News - 25/10 - 13:04

Life in Yellow

1919. Hit by years of conflict, destruction and deprivation, France would bounce back. There are dreams of revival. The enemies of yesterday sign the Versailles treaty, called upon to define peaceful relations between the nations of Europe and of the World. Just a few kilometres away, in Paris, a peloton of 67 riders mostly made up of former soldiers prepare, at the heart of...

News - 25/10 - 12:01

THE YELLOW JERSEY WILL HIT THE HEIGHTS

The details of the 106th edition of the Tour de France, which will start on Saturday 6th July from Brussels, were unveiled this morning at the Palais des Congrès convention centre in Paris, in the presence of the five times winners Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain, who were invited to launch the celebration of the Yellow Jersey’s centenary.
Among...

News - 16/10 - 12:07

Tour de France team classification : Team-work is the watchword for NAMEDSPORT>

Aficionados are accustomed to pointing out that cycling is the most collective of individual sports. To this end, the team classification is of specific interest to NAMEDSPORT>, an Italian brand that develops and sells top-quality nutritional products specifically adapted to efforts required for endurance that are already an integral part of the daily programme for some of...

News - 17/09 - 11:00

E.Leclerc to take polka-dot jersey to new heights

Joop Zoetemelk pulled on the first ever polka-dot jersey of the Tour de France on 27 June 1975. The mountains classification had existed since 1933, but it had lacked a distinctive jersey until then. The "jockey outfit" —as Jacques Goddet described it tongue-in-cheek at its launch— has marked several eras: after Belgian Lucien Van Impe, who fought for it eagerly and...

News - 31/07 - 14:54

Geraint Thomas, better late than never

Geraint Thomas is the first Welshman and the third Briton to win the Tour de France. Moreover, he scored the sixth overall victory by Team Sky in seven editions (from 2012 to 2018) after he helped Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome to do so. Aged 32, he’s an example of perseverance and consistency. 
 
Thomas often recalled his first Tour de France. His...

Interview - 29/07 - 21:07

Geraint Thomas: “I’ve waited for this for years”

 

It is insane. I just had never gone so deep for three weeks, I didn’t know what was around the corner. The first stages gave me some confidence, and from then on I went day by day, trying to relax and not to panic, and the momentum grew up until this point. This is the highlight of my life, along with my marriage. For years I just kept...

Interview - 29/07 - 21:01

Tom Dumoulin: “I was afraid of the double Giro-Tour”

 

Before the Tour I had the podium in mind but I was also realistic and I felt the double Giro-Tour could be problematic. I’ve been nervous for a few days. It wasn’t easy. Had I been told that I’d finish on the podium with a stage, I would have signed up straight away. To win yesterday’s stage for one second was magic....

Interview - 29/07 - 20:56

Julian Alaphilippe: “I’m immensely proud”

 

I’m speechless and immensely proud. The polka dot jersey wasn’t my goal at the beginning of the Tour but once I won a stage, I was a bit more relaxed. It worked out well. Almost every day I’ve built this King of the Mountain victory. This Tour de France is surely a turning point in my career in my relationship with the public.

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Interview - 29/07 - 20:44

Pierre Latour: "The white jersey wasn’t a goal but it’s nice to have it"

 

It’s a great feeling to stand on the podium of the Champs-Elysées with the white jersey. I enjoy the moment because last year I finished the Tour with a broken pelvis. As a team, we managed to stay focused even after losing three riders. The white jersey wasn’t a goal. It came as I was accomplishing my mission to stay up front...

Interview - 29/07 - 20:36

Chris Froome: “Geraint and I have come so far together”

 

It has been amazing to stand on the podium with Geraint Thomas up there. We have been teammates and friends for 10 years already. We’ve come so far together… This Tour was a whole different set of emotions for me, a completely different situation yet very rewarding. For the team it is massive to have won 6 out of the last 7 Tours...

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