Better the Deiter you know

If you follow the Tour de France, you already know Dieter ‘Didi’ Senft. Maybe not by name, but certainly by sight. He’s the bearded nut-job we see pretty much every year by the roadside dressed as El Diablo. Since making his first appearance at the 1993 Tour, in his own eccentric way Senft has now … More Better the Deiter you know

Tour de Stats

Just reading through the Official Tour de France 2014 Guide (as always a superb production from the guys at RIDE) and thought it might be interesting to distill some of the team/race data to present some truly useless bits of trivia surrounding the 2014 race.   Heaviest squad? Lotto-Belisol, average rider weight 71.9kg Tallest squad? … More Tour de Stats

Le Tour Fans

From the sublime to the ridiculous, a selection of the biggest nutjobs seen in France this last month. Plenty of Aussies and Brits amongst them.

Now what?

So the carnival is over. Froomey has taken all before him in the land of stinky cheese and frogs’ legs and, 48 hours on, I feel this strange emptiness; a vacuum. Tommo and Tanny and Scotty and Kate and Macka and Keeno and Phil and Paul. Not to mention the Skoda Tour Tracker. I’ve grown … More Now what?

Life can be cruel

While Froomey and Co party on the Champs-Elysees, spare a thought for Vacansoleil’s Lieuwe Westra. The poor Dutchman fell ill today and after riding an epic 3,366km had to withdraw from the race an agonising 38km from the finish of Stage 21. So, no finisher’s medal for him. You’d think perhaps ASO might give it … More Life can be cruel