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Photo: In a tough uphill sprint on the third stage of the Tour de Wallonie, Lobato powered clear to pass Dillier and Sprengers who had opened a small gap; Meersman finished strongly to take second and extend his overall lead...
Juan Jose Lobato finally broke his string of near-missed when he won today’s hilly third stage of the Tour de Wallonie in impressive fashion. In a tough uphill sprint, he powered clear of the peloton to easily hold off Gianni Meersman and Silvan Dillier, passing several riders who had started their sprint too early. Meersman finished second for the third day in a row which was enough to extends his overall lead. (cyclingquotes.com)

July 28, 2014




Photo: The Tour seemed popular in Yorkshire...
What happened to the French? How dare they suddenly turn up and start riding and supplying bucket loads of excitement and intrigue? Putain! And who’s this Nibali character, riding his heart out on the cobbles then going on to put in a such a sustained performance of elegant force that he truly shocked many onlookers? (pezcyclingnews.com)

July 28, 2014




David Millar (Garmin Sharp) at his last Roubaix
Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
David Millar is determined to use his Tour de France snub as motivation for the Commonwealth Games. Millar arrives in Glasgow to defend his title in the individual time trial and bronze medal in the road race from Delhi four years ago. (cyclingnews.com)

July 28, 2014




2014 Races & Results.
Tour de Wallonie - July 26-30 (Stages & Results),
Tour de Pologne - Aug 3-9 (Stages),
Tour of Utah - Aug 4-10 (Stages),
USA Pro Challenge - Aug 18-25 (Stages),
Vuelta a España - Aug 23-Sept 14 (Stages),
Tour de France - July 5-27 (Results),
La Course Tour de France - July 27 (Results),
Giro d'Italia Femminile - July 4-13 (Results),
Giro d'Italia - May 9 - June 1 (Results),
UCI Road World Championship - Sept 20-27 (Stages).

July 28, 2014




Photo: Taylor Phinney wins, Amgen Tour of California, Stage 5 ...
BMC pro Taylor Phinney posts photo of heavily scarred leg after breaking left leg in two places during US Pro Championships. (cyclingweekly.co.uk)

July 28, 2014




Photo: This setback has made him very, very hungry, and more determined than ever to come back next year and fight for that yellow jersey again...
Team Sky had a very disappointing Tour de France but the team is ready to bounce back and has already set its sights on the 2015 edition of the race. Chris Froome has been resting in America and according to team principal Dave Brailsford, the 2013 champion is very, very hungry to reclaim his title. (cyclingquotes.com)

July 28, 2014




Photo: Andre Greipel makes sure Lotto Belisol gets a mention on the podium
Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
The national Belgian Lottery has been involved with professional cycling for over 30 years and will continue to be so until at least 2020 having announced its further commitment to the Lotto Cycling Project. (cyclingnews.com)

July 28, 2014





Photo: Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) won the 2013 edition...
As with last year, only the final 3 stages (Monday to Wednesday) are being broadcast live on television. Live streaming video: 2:45pm CET (8:45am U.S. Eastern). (cyclingfans.com)

July 28, 2014




Photo: As Vincenzo Nibali celebrated winning the 2014 Tour de France, one rider in the pack still had to negotiate another of the laps around the Champs-Élysées..
As Vincenzo Nibali celebrated winning the 2014 Tour de France, one rider in the pack still had to negotiate another of the laps around the Champs-Élysées. (uk.eurosport.yahoo.com)

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Vincenzo Nibali was confirmed as the winner of the 2014 Tour de France (AAP). (sbs.com.au)
Kittel wins final stage on the Champs-Élysées. (cyclingnews.com)

July 27, 2014






Photo: Marcel Kittel wins the finale in Paris. Photo: AFP.
Vincenzo Nibali collected the final yellow jersey of the 2014 Tour de France on Sunday in Paris as Marcel Kittel won the 21st and final stage, a 136km leg from Evry that ended with a sprint on the Champs-Élysées. (velonews.com)

July 27, 2014




Photo: It happens many times that everything you work and sacrifice for doesn't come to fruition. This result is not a failure for me, at all: being 4th in the Tour, my best result... is not easy at all...
Alejandro Valverde had one final chance to finish on the Tour de France podium but came up short when he ended the race in fourth overall. However, both he and Movistar manager Eusebio Unzue refuse to regard it as a failure. (cyclingquotes.com)

