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This Week in Sports and Outdoors: July 17, 2014

101-Years-Tour-de-France-Gear-Patrol 101 Years of Tour de France Globalization
In arguably the most exhaustive, obsessive graphic produced about any sporting event, National Geographic created a visual history of every rider, ever, in the Tour de France. Read More
Contadors-Crash-Gear-Patrol The Strange Case of Contador’s Crash
Cycling fans and Sherlock fans alike can appreciate the mystery surrounding Alberto Contador’s shattered Specialized bike. The complete story — if you can believe it — is over at Velo News. Read More
Mountain-Athletics-Gear-Patrol The North Face Mountain Athletics App
TNF developed a line of workout apparel with the Mountain Athlete gym in Jackson, WY. This week they launched a free companion app that helps athletes train for specific outdoor sports like climbing and ultrarunning. Free
Lost-in-Siberia-Gear-Patrol Lost in Siberia
American author Hampton Sides has a new book recounting the voyage of George Washington DeLong to the North Pole — and his crew’s quest for survival when their vessel, the USS Jeannette, sank. Outside has an excerpt. Read More
De-Soto-Wet-Suit-Gear-Patrol Serious Wetsuit Knowledge
Slowtwitch founder Dan Empfield extols the virtues of De Soto’s two-piece T1 wetsuit and talks pros and cons of one piece versus two. Read More
Kings-of-Pain-Gear-Patrol Kings of Pain: Masters and Convicts of the Road
Rapha republished a classic cycling book by Philippe Brunel, Kings of Pain: Masters and Convicts of the Road, filled with photos of pain and glory, stories from the peloton, and high-quality paper stock. $60
Boxing-Business-Gear-Patrol The Boxing Business
If you’re unfamiliar with the state of the boxing business, you’re not alone. But there’s plenty to be excited about in the sport, and The New Yorker has a good overview to get you started. Read More
15-best-dayhikes-gear-patrol-lead 15 Best Day Hikes in the Northeast
Get out for a hike this weekend. If you’re in the Northeast, these fifteen will do; otherwise, stay tuned for editions in other regions of America. Read More