GRENOBLE, France - Defending Tour de France champion Egan Bernal has pulled out of the race ahead of a mammoth stage in the Alps, his Ineos Grenadiers team said Wednesday.Bernal had been struggling since last weekend's stage in the Jura ...
Sep 16, 2020
SARRAN, France - Tour de France rookie Marc Hirschi won the longest stage of this year's race with a bold solo breakaway Thursday (Friday, Manila time) on a previously unused sharp ascent, making up for two previous near misses.The Swiss ...
Sep 11, 2020
MONT AIGOUAL, France - On paper at least, Stage 6 of the Tour de France looked interesting, with a steep ascent toward the end that the 117-year-old race was scaling for the first time and which seemed like it might tempt ...
Sep 4, 2020
GERAINT Thomas is still hoping the Tour de France can go ahead at some point in 2020 and believes he is in good shape to go for a second yellow jersey.The Tour, set to take place between June 27 and July ...
Apr 12, 2020
PARIS - Four months after a career-threatening high-speed crash left him with multiple fractures, Chris Froome has resumed training in the hope that he can compete for a record-equaling fifth Tour de France title.Still a bit shaky on his ...
Oct 16, 2019
ZIPAQUIRA, Colombia - Thousands of screaming fans held a victory party for Tour de France champion Egan Bernal in his Colombian hometown on Wednesday, celebrating the first Latin American to win cycling's most prestigious race.Bernal rode his bike into the ...
Aug 8, 2019
ZIPAQUIRA, Colombia - Tomás Moreno sneaks a quick glance over his shoulder before speeding across the white finish line and throwing his hands in the air. It's the 8-year-old's first ever cycling win but he' ...
Jul 28, 2019
TIGNES, France - In an instant, and just as it was becoming even more thrilling, the most exciting Tour de France in decades became truly bizarre, and got a new leader - Egan Bernal of Colombia - who looks all but certain to hold the ...
Jul 27, 2019
GAP, France - Two riders, including a teammate of defending Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas, have been kicked out of the race after they got into an altercation that both teams said was minor and unworthy of such a harsh penalty.Cycling ...
Jul 25, 2019
NIMES, France - Crashing is becoming a bad habit for defending Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas.After hitting the ground twice over the past two weeks, the Welshman fell off his bike one more time on Tuesday as a heat wave engulfed ...
Jul 24, 2019
NIMES, France - A Tour de France jam-packed with unexpected plot twists is saving its biggest surprise for last.With six riders within reach of the podium heading into the toughest final stages in the Alps, the race that resumes on Tuesday ...
Jul 23, 2019
FOIX, France - When one French rider starts to fade, another comes to the fore. One way or the other, France may still be on course for its first Tour de France winner since 1985.Dancing over his saddle, his mouth wide open ...
Jul 22, 2019
LA MONGIE, France - When the team of Geraint Thomas was in its pomp at the Tour de France, a time trial followed by a big mountain stage would have been playgrounds for Sky - now in new colors as Ineos - to take cycling&# ...
Jul 21, 2019
PAU, France - If there was a smiley-face jersey for the happiest rider at the Tour de France, to go alongside the wearer of the iconic yellow shirt, Canadian Mike Woods would be in the running for it.A rookie at cycling&# ...
Jul 20, 2019
ALBI, France - Geraint Thomas and his teammates don't need a mountain to deliver a hammer blow on their rivals at the Tour de France.They can do it on the flat, too. With a little help from the wind.The ...
Jul 16, 2019
VILLERSEXEL, France - The Tour de France loves castles. Not a day passes without the TV cameras zooming in on one of the country's magnificent châteaux along the race route, conjuring up dreams of living the high life, perhaps with ...
Jul 14, 2019
SAINT-ETIENNE, France - As their country prepares to celebrate Bastille Day, Julian Alaphilippe and Thibaut Pinot were in the mood for fireworks a day in advance at the Tour de France.Carrying the hopes of a country that has not seen a ...
Jul 14, 2019
CHALON-SUR-SAONE, France - Less than a week ago in Brussels, Dylan Groenewegen sat dejected in the middle of a road, his body language oozing disappointment as he was attended by the Tour de France doctor.One of the fastest sprinters in ...
Jul 13, 2019
COLOGNE, France - American Tejay van Garderen has pulled out of the Tour de France after breaking his left hand in a crash during the seventh stage on Friday.Van Garderen hit a road divider and fell on his head and face, seven ...
Jul 13, 2019
COLMAR, France - With four-time winner Chris Froome out, nursing broken bones, two of the big questions at this Tour de France have been whether other contenders who've long ridden in his shadow will now be more willing to attack ...
Jul 11, 2019
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