Dowsett delights home crowd

I’m sure if you’d asked Michal Kwiatkowski that morning he wouldn’t have thought it either. Movistar rider and Essex boy Alex Dowsett delighted the home crowds yesterday when he took the lead from the clutches of Omega Pharma Quick-Step’s Kwiatkowski after a powerful and smart ride in the day’s breakaway. What happened to Kwiatkowski’s yellow jersey? […]

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The fight for cheese and glory

Yesterday’s stage 5 took us on a scenic loop from Exmouth, across Dartmoor, then around its top edge and back down to Exeter. Rather exciting for this humble blogger was the fact that the peloton whizzed through my current home town, so I had a front row seat to watch as the riders headed on […]

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Tour of Britain round-up posts

This year I’ve been blogging daily about the Tour of Britain, where the home-nation fans hope to catch a glance of the favourite left behind at the Tour de France Bradley Wiggins, and Mark Cavendish and Marcel Kittel renew their rivalry for the finish line on British soil. Scroll down to peruse my daily Tour […]

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Kwiatkowski gains advantage

It was all about the Polish Omega Pharma-Quick Step rider yesterday as Michal Kwiatkowski looked determined to bed in his advantage over the other GC contenders, particularly one ‘Bradley Wiggins’. Wiggins had gone into the Friends Life Tour of Britain as a sure favourite, but yesterday he was openly realistic about his chances after his rival pretender to the […]

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When Le Tour comes through town

The Tour de France is one of the biggest sports events of the year, watched by 3 billion people annually in 188 countries. 2,000 journalists from all over the world attend, and a typical year will see 12 million spectators watch it in the flesh. These are undoubtedly amazing figures*. What makes them even more […]

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