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inCycle: Chris Froome recounts his third Tour de France victory - Video

Episode 24, begins with a look at Chris Froome's journey to his 2016 Tour de France win. The three-time Tour winner tells inCycle he didn't have a lot of cycling heroes when he was growing up in Kenya. "I think it was a very different time when I was growing up and looking at cycling. There weren't really the best role models to look at then. I got to a stage - obviously following...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Simon Yates wins 6th Vuelta stage, Atapuma keeps lead

LUINTRA, Spain (AP) English rider Simon Yates won a hot and hilly sixth stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Thursday, while Darwin Atapuma of Colombia kept the overall lead for a third consecutive day. Yates, the twin of fellow cyclist Adam Yates, completed the 163-kilometer (101-mile) route from Monforte de Lemos to Luintra in just over four hours. The Orica BikeExchange rider attacked...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vuelta a Espana: Frank comes close to his biggest ever career victory

Mathias Frank (IAM Cycling) came within a whisker of the biggest victory of his nine-year career on Thursday at the Vuelta a Espana when he went on the attack in what was arguably the race's toughest stage to date - only to be defeated in the closing kilometres. Having caught and passed Omar Fraile (Dimension Data) in the summit of an unclassified climb 20 kilometres from the finish...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Contador: Today's Vuelta a Espana stage was for the GC riders

As he recovered from a day's racing with nearly 3,000 metres of climbing and blazing heat, Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) was adamant that the Vuelta's sixth stage was anything but one of transition. At first glance, the lack of a summit finish might have made the 163 kilometre stage through the remote rural uplands of southern Galicia seem like the proverbial walk in the park. Instead...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Simon Yates claims first Vuelta a Espana stage win for British rider since 2012

Hot on the heels of his brother Adam’s successful Tour de France, Simon Yates (Orica-BikeExchange) claimed a classy lone triumph for himself during stage 6 of the Vuelta a Espana that also moves him up to 10th overall. Team Sky’s very recent team time trial win notwithstanding, Yates' victory is the first for Great Britain since 2012, when Steve Cummings also claimed a solo...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vuela a Espana stage 6 video highlights

Simon Yates (Orica-BikeExchange) used the final climb to Luintra to launch his winning solo move Thursday during stage 6 of the Vuelta a Espana, finishing alone 20 seconds clear of Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana) and 22 seconds ahead of a group led in by Fabio Felline (Trek-Segafredo).ADVERTISEMENT After an hour of racing over the 163.2km route from Monforte de Lemos to Luintra...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dumoulin to ride Tour of Britain

The organisers of the Tour of Britain have confirmed that Tom Dumoulin will lead the Giant-Alpecin team at the eight-day stage race in early September, with the Dutchman expected to take on Bradley Wiggins (WIGGINS), Taylor Phinney (BMC) and British national Alex Dowsett (Movistar) in the important 15km time trial stage in Bristol on September 10. The Tour of Britain begins in Glasgow...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vuelta a Espana stage 6 video highlights

Simon Yates (Orica-BikeExchange) used the final climb to Luintra to launch his winning solo move Thursday during stage 6 of the Vuelta a Espana, finishing alone 20 seconds clear of Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana) and 22 seconds ahead of a group led in by Fabio Felline (Trek-Segafredo).ADVERTISEMENT After an hour of racing over the 163.2km route from Monforte de Lemos to Luintra...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Van Genechten wins Vuelta 7th stage, Contador crashes

PUEBLA DE SANABRIA, Spain (AP) Jonas Van Genechten of Belgium sprinted to win the Spanish Vuelta's seventh stage on Friday after Alberto Contador crashed near the finish line. Contador's front wheel caught on another bike in a tight pack making a turn, sending the three-time Vuelta winner into the temporary barrier marking the course's final kilometer. He was quickly back on his...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Alberto Contador furious after crashing late in Vuelta a Espana

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) suffered a serious crash in the Vuelta a Espana that left the three-times winner with a series of scrapes, cuts and bruises down the lefthand side of his body - and furious at what he felt was a crash caused by another rider. The first sign that something was wrong with Contador at the finish of stage 7 came as Tinkoff staff stood on a roundabout after...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Froome ready for mountains in Vuelta a Espana, but Team Sky lose Kwiatkowski

Chris Froome has completed the Vuelta a Espana’s difficult transitions stages in good shape and ready for the upcoming mountains, but the Team Sky rider has lost a valuable team-mate after Poland’s Michael Kwiatkowski quit with back pains, possibly provoked by a saddle sore. "It’s a big blow, he’s a big part of the team, he’s got a lot of horsepower and was in great...
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Alberto Contador crashes near stage 7 Vuelta a Espana finish

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) hit the deck near the end of stage 7 Friday at the Vuelta a Espana, sliding out in a tight left-hand corner in the final kilometre with a rider from Lotto Soudal. Contador came into the stage 12th overall, 1:52 behind overnight leader Darwin Atapuma, and was trying to protect his general classification position by riding near the front of the peloton as...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wiggins and Cavendish confirmed for Ghent Six

Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish have confirmed that they will line out together at the Ghent Six in November, which is set to be the final event of Wiggins’ professional career. The pair previously rode the Ghent Six together in 2007, and are the reigning world champions in the Madison. Wiggins was born in Ghent in 1981 and can remember watching his late father Gary compete...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Fedrigo to retire after GP Ouest France-Plouay - News Shorts

After 18 seasons in the professional peloton, Pierrick Fédrigo will bring the curtain down on his career at the GP Ouest France-Plouay Sunday. The 37-year-old has spent the 2015 and 2016 seasons with the Pro-Continental Fortuneo - Vital Concept squad after stints with Crédit Agricole, Bouygues Telecom and FDJ. "I won the GP Plouay in 2008, I finished second in 2009, I am necessarily...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Quintana takes Spanish Vuelta lead, Lagutin wins 8th stage

LA CAMPERONA, Spain (AP) Nairo Quintana successfully attacked Chris Froome on the demanding summit finish of the Spanish Vuelta's eighth stage to take over the lead of the grand tour on Saturday. Sergey Lagutin of Russia won the 181.5-kilometer (113-mile) stage from Villalpando finishing at the category-one La Camperona summit in just over four hours. It was the Katusha rider...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Quintana soars to Vuelta a Espana lead on Alto de la Camperona

After his disappointing Tour de France, Nairo Quintana (Movistar) has bounced back with a vengeance in the Vuelta a España, dropping all his GC rivals on the Alto de la Camperona to clinch the overall lead in the Spanish Grand Tour. It was the second time Quintana has worn the red jersey of Vuelta leader. In 2014 he followed the right wheels in a small bunch sprint to the ski station...
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Contador: I thought I was going to abandon the Vuelta a Espana

Despite his injuries and considerable doubts whether he could continue in the race this morning, Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) turned in a solid performance on one of the most difficult summit finishes of this year's Vuelta a España. With brightly coloured bandages and tape on his leg and down his left side after a crash on stage 7, Contador was well-positioned at the foot of the...
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Froome battles through Vuelta a Espana's tough mountain finish

Chris Froome (Team Sky) dug deep on the first major summit finish of the Vuelta a España, but lost time to new race leader Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) and Alberto Contador (Tinkoff). Still third overall, Froome gained time on everyone else except second placed Alejandro Valverde (Movistar). Fifteenth on the line, the Briton lost 33 seconds on the Alto de la Camperona to Quintana...
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Vuelta a Espana: Contador to continue despite crash injuries

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) confirmed this morning that he will continue in the Vuelta a Espana for now, despite the injuries from his bad crash at the end of stage seven. Talking to journalists at his hotel before he set off to the stage start in Villalpando, the triple Vuelta winner said his major concern was if there had been some tears or a break in the muscles in his lower left...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

David de la Cruz wins 9th stage to take Spanish Vuelta

ALTO DEL NARANCO, Spain (AP) Spaniard David de la Cruz took the lead of the Spanish Vuelta from Nairo Quintana after completing a successful breakaway to win the mountainous ninth stage on Sunday. The Etixx-Quick Step rider earned his first win at a grand tour after he pulled away from a small escape group, dropping runner-up Dries Devenyns with 600 meters (yards) left on the...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Contador continues recovery for second day in Vuelta a Espana

Two days after his big crash in the Vuelta a España, Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) continues to recover from his injuries, although as the Spaniard had predicted, he spent the stage following wheels rather than trying to recoup some more time losses. Contador had warned after stage 8, where he raced surprisingly strongly on the ascent of Alto de la Camperona, that injuries of the...
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Gesink on slow but steady path to recovery in Vuelta a Espana

Following his bad crash in the Tour de Suisse that wrecked the middle third of his season, Robert Gesink (LottoNL-Jumbo) says he is "just happy to be racing" in the Vuelta a España. That deceptively low-key goal hides a dramatic back story. The 30-year-old crashed out on stage 2 of the Tour de Suisse, suffering a severe concussion. Indeed, after numerous false starts, it was only...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sagan remains top of WorldTour standings after GP Ouest France-Plouay

World Champion Peter Sagan retains his position atop the individual WorldTour standings following the French WorldTour GP Ouest France-Plouay race won by IAM Cycling's Oliver Naesen. There was no change to the top 12 riders with Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) improving from 19th to 13th after his third place in Brittany. The GP Ouest France-Plouay was Sagan's first WorldTour race...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kristoff best of the rest at GP Ouest France-Plouay

Alexander Kristoff came into the re-vamped GP Ouest France - Plouay as defending champion and in form off the back of a stage win at  Arctic Race of Norway and third at Cyclassics Hamburg with the Katusha rider just denied the WorldTour victory by breakaway riders Olivier Naesen (IAM Cycling) and Alberto Bettiol (Cannondale-Drapac). While Katusha took on the responsibility...
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Quintana wins grueling 10th stage to reclaim Vuelta lead

LAGOS DE COVADONGA, Spain (AP) Nairo Quintana retook the lead of the Spanish Vuelta after leaving title rivals behind on the final grueling ascent to win Monday's mountainous 10th stage. Chris Froome fell back early on the special category climb to the Lagos de Covadonga summit, but the British rider recovered to finish third behind Robert Gesink. Quintana won back the red leader...
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2 hours ago  |  Discuss
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