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Tour de France: Stage 17 preview

Tuesday begins the first of four Alpine stages in the final week of the Tour de France. Stage 17 will see the peloton head 161km from Digne-les-Bains to Pra Loup, a route missing from the Tour de France since 1975. The historic stage had seen Eddy Merckx lose valuable time and the yellow jersey to Bernard Thévenet. This year Chris Froome (Team Sky) holds a comfortable lead of 3...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Prudhomme calls for respect for Tour de France yellow jersey

Christian Prudhomme, the director of the Tour de France, has called on cycling fans to respect Chris Froome and his yellow jersey after the Team Sky rider complained that he had urine thrown at him during the stage to Mende. Teammate Richie Porte revealed that he was punched in the Pyrenees and other riders have said they have been spat at. Team manager Dave Brailsford suggested...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Eight years on, Michael Rasmussen returns to Tour de France as journalist

It was mere coincidence, perhaps, but it was hardly appreciated behind the darkened glass above that a small media scrum arrested Michael Rasmussen just as he was passing the Team Sky bus ahead of stage 14 of the Tour de France in Rodez. Rasmussen returned to the race on Saturday for the first time since he was excluded from the 2007 Tour while wearing the yellow jersey, after the...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Tour de France: Martin bounces back from disappointment to finally take yellow

Just when it looked like the yellow jersey would slip through Tony Martin’s fingers for the fourth time in as many days the Etixx-QuickStep rider managed to pull something special out of the bag. A puncture on the penultimate sector of cobbles looked like it had finally put paid to any ambition Martin still held of taking yellow. However, the big German, normally known for his...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Rohan Dennis of Australia breaks cycling's hour record

GRENCHEN, Switzerland (AP) Australian rider Rohan Dennis broke cycling's prestigious hour record on Sunday after covering a distance of 52.49 kilometers at the Velodrome Suisse. The 24-year-old Dennis, who won silver in the team pursuit at the 2012 Olympics, eclipsed the mark of 51.85 kilometers set by Austria's Matthias Braendle in October. The record was previously held by cycling...
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February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Australia's Dennis will attempt hour record

PARIS (AP) Australian rider Rohan Dennis says he will try to break cycling's hour record in February. The current mark of 51.85 kilometers was set by Austria's Matthias Braendle in October. Dennis, who won silver in the team pursuit at the 2012 Olympics, will be the third challenger in recent months after Jens Voigt and then Brandle improved the 2005 mark of 49.7 kilometers set...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandle beats Voigt's cycling hour record

  Austrian rider Matthias Brandle broke cycling's historic hour record on Thursday after covering a distance of 51.850 kilometers at the UCI Velodrome. The 24-year-old Brandle, the Austrian time trial champion, eclipsed Jens Voigt's mark of 51.1 kilometers. Voigt achieved the feat on Sept. 18, one day after his 43rd birthday. He took the record away from Czech cyclist Ondrej Sosenka...
Via AP on Fox
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Jens Voigt sets new mark in cycling's historic Hour Record

Jens Voigt has set a new mark in cycling's historic Hour Record, racing 51.1 kilometers (31.7 miles) around a velodrome. Ending his career with a record attempt one day after his 43rd birthday, the German rider beat the 49.7-kilometer (30.8-mile) mark of Ondrej Sosenka in 2005. Voigt passed the Czech Republic rider's distance with almost 1 1/2 minutes left. The Hour Record was previously...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jens Voigt sets cycling's Hour Record

GRENCHEN, Switzerland (AP) Jens Voigt has set a new mark in cycling's historic Hour Record, racing 51.1 kilometers (31.7 miles) around a velodrome. Ending his career with a record attempt one day after his 43rd birthday, the German rider beat the 49.7-kilometer (30.8-mile) mark of Ondrej Sosenka in 2005. Voigt passed the Czech Republic rider's distance with almost 1 1/2 minutes...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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