Tagged: Paris

All my posts that mention Paris in some way.

Tour de France Champs Elysees Stage Photos 2018

Tour de France Champs Elysees Stage Photos 2018

I managed to get myself over to Paris to watch the final stage of the Tour de France for the first time. Definitely one of my cycling bucket list activities and something I’ve wanted to do for a while. I ended up taking photos on the Rue de Rivoli between Norwegian corner and the 1km to go barrier – then scurried off to the Champs...

London to Paris Champs Elysees

Champs Élysées

To most people the Champs Elysees is a premium priced shopping street. With a very wide road in the middle of it and evenly spaced trees lining the edges. To anyone with a bike however it is the iconic finish of the Tour de France. Champs Elysees Every year since 1975, the Tour de France has finished on the wide boulevard of the Champs Élysées. The...

London to Paris Arc de Triomphe

London to Paris in Under 24 hours

Right so in the traditional Christmas style, gather round children, I have a story or two to tell… I’ve been very neglectful and haven’t been writing for awhile and eventually the guilt and haranguing from family members has meant that my last acts of 2015 will be to finally write up my Dunwich Dynamo and London to Paris experiences and enter 2016 with a clean...

2015 Quievy Cobbles Tour de France

Tour de France Cobbles – An Amateur Experience

With today’s Tour de France Stage 4 going over some of the cobbles in Northern France – it’s time to regurgitate my interesting experience of Paris Roubaix in 2013. As you can see, one climb, and apart from the cobbles, a fairly easy stage. The start of the 2013 Paris Roubaix Challenge was a little underwhelming with small groups setting off whenever they wanted and...

Tour de France Logo

Tour de France 2015 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Tour de France Parcours Tour de France Contenders This year we have the ‘Big Four’ who are all looking to win the Tour de France’s yellow jersey. Three of them have won before with only Nairo Quintana still to win. Vincenzo Nibali is last year’s winner but questions exist after his poor showing in the recent Criterium du Dauphine. Alberto Contador won this year’s Giro...

Paris Roubaix Hincapie Mud

Paris – Roubaix 2015 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Paris – Roubaix is the flattest of all the classics but has around 30km of brutal cobbled sections (which I can vouch for). The race traditionally suits heavier, powerful riders but without Boonen and Cancellara, the race is ready to move onto a new generation. If wet, this race can descend into a true Hell of the North and will have plenty of crashes. Hopefully...