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
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 - 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
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
REIMS, France - On quiet days at the Tour de France, when even the commentators on French TV talk about the boredom of flat, long, meandering stages where not much happens until the sprint finish, there's always another star that comes ...
Jul 10, 2019
NANCY, France - Elia Viviani had left the Giro d'Italia utterly disappointed.Two months later, the Italian rider left bitterness and his sprinting rivals in his wake to claim his first career stage win in the Tour de France after storming ...
Jul 10, 2019
EPERNAY, France - He was sweating, baked by the sun, and burning through his energy reserves. But, under the intense pressure of being pursued by the chasing pack of riders at the Tour de France, Julian Alaphilippe also stayed as cool as a ...
Jul 9, 2019
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