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A National Lottery Twitter Campaign Got Hijacked By Trolls Because Of Course It Did

It doesn't matter who you are or what you're doing, if you're doing it on the internet then people are going to try and find ways to fuck with it. The latest example is a Twitter campaign by the National Lottery, which would automatically add a user's name to a placard if they retweeted a post with the #Represent hashtag. Read More >>

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How Do Tour de France Cyclists Pee?

During the Tour de France riders consume a staggering 8,000 calories per day, including 1,500 during the race itself in liquid form. So it perhaps easy to wonder... umm, where does it go? How do cyclists pee during the race? Read More >>

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This Bike Frame Weighs Just 680 Grams

You'll never see the SuperSix EVO Black Inc. on the street. You probably won't even see it in a local road race. This is Cannondale's chef d'œuvre, built with only the best components, top to bottom—it's a £7,300 piece of carbon ridden by the fastest humans on Earth. Read More >>

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The Numbers Behind Tour de France: How Much it Cost Us

Some of the costs involved in bringing the Tour de France to the UK are now being totted up, showing that local councils paid £10.6m to Tour organisers, before stage costs are added in. Which is a bit odd, as we usually get loads of angry cyclists bombing around like they own the place for free [JOKE]. Read More >>

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101 Years of Tour de France Bikes Map the Evolution of Cycling

This year marks the 101st riding of the Tour de France, one of the most brutal sporting events ever created by man. In fact, plenty of us are so focused on the madness that we overlook how incredible the technology that powers it has become—and how it's evolved over more than a century. Read More >>

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Experience Tour de France Mayhem First-Hand From New on-Bike Cameras

If you've been watching the Tour de France you know that it's been one of the more brutal tours in recent years, with intense weather conditions and terrible crashes that have led to three top contenders abandoning the tour already. It's also the first year that riders are allowed to put cameras on their bikes—so viewers can access the firsthand perspective for the very first time. Read More >>

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Stupid Tour de France Selfies Could Get Somebody Killed

These days it's not enough to stand on the side of the road and watch as Tour de France riders blaze past on their quest for le maillot jaune. Nor is it enough, it seems, for spectators to grab a quick snapshot. Everyone wants le selfie (Translation: a Selfie), and it could get somebody killed, or at the very least pretty damn hurt. Read More >>

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Sony is Filming the Tour de France by Strapping Cameras Onto Sheep

When the directorial choices of regular sports broadcasters just don't have the flair you're looking for, where do you turn? If you're Sony, you just say "sod it", and strap a load of action cams onto the backs of a flock of sheep. Read More >>

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Historic Town Maypole Chopped Down in Tour de France Route Safety Shambles

A 50-year-old maypole in the town of Otley got the chop recently, as part of a dread health and safety review prior to the Tour de France hammering past next week. Read More >>

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Google Mashes Street View and Google+ Together for Tour de France Action Cam

Google's put together a very technically impressive web experience celebrating the Tour de France, giving you (a bit of) an idea of what the stages look like from a rider's perspective. Read More >>

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100 Years of Tour de France Bikes Map the Evolution of Modern Cycling

There are few professional sports as closely bound to technology as cycling. A bike isn't just equipment, as skiis or a tennis racket might be—it's a partner in a symbiotic relationship between the machine and athlete. And it's remarkable how drastically that machine has changed in the last century. Read More >>

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2014 Tour de France Staring in… Yorkshire

Golden boy Bradley Wiggins and the rest of our magisterial cyclists won't have too far to travel to join the Tour de France in 2014, thanks to Tour organisers announcing that the 2014 bike race will start in Yorkshire. Read More >>