Louis Bien


Louis is a writer, copy editor and layout "roomba" for SB Nation. He graduated from Wisconsin after growing up in Ann Arbor, Mich. Freshman year was weird. Speaks French non-terribly.


TdF chronicle: Driving as a religious experience


The best parts about experiencing the Tour de France are outside the course itself, from the endearing scene before every race to the bliss of driving through one of the world's most eclectic...

Tour de France rider has diarrhea, uses fan's RV

When you gotta go ...

Meet the best fan at the Tour de France

This Minnesota man flew to France so he could run up the Tour de France's most treacherous climb, then cheer riders as they readied to take on the Alps.

TdF chronicle: The view from an Alpine finish line


It's impossible to miss spectacular views in Chamrousse, but especially so at the finish line of Stage 13 at the Tour de France, where an impromptu parade broke out.

Tour de France chronicle: An American hero emerges


Sometimes finishing a stage is a heroic feat in the world's most surreal bike race.

Contador's fall, and the meaning of Bastille Day


In a true celebration of Bastille Day, Alberto Contador fell, eliminating the last remaining noble of the Tour de France. All that's left is the future.

The complex workings of a Tour de France team

Just as eight riders help one man win the Maillot Jaune, it takes a near-batallion of support to make a Tour de France team function on a daily basis. And yet for all of the diligent work,...

The Tour de France sacrifices a champion

Christopher Froome won't win a second straight Tour de France, despite entering the race as an overwhelming favorite, and that's exactly what a nasty Stage 5 demanded.

Froome abandons Tour de France


Christopher Froome is out for the Tour de France, after a second nasty spill on Stage 5 BEFORE the cobbles began.

The Tour de France according to Haimar Zubeldia

If you haven't been following cycling much since the days of Lance, then you may not know Haimar Zubeldia. Now one of the sport's most veteran riders, the 37-year-old Spaniard should become your...

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