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Tour de France champion Froome signs new Sky deal

Tour de France winner Chris Froome leads a list of 10 riders who have signed new contracts with Team Sky for 2014. Peter Kennaugh, David Lopez and Ian Stannard, who helped Froome succeed teammate Bradley Wiggins as Britain's second Tour winner, have also extended their contracts. Froome says ''this is the right place for me to continue to grow as a rider.''...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Tour de France winner finished? Far Froome it

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer One down for Tour de France winner Chris Froome, how many more to go? Having crushed the opposition at the 100th Tour, the Briton is looking ahead. The French may need to get used to hearing ''God Save The Queen'' ring out again and again on the Champs-Elysees. Froome's prowess in time trials and on mountain...
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July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Tour de France winner finished? Far Froome it

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer One down for Tour de France winner Chris Froome, how many more to go? Having crushed the opposition at the 100th Tour, the Briton is looking ahead. The French may need to get used to hearing ''God Save The Queen'' ring out again and again on the Champs-Elysees. Froome's prowess in time trials and on mountain...
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July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Gerrans grabs yellow jersey at Tour

Orica Greenedge won the team time trial Tuesday on the fourth stage of the Tour de France to put veteran Australian rider Simon Gerrans in the race leader's yellow jersey. Considered an outsider to win the 15.5-mile dash along the streets of the southern seaport of Nice, Orica edged pacesetter Omega Pharma-Quickstep. Orica finished in a provisional time of 26 minutes, 25 seconds...
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July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Britain wins cycling gold in record time

Geraint Thomas, Edward Clancy and the rest of the British men's pursuit team spent most of last month tuning in to daily coverage of the Tour de France, rooting on their former teammate Bradley Wiggins to the yellow jersey. Turns out Wiggins' victory gave them a little motivation. Along with newcomers Steven Burke and Peter Kennaugh, the new-look British pursuit team tore...
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August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Britain defends team pursuit gold in record time

The British men's pursuit team won its second straight Olympic gold medal Friday, shattering the world record it had set the previous day. The team of Edward Clancy, Geraint Thomas, Steven Burke and Peter Kennaugh tore over the pine wood of the London Velodrome to finish in 3 minutes, 51.659 seconds, lowering the mark of 3:52.499 they set during the qualifying round by nearly...
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August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Britain sets record in team pursuit

Britain broke its men's team pursuit world record during the qualification round Thursday, cheered by a velodrome crowd that included cyclist Mark Cavendish, Prince William and wife Kate. The Olympic championship team of Geraint Thomas, Ed Clancy, Steven Burke and Peter Kennaugh finished in 3 minutes, 52.499 seconds. The squad lowered the mark of 3:53.295 it set this year at...
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August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Britain sets world record in team pursuit

Britain broke its men's team pursuit world record during the qualification round Thursday, cheered by a velodrome crowd that included cyclist Mark Cavendish, Prince William and wife Kate. The Olympic championship team of Geraint Thomas, Ed Clancy, Steven Burke and Peter Kennaugh finished in 3 minutes, 52.499 seconds. The squad lowered the mark of 3:53.295 it set this year at...
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August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Oooh….Barracuda, Navardauskas Grabs Maglia Rosa – 95th Giro d’Italia, Stage 4

The Individual Time Trial has long been known as the "Race of Truth;" unveiling the true mettle of a rider. Its group counterpart, the Team Time Trial, however, is more akin to a hyper-kinetic game of musical chairs; going as fast as you can, holding on for as long as you can, and hoping that you do not get left without a chair. And unfortunately, for a rider such as...
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May 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Goss Gives GreenEdge Grand Victory – 95th Giro d’Italia, Stage 3

Matthew Goss (Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team) provided the Australian based up-start its first Grand Tour victory by taking the crash marred Stage 3 in Horsens in front of Argentine sprinter, Juan Jose Haedo (Team Saxo Bank) and American Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Barracuda). "It's great to win here in a pure bunch sprint," Goss told Cyclingnews. "I'm very happy for...
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May 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Cavendish wins 2nd stage of Giro d'Italia

World champion Mark Cavendish of Britain won the second stage of the Giro d'Italia in a sprint finish Sunday. Taylor Phinney of the U.S. finished fourth but kept the overall lead despite a broken bike chain. Cavendish was led out by Welsh teammate Geraint Thomas in the 128-mile loop starting and ending in Herning. It was his eighth stage victory in the Giro. The Team Sky cyclist...
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May 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Britain wins team pursuit title

World record times were set in the first two finals of the world track cycling championships Wednesday by the British men in the team pursuit and Germany in the women's team sprint. Olympic champion Britain claimed the first gold medal at Melbourne's Hisense Arena, edging defending champ Australia in what many expect to be a preview of the Olympic gold-medal race in London...
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April 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Britain wins world championship team pursuit title

Olympic champion Britain claimed the first gold medal of the world track cycling championships Wednesday, edging defending champion Australia to claim the team pursuit title. The British team of Edward Clancy, Peter Kennaugh, Andrew Tennant and Geraint Thomas led from the start to finish in a time of 3 minutes, 53.295 seconds at Melbourne's Hisense Arena. Britain set the world...
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April 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Geraint Thomas to miss Tour de France with Olympics in mind

Team Sky rider Geraint Thomas will skip next year's Tour de France in order to focus on the London 2012 Olympics, the Welshman said.
Via Universal Sports
October 25, 2011  |  Discuss
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