July 27, 2014




Photo: Of course, I keep the bright side of things, the rest are the ups and downs of the race, there are worse things. Second and 6th, we would have signed on the dotted line at the start in Leeds...
Romain Bardet's successful Tour de France didn't end the way he preferred as he lost his fifth place due to a late puncture in the time trial. However, the young Frenchman tries to keep things in perspective after having been among the best riders in his second grand tour. (cyclingquotes.com)

July 27, 2014





Photo: Team AG2R presented Photo: © Susanne Goetze.
Vincent Lavenu has been managing teams at the Tour de France since 1993, but never has he known a year like this one. In twenty previous attempts under the respective banners of Chazal, Casino and Ag2r-La Mondiale, the team’s best finish in Paris was Cyril Dessel’s sixth place overall in 2006. (cyclingnews.com)

July 27, 2014





Photo: But like team director Stefano Zanatta told letour.fr: Winning the green jersey was almost too easy this year...
The main goal of the Cannondale team on this Tour de France was certainly to lead Peter Sagan to win his third green jersey in succession. In this sense, it was mission accomplished for the Italian outfit. (cyclingquotes.com)

July 27, 2014




Tony Martin (Omega Pharma - QuickStep) wins stage 20 Photo: © Bettini Photo.
A bad TT for Belkin but good for NetApp. (cyclingnews.com)

July 27, 2014






Photo: In the second bunch sprint of the Tour de Wallonie, Nizzolo beat Meersman and Dillier; bonus seconds allowed Meersman to take the overall lead...
Giacomo Nizzolo made up for yesterday’s disappointment by winning the second stage of the Tour de Wallonie in a bunch sprint. The 2012 winner of the race held off Gianni Meersman and Silvan Dillier and Meersman could console himself with taking the leader’s jersey off Jens Debusschere’s shoulders. (cyclingquotes.com)

July 27, 2014




Photo: I have such good memories from Champs-Élysées. It was an amazing experience and I will go for the win again today. I know it will be difficult but if you don’t try, you’ll never win...
Daniele Bennati is one of only two riders in the current Tour de France peloton to have won on the Champs-Elysees. The Italian will try to repeat that feat when he lines up as the Tinkoff-Saxo leader for the final stage of the Tour de France later today. (cyclingquotes.com)

July 27, 2014




Photo: britchendk It actually kind of hurts just looking at it. Keep fighting - and smiling - @taylorphinney . You'll come back strong!!!
thorhushovd - OMG @taylorphinney recover well my friend. (instagram.com)

July 27, 2014




Photo: Kathryn Bertine wants women to have an equal opportunity to compete in the Tour de France. Frederik Buyckx for The New York Times .
Women Push to Compete in Cycling's Top Event. (nytimes.com)

July 26, 2014







Tony Martin on his way to winning stage 11 Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
World champion Tony Martin did what he does best by winning the stage 20 individual time trial. Martin won in 1:06:21, beating Tom Dumoulin by 1:39 in second and Jan Barta by 1:47 in third. (cyclingnews.com)

July 26, 2014





Photo: I'm sad I couldn't bring the fans some joy at the end of this Tour; I would have liked to make it into the podium, too, but on the other hand, I'm happy with this result.
Alejandro Valverde knew that this year would probably be his final chance to realize his dream of finishing on the podium. Today it was broken when he finished far off the pace in the time trial and he will now ride into Paris in fourth overall. (cyclingquotes.com)

July 26, 2014




Leopold König (NetApp-Endura) Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
Leopold Konig arguably pulled off the ride of the day and certainly the time trial of his life to move up from ninth to seventh in the Tour de France on Saturday. The Czech rider finished fifth behind stage winner Tony Martin in the 54-kilometer time trial between to Périgueux and overhauled the Belkin pair of Laurens ten Dam and Bauke Mollema in the overall. (cyclingnews.com)

July 26, 2014




Photo: I wanted to get into the top 5 for the stage. I am not very far off from succeeding at that, but I suffered on this demanding course particularly because I am very tired out after the Pyrenees.
Sylvain Chavanel bounced back from a disappointing Tour de France by producing a great ride in today's time trial. The Frenchman finished 8th and narrowly missed his goal of a top 5 finish. (cyclingquotes.com)

