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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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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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French Café Life Under Threat

17 Mar 2010 13:35:09

Just as the British pub is feeling the effects of the recession so too, it would appear, is the French café according to a report on the BBC. And it looks like the recession may be no respecter of cultural traditions across the whole of Europe: here's an ...

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Best Gypsy Jazz bars in Paris

4 Mar 2010 11:21:03

Great piece in The Guardian on the best clubs and bars in Paris to hear live Gypsy Jazz--or Jazz Manouche in French--as played and popularised by the legendary Django Rhinehardt. The nice thing about the article recommendations is that you'll get to see p...

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