Düsseldorf will host Grand Départ of 2017 Tour de France

Düsseldorf has been confirmed as the host of the Grand Départ of the 2017 Tour de France. It will be the Tour’s fourth time starting in Germany and marks the first German Grand Départ since Berlin hosted the event in 1987. Tour organisers ASO confirmed Düsseldorf as the host city on Tuesday morning, and details of the opening stages of the 2017 Tour are set to be revealed...
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December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Martin hails Düsseldorf Tour de France bid

Tony Martin has hailed the bid by Düsseldorf for the Grand Depart of the 2017 Tour de France as a sign that German cycling has turned a corner. "It is a nice political signal that our work to bring more credibility to cycling has paid off," Martin said according to the DPA. Düsseldorf's bid was allowed after the measure passed the city council by a slim margin this week, and...
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November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Tour de France: Geschke celebrates his big win in Pra-Loup

Simon Geschke (Giant-Alpecin) let out a roar celebration as he crossed the finish line Pra-Loup and showed plenty of emotion after his stage victory, admitting after a few tears that this was the biggest day of his cycling career. The Giant-Alpecin team has struggled to make an impact in this year’s Tour de France without sprinter Marcel Kittel, but the bearded German rider ensured...
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July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Team Sky reveal Froome’s Tour de France data from stage 10

Team Sky has revealed some of Chris Froome’s Tour de France performance data in an attempt to respond to the stream of estimates and innuendo from external observers and data experts. Head coach Tim Kerrison sat in on the team’s press conference with team manager Dave Brailsford, Geraint Thomas and Chis Froome. After a series of questions about the race and the recent polemics...
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July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

News shorts: Ullrich should hand back yellow jersey, says LeMond

Ullrich should return his yellow jersey, says LeMond Jan Ullrich, winner of the 1997 Tour de France, “should think about giving back his yellow jersey,” Greg LeMond told the German BILD tabloid newspaper. “For his entire life he will have to come to terms with what happened in his career,” LeMond said. “I said it this way about Floyd Landis and Tyler Hamilton: You have...
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July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Brailsford repeats call for implementation of power data passport

Sky manager Dave Brailsford has repeated his call for the UCI to analyse power data in conjunction with the biological passport after a report on France Télévisions’ “Stade 2” show estimated that Chris Froome had produced 7.04 watts/kg during his ascent of La Pierre-Saint-Martin on stage 10 of the Tour de France. The analysis of Froome’s performance was carried out by...
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July 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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