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Tour de France: Andre Greipel earns Cyclingnews Rider of the Day

Andre Greipel left it late but the German champion ensured his run of winning at least one stage of a grand tour since 2008 Giro d'Italia continued with consecutive Tour de France victories on the Champs-Élysées. The Lotto-Soudal rider was the dominant sprinter of the 2015 Tour, winning four stages, but he and his team couldn't quite seem to get it together as Mark Cavendish...
Via Cycling News
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Greipel extends record of Tour de France stage victories

When Mark Cavendish decided to exit the Tour de France on the second rest-day he left the door to the Champs Elysées wide open. The Dimension Data rider was the dominant sprinter of this race and in his absence the sprinters who had been feeding off scraps had one final chance to get something out of the race. Unlike Cavendish, they'd all trekked over three tortuous Alpine stages...
Via Cycling News
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Froome pays tribute to Team Sky after completing third Tour de France victory

It was a novelty in 2005, when Lance Armstrong took the microphone on the Champs-Élysées after winning the Tour de France, telling the multitudes that he was sorry they couldn't dream big, but in recent years, the victory speech has simply become a part of protocol on the final stage of the race. Chris Froome (Sky) made his third such speech on Sunday after landing his third Tour...
Via Cycling News
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

'Vive la France': Froome makes emotional Tour victory speech

PARIS (AP) After the beer and champagne celebrations, Chris Froome delivered a sobering and emotional message from the Tour de France winner's podium on the Champs-Elysees. Ten days after the Bastille Day truck attack in Nice that killed 84 people, Froome - a Kenyan-born British rider who often trains on the French Riviera - reminded everyone what the Tour stands for. ''These...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chris Froome celebrates third Tour de France title with beer and champagne

PARIS – Sharing beer and champagne with teammates, Chris Froome celebrated his third Tour de France title in four years on Sunday. The Kenyan-born British rider finished safely at the back of the main pack in the final stage, arm-in-arm with his...
Via The OC Register
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tour De France 2016 Results: Chris Froome Captures Third Career Title

Chris Froome did whatever it took to earn Tour De France victory, and it paid off. The British cyclist didn’t win the 2016 race’s final stage Sunday, but he rode well enough earn an overall win at the 2016 Tour De France and secure his third career title. Froome finished with a cumulative time of 89 hours, six minutes and one second over the course’s 21 stages that saw him...
Via NESN.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Froome defies bad luck, crashes to win 3rd Tour de France

PARIS (AP) On the bike - and off - Chris Froome has been in a class of his own for three weeks at the Tour de France. With rivals unable to attack in the mountains and seemingly content to fight for podium places, only bad luck could have prevented the Kenyan-born British rider from winning cycling's biggest race for the third time in four years. Two crashes put his ambition...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Froome celebrates 3rd Tour title with beer and Champagne

PARIS — Sharing beer and Champagne with teammates, Chris Froome celebrated his third Tour de France title in four years on Sunday. The Kenyan-born British rider finished safely at the back of the main pack during the final stage, arm-in-arm with his teammates during the mostly ceremonial final stage ending on the Champs-Elysees. Andre Greipel of Germany won the 21st leg. At the...
Via The Denver Post
20 hours ago

Chris Froome cruises to easy Tour de France victory

PARIS (AP) -- Sharing beer and Champagne with teammates, Chris Froome celebrated his third Tour de France title in four years on Sunday.The Kenyan-born British rider finished safely at the back of the main pack during the final stage, arm-in-arm with his teammates during the mostly ceremonial final stage ending on the Champs-Elysees.Andre Greipel of Germany won the 21st leg.At the...
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Froome celebrates 3rd Tour title with beer and Champagne

PARIS (AP) Sharing beer and Champagne with teammates, Chris Froome celebrated his third Tour de France title in four years on Sunday. The Kenyan-born British rider finished safely at the back of the main pack during the final stage, arm-in-arm with his teammates during the mostly ceremonial final stage ending on the Champs-Elysees. Andre Greipel of Germany won the 21st leg. ...
Via AP on Fox
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chris Froome wins his third Tour de France title

PARIS (AP) Chris Froome wins his third Tour de France title.
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Froome drinks beer - not Champagne - in final stage of Tour

