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
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
LA MONGIE, France - It's one of the unwritten rules of the Tour de France. When the riders go uphill, cholesterol levels do, too.Up in the Pyrenees where crops can't grow, meats replace them on the menu: Sausages, ...
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
BAGNERES-DE-BIGORRE, France - In 116 years of racing at the Tour de France, riders have done all sorts of bizarre things, from jumping on trains to fighting with fans at mountain stops.Rarely have they just vanished in the middle of ...
Jul 19, 2019
BAGNERES-DE-BIGORRE, France - Time trial world champion Rohan Dennis has abandoned the Tour de France during the first Pyrenean stage amid reports he clashed with his team's officials.The Australian rider pulled out of the race with about 80 ...
Jul 19, 2019
TOULOUSE, France - A bit more than a year ago, Caleb Ewan was devastated to be left out of the Tour de France.The Australian sprinter had to watch cycling's biggest race on TV after finding out at the last minute ...
Jul 18, 2019
BRIOUDE, France - Like a lost love, the Tour de France gains in value for riders who can't race in it.That was the lesson Thibaut Pinot learned last year when the French rider, who'd fallen sick at the ...
Jul 15, 2019
COLMAR, France - There are two types of French people: Those who relish the savory-sweet tang of choucroute and those immune to the charms of the shredded and fermented chewy cabbage.But there's no arguing about the place of choucroute, ...
Jul 11, 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 - In the space of 215 kilometers, the Tour de France goes from one extreme to the other.After leaving Belgium to enter France on Monday, riders pedaled through the small town of Fourmies, a symbol of working-class toil and ...
Jul 9, 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
PARIS - Sprinters and climbers will have a chance to shine at the start of next year's Tour de France.Race organizers have unveiled the details of the first two stages of the 2020 edition of cycling's showcase event, ...
Mar 19, 2019
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 - The future of the most successful cycling team of the last decade was put in doubt on Wednesday when Sky announced its withdrawal from the sport following the European pay TV giant's takeover by American company Comcast.Team Sky, ...
Dec 13, 2018
LONDON - Mark Cavendish will take an indefinite break from cycling after being diagnosed with the Epstein-Barr virus for the second time.The British sprinter has won 30 Tour de France stages, putting him second in the all-time list, but last ...
Aug 30, 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
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