Julian Alaphilippe was never supposed to be the saviour of French stage racing. He is destined to wear Rainbow stripes, dominate the Mur, and stack up an enviable Monument record, perhaps even completing an unprecedented full set. It was last year that we realised just how good he was at riding uphill fast and outfoxing
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Yesterday Chris Froome won his second Tour de France becoming the 20th rider in history to take more than one title. The race leader since Stage 7, Froome was rarely troubled until things took a difficult turn when the race reached the Alps. The only man with any chance was Nairo Quintana and his measured
Which teams hit their aims at the Tour de France 2015? Some saw everything fall into place whilst others were left frustrated and stuck in the peloton. The appeal of the Tour de France is so great that many teams make it the central aim for season and French squads in particular look for a slice of premier TV time.