Al Hinds



Tour Diary Day #20

26 July 2014 | 3:00 - By Al Hinds

I have a very, very good job, and I am very, very fortunate to do it, but it does have one caveat.

It's not all bad... Dom and I in front of the Chateau Monbazilliac. (SBS)

It's not all bad... Dom and I in front of the Chateau Monbazilliac. (SBS)

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Magnificent Mick!

23 July 2014 | 3:00 - By Al Hinds

Six months ago we didn't know whether Michael Rogers would even continue in the sport. Tuesday, in Bagnerres de Luchon, he won his maiden Tour de France stage.

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Tour Diary Day #14

18 July 2014 | 3:00 - By Al Hinds

Away from the features, the research, the long drives, writing diaries like this one, there's one part of my day that always stands above. The scramble at the finish.

How fast can you run? The chase for Andrew Talansky. (Image: Nat Bromhead)

How fast can you run? The chase for Andrew Talansky. (Image: Nat Bromhead)

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Tour Diary Day #10

14 July 2014 | 7:00 - By Al Hinds

Bonjour again from France!

In the Place Stanislas, Nancy. (SBS)

In the Place Stanislas, Nancy. (SBS)

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TDF Diary Day #7

10 July 2014 | 23:00 - By Al Hinds

It's been a whirlwind 72 hours for team SBS at this year’s Tour de France and I’m only now, catching my breath.

A tough start to our departure from the UK... At the Eurostar terminal in St Pancras before 6AM after a late night left Dom and Dave is 'sub-optimal' condition. (SBS)

A tough start to our departure from the UK... At the Eurostar terminal in St Pancras before 6AM after a late night left Dom and Dave is 'sub-optimal' condition. (SBS)

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Tour Diary Day #4

08 July 2014 | 11:00 - By Al Hinds

I joked, driving through Harrogate with my cameraman Dom, on a quiet grey day before the Tour de France Grand Depart, that the town’s reception appeared fairly muted.

Tour fever...Britain embraced the Tour de France like never before  (Getty Images)

Tour fever...Britain embraced the Tour de France like never before (Getty Images)

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Tour Diary Day #0

05 July 2014 | 5:00 - By Al Hinds

The last few months have been one wild ride. The last few weeks a flood of anticipation. The last few days, well, I can’t wait for things to get underway.

There's wild, and then there's Peter Sagan. (Getty/AFP)

There's wild, and then there's Peter Sagan. (Getty/AFP)

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Introducing the Tour de France to the uninitiated can be a tough ask. Cycling, on the surface, is simple; first over the line wins. But beyond the seemingly obvious, the subtlety of the sport is lost among odd customs and finer technical points of detail that can’t be easily consumed by the first time viewer, and more often than not, turn people off.

The Tour de France... stunning scenery, captivating racing, and super-human efforts... It's compelling viewing once you know what's going on. (Getty Images/AFP)

The Tour de France... stunning scenery, captivating racing, and super-human efforts... It's compelling viewing once you know what's going on. (Getty Images/AFP)

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