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    Baptiste Planckaert, new leader of the Coupe de France PMU (2) (2059x)  Baptiste Planckaert, new leader of the Coupe de France PMU (1686x)  The podium of Cholet-Pays de Loire 2016: Rudy Barbier, Baptiste Planckaert & Yannis Yssaad (1699x)  Rudy Barbier on the podium (1647x)  François Faglain hands out the trophey to Rudy Barbier (1635x)  Rudy Barbier, happy with his victory (1632x)  Bryan Coquard is obviously disappointed (1621x)  At 150 meters from the finish you can see the riders who crashed on the ground (1622x)  Rudy Barbier wins Cholet-Pays de Loire 2016 (249x)  The sprint got off for Rudy Barbier (165x)  
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    Added: tuesday 24 May 2016 at 23:28:00

    A 23rd team in the Tour de France 2016: the GIGN

    A 23rd team in the Tour de France 2016: the GIGNIn March, the 22 teams selected for participation in the Tour de France have been announced by Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.), the organisor of the Tour.

    This list was not surprising at that time because we found exactly the same teams as last year. Today, it has been announced that a 23rd team will be added to this selection ...

    The terrorist threat: the Interior Ministry takes exceptional measures

    Of course this is not really a 23rd cycling team which will be added to the start list of the Tour in addition to the 22 others. Indeed, we're talking here about the presence of the GIGN (the Groupe d'intervention de la Gendarmerie nationale, the French anti terrorism intervention team) which has been announced today among the special measures taken in the c ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2016
  • Added: thursday 05 May 2016 at 14:57:00

    The Tour of Italy 2016 race route on Google Maps/Google Earth

    The Tour of Italy 2016 race route on Google Maps/Google EarthThis Friday, the 6th of May 2016, the Tour of Italy 2016 (or Giro d'Italia 2016) will start in Apeldoorn in The Netherlands with an individual time trial. All the other details about the race route, the roads the riders will follow, the time- and route schedules, the stage profiles and the race routes on Google Maps/Google Earth are available in this article, so you can follow the "fight for pink" in the best possible conditions, knowing what the riders will face!

    Due to a lack of time and because the creation of these maps represents a big amount of work, velowire.com offers you the race routes of the 6 first stages to start with, knowing that the others will be published progressively while I'm working on them but in any case always before they'll take place! The race routes of all stages are now online, as ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Giro d Italia| Giro d'Italia 2016| Google Maps/Google Earth
  • Added: sunday 24 April 2016 at 17:08:00

    Wout Poels wins a monument: Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2016 partially in the snow!

    Wout Poels wins a monument: Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2016 partially in the snow!The 102nd edition of Liège-Bastogne-Liège took place in quite heavy weather conditions, with snow, rain and a very low temperature. After a long lasting breakaway with 8 riders, the two final climbs finally forced the destiny in this race and the favourites didn't get a chance to battle for victory when the race was won by the Dutch rider Wout Poels (Team Sky)!

    The summary of Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2016

    200 riders started this morning in Liège for the 253 kilometers which made up the Liège-Bastogne-Liège race route this year, under almost freezing temperatures, around one degree, and with some snow flakes.

    Despites the difficult weather conditions, a group of 7 riders got away from the peloton after only a bit more than ten kilometers: Pavel Brutt (Tinkoff), Paolo Tiralongo (Astana), Nicolas Edet (Cofidis), Thomas de Gendt (Lotto-Soudal), Cesare Benedetti (Bora-Argon 18), Alessandro De Marchi (BMC Racing Team) and Jérémy Roy ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Classics
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  • The 5 most recent videos (click on a thumbnail to see all videos)
    Giro d'Italia 2016 : interview Vincenzo Nibali, winner of the race Giro d'Italia 2016: 20- Guillestre (FR) - Sant-Anna di Vinadio - Rein Taaramae & Vincenzo Nibali Giro d'Italia 2016: 19- Pinerolo - Risoul (FR) - Vincenzo Nibali & Esteban Chaves Giro d'Italia 2016: 17- Molveno - Cassano d'Adda - Roger Kluge & Steven Kruijswijk Giro d'Italia 2016: 18- Muggiò - Pinerolo - Matteo Trentin & Steven Kruijswijk

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