1. Tour de France stage 18 - Pau to Hautacam 145.5km

    The final mountain stage of Le Tour.

    Rafal Majka, Tinkof-Saxo, clinched the King of the Mountains competition.

    American Chris Horner, Team Lampre, the second oldest racer at 42-years-old danced on his pedals.  

    Vincenzo Nibali, Astana, won the stage and remains in yellow and most likely will win this years TdF.

     
  2. Tour de France stage 17-Saint-Gaudens to Saint-Lary Pla d’Adet 124.5km

    The Queen stage!

    Team Tinkoff-Saxo goes big again in the Pyrenees, with a stage win by Rafal Majka. This was Majka’s second win of TdF14, and he is currently leading the King of the Mountains competition. (polkadot jersey) 

    Vincenzo Nibali, Astana, remains in yellow.

     
  3. Tour de France stage 16 - Carcassonne to Bagneres-de-Luchon 237.5km

    After a day of rest we are back to racing in the Pyrenees.

    Europcar duo Thomas Voeckler and Cyril Gautier cause chaos in the breakaway group.

    Michael Rogers, Tinkoff-Saxo, managed to get rid of the Europcar duo on the decent to claim the stage win. This stage victory was his first in 10 TdF.  Well played Mr. Rogers, well played!

    Vincenzo Nibali, Astana, remains in yellow.

     
  4. Tour de France stage 15- Tallard to Nimes 222km

    Out of the Alps.

    Breakaway of Jack Bauer, Garmin Sharp, and Martin Elmiger, IAM Cycling, escaped the peloton at the start of the stage. Bauer held off the peloton to the last 50 meters when caught by the sprinters. 

    Alexander Kristoff, Katusha, claimed his second stage win after the peloton caught Bauer and Elmiger.

    It was a cruel outcome for Bauer. 

     
  5. Tour de France stage 14 -Grenoble to Risoul 177km

    Yodel-oh-ee-dee-diddly-odel-oh-ee-dee

    Tour de France rookie Rafal Majika, Saxo-Tinkoff, went on attack and claimed his first victory of the TdF14.

    Vincenzo Nibali, Astana, remains in yellow.

     
  6. Tour de France stage 13 - Saint-Etienne to Chamrousse 197.5km

    We are in the Alps.

    Several racers abandoned the tour today including Jose Azevedo, Garmin Sharp. 

    Vincenzo Nibali, Astana, increased his overall lead by winning todays stage.  Nibali danced on his peddles past his adversaries to a solo victory in the Alps. This is his third stage win of TdF14.

     
  7. Tour de France stage 12 - Bourg-en-Bresse to Saint-Etienne 185.5km

    Oh the wine country, if you got it flaunt it!

    Mellow day in the saddle, some crashes and few punches.

    Alexander Kristoff, Team Katusha, won the stage.  This was the first Tour de France stage win for the Norwegian with the initials AK.

    Vincenzo Nibali, Astana, remains in yellow. 

     
  8. Tour de France stage 11 - Besancon to Oyonnax 187.5km

    The long and lonely ride.

    It takes a large heart and guts to be a Tour de France racer, American Andrew Talansky, Garmin Sharp, proved it today. Dealing with major back pain and injuries from multiple crashes Talansky stopped on the road side in front of the broom wagon. After a short talk with team manager Robby Hunter, Talansky got back on his bike. Talansky was the last racer on course and crossed the finished line before being eliminated by time deficit.

    Tony Gallopin, Lotto-Belisol, won the stage.

    Vincenzo Nibali, Astana, remains in yellow.

    UPDATE:Talansky abandon Tour de France before the start of stage 12. 

     
  9. Tour de France stage 10 - Mulhouse to La Planche des Belles Filles 161.5km

    Another one bites the dust.

    Tour favorite Alberto Contador, Tinkoff-Saxo, abandon the race after crashing and breaking his tibia.

    Joaquin Rodriguez, Team Katusha, lead the race until Vincenzo Nibali, Team Astana, attacked and won the stage.

    Vincenzo Nibali, took the yellow jersey.

     
  10. Tour de France stage 9 - Gerardmer to Mulhouse 170km

    Undulations and a breakaway.

    Tony Martin, Omega-Pharma Quickstep, went into time trial mode for solo victory.

    Frenchman Tony Gallopin, Lotto-Belisol, is in yellow taking it from Vincenzo Nibali, Astana.

     
  11. Tour de France stage 8 - Tomblaine to Gerardmer La Mauselaine 161km

    Umbrellas and freaks came out today.

    American Andrew Talansky, Garmin-Sharp, crashed again.

    My friend Mathias Frank, IAM Cycling, abandon with broken femur.

    Blel Kadri, AG2R-La Mondiale, survived the breakaway to win the stage.

    Vincenzo Nibali, Astana, remains in yellow.

     
  12. Tour de France Stage 7 - Epernay to Nancy 234km

    Bad day for Americans, Tejay Van Garderen, Team BMC, and Andrew Talansky, Team Garmin, both crashed hard today.

    Matteo Trentin, Omega Pharma-Quick Step, edged out Peter Sagan, Team Cannondale, at the line for the stage win.

    Vincenzo Nibali, Team Astana, is in yellow.

     
  13. Tour de France stage 6 - Arras to Reims 194km

    Today’s stage was dedicated to the memory of the soldiers from World War I, a hundred years after the conflict started.

    The stage was plagued with crashes and more rain.

    Xavier Zandio, Team Sky, had a meltdown and abandon the race.

    The gorilla Andre Greipel, Lotto-Belisol, claimed stage 6.

    Vincenzo Nibali, Team Astana, is in yellow.

     
  14. Tour de France stage 5 - Ypres to Arenberg Porte du Hainaut 153km

    COMPLETE CHAOS on the roads today, nasty rain and cobblestones. 

    Reigning tour champion Chris Froome, Team Sky, abandon the race due to injuries sustained in crashes.  Froome is the first returning champion to abandon the race since 1980.

    Lars Boom, Team Belkin, won the stage.

    Vincenzo Nibali, Team Astana, remains in yellow.

    Somewhere in Europe Bradley Wiggins is laughing while drinking a beer!

     
  15. Tour de France stage 4 - Le Touquet-Paris to Lille Metropole 155km

    2010 Tour champion Andy Schleck, Trek Factory Racing, abandons the tour due to injury sustained in stage 3.

    Thomas Voeckler, Team Europcar, danced on his pedals. 

    Defending champion and race favorite Chris Froome, Team Sky, ate some tarmac. 

    Marcel Kittel, Giant Shimano, added another notch to his belt winning a third stage of TdF 2014. Hat-trick!