Video: Do shaved legs make you faster?

Go inside the wind tunnel to find out whether it’s worth spending a little extra time with a razor. The answer may surprise you.

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2014 Tour de France: Stage 18 Preview – Pau to Hautacam

Another testing day in the Pyrenees, this time the bunch faces the Tourmalet (17.1km, 7.3% average gradient) and then a summit finish atop Hautacam (13.6km, 7.8%).

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2014 Tour de France: Graham Watson Stage 17 Photo Gallery

It was another big day in the Pyrenees for the Tour de France peloton. Stage 17 included three category 1 climbs, then finished with the long grind up the hors categorie Pla d’Adet ascent.

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2014 Tour de France: Stage 17 Preview – Saint-Gaudens to Saint-Lary Pla d’Adet

Short, yes. Easy, no way. The 125km run from Saint-Gaudens to Saint-Lary-Soulon Pla d’Adet is packed with punch. After a 40km opening spin, the profile rises and falls like a set of ocean waves.

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2014 Tour de France: Graham Watson Stage 16 Photo Gallery

The sun – and the sunflowers – shown brightly during stage 16 at the 2014 Tour de France. See more from stage 16 here.

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How To: 10 things you should never eat while riding (video)

Bars, gels, rice cakes — no problem. Pizza, pasta, or a bowl of cereal — dont do it.

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2014 Tour de France: Stage 16 Preview – Carcassonne to Bagneres-de-Luchon

Following the race’s second rest day, the Tour marches into the Pyrenees for three tough stages. Up first, the marathon 237.5km grind from Carcassonne to Bagneres-de-Luchon.

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2014 Tour de France: Graham Watson Stage 15 Photo Gallery

The ride from Tallard to Nimes passed by huge fields of lavender flowers. See more photos from stage 15 here.

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2014 Tour de France: Stage 15 Results

Norwegian sprinting star Alexander Kristoff picked up his second stage win of this year’s Tour de France, blasting first across the finish at the end of stage 15’s thrilling 222km mostly flat ride from Tallard to Nimes.

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2014 Tour de France: Stage 15 Preview – Tallard to Nimes

Unless wind or other inclement weather blows the race apart look for this long and flat transitional stage to be one for the sprinters.

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2014 Tour de France: Graham Watson Stage 14 Photo Gallery

Another dramatic day in the Alps. Another amazing batch of photos from Graham Watson. Have a look.

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2014 Tour de France: Stage 14 Results

Polish rider Rafal Majka (Tinkoff-Saxo) wins stage 14 of the Tour de France, while Vincenzo Nibali takes more time out of his GC rivals.

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2014 Tour de France: Stage 14 Preview – Grenoble to Risoul

Two legendary ascents, the Lautaret and the Izoard, assure a day that cant be missed. The summit finish on the slopes of the Risoul means the GC contenders will be on the clock.

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2014 Tour de France: Graham Watson Stage 13 Photo Gallery

Bucolic scenery and grueling climbs from Saint-Étienne to Chamrousse. See more photos from stage 13 here.

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2014 Tour de France: Stage 13 Results

Vincenzo Nibali took more time out of all his main GC rivals Friday, winning stage 13 of the Tour de France.

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2014 Tour de France: Stage 13 Preview – Saint-Étienne to Chamrousse

Two days in the Alps. Two summit finishes. First up a testing 200km run from Saint-Etienne to Chamrousse, which closes with an 18.2km climb that averages 7.3%.

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2014 Tour de France: Graham Watson Stage 12 Photo Gallery

Stage 12 was a transition stage that brought the race to the base of the Alps. Check out the photos from this stage here.

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2014 Tour de France: Stage 12 Results

Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) launched away from the bunch late to claim a half-bike-length sprint win over Peter Sagan (Cannondale) at the end of stage 12 of the Tour de France on Thursday.

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First Look: $2500 Cervélo R2 endurance road bike

New wallet friendly offering utilizes many of same features found in the R3.

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2014 Tour de France: Stage 12 Preview – Bourg-en-Bresse to Saint-Étienne

This classic transition stage takes the race to the edge of the big mountains. Expect a tug-of-war between breakaway specialists and the sprinters.

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2014 Tour de France: Graham Watson Stage 11 Photo Gallery

Fresh off his one-day dalliance with the yellow jersey at the end of stage 9, Tony Gallopin gave his native France more reason to cheer with a brave and impressive late-day solo attack that netted triumph of stage 11.

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2014 Tour de France: Stage 11 Results

France rejoices in a late-race escape by one of their own, the race leader relaxes, and one brave American soldiers on.

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First Look: Jamis Renegade disc-equipped adventure road bike

This past weekend Jamis Bicycles introduced the Renegade, a carbon-fiber, disc brake-equipped adventure road bike geared toward the burgeoning gravel grinding segment. First ride honors went to pro rider Tyler Wren, who placed a solid third in the Crusher in the Tushar, a challenging 84-mile race in Utah that’s held on equal parts paved and […]

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Tour de France Video: Inside Team Sky mechanic’s truck

Global Cycling Network takes a look around the Team Sky mechanic’s truck. It’s one of the nicest at the Tour de France, with expandable sides, inside workspace and a drawer full of stems in millimeter increments.

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2014 Tour de France: Stage 11 Preview – Besancon to Oyonnax

Following the race’s first rest day, this rolling affair from Besançon to Oyonnax looks ideal for a breakaway. There are four small climbs in the final 50km, plus a testing descent on the run into the finish.

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