LOGRONO, Spain - Chris Froome won Tuesday's individual time trial to increase his Spanish Vuelta lead and remain in position to win the race for the first time.The Tour de France winner had a dominant performance in the flat 40. ...
Sep 6, 2017
ANTEQUERA, Spain - Chris Froome crashed twice as rivals reduced his Spanish Vuelta lead in Stage 12 on Thursday (Friday, Manila time), which was won by Lotto-Soudal rider Tomasz Marczynski.Four-time Tour de France winner Froome needed help from two Sky ...
Sep 1, 2017
PAU, France - Ahead of two grueling days filled with some truly punishing ascents, the main contenders on the Tour de France were all hoping that Wednesday would be a nice, relaxed day on the bike.It didn't happen.Instead of ...
Jul 13, 2017
CHAMBERY, France - Chris Froome probably hoped he had a bigger lead than his 18-second advantage over Fabio Aru on the Tour de France's first rest day.At least he's still in one piece, though.Richie Porte, Froome&# ...
Jul 10, 2017
DUESSELDORF, Germany - One of Alberto Contador's key support riders has failed a doping test and been suspended from the Trek-Segafredo team four days before he was slated to start the Tour de France.The UCI says Andre Cardoso of ...
Jun 28, 2017
CALELLA, Spain - Davide Cimolai of Italy won the opening stage of the Tour of Catalonia by less than a wheel on Monday.The FDJ rider pushed his wheel just in front of Nacer Bouhanni as the two broke away in the final ...
Mar 21, 2017
ARAMON FORMIGAL, Spain - A surprise attack by Alberto Contador helped Nairo Quintana boost his lead over Chris Froome to more than three minutes after Sunday's 15th stage of the Spanish Vuelta.An audacious move by Contador's Tinkoff team ...
Sep 5, 2016
LAGOS DE COVADONGA, Spain - Nairo Quintana retook the lead of the Spanish Vuelta after leaving his 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 ...
Aug 30, 2016
PUEBLA DE SANABRIA, Spain - Jonas Van Genechten of Belgium sprinted to win the Spanish Vuelta's seventh stage on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) after Alberto Contador crashed near the finish line.Contador's front wheel caught on another bike in ...
Aug 27, 2016
OURENSE, Spain - Chris Froome had a successful start to the Spanish Vuelta with Sky winning the team time trial as the grand tour got underway on Saturday.Sky picked up from helping Froome win his third Tour de France in July by ...
Aug 21, 2016
CHERBOURG-EN-COTENTIN, France - Strangely, Peter Sagan did not celebrate his first Tour de France yellow jersey with his trademark wheelie.He did not even pump his fist or raise his arms as he crossed the finish line on Sunday to end ...
Jul 4, 2016
A LOOK at the top contenders for overall victory in the 103rd Tour de France, which starts Saturday at Mont-Saint-Michel and concludes July 24th in Paris: CHRIS FROOMETHE overwhelming favorite after his victories in 2013 and 2015, Chris Froome is ...
Jun 30, 2016
CHRIS Froome realizes he's on the cusp of greatness.The British rider already has two Tour de France victories and a third win in cycling's biggest event - which starts Saturday - would make him the most dominant rider of ...
Jun 30, 2016
MADRID - Spanish rider Alberto Contador hopes to compete in the Tour de France with his own professional team next year if he can raise enough money.The two-time Tour de France champion, who previously indicated he would retire at the end ...
Feb 16, 2016
PRA LOUP, France - The speedometer clocked between 50 and 60 kilometers per hour (30-37 mph) as the pine trees whipped by, and the riders leaned left to right and back again to negotiate the snaking, bumpy descent.Winning the Tour de ...
Jul 23, 2015
RODEZ, France - Peter Sagan might be the unluckiest rider at the Tour de France. "So close yet so far" could be his nickname.With a few more pumps on his pedals, a few more ounces of speed and power, the spunky Slovakian ...
Jul 18, 2015
LA PIERRE-SAINT-MARTIN, France - Over the earpiece tucked below his helmet, Chris Froome's team sent word that his panting Tour de France rivals were struggling in the thinning air of the high Pyrenees, on the first skyward climb of ...
Jul 15, 2015
MUR DE BRETAGNE, France - Vincenzo Nibali is making a patchy start to the defense of his Tour de France title, and if Saturday's eighth stage is anything to go by it may not get much better in the mountains.Nibali ...
Jul 12, 2015
FOUGERES, France - Staying in front has meant staying out of trouble so far for Chris Froome at the Tour de France.After a crash-marred first week of the race, the 2013 champion is exactly in the position he wants to be - ...
Jul 11, 2015
CAMBRAI, France - Having stayed safe on the treacherous cobblestones, Chris Froome cared little about conceding the race leader's yellow jersey to Tony Martin on Tuesday's fourth stage of an action-packed Tour de France.After crashing out of ...
Jul 8, 2015
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