Sport can offer no greater backdrop than the giant climbs of the Alps or Pyrenees, and the mountain stages of the Tour de France are typically the most memorable. Here are the stats in our latest infographic from our partners at RoadCyclingUK.
Today’s Tour infographic provided by our friends at RoadCyclingUK looks at Andre Greipel’s Lotto Belisol sprint train, it’s one of the most efficient in the business.
Here’s an illustrated breakdown of the power behind Greipel’s throne: the staff behind the German national champion and the brave team-mates who deliver ‘the Gorilla’ to the line.
As the riders have a well earned day off after a tough week and the two gruelling days in the Pyrenees we take a look at some interesting figures compiled by our partners at RoadCyclingUK.
Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas fractured his hip on the first stage of the 2013 Tour de France but has refused to quit.
Such displays of courage are the norm for professional cycling, despite the unimaginable challenge of racing for three weeks.
Do the stars of other sports have it easy by comparison, and reap greater rewards?
When Andy Murray stepped on to Centre Court at Wimbledon, he was playing for a £1.6m pay cheque. If Chris Froome wins the Tour de France, he will collect €450,000.
Thomas tweeted recently on the £23,000 prize money given to players who exit Wimbledon after the first round, joking that his girlfriend should attend the local tennis court.
We compare the prize money offered to the riders of the Tour de France and the players at Wimbledon, it’s certainly an eye opener.
The latest in our infographic series lists from our friends at RoadCyclingUK, the greatest champions of cycling’s greatest race, from the five-time winners to those who bagged a brace.
Our friends at RoadCyclingUK are partnering with Cycling Shorts during the Tour de France to bring you a series of infographics about the legendary race. Today we are looking at race favourite Chris Froome of Team Sky.
Our friends at RoadCyclingUK are partnering with Cycling Shorts during the Tour de France to bring you a series of infographics about the legendary race. Here’s number 2 in the series.