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DAY 7 - Domestiques, the unsung heros of the Tour de France

To win the Tour de France you obviously have to get to Paris in less time than anybody else. Whilst no doubt all riders dream of winning the race, only a few have the all-round talent to actually achieve this. But there is no doubt that the success of an individual winning the modern day tour is dependent on how strong the team around them is.  It is perhaps unique to this sport that a team will work so selflessly for their leader. The members of the team who are there to do this support role are fondly known as ‘domestiques’, and their jobs are some of the hardest in modern day sport. Their job can include waiting with their star if...

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