1. Tour of Britain 2014: stage 8 - photo gallery - Pt.2

    The 2014 Tour of Britain came to an end with a split stage in London, where Sir Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) and Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano) won on the day, and Dylan van Baarle (Garmin-Sharp)  secured overall victory.
    Wiggins, riding his first time trial since being crowned national champion for the third time, romped to victory on the 8.8km course ahead of Sylvain Chavanel (IAM Cycling) and Steve Cummings (BMC Racing).
    Kittel then took centre stage, beating Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) and Nicola Ruffoni (Bardiani-CSF) to the line in a bunch sprint at the end of an 88.8km circuit race.
    These photos tell the story of the final day of the race.

    Via  http://roadcyclinguk.com/racing/gallery/tour-britain-2014-stage-eight-photo-gallery.html#x6swJuXISMlgPuMJ.99

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  2. Tour of Britain 2014: stage 8 - photo gallery - Pt.1

    The 2014 Tour of Britain came to an end with a split stage in London, where Sir Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) and Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano) won on the day, and Dylan van Baarle (Garmin-Sharp)  secured overall victory.
    Wiggins, riding his first time trial since being crowned national champion for the third time, romped to victory on the 8.8km course ahead of Sylvain Chavanel (IAM Cycling) and Steve Cummings (BMC Racing).
    Kittel then took centre stage, beating Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) and Nicola Ruffoni (Bardiani-CSF) to the line in a bunch sprint at the end of an 88.8km circuit race.
    These photos tell the story of the final day of the race.

    Via  http://roadcyclinguk.com/racing/gallery/tour-britain-2014-stage-eight-photo-gallery.html#x6swJuXISMlgPuMJ.99

    #ToB2014   #TourofBritain   #TourofBritain2014  

     
  3. Alberto Contador wins 2014 Vuelta a Espana

    Overall favourites ride final time trial cautiously in wet conditions; Adriano Malori wins stage

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  4. Gallery: 2014 Vuelta a Espana, Stage 21 - Pt.2


    The Vuelta wraps up with a short, rainy time trial won by Adriano Malori. Contador cruises to GC victory!

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  5. Gallery: 2014 Vuelta a Espana, Stage 21 - Pt.1


    The Vuelta wraps up with a short, rainy time trial won by Adriano Malori. Contador cruises to GC victory!

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  6. FOTOGRAPHIA DE LA VUELTA: STAGE 21 - Pt.3

    Once again, against all odds, Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) came out on top. With this Vuelta win, Contador reclaims his spot at the elite of the sport. Quintana and Froome have only won one grand tour each, while Nibali has won one of each. Contador has earned one Giro title, two Tour de France titles, and three Vueltas. If he can win another Tour, in what would be his first official yellow jersey since 2009, he can rightfully reclaim his title as the peloton’s best grand tour rider. As it stands now, that crown is still up for grabs.

    #Vuelta   #Vuelta2014   #LaVuelta   #LaVuelta2014   #VueltaEspana  #VueltaEspana2014  

     
  7. FOTOGRAPHIA DE LA VUELTA: STAGE 21 - Pt.2

    Once again, against all odds, Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) came out on top. With this Vuelta win, Contador reclaims his spot at the elite of the sport. Quintana and Froome have only won one grand tour each, while Nibali has won one of each. Contador has earned one Giro title, two Tour de France titles, and three Vueltas. If he can win another Tour, in what would be his first official yellow jersey since 2009, he can rightfully reclaim his title as the peloton’s best grand tour rider. As it stands now, that crown is still up for grabs.

    #Vuelta   #Vuelta2014   #LaVuelta   #LaVuelta2014   #VueltaEspana  #VueltaEspana2014  

     
  8. FOTOGRAPHIA DE LA VUELTA: STAGE 21 - Pt.1

    Once again, against all odds, Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) came out on top. With this Vuelta win, Contador reclaims his spot at the elite of the sport. Quintana and Froome have only won one grand tour each, while Nibali has won one of each. Contador has earned one Giro title, two Tour de France titles, and three Vueltas. If he can win another Tour, in what would be his first official yellow jersey since 2009, he can rightfully reclaim his title as the peloton’s best grand tour rider. As it stands now, that crown is still up for grabs.

    #Vuelta   #Vuelta2014   #LaVuelta   #LaVuelta2014   #VueltaEspana  #VueltaEspana2014  

     
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  12. nickrearden:

    Eddie, Tom, Jacques, Brian, Fausto, Barry & more from James Straffon’s Legends Stencil series here: http://www.redhouseoriginals.com/artists/james-straffon

    (via 21-thechronicle)

     
  13. David Millar: A career in pictures - From taking the Tour de France by storm to the dark days of doping, we take a look back at David Millar’s rollercoaster career

    There aren’t many riders who divide opinion among British cycling fans as much as David Millar. His meteoric rise to the top of cycling, including wearing the maillot jaune  in his first appearance at the Tour de France, made Millar the young, dynamic, British talent many of us had been waiting for.
    But with so much hope and expectation can come so much disappointment. And while hindsight can tell us that the doping culture in cycling in the early 2000s was endemic, Millar’s admission to using EPO in 2004 set his career into immediate freefall, and one of Britain’s few hopes for glory on the road with it.
    Yet for many, Millar has successfully ridden his road to redemption. Emerging from his troubled doping ban to lay bare the truth of what was happening in cycling’s backstage, and to become a leading voice in the anti-doping crusade, the Scotsman has done everything possible to try and rebuild his tarnished reputation.
    For others though it’ll never be enough. And while Millar’s palmares – which includes four stage wins at the Tour – is testament to his natural ability on a bike, it will all be considered redundant by some for having turned to doping and relented to the darker side of cycling.
    Whatever your view of Millar though, his impact on British cycling is there. From inspiring many of us to pick up a bike in the first place, to helping usher in a cleaner era of cycling, Millar may be remembered divisively, but his career will be remembered.

    Via http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest-news/david-millar-career-pictures-136118#wYuQhZZ2kOtr9RFm.99

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  14. cyclingreporter:

    #LaVuelta podium photo by Yuzuru Sunada

     

  15. Two days after winning in Québec City, Australian national champion Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge) won again, in Montréal, becoming the first rider in the event’s five-year history to sweep the Grands Prix Cyclistes Québec et Montréal weekend of WorldTour races.

    #GPCQM