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 - 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
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
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
MONTEFALCO, Italy - Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin dominated an individual time trial through Umbria's winemaking region to take the pink jersey after the 10th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday.Dumoulin, who also won time trials in last ...
May 17, 2017
ROCCAMORICE, Italy - Nairo Quintana rode away from his main rivals up the grueling climb to Blockhaus to win the ninth stage of the Giro d'Italia and take the leader's pink jersey in a leg that was marred by ...
May 14, 2017
MERIBEL, France - French climber Thibaut Pinot won the penultimate stage of the Criterium du Dauphine after beating countryman Romain Bardet in a sprint finish on Saturday, while defending Tour de France champion Chris Froome extended his overall lead.After breaking away from ...
Jun 12, 2016
ALPE D'HUEZ, France - Feeling like he was "dying a thousand deaths," Chris Froome started to think that a second Tour de France victory might be melting away like the patches of snow on surrounding Alpine peaks.Up ahead, already out ...
Jul 26, 2015
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