Sean Yates Tour Diary

As promised in the current issue of Cycling Plus, available in the shops now, here's the second inst

Discovery Channel team rider Lance Armstrong of the U.S., wearing the leader's yellow jersey, cycles down a mountain road during the 173km (107 miles) 11th stage of the 92nd Tour de France cycling race between Courchevel and Briancon, July 13, 2005.         REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
Part 2 of the Discovery Team manager’s behind the scenes account of the Tour de France

As promised in the current issue of Cycling Plus, available in the shops now, here’s the second installment of Discovery Team Directeur Sportif Sean Yates’s Tour de France Diary.

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So far he’s told the story of the Tour seen from the inside of the Discovery Team car – from Lance’s perfect 2nd place in the opening Time Trial, and the Team Time Trial triumph in Blois, to the first testing stage of three in the Pyrenees, where Discovery were stretched to the limit.

For the exclusive second installment and last seven stages of Sean’s Tour diary, click on the link below and you’ll be able to download a pdf of the pages as they would appear in the magazine – text, pictures and all.

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