Category: Tour de France 2012
The ninety-ninth Tour de France got underway on Sunday, so who are the candidates to take overall victory in the world’s most prestigious bike race? Orange UK’s cycling expert Alex Kay assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the riders battling for the maillot jaune and predicts who will be drinking champagne on the Champs-Élysées… [...]
Interview by François Quivoron, in Tournai for sports.orange.fr after Mark Cavendish’s stage victory in Tournai on July 2, 2012. The first sprint finish of the 2012 Tour and the first victory for Mark Cavendish on Monday during the Stage 2 in Tournai. The British rider, who now has 21 Tour stage victories to his name, [...]
This week-end, the 2012 Tour de France got underway in Belgium, with a time-trial in the streets of Liège. Thousands of supporters from all over the world traveled to the Belgian city to get a glimpse of the best riders around and witness the start of this 99th Grande Boucle. Swiss time-trial specialist Fabian Cancellara [...]
The 99th Tour de France began on Saturday with a 6.4km time trial through the streets of Liège. While the overwhelming favorite for the event, Switzerland’s Fabian Cancellara, took victory as expected, we will remember in particular the amazing atmosphere that prevailed throughout the day in the city. As soon as I arrived in Liège [...]
This Saturday in Liège, Belgium, the 99th Tour de France begins with a 6.4km prologue through the streets of the Wallonian city. As the start of the 2012 Tour edges ever closer, let us tell you about the route for the next three weeks, and take a closer look at five stages which could prove [...]
article written by le blog de l’Ardoisier, guest blog on live Orange blog for the Tour de France The 99th Tour de France is set to begin in a few days, with the start being marked by a prologue through the streets of the city of Liège in Belgium. Then, the peloton will ride along [...]
The 2012 road racing season is now well underway with the first of this year’s Grand Tours, the Giro d’Italia, completed on Sunday. With the Tour de France next up Orange UK’s cycling specialist Alex Kay looks at the major headlines from the season so far and assesses their implications for the Tour.
With the 2012 Tour de France about to get underway in just over two months, Orange UK cycling specialist Alex Kay gives us 5 reasons why this year’s Grande Boucle will be one to watch...
Forget the Olympics, cycling’s most prestigious bike race is just over two months away now and this year’s Tour de France could herald unprecedented success for British riders.