Jean-François Pescheux is retiring from his job as ASO’s technical director. The man behind much of the Tour de France route as well as the saviour of Paris-Roubaix’s cobbles, he’s also been the chief official when the race is on.
Here’s hoping he gets a good send off at this week’s presentation of the 2014 Tour de France.
More at http://inrng.com/2013/10/pescheux-tour-grand-depart/
"At Saxo Bank, we stand by our clients side in the good times as well as the tough stages, and it’s also true for our riders"
This ad came out in February 2012 after the Court of Arbitration for Sport imposed a ban on Contador and stripped him of several past wins.
Will Saxo Bank be standing by their riders in tough times today as Riis struggles with the cash shortfall left by departing sponsor Oleg Tinkov?
He didn’t win but Thomas Voeckler’s 50km solo breakaway allowed him to ride past the Ghisallo chapel as the fans cheered and the bells rang.
More photos and race analysis at http://inrng.com/?p=17069
@inrng Oleg Tinkov on cover of today’s Financial Times companies and markets, in cycling gear; about TCS IPO— David N. Welton (@davidnwelton) October 4, 2013
Oleg Tinkov is selling down his stake in TCS, his credit card company. It’ll free up more cash to spend on a cycling team.
Gent (Ghent), Flanders (Belgium)
It’s Mont Cassel in France, a regular on the route of Gent-Wevelgem and the 4 Days of Dunkerque.