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Top 10 Moments from the Eventful 2014 Tour de France

The 2014 Tour de France was all about Vincenzo Nibali

The 2014 Tour de France ran from July 5th to July 27th. This 101st edition of the Tour was made up of 21 stages and covered 3,664 km, containing nine flat stages, five hill stages, six mountain stages with five mountaintop finishes, one time trial and two rest days.

The Tour started in England lost a few big names along the way to Paris. In their absence the race was still competitive, for the Sprinter’s Green and King of the Mountain’s Polka Dot Jerseys. The Yellow Jersey and General Classification was decided early quite early on, with Vincenzo Nibali’s performance in Stage 2 and the withdrawal of both Christopher Froome and Alberto Contador.

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Top 10 Moments from the 2013 Tour de France

100th running of the Tour de France

The 100th running of the Tour de France concluded today in the twilight on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. I can’t really vouch for any of the riders, but this has been the cleanest Tour to date (last year I listed my Top 5 Non-Doping Moments), with the exception that the French press is always looking for doping in any foreign rider who’s winning.

There were quite a few highlights, many more than 10, none-the-less here are my Top 10 moments from the 2013 Tour de France, in no particular order.

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A Recap and My Top 5 Non-Doping Moments from the 2012 Tour de France

Bradley Wiggins of Team Sky wins 2012 Tour de France

The 99th Tour de France completed it’s 3,496.9 km journey through Belgium, Switzerland and France, today. History was made with British rider Bradley Wiggins of Team Sky taking the final maillot jaune (yellow jersey) being the first of his country to do so, his teammate Chris Froome joined him 2nd on the podium, also a first. Another teammate of Wiggins, Mark Cavendish, also made history with his fourth straight victory on the Champs-Élysées.

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