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France has Sunflowers….

With the Tour de France only a few weeks away I thought this images was almost appropriate. Ok so the cyclists were hardly from the Tour de France (One day perhaps?) and the yellow flowers were buttercups rather than sunflowers … Continue reading

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What am I going to do now?

So what am I going to do now?  Now that the Tour de France is over for another year – no Ned, no Carlton, no Sean, no Gary.   What is to happen to me?   Sure the New Year’s … Continue reading

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Well Done Chris Froome – the King of Marginal Gains

I have no idea how you do these sort of things. I know you are some sort of physiological oddity but that would only take you so far. The rest is down to shear guts and determination and dare I … Continue reading

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The Crazy Tour de France

If you have never seen the TV coverage of the Alpe d’ Huez stage on the Tour de France then it can be totally crazy. The riders seem to disappear into a sea of people who seem more interested in … Continue reading

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Tour de France…a great place to learn about geology

I’m not sure whether I should be doing this but as the riders climb Alpe d Huez I keep looking at the geological formations! Simon Marchini WWW.simonmarchini.co.uk

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Dodgy Hip, allergy and Chris Froome

Tomorrow will be seven days since I did my hip – on my exercise bike of all things.   Over the past seven days the pain has come and gone but Monday I spent most of the day producing copper … Continue reading

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A tough day for Sky in the Mountains

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I’ve just got to say this….

Maybe it is the heat, I’m not a great heat lover, but having spent most of the afternoon watching the Tour de France I think my head is about to explode. All afternoon I was told by the British Eurosport’s … Continue reading

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It was exhausting

Like all armchair sports fans I was there pedalling with Chris Froome up the side of the mountain only, of course, I wasn’t.   I was polishing my arse on the settee whilst Frome was having a hard time in the Pyrenees. … Continue reading

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