Using an inhaler should not be a negative image for cycling

By Alistair Lumb Consultant in Diabetes, Oxford Centre for Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism I listened with great interest to your interview with Brian Cookson, the president of the UCI, on a recent podcast, but I wondered if I could offer an alternative perspective on the TUE part of the discussion. During the discussion Cookson himself […]

The other halves

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in Tour 2014, Tour de France | No Comments

Richard Moore in Mulhouse When Tony Gallopin crossed the finish line in Mulhouse on Sunday he rode into the yellow jersey and into the arms of his girlfriend, Marion Rousse. Rousse, also a professional rider with Lotto-Belisol, is moonlighting at the Tour de France, working for Eurosport and helping select the daily combativity (most aggressive […]

Stage 9: A Frenchman in yellow for Bastille Day

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in Audioboo, Podcast | No Comments

listen to ‘Stage 9: A Frenchman in yellow for Bastille Day’ on Audioboo With a Frenchman in the yellow jersey for Bastille Day on Monday, Sunday’s edition of the Telegraph Cycling Podcast, sponsored by Jaguar has a special guest. François Thomazeau is the doyen of French cycling writers, and also an acclaimed novelist, food writer, […]

The Nibali you didn’t know

Posted by on Jul 13, 2014 in Tour 2014, Tour de France | No Comments

by Ciro Scognamiglio in Mulhouse We really ought to know everything about Vincenzo Nibali by now. But that’s not the case. There are reaches of the Sicilian’s character that are still unknown to die-hard fans, even though he turned professional way back in 2005 and has now been among the best riders in the world […]

Stage 8: Kadri holds on in the Vosges

Posted by on Jul 12, 2014 in Audioboo, Podcast, Uncategorized | No Comments

listen to ‘Stage 8: Kadri holds on in the Vosges’ on Audioboo As the Tour de France entered the mountains the Telegraph Cycling Podcast, supported by Jaguar brings you all the latest news, analysis and interviews. The Vosges mountains are the first major battleground of this year’s race and, while Blel Kadri nabbed the first […]

Stage 7: Trentin pips Sagan

Posted by on Jul 12, 2014 in Audioboo, Podcast, Uncategorized | No Comments

listen to ‘Stage 7: Trentin pips Sagan’ on Audioboo In the latest Telegraph Cycling Podcast, supported by Jaguar we discuss stage seven from Epernay to Nancy, won by Italy’s Matteo Trentin. The final part of the stage was marred by a crash involving America’s Andrew Talansky, who blamed Simon Gerrans of Australia. The podcast was […]

The Brian Cookson interview

Posted by on Jul 11, 2014 in Audioboo, Podcast | No Comments

listen to ‘Brian Cookson Interview’ on Audioboo On the eve of the Tour de France, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe sat down with Brian Cookson, the president of cycling’s world governing body, the UCI, for this special edition of The Telegraph Cycling Podcast. In this interview, we asked him about the state of […]

Voigt, the meaning of life, the universe and everything

Posted by on Jul 11, 2014 in Tour 2014, Tour de France | No Comments

by Lionel Birnie in Nancy In the brilliant Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams wrote about a hyper-intelligent computer called Deep Thought that was built to calculate the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything. After seven and a half million years of calculations, it turned out that the answer […]

Stage 6: Vintage Greipel wins in Champagne country

Posted by on Jul 11, 2014 in Audioboo, Podcast, Uncategorized | No Comments

listen to ‘Stage 6: Vintage Greipel wins in Champagne country’ on Audioboo After the madness of the cobbles, the Tour de France returned to (almost) normal with a victory for a big German sprinter. But it wasn’t Marcel Kittel this time but his compatriot Andre Greipel of Lotto-Belisol who won the sixth stage in Reims. […]

The Tour can be hard but it’s not war

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in Top 10, Tour 2014, Uncategorized | No Comments

By Richard Moore in Arenberg George Orwell said that serious sport is war minus the shooting, but it isn’t, and I feel uncomfortable sometimes at the close links between sport and the military, as though they are two sides of the same coin. There has seemed in recent years to be a growing convergence between […]