The 1996 Tour de France stage from Chambery to Les Arcs will always be remembered as the day on which Miguel Indurain’s (Banesto) five-year reign at the race finally came to an end. The moment Indurain cracked came in dramatic fashion, not because the Spaniard was put under immense pressure or because of a barrage of attacks, but simply because it was so unexpected. And when...
It's 20 years since the 1996 Tour de France – an edition of the race that saw Bjarne Riis triumph, and the ending of an era as five-time champion, Miguel Indurain, was put to the sword.ADVERTISEMENT In the two decades that have passed cycling has gone through the mill and has been brutally exposed as former riders have been laid bare as cheats within a system that was poorly...
GP Miguel Indurain winner Ion Izagirre (Movistar) has recognised that his first victory of the season shows he is on track for the Vuelta al País Vasco, in which he finished third last year. Izagirre has turned in a solid series of results in week-long stage races this year, starting with fourth in the Volta a Valencia, and continuing with second in the Volta ao Algarve and fifth...
Longstanding sports director Eusebio Unzue, who guided both Pedro Delgado and Miguel Indurain to Tour de France victories in the 1980s and 1990s, has likened Vuelta a Espana favourite Tom Dumoulin to Indurain. The Giant-Alpecin rider is currently rated top favourite to win the Vuelta - which curiously enough, Indurain never did - which would be his first Grand Tour. However, Unzue...
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