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Neil Thompson has worked at Jaguar for a similar time as Martin Ayres, but feels less inclined to name a number! He also was the first embedded performance mechanic with the team in 2011, and here picks up the ‘On The Road’ Blog. Like Martin, he is a big pro cycling fan now after spending time with the team.

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On The Road: Tour of Britain – Up Hill and Down Dale, Sport

On The Road: Tour of Britain – Up Hill and Down Dale

I think it’s been a shock, again, to see just how much you British love cycling! As a sport long dominated by continental Europe, the march of ‘Les Anglais’ has been an unstoppable force for a few years now.

By | Sport | Tuesday, 17 September 2013 at 2:16 pm

On The Road at the Tour de France: Last night was amazing – the roar on the Champs-Elyseé was deafening, Sport

On The Road at the Tour de France: Last night was amazing – the roar on the Champs-Elyseé was deafening

You could see the delight in the team’s eyes and young Pete Kennaugh was visibly awed by it all. The fact that the team rode across the line as one is a mark of Froomey’s class too.

By | Sport | Monday, 22 July 2013 at 5:17 pm

On The Road at the Tour de France: Chris Froome’s stage win on Mont Ventoux was electric, Sport

On The Road at the Tour de France: Chris Froome’s stage win on Mont Ventoux was electric

For the past few days I have only really seen the riders looking happy in the mornings by the bus and too tired to be happy by the bus in the evenings. That said, the buzz was palpable on Sunday evening.

By | Sport | Wednesday, 17 July 2013 at 3:24 pm

On The Road at the Tour de France: A race that makes up its own set of rules, Sport

On The Road at the Tour de France: A race that makes up its own set of rules

Consistency, they say, is a fine thing. In sport it certainly is, and many heads more qualified than mine have proved it. But the Tour de France dictates to hell with all that, and makes up its own set of rules – all of which revolve around wonderful, fascinating inconsistency.

By | Sport | Monday, 15 July 2013 at 11:06 pm

On The Road at the Tour de France: It’s become war on the roads – and Team Sky are up for the fight, Sport

On The Road at the Tour de France: It’s become war on the roads – and Team Sky are up for the fight

Even if you had never seen a bike race before, nor even knew any of the principles of bike racing, the past two days would still have made great entertainment.

By | Sport | Tuesday, 9 July 2013 at 12:29 pm

On the Road at the Tour de France: Running away with the (Tour) circus, Sport

On the Road at the Tour de France: Running away with the (Tour) circus

No news is good news, as they say. I think Sir Dave B and the management team at Sky are quietly pleased with the Team’s current position and general health at the moment, save for G’s pelvis.

By | Sport | Friday, 5 July 2013 at 1:41 pm

On the Road at the Tour de France: Back on the mainland, Sport

On the Road at the Tour de France: Back on the mainland

Chapeau, Corsica! It’s well reported that the natural beauty of this island played a role in Christian Prudhomme’s decision to take the race here, and we can all see why.

By | Sport | Tuesday, 2 July 2013 at 5:33 pm

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