July 26, 2014




Photo: It’s unbelievable, I just started to realize I had won the Belgian championship and now I immediately win my first race in this jersey. I’m very happy I could confirm...
Jens Debusschere had to wait a long time before getting the chance to ride his first race in the Belgian champion's jersey but it was definitely worth waiting for his chance to make his debut. Today he won the first stage of the Tour de Wallonie, his very first outing in the prestigious Drikleur. (cyclingquotes.com)

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Photo: A 13.7km time trial in Utrecht. The flat route suits the specialists and we’re likely to see Tom Dumoulin up against Tony Martin for the stage win while the GC contenders will aim to contain their time losses....
August can feel like a lull in the season but it’s actually the busiest month of racing on the calendar in terms of race days plus there are the post-Tour criterium “races.” (inrng.com)

July 28, 2014





Photo: Vincenzo Nibali earned the first Tour de France victory of his career on Sunday. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com...
Vincenzo Nibali rode resplendent into Paris on Sunday, shining victorious in the yellow jersey and seemingly immune to the danger that befell nearly everyone around him. (velonews.com)

July 28, 2014




Matthew Busche (Trek) in the breakaway
Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
For Matthew Busche, the Tour de France was worth the wait. The Trek Factory Racing rider rode his first Grand Tour in 2011, the Vuelta a España, and again rode the Spanish three-week race in 2013 but since turning pro in 2009, he had never managed to make it to France in July. (cyclingnews.com)

July 28, 2014




Photo: Brailsford’s comments were made to the BBC after the inaugural running of La Course by Le Tour de France women’s event.
Team Sky boss Dave Brailsford says they are 'talking about' a women's team. (cyclingweekly.co.uk)

July 28, 2014




Photo: Vincenzo Nibali's Tour de France win has given Kazakhstan the idea to host a Tour start. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com.
Rejoicing after Vincenzo Nibali of the government backed Astana team clinched victory on Sunday, Kairat Kelimbetov, president of Kazakh Cycling, told AFP his country wants to host the start of the race like England did this year. (velonews.com)

July 28, 2014




Photo: The great Irish Grand Tour hope’s all-rounder...
BikeRadar verdict: 5 out of 5 stars. "A supreme balance of lightness, stiffness and unbridled performance." (bikeradar.com)

July 28, 2014




Photo: The nuts feature a friction devise to keep them set,
The new QR's are available in black or silver, each with an orange skewer head. MSRP is $50 per wheel, and they available in lengths from 100 to 190mm. Weights are 50 to 74 grams per wheel. (bicycleretailer.com)

July 28, 2014




Photo: he San Francisco bike has a cable lock inside the seat tube....
The Oregon Manifest’s Bike Design Project concluded on Friday with each team from participating cities — Chicago, New York, Portland, San Francisco and Seattle — unveiling its idea of the ultimate utility bike during reveal parties and events in each city. (bicycleretailer.com)

July 28, 2014






Marianne Vos (Rabo-Liv) has won the first ever La Course by Le Tour de France, sprinting to victory on the Champs-Elysees ahead of Kirsten Wild (Giant-Shimano) and Leah Kirchmann © Doug Pensinger/Getty Images (podiumcafe.com)
World champion Marianne Vos produced the sprint of her life to win the first-ever edition of the La Course on the Champs-Élysées, as women finally got to share the spotlight alongside the men on the final day of the Tour de France. (cyclingnews.com)

July 27, 2014




Photo: I felt it was almost an obligation to entertain the fans one last time, and give what they expect: me out in the break with the peloton chasing and I have zero chance - hey that’s the story of my life, the story of my career...
Jens Voigt ended the Tour de France in the way everybody expected him to do: by attacking on the Champs-Elysees. The attack crowned a solid Trek performance that saw Haimar Zubeldia take his fifth top 8 result in the race and Frank Schleck enjoy a solid comeback. (cyclingquotes.com)

July 27, 2014




The Omega Pharma Quick Step train Photo: © Tim de Waele.
UCI rules for 2017 limit team sizes and signings. (cyclingnews.com)

July 27, 2014




Photo: Competing on road was an adventure that I wanted to try after spending fifteen years on my mountain bike. Omega got me started and I thank them. I still have the desire to discover myself...
Having survived a late scare, Jean-Christophe Peraud completed the Tour de France in second place overall to deliver the best French performance since 1997. Having only started his road career a few years ago, the Frenchman now sets his sights on the Giro which he has never done in the past. (cyclingquotes.com)

