Tour de France 2016 preview: Contador, Froome, van Garderen and Nibali feature - Podcast

On the eve of the 2016 Tour de France, Cyclingnews arrived in Normandy with a number of team press conferences on the agenda.  ADVERTISEMENT We sit down with the Times correspondent Jeremy Whittle and talk about the overall contenders and their chances of success, and hear from Chris Froome, Vincenzo Nibali, Alberto Contador and Tejay van Garderen. There's also talk about rider...
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Team Sky interested in signing Kruijswijk - News shorts

Team Sky interested in Kruijswijk Team Sky have confirmed their interest in signing Steven Kruijswijk, according to Dutch newspaper de Telegraaf, who say the British team are looking to sign the Dutchman for the next two seasons. Kruijswijk’s current contract with LottoNL-Jumbo is set to finish at the end of this season.ADVERTISEMENT Kruijswijk impressed earlier this year with...
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Cavendish laments diminished chances for sprinters at Tour

SAINT-LO, France (AP) Not too long ago, a successful Tour de France for Mark Cavendish meant coming away with a handful of victories. Not anymore. And not only because German rivals Marcel Kittel and Andre Greipel have taken over as cycling's top sprinters. ''The sprint opportunities are less,'' Cavendish said on Thursday, lamenting how Tour organizers have created more challenging...
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TOUR DE FRANCE 2016: A look at the overall contenders

A look at the top contenders for overall victory in the 103rd Tour de France, which starts Saturday at Mont-Saint-Michel and concludes July 24th in Paris: --- CHRIS FROOME The overwhelming favorite after his victories in 2013 and 2015, Chris Froome is aiming to join an elite club of just seven riders who have won cycling's biggest event at least three times. Born in Kenya and...
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American cyclist withdraws from Rio Olympics consideration over Zika concerns

Concerns over the Zika virus have now led to at least one potential U.S. Olympic athlete bowing out of the 2016 Rio Olympics. American cyclist Tejay van Garderen has withdrawn himself from consideration for one of the two spots on the U.S. roster over concerns that he might contract the Zika virus and then pass it on to his pregnant wife. van Garderen is believed to be the...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

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