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BikeRaceInfo's Opinion and Commentary

Dueling opinions: Which is is greater race, the Tour de France or the Giro d'Italia?

Larry says The Giro d'Italia
Padraig says The Tour de France

John Neugent's essays

The Many Hats of the Bicycle Product Manager
Part 1: A quick look at what a bicycle product manager does
Part 2: Modern Distribution Channels: It's Complicated

The Perfect Storm: The Story of Bicycle Retail
Part 1: The Emergence of the Mass Merchants and the Bike Boom
Part 2: The Emergence of the Mass Market, Mail Order, and the Math behind Distribution Channels
Part 3: Juvenile Bikes Move to the Mass Market and the Internet

David L. Stanley's essays, opinion and commentary

General Commentary
People Shouldn't Die Racing Bikes
The Future of Pro Cycling: It's Economics, Stupid
The Future of Pro Cycling: It's Economics, Stupid, Part 2
Disc Brakes on Road bikes: Tech change and the agony that always comes along

600 Words in Praise of the Fixed Gear

Cycling's Culture of Doping

Seasons of the Bike
Part 1: PTWS, Post-Tour Withdrawal Syndrome
Part 2: The Vuelta a España and Fall racing
Part 3: Winter, Cycling's Season Does Not Truly End
Part 4: Spring: The Season Start, Every Race Matters

2016 Vuelta a España
What can we learn from this?

2016 Tour de France
2016 Tour Preview
What We Know After One Week
Show a little respect: Post stage 13 thoughts
2016 Tour de France Wrap-Up

2015 Tour de France:
Pre-race thoughts and predictions
Stages 1 - 3 reviewed and assessed
Stage 4 is looked at and assessed
Stages 5 and 6 reviewed
Stages 7 and 8 reviewed and assessed
Stage 9 team time trial blow-by-blow story and review
Stage 10, the first day in the mountains gets a close look
Stage 11, the second day in the Pyrenees reviewed
Stage 12, rain and mountains, the tale of a hard day's racing
Stage 13, transition day with lots of action
Stage 14, hilltop finish, super day at the Tour
Stage 15, a few hills and then a fast finish
Stage 16, a hilly trip to Gap
Stage 17: first day in the high Alps
Stage 18: more Alps, 7 categorized ascents
Stage 19: Third day in the Alps
Stage 20: Final day in the Alps, finishing at Alpe d'Huez
Stage 21: The Tour's last stage, a fast day in Paris
Post race: 21 takeaways from the 2015 Tour de France