PARIS (AP) Poised to clinch his third Tour de France title, Chris Froome and his teammates at Sky are celebrating by drinking beer - not the traditional Champagne - during the final and mostly ceremonial stage which ends on the Champs-Elysees in Paris. Froome is riding a yellow bike to go with his yellow helmet, gloves and shoes. His teammates have yellow stripes on their jerseys...
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nieve reaches dream of being on winning Tour de France team

In his third season with Team Sky, Mikel Nieve has finally fulfilled his ambition of winning the Tour de France with Chris Froome. "When I joined this team, I had one dream: to reach Paris with Chris in yellow. And being part of it is a very good feeling and a huge prize." The Spaniard, along with Wout Poels, has often been among Team Sky’s last line of defence in the mountains...
Via Cycling News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tour de France: Sagan and Majka save Tinkoff

The Tinkoff team will have a lot to celebrate when the Tour de France rolls into Paris on Sunday evening, with three stage wins, two classification jerseys and a top 10 finish in the overall standings. Such success felt almost a world away just two weeks ago. At the end of the opening week, it seemed that the odds were stacked against the Tinkoff team. Peter Sagan’s lone stage...
Via Cycling News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tinkov: I'll come back and win the Tour de France when Froome has gone

Oleg Tinkov is shutting down his Tinkoff at the end of this season but he has vowed to return to the sport in the future and win the Tour de France - a race that has slipped through his fingers since his Tinkoff project began. After "a few seasons off I'll come back with a new big project," he told sporza.be. He has not yet achieved his biggest goal, "to win the Tour de France...
Via Cycling News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Froome to line out at RideLondon Classic ahead of Rio 2016 Olympics

Chris Froome (Sky) has announced that he will line out at next Sunday's RideLondon Classic before flying to Rio de Janeiro to compete in the road race and time trial at the Olympic Games. Fresh from all but sealing his third overall Tour de France victory by finishing with the other general classification contenders on Saturday's penultimate stage to Morzine, Froome confirmed that...
Via Cycling News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pantano aggressive to the end - Tour de France shorts

Another aggressive showing from Pantano IAM Cycling's Jarlinson Pantano has been one of the breakout riders of the 2016 Tour de France with the Colombian winning a stage into Culoz and taking second place finishes in Finhaut-Émosson and on the penultimate stage of the race, Morzine. The 27-year-old, who is likely to finish 19th overall for the second year running, was rewarded...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

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

MORZINE, France — 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 The Denver Post
1 day ago

Tour de France: Nairo Quintana congratulates rival Froome on another victory

There are some sportsmen who, you sense, have the misfortune of having been born into the 'wrong' era. Andy Murray, for example, might have more than three Grand Slams to his name were it not for the cruel twist of fate that had him born a week apart from Novak Djokovic. Luis Ocaña, or indeed anyone who spent their career in the shadow of Eddy Merckx, would be en example from within...
Via Cycling News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tour de France stage 20 highlights - Video

For a second consecutive day, rain soaked the final mountain stage of the 2016 Tour de France as riders climbed and descended their way to the finish in Morzine. Ion Izagirre (Movistar) dropped Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) and stage 15 winner Jarlinson Pantano (IAM Cycling) on the final descent as he soloed to the stage win, while overall leader Chris Froome (Team Sky) relied on his...
Via Cycling News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Froome keeps lead intact, set to secure 3rd Tour title

MORZINE, France (AP) Chris Froome kept his lead intact during the final day of climbing in the Alps on Saturday and was poised to secure his third Tour de France title in four years. Spanish rider Jon Izagirre won the rainy penultimate stage by attacking on the slippery descent from the Col de Joux Plane into Morzine. Froome, the Kenyan-born British rider who won the Tour in...
Via AP on Fox
1 day 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Froome bandaged for penultimate stage of Tour de France

MORZINE, France (AP) Overall leader Chris Froome is wearing bandages on his right knee and elbow as the penultimate stage of the Tour de France gets underway Saturday. Froome crashed on a slippery descent a day earlier but still has a comfortable lead of 4 minutes, 11 seconds over Frenchman Romain Bardet. Froome says ''Hopefully I can get through today without any problem.''...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tour de France: The final fight for the podium

Not even ill fortune, it seems, can deny Chris Froome (Sky) final overall victory at the Tour de France, and though his crash on the rain-soaked descent of the Cote de Domancy on Friday was a timely reminder that the race isn’t quite over until he carries yellow safely to Paris, he appears inured to bad luck. Froome rode up the final haul of Le Bettex on Geraint Thomas’ bike...
Via Cycling News
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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