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A relieved Froome heads to Paris to secure 3rd Tour title

MORZINE, France (AP) After two crashes, a bloodied knee and even a run up legendary Mont Ventoux, a relieved Chris Froome can cruise into Paris on Sunday and secure his third Tour de France title in four years. Froome kept his lead intact during the final day of climbing - and descending - in the Alps on Saturday and heads to the mostly ceremonial finish on the Champs-Elysees...
Via Associated Press
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Riis returns with team, Dumoulin goes home - Tour de France shorts

Riis to take over Danish Continental team Bjarne Riis has taken his first steps in returning to cycling with the former Tour de France winner and Lars Seier, former CEO of Saxo Bank, taking over the Danish Continental Team Trefor. It is now known as Team Virtu Pro-Veloconcept, and "will act as a development team to a future 'WorldTour' (team) performing at the world’s highest...
Via Cycling News
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tour de France: Majka seals second King of the Mountains classification

Just as in 2014 when Alberto Contador crashed out of the Tour de France, Tinkoff successfully adjusted its aims once it lost the Spanish GC rider to secure the polka dot and green jerseys in 2016 with Rafal Majka and Peter Sagan. After Contador abandoned the race on stage 9, the team put its energies into the two classifications and stage wins with Sagan who has has three to has...
Via Cycling News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Froome crashes in Tour, finishes stage with teammate's bike

SAINT-GERVAIS-LES-BAINS, France (AP) Chris Froome crashed shortly before the end of the Tour de France's 19th stage on Friday before continuing with a teammate's bike to keep the race leader's yellow jersey. With that jersey torn, cuts and bruises on his back and blood on his right elbow, Froome looked uncomfortable on Thomas' bike. He still managed to finish only 36 seconds behind...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fabian Cancellara withdraws from final Tour to focus on Olympics

FINHAUT-EMOSSON, Switzerland (AP) Fabian Cancellara has withdrawn from the Tour de France to focus on his preparations for next month's Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The 35-year-old Swiss rider was 114th in the overall standings after Wednesday's 17th stage, nearly three hours behind race leader Chris Froome. Cancellara, who will retire at the end of the season, has been working hard...
Via CSN Chicago
3 days ago

Feds: Lance Armstrong is ‘a doper, dealer and liar’

The federal government is not pulling any punches on Lance Armstrong. In a 59-page report filed Monday, the U.S. Justice Department called Lance Armstrong “a doper, dealer and liar” and announced it is seeking $100 million in damages from the former cyclist, according to USA Today. The government’s basic premise is that because Armstrong was lying about competing clean throughout...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tour de France arch falls onto riders mid-race

While you may have forgotten about the existence of the Tour de France, in light of another major international sporting event in the country that has stolen the spotlight as well as the busy sports summer on this side of the pond, this summer’s Tour has seen its fair share of wacky and bizarre occurrences. Llamas have a decent chance of invading the course tomorrow, a horse did...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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