July 27, 2014





Photo: I had the chance of a lifetime to lead the team after Chris crashed out, but I got sick and things didn’t work out. It’s nice to get into Paris and get this Tour done, and I’m looking forward to next year now...
Richie Porte tried to bounce back from a disappointing Sky showing by joining the break in the final stage of the Tour de France but the performance could not make up for the poor results. The Australian regrets having lost a great opportunity to lead the team and now looks ahead to 2015. (cyclingquotes.com)

July 27, 2014




Team Sky coach Tim Kerrison and Chris Froome Photo: © Stephen Farrand.
Tim Kerrison, the leading coach behind Team Sky’s two Tour de France wins, has told Cyclingnews that the team’s evaluation of their 2014 performance has already begun and that the team are fully focused on winning back the yellow jersey in 2015. (cyclingnews.com)

July 27, 2014




Photo: Anyone in a team who’s being honest with you will tell you how frequently their bikes are breaking...
Unlike steel or aluminum, carbon fiber does not bend in crashes. Rather the bikes and wheels frequently shatter, often hurling riders to the road and, many fear, increasing the severity of injuries. (nytimes.com)

July 27, 2014




Photo: Stunning roads with sporadic farms.
"Every day is an adventure, right? I made sure to capitalize on that proclamation yesterday by setting out with the ambitious plan of the massive Vermont Six Gapper. You know it’s official — or officially unofficial — when a ride title is capitalized. It also behooves you to Google it, to which you’re given 18-million results. Yeah, it’s THAT legit." (iamtedking.com)

July 27, 2014




Photo: This little girl has nothing nice to say to the band of thieves that looted her family’s garage in Portland for all their road bikes.
Roxy is very upset that someone would break into her father’s garage and steal all his custom road bikes so she made a sign to guilt-trip whoever did the deed. ‘Your mom would be so disappointed,’ she writes. (nydailynews.com)

July 27, 2014




Photo: Bottom Bracket Racket: Chris King’s Answer To Press-Fit Woes | $165 | chrisking.com.
The failure of Shimano and SRAM to make a decent press-fit bottom bracket has opened up a market for solutions from brands like Chris King, maker of some of the most precise and durable bike parts in the world. (bikemag.com)

July 27, 2014




Photo: Frame/Fork: Quality products for the low price...
Comfortable and entertaining entry-to-mid-level bike, with excellent scope to upgrade in the future; change the tires though. (road.cc)

July 27, 2014





Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) waves to the crowd from on the podium Photo: © Bettini Photo.
"If it wasn't for stringent testing, maybe I wouldn't be here today." (cyclingnews.com)

July 26, 2014




Photo: Here's your race preview: there's gonna be a sprint on the Champs-Elysées...
In the end the competition for the maillot vert went out not with a bang, nor even a whimper. It was barely ever noticed at all. Peter Sagan will ride into Paris coated in green for the third time in his still shockingly young and illustrious cycling career. (podiumcafe.com)

July 26, 2014






Photo: Jean-Christophe Péraud (Ag2r-La Mondiale) Photo: © Fotoreporter Sirotti. (cyclingnews.com)
French riders Jean-Christophe Peraud and Thibaut Pinot occupy second and third overall after final time trial. (cyclingweekly.co.uk)

July 26, 2014




Photo: I am happy with my effort and the result. Second behind Tony at the moment is almost a victory at the moment as he is so strong, especially at the Tour...
For the fourth time in the span of just two months, Tom Dumoulin finished second behind Tony Martin in a time trial when he was beaten by the world champion in the Tour de France today. This time, however, he was not even close to the German and the result felt like a victory for the Dutchman. (cyclingquotes.com)

July 26, 2014





Photo: I must say that this morning I felt like it was the stage where I had the least amount of pressure. I could only create a surprise. If someone had told me this three weeks ago, I would never have believed it...
Being up against two riders that were either past or current national time trial champions, Thibaut Pinot was the rider most likely to miss out on a podium spot in the penultimate stage of the Tour de France. Due to the lack of expectations, he felt no pressure and did a great performance to finish 12th and will now end the race in third overall. (cyclingquotes.com)

