Massive gallery of bikes for cobbled stage
New R5 complete with new Rotor Q-Ring chainrings and crank, too
Another special machine for the seven-time Tour winner
Scott F01 aero road bike unveiled for HTC-Columbia
Possible portent of future SRAM technologies, too
Part 1: Rivière and Merckx, 1960 and '70
It's a pressure cooker environment but these guys need to perform in July!
Lelangue pleased with Tour de Suisse win
Wants more people to come forward and save cycling
Steve Cummings on a good for day for Sky on the cobbles
Early days are full of crashes and nerves
Following prologue, Rogers seeks to conserve precious energy
Steve Cummings talks about his special job at the Tour de France
Classic day in the Alps
Following a rest day in beautiful Morzine, the peloton confronts the toughest Alpine stage. There are four big climbs culminating in the fearsome Madeleine.
The top sections of the Colombière will be familiar from last year when the riders came onto this side of the climb from the Col de Romme and Alberto Contador’s attack dropped team-mate Andreas Klöden but not the Schlecks.
The Aravis is straightforward, the Saisies less so, and the Madeleine’s 20km ascent is brutal. The realistic contenders for the overall will emerge.