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Kirstie James’ Tour predictions
Kirstie James Crit Nats photo 150July 5th, ’15.  It’s day 1 of the Tour de France and we caught up with Kirstie James to get her take on what she expects from the race this year.  From who will be wearing yellow to her desire to race one of the Netherlands stages and more, get Kirstie’s take on the Tour 2015.
 
Rohan Dennis takes first yellow of Tour de France
Stage 1 - Rohan Dennis 150July 5th, ’15.  Rohan Dennis caused a little bit of surprise, taking the first stage of the 2015 Tour de France by 5 seconds ahead of Tony Martin and 6 seconds ahead of Fabian Cancellara.  Of the big three contenders for yellow Vincenzo Nibali took first blood.
 
Where the Tour will be won: cobblestones
Arenberg 150
July 2nd, ’15.  The longest stage of this year’s Tour de France is also set to be one of the most dramatic.  As we discovered last year, there does not need to be a climb for there to be a radical shift in the general classification of the Tour.  Seraing-Cambrai ought to do a little of that.
 
Reon Park’s epic Tour challenge
Reon Park photo Steve Keenan Timaru 150July 2nd, 15.  Its Tour de France time, but not just in France.  In our own little corner of the globe one individual is attempting to tackle his own Tour de France-based effort.  Meet Reon Park, a former world champion who is set to ride his inaugural Tour de Timaru.

 
Cav at the helm for Etixx-Quick Step

Mark Cavendish TA 150July 1st, ’15.  Etixx-Quick Step take to the Tour de France with Mark Cavendish very high on their priority list.  The British former green jersey and world champion, will be principal of a number of cards to play in the Tour this year, with options spread further afield also.

 
Where the Tour will be won: Vannes-Plumelec TTT
Team Sky CD 150July 1st, ’15.  It is always a point of interest in any grand tour, the team time trial.  This year Vannes-Plumelec is the battleground as the - hopefully - nine man teams take on the 28km course.  But what makes this year’s team time trial course a potentially GC defining one is the climb-factor.
 
Jack Bauer returns to the Tour
Stage 3 - Jack Bauer 150June 30th, ’15.  New Zealand’s Jack Bauer has been confirmed as one of the Cannondale-Garmin riders to take on the 2015 Tour de France.  It will be Bauer’s third Tour de France, with his first coming in 2013 and he will be riding in a team that boasts a three-pronged leadership structure for the race.

 
Team Sky look to make new memories
Chris Froome CD 150June 30th, ’15.  We all remember the 2014 Tour de France as being the Tour that wasn’t for Chris Froome.  What was meant to be a three-way showdown ended for Froome before the race really began.  But with the Sky team for this year’s race announced he will be hoping to create new memories this time around.
 
Bouhanni out of the Tour?
Nacer Bouhanni CD 150June 29th, ’15.  Nacer Bouhanni’s Tour de France may be over before it began.  The Frenchman who was expected to be one of the regular features at the front end of the sprint finishes crashed heavily towards the end of the French National Road Race Championships, damaging his ribs.
 
Campbell Stewart’s Tour predictions
Campbell Stewart photo Eugene Bonthuys 150June 28th, ’15.  Campbell Stewart gives us his predictions on the Tour de France.  In the second look at what the Tour could provide this time around Campbell talks about riding the Pyrenees, the excitement of 21 brand new days and the potential flexibility of yellow.
 
Sprints or GC for Katusha?
Alexander Kristoff - podium 150June 27th, ’15.  The line up for Katusha at this year’s Tour de France raises one or two eyebrows, and with it one or two questions.  What will they target?  Are they a sprint squad with a GC hopeful?  Are they a GC squad with a sprint backup?
 
Luke Mudgway’s Tour predictions
Luke Mudgway 150June 27th, ’15.  We begin our pre-Tour predictions with Avanti Racing’s Luke Mudgway.  The talented young rider gives us his top three, surprise package and few more little insights.  He also weighs in on the new structure of the points classification.
 
GIANT-Alpecin to the Tour minus Marcel Kittel
Marcel Kittel 150June 26th, ’15.  One of the big names of the Tour de France in recent years will not be taking to the start line for this year’s edition.  Marcel Kittel has been ruled out of the GIANT-Alpecin team due to lack of fitness, with John Degenkolb being called on to spearhead the sprint campaign for them instead.
 
Greg Henderson to take on his 4th Tour
Greg Henderson - STDU breakaway 150June 25th, ’15.  Greg Henderson has been confirmed as one of the nine riders who will take on the Tour de France in Lotto Soudal colours.  The Kiwi fast man will be lining up for his fourth Tour de France as he looks to assist teammate Andre Greipel; the role he’s played so well already this season.
 
Cancellara & Mollema to lead Trek at the Tour

Fabian Cancellara 150June 24th, ’15.  Fabian Cancellara and Bauke Mollema will lead the Trek Factory Racing team at the Tour de France this year.  In a new twist for this year, the management of the team took to Twitter to announce their Tour selection; that this time does not include either Schleck brother.

 
Bora-Argon 18 announce Tour de France line up
Sam Bennett TA 150June 24th, ’15.  Bora-Argon 18 have announced their line up for the 2015 Tour de France.  Led by Dominik Nerz and Sam Bennett, the team will aim for success in both the sprint finishes and general classification, with a strong team around them.

 
Tour de France announces teams
Gerald Ciolek - Milan-San Remo 150Jan 15th, ’15.  Amaury Sport Organisation, the organiser of the Tour de France, has announced the list of teams that will be participating in the 2015 edition of Le Tour, as well as some of the other major races organised by the group.
 
Who will win the Tour 2015?
Stage 5 - Vincenzo 150Oct 24th, ’14.  As the dust begins to settle on the unveiling of the 2015 Tour de France route, there are a number of questions to be asked.  The general air seems to be that of excitement but not without the occasional wagging tongue here and there.  With a couple of rule changes added for good measure we thought we’d take a look at who could really shine in the 2015 Tour de France.
 
Tour de France stages 20-21: Martin wins TT, Kittel conquers final stage as Nibali secures Tour win
Stage 21 - Marcel Kittel wins smlJuly 28th, ’14.  Tony Martin took his second stage win of this year’s Tour in dominant fashion in the race’s only individual time trial this year.  In the final stage Vincenzo Nibali became the first Italian since Marco Pantani in 1998 to win the Tour de France while Marcel Kittel took victory on the Champs-Elysees for the second consecutive time.
 
Tour de France stage 19: Navardauskas surprises the sprinters
Stage 19 - Ramunas Navardauskas smlJuly 26th, ’14.  After the difficulties Garmin-Sharp have experienced in the Tour this year they have finally taken a stage win courtesy of Lithuania’s Ramunas Navardauskas.  It is the first time a Lithuanian has won a stage of the Tour de France and was perfectly timed as Navardauskas finished seven seconds ahead of John Degenkolb of GIANT-Shimano, Alexander Kristoff of Katusha and Mark Renshaw of Omega Pharma-Quick Step.
 
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