The 100th Tour de France began last Saturday. This short film highlights the differences between the first race in 1903 and the 2013 contest. Using data from the original Tour de France and contemporary races, The Guardian shows at what has changed between then and now.
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After yesterday’s chaotic stage, the peloton was more than willing to prenez-le facile (take it easy) in the early part of the second Cosican stage that finished in the western coast city of Ajaccio. Four riders, including former World Cyclocross Champion Lars Boom, got away and slowly built up their lead on the peloton to […]
Photo by Jacky Naegelen REUTERS Lance Armstrong the cyclist, not the cancer survivor, activist, or seven time Tour winner, caught my cycling spectator’s eye when he won the Junior National Road Race Championship in 1991. The road to becoming a professional cyclist is littered with youngsters that had early success racing, but couldn’t quite keep […]
The GOP is, in the face of two consecutive lost elections, finally recognizing their need for a few new faces and an adjustment in its platform and brand. Those discussions among policymakers are nascent, and I do not envy them the task of adopting policies that will appeal to independent voters without alienating their base. […]