July 26, 2014




Romain Bardet (Ag2r-La Mondiale) dropped to sixth overall after the time trial Photo: © Fotoreporter Sirotti.
It was a day of mixed emotions for Ag2r-La Mondiale in the final time trial of the Tour de France. While the veteran Jean-Christophe Péraud survived a puncture to seal a spot on the podium, a similar incident late on cost his young teammate Romain Bardet a place in the top five overall. (cyclingnews.com)

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Photo: My thesis is on cyclists who crash and what it takes to get them back on the bike after they have recovered (whether it's months of recovery or same day). © Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com (velonews.com)
Anna Weltman: "I am looking for participants to be in a Research Study that I am conducting for my Master's thesis in Sport Psychology. My thesis is on cyclists who crash and what it takes to get them back on the bike after they have recovered. Please email me to volunteer" (dougreport.com)

July 26, 2014




Photo: Daily Distraction.

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UCI President Brian Cookson in January
Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
UCI President hopes public opinion will encourage people to talk about their pasts. (cyclingnews.com)

July 28, 2014




Robert Millar in the Tour de France
Photo: © Sirotti.
There's always a collective sigh of relief from the survivors of any Tour de France once the last mountain is climbed and this year has been no exception. (cyclingnews.com)

July 28, 2014





Photo: Geraint Thomas rode to the best grand tour finish of his career at the Tour this year. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com...
British rider Geraint Thomas has extended his contract with Sky for an extra two years, the British outfit revealed Monday. (velonews.com)

July 28, 2014






China's Cheng Ji (Giant-Shimano) rides in the pack
Photo: © AFP Photo.
Ji Cheng made history when selected for Giant-Shimano's 2014 Tour de France team as he became the first Chinese rider in 101 editions of the race to represent his country. (cyclingnews.com)

July 28, 2014




Photo: a photo of the man who joins the Greats – Anquetil, Gimondi, Merckx, Hinault and Contador as a winner of all three Grand Tours....
It’s the first time a Frenchman has clambered onto the podium since 1997 – Trick Dicky Virenque – and the first time since 1984 we’ve had two Frenchmen on the podium – Bernard Hinault and the late Laurent Fignon. (pezcyclingnews.com)

July 28, 2014




Photo: Dahon, a key player in the folding-bike market, now has a new $5,000 model called the Mu Rohloff.
Folding bikes have become a staple for many metropolitan commuters. But just because you need a bike that’s compact and easily storable doesn’t mean it has to be cheap or heinous. (wired.com)

July 28, 2014




Photo: From the front, the bike has a virtually seamless appearance...
Bringing their Countervail vibration damping material and tech to the wind tunnel, the new Aquila not only lessens the wind’s effects on your efforts, it also kills the road buzz to keep your muscles fresher over the long haul. (bikerumor.com)

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July 27, 2014




Photo: Paul Kimmage has said after taking drugs himself, his responsibility when becoming a journalist was to expose and try stamp out the conditions that brought riders to that point. His documentary ‘Rough Rider’ goes out on RTE One tomorrow, Monday July 28th, at 9.35pm. The Dublin International Track Grand Prix is on Setanta Ireland on the same night from 8.30pm to 9.30pm; perfect timing.
Ahead of the broadcast on RTE One of his documentary ‘Rough Rider’, Paul Kimmage has said nobody should be fooled into thinking that doping in cycling had disappeared with the banning of Lance Armstrong. (stickybottle.com)

July 27, 2014




Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo)
Photo: © Bettini Photo.
Despite crashing out of the Tour de France and gaining no UCI WorldTour points, Alberto Contador remains the top ranked individual cyclist on 407 points. Vincenzo Nibali is now second overall  on 392 points after winning the Tour while Alejandro Valverde's fourth place elevates him to third overall with 382 points. (cyclingnews.com)

July 27, 2014





Photo: The Planche des Belles Filles was a decisive point because Nibali was able to drop his rivals à la pédale.
Stage 10 and Vincenzo Nibali wins atop the Planche des Belles Filles. It was one of only two days when he wasn’t wearing the yellow jersey but he reclaimed the race lead with a performance so strong that doubts about his form in the mountains were crushed. (inrng.com)

July 27, 2014




Photo: I am absolutely happy with my fifth place. I have done four Tour de Frances and one Vuelta a España and this was by far the hardest course due to the terrain and the weather - by far...
For the second time in his short career, Tejay van Garderen finished fifth in the Tour de France when he completed today's final stage safely on the wheel of key rival Romain Bardet. Pleased with his journey, the American describes the race as the hardest grand tour he has done. (cyclingquotes.com)

