How it feels to tackle the Tour de France’s ‘final battle’- the Col d’Izoard

Today, the elite riders race to a historic Alpine summit stage finish, but at the weekend it was the turning of 12, 000 amateurs to try to imitate Coppi and Bobet They parked their motorhomes in laybys on the steep slopes of the Col dIzoard five days early to be assured of a prime spot […]

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‘World’s best chef’ Benoit Violier found dead

Chef who operated the the acclaimed Swiss Restaurant de lHotel de Ville in Crissier has died in an apparent suicide French-Swiss chef Benoit Violier, whose Swiss restaurant was named the best in the world in December, has been found dead at his home in an apparent suicide. Violier, 44, ran the Restaurant de lHotel de […]

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High-vis, low-conflict: Kampala gets its first Critical Mass cycle ride

Ugandas first ever Critical Mass is missing the air of protest normally found in Europe or the US. This may be for the best in a country where disagreement is oftens quashed with rubber bullets and tear gas City Cycling the city High-vis, low-conflict: Kampala gets its first Critical Mass cycle ride Uganda’s first ever […]

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Cyclists will soon be banned from historic central places in the Czech capital by officials citing pedestrian security yet 1,000 cars will not Standing astride his bike in Prague’s storied Wenceslas Square, Jakub Panek waxes lyrical about the exhilaration of cycling to work in one of Europe’s most historic and enchanting cities. ” There have […]

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German teenagers who shot toy gun at Thai king spark diplomatic incident

A 14 -year-old boy is being investigated for attempted criminal assault after shooting at monarches entourage with non-lethal weapon The assassins ambushed the king at nightfall and fired their shots as the royals entourage passed in front of their lair. As the shooters were 13 and 14 years old, and their weapon of option an […]

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That’s blown it: high winds cause chaos at Cape Town cycling race

Winds exceeding 100 kph blew riders off their motorcycles and sent portable toilets careening across the road before organisers cancelled the event Winds of up to 100 kph that blew competitors off their motorcycles have forced organisers to cancel an international road race in South Africa. The havoc on the Cape Town Cycle Tour began […]

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America’s road trip: will the US ever kick the car habit?

Motor City Detroit constructed the automobiles, petroleum capital Houston fuelled them and Los Angeles was carved up by freeways in their honor. Yet now all three cities are pushing walking, cycling and the use of modes of public transport. So does this mean Americas love affair with the car is ultimately waning? City is supported […]

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How Bahrain uses sport to whitewash a legacy of torture and human rights abuses | David Conn

Campaign groups argue that Bahrains association with glamour athletic is used to launders a more wholesome image for the country The cyclist Sonny Colbrelli secured prominent exposure for the name of his Bahrain Merida team early in the Tour de France, heading the group sprint at the end of the second stage in Lige before […]

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How cycling is keeping the fight for women’s rights moving in Saudi Arabia

Baraah Luhaid is determined to cycle freely, and she is enouraging other women to join Spokes Hub, her gender-inclusive cycling community Saudi Arabia remains one of the world’s most repressive countries for women, where a man’s permission is obligatory for women to access human rights, and feminist activists risk apprehend. Some changes are creeping in: […]

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