Posts Tagged ‘Etape du Tour’

l’Etape du Tour 2010

Posted on August 12th, 2010 by Tim Bell

An account of l’Etape du Tour 2010, centenary of the inclusion of mountains in Le Tour de France, going over the Marie-Blanque, Soulor and Col du Tourmalet; the most-climbed mountain in Tour history.

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La Ventoux Grand Trophée

Posted on July 25th, 2010 by Tim Bell

A description of my ride up Mont Ventoux during the 170km 2010 Ventoux Grand Trophée, one of the classics on the French cyclo sportive calendar, during a cycling trip organised by La Fuga.

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Centurion

Posted on May 10th, 2010 by Tim Bell

My first 100 mile bike ride, starting with a group riding out of London and around Essex, then continued with some laps of Richmond Park and finished off with a victory lap around Hyde Park.

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Going the Distance

Posted on May 5th, 2010 by Tim Bell

A cycling training weekend in London when I clocked my longest distance to date around Richmond and Regent’s Parks, together with my Garmin Edge 705 stats and some pictures of Fallow Deer.

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Cycling Training in Essex

Posted on April 18th, 2010 by Tim Bell

Description of a cycling training day in Essex, including Buckhurst Hill, Lambourne End, Toot Hill, Theydon Bois and Epping Forest.

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Anterior Knee Problems from Cycling

Posted on March 5th, 2010 by Tim Bell

Summary of causes behind anterior knee (patella) problems in cycling during preparations for the Etape du Tour 2010, focusing on behavioural factors including cycling style, rest schedules, stretching and supplementary knee exercises.

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The Joys, and Dangers, of Turbo Training

Posted on March 4th, 2010 by Tim Bell

Cycling with a turbo trainer during preparation for the Etape du Tour 2010, using the CycleOps Magneto. Discussion of pros and cons to indoor training, and related anterior knee (patella) injuries, with initial description of Specialized’s Body Geometry bikefit analysis.

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Entering the Etape du Tour 2010

Posted on February 28th, 2010 by Tim Bell

Reasons for riding the Etape du Tour 2010, culminating in the Col du Tourmalet, and description of the process of entering for the race as a UK-based cyclist.

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Going the Distance

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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Rider

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Cycling Training in Richmond Park

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Cycling Training in Essex

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Cycling Training in Nice

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Cycling Training in Nice, Col de la Madone

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Cycling Training in Nice, Getting There

When a member of my 5-a-side team suggested a few ...

Garmin Edge 705

Buying a Bike Computer; The Garmin Edge 705

As soon as I had decided to cycle up a ...

Getting Started

Bike Fit Analysis – Fixing the Ideal Ride Position

Knowing that knee problems could put paid to my Etape ...

Anterior Knee Problems from Cycling

Working in the world of the web, I often need ...

The Joys, and Dangers, of Turbo Training

The spirit was willing but the weather was woeful. If ...

Starting Training for the Etape du Tour

There's a sinking feeling you get on realising you have ...

The Slippery Slope of Cycling Accessorising

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Buying my First Road Bike

Having been a commuter cyclist for years, I had always ...

The Road to Tourmalet

The Lost Weekend – Eyjafjallajoekull Strikes

I was looking forward to consolidating a good weekend of ...

Entering the Etape du Tour 2010

The Etape du Tour is a stage of the ...

Tour de France

The Romance of the Tour de France

Growing up my sister and I were the musicians and ...