Were races like the Tour de France harder a hundred-some-odd years ago? GCN looks at a stage from the 1903 edition of the Tour, which started with a 467km route between Paris and Lyon. Can they do it?
Every year, it’s something to look forward to. Who will do the Tour de France road gap over the peloton?
I absolutely love razzle dazzle-inspired designs, the Tour, and this brand. Festka has designed a paint job for their One road bike, offered in an Ultegra or Dura Ace build, only for sale during the Tour de France, the 7th of July until the 29th. If you’re interested, or would just like to see more, head over to Festka.
I love seeing clips like this from the Tour! See the other view at Twitter.
I love seeing what artists like Matt Blease cook up for this crazy time of year for professional road cycling.
I could watch these videos all day. Here’s over 30 minutes of TdF outtakes from Sean and Tim’s Mavic trip!
Tourist de France
Words by Sean Talkington, Photos by Sean Talkington and Kyle Kelley
Roughly 8 or maybe even 9 years ago (it’s a bit fuzzy after all these years) I started working at a bicycle shop in LA called Orange 20. The shop manager at the time Mr. Kyle Kelley aka Trackosaurus Rex hired me to work in the new larger space they had just rented. Soon after that, Ace Carreterro aka The Sleepers came on board. Ace and I were both sales associates who ended up working pretty much the same weekly schedule with Kyle. I had very little in common with the two of them.
Photos by Ashley Gruber
The tour might be over, but as always Strava has a collection of photos from this year’s event, many of which you might have seen and plenty you probably didn’t, so head over to check it out!
Well, that’s it for this year’s Sean and Tim at the Tour. It was a wild ride for everyone involved and these videos provided entertainment for those of us who weren’t able to go to the Tour.
Bikes, bikes, bikes… rosé. I hope you brought me a bottle, Sean!
Sean and Tim do their best to compare apples to oranges: the classic Mavic Neutral Support Peugeot 504 versus the Cannondale-Drapac Skoda. Which one wins?
Sean and Tim continue their conquest of France with Mavic…
Tim and Sean are back for Episode two of Mavic’s Tour de France coverage…
Ever wonder how those Tour trophies are made? Since 2011, these glass trophies have gone to the winner of the Tour. Who’s going to win it this year?
Yes, we’re already in the tour, but this piece by Assos needed to be posted!
Tour season is just around the corner… Look for this feature to be released to digital video in June.
“Amazing Race supremo Phil Keoghan jumps onto a 1928 bike to ride the Tour de France as experienced by Kiwi Harry Watson, one of the first English-speaking cyclists to enter, let alone complete the race.”