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Nice Airport is one of the many reasons professional cyclists live on the Côte d’Azur – it’s convenient and has flights to most of the places they need to go to race. Read more »

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According to legend, the Tour de France’s climbs are categorised by the gear that a Citroën 2CV, the iconically French car, had to use to successfully make it to the top. Category 4, the lowest categorisation for the easiest hills, was possible in fourth gear; Category 3 in third gear, and so on. Hors Categorie, or ‘beyond categorisation’ was reserved for those climbs which a 2CV could not drive up. Read more »

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JOSEPHINE 1000 BORNES

 

Starting on the 6th of September, the ‘1000 du sud’ (which means ’The South’s 1000’) is not a race, it is what’s known as a brevet. Brevets are long-distance, free-paced cycling events. Each rider can ride at his own pace. And it actually gets more complicated as riders don’t have a support vehicle, they must be self reliant and of course there are the time limits reducing the down time and forcing you to ride at night… Read more »

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High value and low saturation. This is what makes pastel colors look so different from the others on the color panel.
Delacroix, Millet, Manet, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, all are french artists renowned for the use of pastel in their masterpieces.

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During a ride there are many things that appear at first glance insignificant but when taken as a whole make being in the saddle a unique experience – small details that we find both of no real importance and fascinating at the same time.

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Lanternerouge

Last night Cheng Ji of the Giant-Shimano team went to sleep as the last-placed man in the Tour de France. He will spend today, the first rest day, still in last place, and wake up tomorrow and take the start line for stage 11 still in last.

Ji is the lanterne rouge, the nickname for the last man in the Tour – only in the world’s greatest stage race can a guy stay in last place for long enough to for there be a folklore and a cult around the loser.  Read more »

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After the excitement last year of the Tour de France Team Time Trial in Nice, it’s disappointing that the Tour de France is not visiting the Côte d’Azur this year. Before that we had a Grand Départ in Monaco in 2009, a time trial on the famous F1 circuit, and before that the col de la Bonette in 2008… well, it does come down here quite a bit, but not as often as it used to.  Read more »

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We are french and we can think of nothing better than seeing french riders in the limelight during the 2014 Tour de France. We can’t get the world to support french riders, but maybe we can make you keep an eye on them thanks to our Allez Allez les Frenchies game  Read more »