LONDON - Giro d'Italia champion Richard Carapaz has signed a three-year deal to join Tour de France winners Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas, and Egan Bernal at Team Ineos.With his Giro victory in June, the 26-year-old Carapaz became ...
Sep 3, 2019
PARIS - The skies over Paris were yellow, ignited by a glorious golden sunset.The partying fans' shirts were yellow, Colombians making themselves at home on the Champs-Elysees.But the yellow that counted most was the iconic jersey that fit so ...
Jul 29, 2019
VAL THORENS, France - Before he started the defense of his Tour de France title, Geraint Thomas likened his win in 2018 to having a hit single.Turns out the B-side was pretty good, too.He'll be runner-up on ...
Jul 28, 2019
VAL THORENS, France - Perpetuating the tradition of great Colombian climbers, Egan Bernal left his mark on the Tour de France in the mountains. But unlike his flashy predecessors, he is also poised to win cycling's biggest race. At just 22. ...
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 - Picture the final showdown in "High Noon." But at more than a mile above sea level.With an Alpine trilogy of stages including six climbs in rarefied air, forecasts of stormy weather and only 39 seconds separating five riders determined ...
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
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 - A question that first seemed pie-in-the-sky is growing in credibility with each additional ride that takes him toward Paris: Could Julian Alaphilippe carry the yellow jersey glued ever more firmly to his shoulders all the way to ...
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
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
BRUSSELS - Just two days into the Tour de France, Geraint Thomas is already putting daylight between himself and some of the riders dreaming of dethroning the reigning champion.Thomas, who claimed his first Tour win last summer, answered questions surrounding his form ...
Jul 8, 2019
MANCHESTER, England - Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome, the current and former Tour de France champions, are planning to compete in the 2019 edition of the race in what could be Team Sky's final bid for cycling's biggest prize. ...
Jan 2, 2019
LONDON - England coach Gareth Southgate and his captain Harry Kane have been rewarded in Queen Elizabeth II's New Year honors list on the back of the team's surprise run to the World Cup semifinals.Away from soccer, Geraint ...
Dec 29, 2018
BIRMINGHAM, England - Geraint Thomas has been voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year after becoming the third British cyclist to win the Tour de France.In a public vote, Thomas beat five-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton - a former winner of ...
Dec 17, 2018
LONDON - Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas has ended speculation over his future by signing a new three-year contract with Team Sky.The 32-year-old Thomas, whose previous deal was set to expire at the end of 2018, had been ...
Sep 10, 2018
LARUNS, France - Having worn the leader's yellow jersey over the Alps and through the Pyrenees, only one more challenging stage stands in the way of Geraint Thomas winning his first Tour de France.Thomas takes an advantage of two minutes ...
Jul 28, 2018
PAU, France - Arnaud Demare was rewarded Thursday (Friday, Manila time) for hauling his muscular frame over the Alps and through the Pyrenees.Geraint Thomas, meanwhile, is preparing to cement his hold on the yellow jersey in Friday's final mountain test ...
Jul 27, 2018
ALPE D'HUEZ, France - One of cycling's big attractions is that fans don't have to pay to watch - and they can get as close as they want to the riders.The sport paid for that unlimited access ...
Jul 20, 2018
CHAMBERY, France - The Tour de France threw the kitchen sink at Chris Froome: steep mountain ascents followed by daredevil descents at speeds exceeding 70 kilometers per hour that wiped out other riders, the loss of his top teammate in a crash, a ...
Jul 10, 2017
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