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Allez Le Tour

clock July 12, 2013 10:59 by author Brian
My Tour de France starts here, let's hope it goes better than previous experiences [More]


Three questions from week two at the Tour

clock July 16, 2012 21:53 by author Brian
With 15 stages down and five to go, plenty has gone one at the Tour de France...but there's still questions that need to be answered [More]


Three questions from the opening week of the Tour

clock July 7, 2012 21:14 by author Brian
After a crash-littered first week at the Tour de France, Brian Canty asks how the Irish are doing and why all the spills? [More]


It's a long way from there to here...

clock February 6, 2012 21:41 by author Brian
Brian Canty examines the chain of events that have led the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to arrive at their decision to ban Alberto Contador for two years. [More]


Just when we thought cycling was cleaning itself up

clock February 6, 2012 20:18 by author Brian
Alberto Contador's doping case has spanned almost two years, and Brian Canty believes cycling has done itself a grave disservice by banning the Spaniard for two years. [More]


Ventoux challenge copperfastens Contador's tour de force

clock July 26, 2009 22:14 by author Brian
This weekend saw a climax to a race the Tour de France has rarely seen the like of as the matador Alberto Contador teased his rivals before delivering a flawless finish on the summit of all summits. Brian Canty was there to witness it. [More]


Nothing stands in the way of El Matador

clock July 21, 2009 17:32 by author Brian
Sunday's mountain finish at Verbiers was as crucial as predicted: Alberto Contador just needs to stay upright now, writes Brian Canty [More]


Lance may live strong but what about Contador?

clock July 3, 2009 22:39 by author Brian
The Tour de France gets going in Monaco today and Brian Canty is intrigued by which reputations will be won and lost [More]




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