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Stage 21: Wrap-Up

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!In case you were wondering about the champagne and stuffed animals, the final stage into Paris is historically more of a celebratory parade than a bike race. The parade into town, in the shadow of the Arc de Triomphe, is [...]

Stage 19: Battle Royale

Where to start?
First French win in this year’s Tour? First French win on Alpe D’Huez since 1986? First French White Jersey (Best Young Rider) win since 1979? Alberto Contador throwing caution to the wind and attacking from the gun, trying to salvage his Tour? Thomas Voeckler initially riding away from F. Schleck and Evans only [...]

Stage 18: Willing to Lose

Stage 18
Willing to Lose
You can’t always have your cake and eat it, too. Sometimes you have to take great risks to reap great rewards. When these risks pay off, you will be a hero, a genius. When the risk does not pan out, you will be vilified. Those of you that watch American football will [...]

Stage 15: Kamikaze

Kamikaze
While some would say that you’ve got to admire the spunk of Philippe Gilbert, I think he’s been a bit reckless with his efforts. There’s no doubt that he’s putting on a good show, but it’s really not accomplishing much, and at the end of the day, that’s the only way to judge a bike [...]

Rest Day #2: A Look Ahead

A Look Ahead
This is already the most exciting Tour I can remember, and we haven’t even entered the final week yet! The next 6 stages are, on paper anyway, the most important and most exciting of the Tour. After what we’ve seen so far I’m not sure they can live up to that, but let’s [...]

Stage 16: Carpe Diem

Put fortune on your side, seize the day, and just go for it.

Stage 14 – Pressure & Expectations

Danielson never performed up to expectations, Voeckler has always exceeded expectations.

Stage 12: The Importance of Pacing

Stage 12
The Importance of Pacing
Today, as the race finally entered the big mountains, we had two great examples of the importance of pacing. Too often, cyclists, even the pros, blow up by trying to ride at a pace they cannot sustain.
Hang around coaches, elite athletes, or even online message boards very long, and you’ll soon [...]

2009 Black Friday / Cyber Monday Deals – Sneak Peek…

You have just stumbled across the sneak peek of 2009’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. This is a small listing of just some of the great deals you will find at Sun & Ski Sports. The sale starts this Wednesday (1/25) for the early bird shoppers and available online through Monday (11/30).
Apparel – Men’s, [...]

The Most Fuel Efficient Vehicle? You, on a Bike!

The big debate continues.   Between the new 2009 diesels coming out or some of the hybrids that are popping out on the market, it’s hard to decide the best way to save on gas in the near future.  Add talks of hydrogen vehicles, and it’s even more confusing.  What is the most efficient vehicle out [...]