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A Message from Mark Cavendish

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July 14, 2014 –Tour de France–Mark Cavendish Video Ron Grosinger shared this video with us. It features Mark Cavendish, master sprinter who abandoned the Tour de France after crashing in stage one.The Manx Missile’s dislocated shoulder was later operated on.…

Trentin Wins Sprint into Nancy

The peloton in stage 7 of the Tour de France, 2014. (ASO)

Peter Sagan lost today’s sprint into Nancy by mere centimeters to the Italian born rider Matteo Trentin who may have had some people saying Matteo who?, in a finish so close that it at first race organizers thought Sagan was the winner.

Lars Boom Triumphs Amid Rain and Cobbles of Stage 5

Lars Boom took off in the final kilometers to win the stage. PHOTO: ASO/ Papon

Organizers of the Tour are always looking for a little diversion from the same-old when they put together the Tour routes, but their choice of this route became increasingly controversial as the day wore on. The senseless carnage of today’s race, and the resulting defection by the top rider Froome, is sure to send reverberations through the tour organizer, A.S.O.’s management for a long time after the Tour is finished.

Kittel Takes Another Victory On British Soil in TDF

Marcel Kittel  of team Giant Shimano got his second stage win into London today.

It was a second victory today for German rider Marcel Kittel who outsprinted Peter Sagan on the Mall in London in front of screaming crowds. Winning by the the length of a bike as he did in Harrogate last Saturday, Kittel showed that in the absence of Mark Cavendish who left the Tour with a dislocated collarbone on Sunday, he is the man to beat.

Cavendish Out of the Tour

Cavendish soon after crashing at the finish of stage 1 at the 2014 TDF.

Though we could kind of understand that Gerrans might want to do that via a breakaway, we don’t really see why he would sprint with the kind sprinters like Cavendish, Greipel and Kittel tin a mass sprint like the one we witnessed yesterday. Remember this is the same team that took their team bus under the finish line in stage 1 of the Tour last year and got stuck, leaving everyone on edge, causing the finish line to be changed twice, –in effect chaos.

TDF 2014: Stage 1: Kittel Wins Sprint, Cavendish Down

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Marcel Kittel won the first stage of the 2014 Tour de France from Leeds to Harrogate, England. If anyone “deserves” to win this stage, it was Isle of Man born Mark Cavendish, whose mum Adele’s home town is in Harrogate where the near circular route ended. But instead the Manx Missile crashed and may have damaged his collarbone in the process.

Tour de France Starts Today

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The Duchess of Cambridge will be awarding the Yellow Jersey at the end of Stage 1 today in Harrogate. Conspicuously absent is Scottish rider David Millar who was dropped from the TDF lineup by his team Garmin-Sharp at the last minute.

Simon Yates Added to Orica-Greenedge TDF 2014 Line Up

Yates during the Glasgow event of the 2012–2013 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics

“Simon has certainly achieved a lot more than we would have imagined up to this point. It wasn’t the plan to bring him into the roster for the Tour de France, but for what we want to achieve as a team, he’s a great fit,” said Orica-Greenedge’s sports director, Matt White.

Garmin-Sharp’s David Millar Removed from TDF

Pro cyclist David Millar’s was removed from the Tour de France selection by his team Garmin-Sharp today.

The Scot, who will retire from cycling at the end of the season, was set to start his 13th Tour de France supporting team leader, Andrew Talansky.

The 37-year-old Millar did not finish at the weekend’s national championship road race because of a lingering chest issue. On Monday morning he was informed that he would not be riding the Tour.

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One in 5 Cycling Londoners Too Afraid to Bike

In The News–January 13, 2014–London, England. A new study shows that Londoners are now more afraid to ride their bicycles in the city, reported the BBC . Of the more than 1000 people interviewed, over 250 were cyclists, and 60…

Froome, Quiet Winner of the Tour de France

Le Semnoz, France—July 20, 2013—By Jen Benepe © Chris Froome, winner of the 2013 Tour de France told reporters that his win was “overwhelming.” “The arrival on the Champs Elysees will be enormous tomorrow.” The Yellow Jersey winner who triumphed…