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Geraint Thomas’ Tour de France trophy stolen from Cycle Show

Geraint Thomas’ Tour de France trophy was stolen from the Cycle Show at the NEC in Birmingham. Team Sky loaned the trophy to Pinarello for the show in September, where it was displayed alongside the other Grand Tour trophies, Vuelta de Espana and Giro d’Italia. A statement on Team Sky’s …

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All three British Grand Tour winners were riding Shimano Dura Ace

Simon Yates’ victory at the 73rd Vuelta a España meant that this is the second year running that all three Grand Tour winners rode to their victories on Shimano Dura Ace – it just so happens all three this year were also British. Yates followed Geraint Thomas’ victory in the …

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Wales National Velodrome to be renamed to honour Geraint Thomas

Wales National Velodrome will now be known as the Geraint Thomas National Velodrome of Wales in recognition of Thomas’ victory in this year’s Tour de France. Leader of Newport City Council Debbie Wilcox said: “We want to show our appreciation of Geraint’s awesome achievement. This is the glittering prize in …

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Chris Boardman gives up Tour de France TV punditry to help Manchester go Dutch

For a number of years, Chris Boardman has spent every July away from the UK commentating on ITV’s coverage of the Tour de France. However, he has now given up this prominent punditry role to concentrate on the creation of a network of walking and cycling routes in Greater Manchester. …

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Etxeondo makes and delivers Tour de France skinsuit for Tom Dumoulin in three hours

Yesterday morning Team Sunweb realised it had misplaced Tom Dumoulin’s time trial skinsuit for the afternoon time trial at the Tour de France, and the world champion would have to ride in a plain strip without the rainbow-stripes.  A call was made to the team’s clothing sponsor, Etxeondo. The Spanish …

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Cube redesigns the Aerium for Wanty-Groupe Gobert’s 2018 Tour effort

Cube has created a new aero performance bike for the Belgian Pro Continental team Wanty-Groupe Gobert, which has once again secured a wildcard spot for the biggest race of 2018, the Tour de France. The Aerium TT C:68 is visually similar to the Aerium C:68, but has been designed from …

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Team Sky to wear recycled ocean plastic kit at Tour de France

Team Sky has unveiled a new eco-friendly kit design for the upcoming Tour de France in collaboration with Sky Ocean Rescue, and has pledged to remove all single-use plastic packaging from its business operations by 2020. The new kit has been designed to help Team Sky stand out in the …

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Michelin to test tyres at Le Tour

Michelin and Cofidis Solutions Crédits have signed a two-year technical partnership agreement that will run from 2018. The deal marks the French tyre firm’s return to road racing after an absence of several years. Cédric Vasseur will be supplied with Michelin tyres and inner tubes, while Michelin will use the …

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