2. The thing that I love about road racing is the story. The stages are set. The riders line up. There are favourites at the beginning of every Tour. The ones who have won before, the ones who have come in second, the ones who have won another Grand Tour. But the story never happens like that. Great stories never do.

    Something like this year happens, when weather and crashes eliminate those favourites, one-by-one. When the best sprinter left in the peloton can’t win on the line. When teams lose their leaders and the rookie finds himself in sight of podium. Now who’s racing to win?

    Anyone who wants it enough.

    This zine is the story of the 2010 Tour de France, written as it happened, in the early morning hours. Like all great stories, I didn’t know how good it would be when I started.

  3. fuckyeahcycling:

    Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali (2ndR) wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey rides in the pack during the 177 km fourteenth stage of the 101st edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 19, 2014 between Grenoble and Risoul, eastern France. AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURE (Photo credit should read LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images) (via Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey… News Photo 452383196 | Getty Images)

  6. Voiture balai = broom wagon. The last car of the caravan. The last man to cross the line.

    (Source: lialovesleopards)

  7. Contador abandons the 2014 Tour de France (via Twitter / itvcycling: Contador abandons the 2014 …)

    So. Who’s left?

    (via fuckyeahcycling)

  8. cameronhousepress:

    In 2010, I woke up way too early (Pacific Standard Time) to watch every stage of the Tour de France. I wrote something almost every day. This is a collection of the best. Contents include: Prologue, Stage 1, Sampler, Mountains, Sprints, Cav, Combatif, The Schlecks, Those Middle Stages, Bert, Champs-Élysées.

    This is a zine I made about the 2010 Tour. Something to read on the Rest Day tomorrow.

  10. fuckyeahcycling:

    Jens Voigt negotiates the Côte de Buttertubs during stage one of the Tour de France from Leeds to Harrogate.
    Photograph: Simon Gill/ActionPlus/Corbis (via Sport picture of the day: king of the Dales | Sport | theguardian.com)

    (Newspaper caption. If you can see Jens in there, do let us know ;) )

  11. womenandsports:

    Strada defied her parents, her society and her sport at the Giro d’Italia in 1924, when she took the racing bike she had received as a wedding present and rode all 3,613km of the Grand Tour.

    (via Celebrating Alfonsina Strada, the woman who cycled the Giro d’Italia | Sport | theguardian.com)

  12. velogogo:

    trackosaurus rex - Shut Up Legs!

    We’re making a zine, and it’s all about Jens. Check it out!

  13. fuckyeahcycling:

    Tour de France 2014 | Stage 4

    Kevin Reza

    (via Twitter / letour: .@KevReza on @letour. #TDF …)

    Draw me like one of your French girls.

  14. rhymes-with-lemons:

    le TOUR de FRITES: 21 stages, 3,664 kilometres, NO KETCHUP.

  15. Motherfuckin’ Jens Voigt.

    (Source: lialovesleopards)