the United States who found a stray dog that had been run over by a car carried it to a nearby town on his back and managed to find it a new home. Jarrett Little was riding with friends near Columbus, Georgia when he spotted the wounded pup. He said: "We stopped to regroup and he came out of the woods to greet us. He was really thin, ribs showing and had a lot of road rash and a broken leg" (road.cc)

July 18, 2018








Annemiek van Vleuten wins La Course.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton Scott) won La Course for a second year in a row, pipping fellow Dutchwoman Anna van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans) to the line in an extraordinary nail-biter of a finish in Le Grand Bornand." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

July 17, 2018









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July 20, 2018





Burgos BH's Igor Merino suspended for growth hormone.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Igor Merino (Burgos BH) has tested positive for growth hormone and been temporarily suspended, the UCI announced Thursday. The non-negative sample was taken mid-June in Spain." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

July 20, 2018




























July 19, 2018






Peter Sagan and his wife are separating.

(road.cc)"-"If you’ve ever wondered whether Peter Sagan’s performances might be compromised were he to face turbulence in his personal life, the answer would appear to be ‘not particularly’. The runaway leader in this year’s points competition announced after Tuesday’s stage that he and his wife Katarina are separating." (road.cc)

July 19, 2018





Dumoulin, Sunweb say they’ve found Team Sky’s weakness.

(velonews.com)-"After a flat stage 13 and two medium mountain stages through the weekend, the Tour reaches the Pyrenees Tuesday. That is where Dumoulin and his Sunweb team will need to determine the best tactic to unseat Team Sky." (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

July 19, 2018






Craddock: I’ve made it to the finish of another Tour de France stage.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Among the hubbub of the general classification fight at the Tour de France and some of the big-name sprinters missing the time cut, it would have been easy to miss that Lawson Craddock had made it to La Rosière, finishing with several of his EF Education First Drapac teammates." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

July 19, 2018





The science of being seen.

(velonews.com)"-"You’ve likely never heard of Darlene Edewaard. But if you even occasionally ride a bike on open roads with cars, she just might save your life. Edewaard is a Ph.D. candidate in the Human Factors Psychology program at South Carolina’s Clemson University." (velonews.com)

July 19, 2018





Behold, £12.6k of custom, carbon, gravel loveliness.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Irish carbon specialists FiftyOne has just released a run of 10 rather expensive, limited edition gravel bikes made in collaboration with ENVE." (cyclingnews.com) (bikeradar.com)

July 19, 2018





What is it like to be in the Tour de France yellow jersey for a day?

(cyclingweekly.com)-"There are a couple of reasons why Fabian Cancellara has worn the yellow jersey in five separate Tours. One of them is down to his supreme time trialing ability; the other is the tradition that, over the past 50 years..." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Graham Watson)

July 19, 2018





100% shines with Limited Edition Peter Sagan collection for the Tour de France.

(bikerumor.com)"-"It’s not like Peter Sagan needs any help standing out in the peloton, but now there’s another flashy reason to take notice. Coinciding with the start of the Tour de France, 100% launched a limited edition Peter Sagan collection with style befitting the World Champion." (bikerumor.com)

July 19, 2018

























July 18, 2018






Mark Cavendish and Marcel Kittel eliminated from 2018 Tour de France after failing to make time cut on stage 11.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"This is the fifth time that Cavendish has failed to finish the Tour de France. In his debut Tour in 2007 he made it as far as the end of the first week before abandoning on stage seven, which coincidentally also climbed the Cormet de Roselend." (cyclingweekly.com) Credit: PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images

July 18, 2018





Is it time to ‘regulate’ doping rather than ban it?

(cyclist.co.uk)"-"There is a growing sense that the war against doping can never be won, and so it’s time for a change of perspective. Perhaps the best approach would be not the prohibition of all drugs, but the regulation of drugs to ensure a level playing field while protecting the health of athletes." (cyclist.co.uk)

July 18, 2018






Top Banana: Tour de France 2018 stage 11 - Warren Barguil.

(rouleur.cc)-"There’s a mighty weight pushing down on Warren Barguil’s narrow shoulders at this Tour. His team, Fortuneo Samsic, would have been unlikely candidates to receive their wildcard invite were it not for their star signing." (rouleur.cc) Photographs: David Powell

July 18, 2018





Tour de France Power Rankings - Stage 10.

(sbs.com.au)"-"Stage 10 marked the first day in the mountains and it was the first look at who are the contenders... and pretenders for yellow." (sbs.com.au)

July 18, 2018






Mark Cavendish scrapes through first Tour de France mountain stage as he finishes just 28 seconds inside time limit.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"Mark Cavendish and fellow sprinters Marcel Kittel and Dylan Groenewegen scraped through the first Tour de France mountain stage by the skin of their teeth as they finished just 28 seconds inside the time limit." (cyclingweekly.com) Credit: Jean Michel Bancet/Icon Sport/Getty Images

July 18, 2018





Bontrager Flare RT & Ion 200 RT Connected Bike Lights In-Depth Review.

(dcrainmaker.com)"-"Bontrager has introduced a new far smaller and much cheaper, variant of their popular Flare RT connects bike lights. These $59 individual front and rear lights connect via ANT+ to supported head units to automatically turn on when you start a ride, and turn off when you end a ride." (dcrainmaker.com)

July 18, 2018





Thomas misses chance for yellow jersey but eyes opportunities ahead.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The pre-race prediction ahead of stage 10 of the Tour de France on Tuesday was that Team Sky's Geraint Thomas would inherit the yellow jersey from Greg Van Avermaet (BMC)." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

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