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    Albertville plays host to the start of today’s stage. It’s a regular on the Tour schedule but the route succeeding it is not. It’s technical, and confusing for riders. There’s lots of changes in direction, fast descents and tricky climbs. Col de la Forclaz, Montée de Bisanne, Col des Saisies; there’s plenty of opportunities on

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    Win Velobici goodies

      The only obstacle riders will contend with is gravity as they are tested by today’s mountain time trial. First there’s the steep hairpins of the Côte de Domancy. Riders are rewarded with a little rest bite ready for the drag up to the Côte des Chozeaux. It’s not an uphill finish today. There’s a 2km

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      Win a pair of our new design Prologue water bottles

        After Côte de Saanenmöser and Col des Mosses riders hit the familiar climb of Col de la Forclaz. Col de la Forclaz has featured often in this Swiss part of the race. Col de la Forclaz could be a springboard for attacks, but riders must be confident they can continue the pace onto Finhaut-Emosson for the 8.4%,

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        Win personalised wall art by Loopie

          The strongest team in the Tour could triumph today. It’s an undulating route that requires teamwork to keep the sprint contenders in position. Ettix-Quickstep will be hankering for their first bunch sprint win, but Tinkoff have been a dominant force in the peloton so far. Plus, the short uphill finish is almost offering Sagan the

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          Win a signed jersey by LottoNL-Jumbo rider Robert Gesink

            In homage to the locals – who regularly partake in the ritual of climbing the Grand Colombier from four different ascents in one day – the Tour will today climb this mountain twice. After the Grand Colombier they’ll descend to Culoz before climbing the Lacets du Grand Colombier. But lets not discount the four other

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            Win Procycling Top Trumps

              Riders head along the Rhône Valley into the face of the prevailing wind. Usually we’d call a bunch sprint in these conditions as riders shelter in the peloton. But you saw the chaos Sagan and Froome caused on the windy last 10km into Montpelier earlier in the tour. Will the Ettix-Quickstep train finally be rewarded with a

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              Win an OTE Starter Pack

                Today’s time trial is a technical test of climbing, descending and bike handling skills. Riders must negotiate the six kilometre climb up La Roche Colombe, then 18 kilometres of undulating parcours, a rapid descend, tight bends, changes of direction and a final five-kilometre climb to the finish. Chris Froome has shown he’s a Jack-of-all-trades at

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                Win for Joe Williams at Litherland Circuit Race

                  Junior rider Joe Williams has progressed in fitness and confidence throughout the season to take his first win last night at the Litherland Circuit Race. Joe Reports: As usual the race begins fast with repeated attacks. I stay vigilant and on the third lap I follow an attack. With three other riders we manage to

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                  Win a Castelli Viva Donna Skully

                    Today is the day you’ll watch longingly, wishing you were there on the mountain side of Mont Ventoux. That’s right, Mont Ventoux makes today one of the key stages in the competition for the yellow jersey. It will build slowly into an almighty crescendo of attacks as the GC riders fight for this momentous win. WIN: Enter

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