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To coincide with the 100th edition of the Tour de France, the BBC Magazine has a nicely-researched feature on the key cycling vocabulary that every self-respecting connoisseur of the sport should know.  As much as anything the article is a good promotion ...

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Here's a story to put a pep in your step at the end of a long week: A 100-year-old cyclist from France has set a new age group world record for The Hour an incredible 86 years after his first competitive race. The article on the road.cc web site details t...

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Another post on cycling and languages. Lovely quote from Tim Hilton's wonderful memoirs on the world of cycling, One More Kilometre and We're In the Showers, about how the culture of cycling naturally promotes the desire to learn languages.

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Thinking of cycling in France on your Easter or Summer break and would like to learn some key French vocabulary just in case your bike breaks down? Have no fear: Sheldon Brown's Le Vélo-Dictionnaire Français/Anglais web page contains every conceivable tec...

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The Tour de France, the greatest cycling race of them all, gets properly underway today with live coverage from Sky and ITV in the UK and Versus in the U.S. For sports buffs and French language learners the Tour is a great opportunity to learn some cyclin...

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