Team Sky has launched a new microsite dedicated to the Tour de France on its website ahead of its debut in cycling’s biggest race in tomorrow’s Prologue in the Dutch port of Rotterdam.
The microsite, which you can find here includes interviews with all nine riders representing the British ProTour outfit in the three-week race, together with features and photos of their build-up to the event, plus a blog by Team Principal Dave Brailsford.
The microsite will be updated throughout the Tour with stage reports, reaction and photos, and the team is also running a competition to enable one lucky fan to win a pair of tickets to be whisked to and from Paris from London by Eurostar, put up in a hotel overnight and receive two VIP passes to watch the final day’s action on the Champs-Elysées on 25 July. Full details, including an entry form, can be found here.
Meanwhile, we can’t help wondering whether the design of Bradley Wiggins’ new custom-made saddle from Prologo shown in the picture above owes as much to the UCI’s recent announcement that it would be checking bikes for signs of ‘mechanical doping’ ahead of the Tour as it does to his love of all things Mod?
Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.