Tag: Aru

La Siesta: Froome Masters The Walls

Nine stages completed – all pretty entertaining – and we’re faced with the possibility of another three week period of Chris Froome in a Grand Tour leader’s jersey. At the 2013 Vuelta the jersey exchanged shoulders eight times with five swaps the following year and eight in Fabio Aru’s 2015 success. Not one of those

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Showdown On The Izoard: Who Could Win And How?

It hasn’t been easy but on the eve of Stage 18 of the 2017 Tour de France we can conclude the organisers have got what they wanted. They didn’t want Chris Froome to stomp his familiar brand of victory all over this year’s edition and they wanted each mountain stage to be ridden in earnest.

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Tour Talk: Laying Claims To The Yellow Jersey

The second week of the Tour was always likely to be a bit weird. There were two stages ripe for Marcel Kittel, before a dash into the Pyrenees and some lumpy ones in the Massif Central. Overall the week receives a thumbs-up. Team Sky and Chris Froome are simultaneously in total control and spinning into

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Winners and Losers of the 2015 Season

The Pro Cycling season is drawing to a close and I’ve been looking back at the performances of (pretty much) every rider over the last ten months. I’ve been looking for winners and losers, those whose status in the cycling world has changed for better or worse this past season. Excluded are riders such as

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