July 27, 2014




Vincenzo Nibali meets Christian Prudhomme ahead of the stage Photo: © Bettini Photo.
Following the 2014 Tour de France's penultimate stage – the time trial between Bergerac and Périgueux – race director Christian Prudhomme held court in the late-afternoon sun outside the press room in front of a handful of journalists. (cyclingnews.com)

July 27, 2014




Photo: Seventh seemed the maximum result. Unfortunately, we end up a little lower, but I would give our team as a figure for this tour a big eight out of ten.
Belkin went into the Tour de Franc with the goal of winning a stage and having a rider finish in the top 10. With Lars Boom's win on the cobbles and two riders among the 10 best riders, the team is pleased with the outcome of the world's biggest race. (cyclingquotes.com)

July 27, 2014





Photo: Vincenzo Nibali will today end a 16 year drought for Italy. Photography by Cor Vos
Astana rider discusses background, sacrifices, making history and biological passport. (cyclingtips.com.au)

July 27, 2014




Johan Vansummeran leads his Garmin Sharp teammates Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
Doug Ellis excited about the American team's future, but would not comment on the speculation that the team would merge with a segment of the current Cannondale team with the American bike brand rumored to become the team’s title sponsor. (cyclingnews.com)

July 27, 2014




The Australian national team at the Women's Tour de France Photo: © Donna Rae-Szalinski.
Remembering the "first" Women's Tour de France. (cyclingnews.com)

July 27, 2014




Photo: Sometimes you wonder why you should come back through all this stress again, but then with time, you forget and it's the Tour. It's the greatest race in the world...
Barring disaster, Matthew Busche will finish his first Tour de France in 98th place, nearly 3 hours and 42 minutes behind Vincenzo Nibali and the American rider discovered in the last three weeks what makes the Tour the greatest race in the world. (cyclingquotes.com)

July 27, 2014




Photo: I came on the Champs last, exhausted, and then I found myself into a break that went all the way. I sprinted for an unforgettable win. That's the beauty of the sport!...
It is the dream of every Tour rider, especially first-timers. They all repeat it, like Bretagne-Seche's Florian Vachon. "When you're not a super sprinter or a great climber, making it to Paris is already a great achievement." (cyclingquotes.com)

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July 26, 2014




The peloton's chase of Navardauskas was hindered by a large crash just under the 3km to go mark Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
The crashes that littered this year's Tour de France are one of Sean Kelly's overriding memories of this year's race; however, the former rider believes that Vincenzo Nibali is a well-deserving winner after the Italian dominated the race. (cyclingnews.com)

July 26, 2014





Photo: I had a really good race today. I was happy when I saw the course. I still had the power after three weeks so it would have been hard for anyone to fight against me...
Tony Martin took the expected dominant victory in today's Tour de France time trial but soon faced the usual questions about the absence of Fabian Cancellara and Bradley Wiggins. Having had a smooth ride, however, the world champion claims that it would have been hard for anyone to beat him on a course that suited him perfectly. (cyclingquotes.com)

July 26, 2014






Tejay van Garderen (BMC) moved back into fifth overall after the time trial Photo: © Fotoreporter Sirotti.
After three weeks of racing the Tour de France, a place in the top five came down to just two seconds with Tejay van Garderen taking fifth ahead of Romain Bardet after the Frenchman punctured in the closings stages of the time trial to Périgueux. (cyclingnews.com)

July 26, 2014




Photo: In hindsight, however, it wasn’t a good choice. The bike is great, but I didn’t use the TT bike in training too often this year and so I just wasn’t really used to the position...
Bauke Mollema was the big loser in today's stage of the Tour de France when he slipped from 7th to 10th in the overall standings. The Dutchman regretted his decision to use a new bike on a bad day when his teammate Laurens Ten Dam dropped from 8th to 9th. (cyclingquotes.com)

July 26, 2014




Photo: I gave all I had in the legs in the last two kilometers. I finished well in this Tour, and finally we are in the top 10. This is important for me and also for the team...
Haimar Zubeldia confirmed his extreme consistency in the grand tours when he used today's time trial to move from 10th to 8th in the overall standings of the Tour de France. The result marks his fifth top 10 in the world's biggest bike race, making him one of the most decorated Tour riders of his generation. (cyclingquotes.com)

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