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Tour de France: Team Sky launches TDF microsite plus competition to win VIP trip to Paris

Microsite focuses on cycling's biggest race, but what's that on Brad Wiggins' bike?...

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 joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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CliveDS | 13 years ago

Way cool, with a saddle specially made like that the pressure to perform just went up.

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