Cycling isn’t a game, it’s a sport. Tough, hard and unpitying, and it requires great sacrifices. One plays football, or tennis, or hockey. One doesn’t play at cycling.
Jean de Gribaldy, cyclist and directeur sportif. (via cadenced)
Ag2r riders stand in the rain below the podium to cheer Blel Kadri’s stage win in the Tour de France.
It’s a sign of the team spirit. Sponsor Ag2r La Mondiale is a mutually-owned health and social insurance company and its ad campaigns have the message that people are better off together. Publicity like this helps explain why the company has been sponsoring a cycling team since 1999.
Lars Boom takes the best win of his career with an average speed of 47kph over 155 kilometers to win stage 5 of the Tour de France. The stage for an amazing spectacle and further confirmed Vincenzo Nibali’s hold on the maillot jaune. The Cor Vos photo comes from CyclingTips’ coverage of the stage.