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Stage 13, Pau to Pau

The Tour de France continues to intrigue and, with just over a week to go, the question of who is going to win the race is yet to be answered.Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau at...

Tour de France 2019, stage 13 time trial – live updates

  3:20PMJumbo-Visma tweet . . . . . . but still no updates on Wout van Aert. ����#TDF2019Fingers crossed there will be no major injuries for @WoutvanAert. His injuries are being assessed by the race medical staff and the...

Vos wins La Course, still no women’s Tour de France planned

PAU, France (AP) -- There is nothing bigger for male riders than victory at the Tour de France. It's the pinnacle of cycling. But there is no such prize for female riders.Despite calls from cycling's governing body UCI...

Simon Yates’ masterclass shows how normal British grand tour success has become

There was a time when British success in grand tours seemed somehow otherworldly, the preserve of adventurers and dreamers who had journeyed to continental Europe and managed to upset the odds against the established cycling nations; Belgium, France...

Dennis quits Tour in bizarre way, Yates wins in Pyrenees

BAGNERES-DE-BIGORRE, France (AP) -- 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...

Full list of remaining riders after 11 stages

As with all WorldTour races, each of the 18 teams that make up the top-flight of professional cycling receive an invite and in the case of the Tour de France, all teams are contracted to race.In addition to the WorldTour teams, race...

Caleb Ewan wins his first Tour de France stage after edging out Dylan Groenewegen...

Caleb Ewan's first career Tour de France stage win came by the narrowest of margins as the Lotto-Soudal rider edged out Dylan Groenewegen by the width of a wheel rim in Toulouse.The 25-year-old Australian, riding the Tour for...

Geraint Thomas blowing in the wind at Tour de France

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...

Quiet man Adam Yates hoping conservative strategy pays off and he can ‘try something’...

There was, as ever, some decent fighting talk at the rest day press conferences at the Tour de France. Marc Madiot, the Groupama-FDJ manager, was the punchiest, insisting it was too early to “bury” his team, despite his leader,...

Crosswind blows Alaphilippe and Ineos clear on Tour

Albi (France) (AFP) - Dutch rookie Wout van Aert won stage 10 of the Tour de France on Monday as Julian Alaphilippe extended his overall lead after a blistering late charge split the peloton.Yellow jersey wearer Alaphilippe launched...

Geraint Thomas takes huge step towards Tour de France victory as Stage 10 turns...

If Saturday was the day Team Ineos saved Geraint Thomas’s Tour de France, five of his coéquipiers stopping and working with all the precision and speed of Swiss watchmakers working to order to get him back on his...

Stage nine, Saint-Etienne to Brioude

Sunday was Bastille Day in France - or as François reminds us, Le 14 Juillet, because no one calls it Bastille Day but there was to be no French stage winner in the Tour de France.Richard Moore, Lionel...

Team Ineos: Stronger or weaker than Sky?

Team Sky dominated last year's Tour de France with Geraint Thomas winning the title and Chris Froome finishing third, but have since rebranded as Team Ineos. The team now backed by Britain's richest man, Jim Ratcliffe, has...

Tour de France 2019, stage nine – live updates

  1:07PM135km to goThe break is at 5min 22sec. 12:55PMBreakaway details | 147km to goIt turns out that the breakaway is made up of 14 riders, who are: Tiesj Benoot (Lotto-Soudal, Bel), Edvald Boasson Hagen...

Full list of remaining riders after nine stages

As with all WorldTour races, each of the 18 teams that make up the top-flight of professional cycling receive an invite and in the case of the Tour de France, all teams are contracted to race.In addition to the WorldTour teams, race...

Thomas De Gendt wins from breakaway as Julian Alaphilippe takes yellow and Geraint Thomas...

Thomas De Gendt soloed to victory on stage eight of the Tour de France in Saint Etienne as Julian Alaphilippe regained the yellow jersey and Geraint Thomas survived a dramatic crash which snapped a team-mate's bike in half.Lotto-Soudal's...

Pinot, Alaphilippe boost French hopes at Tour de France

SAINT-ETIENNE, France (AP) -- 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...

Dylan Groenewegen’s sprint finish wraps up a sleepy, six-hour stage that remains part of...

This was one of those soporific days at the Tour de France when everything slows down to such an extent the riders at the back of the peloton could probably sneak off for a refreshing glass of Chardonnay...

Salty riders in the town of “white gold”

CHALON-SUR-SAONE, France (AP) -- At the Tour de France, it's time to talk about salt.Through their sweat, Tour riders lose several grams of salt a day, often visible as white stains on their shorts and jerseys after long,...

Thomas silences doubters as breakaway duo share mountain spoils

La Planche des Belles Filles (France) (AFP) - Defending Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas defied his doubters Thursday as Belgian Dylan Teuns won stage six and his breakaway partner Giulio Ciccone snatched the yellow jersey by just...

Up-and-coming Ciccone delivers at maiden Tour de France

CHAMPAGNEY, France (AP) -- Giulio Ciccone's biggest dream is to wear the Giro d'Italia's pink jersey once in his life.He will be covered in a more prestigious color Friday at the Tour de France - yellow - after...

Riders prepare for ‘hardest day of the Tour de France’ as stage six takes...

After five days of prodding and probing, but mostly just trying to stay safe, the battle for the maillot jaune at this year’s Tour de France will finally come alive on Thursday. With 4000metres of vertical ascent over 160km,...

Tour de France Stage 6 climb to rob also-rans of hidey holes

COLMAR, France (AP) — 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...

Stage four, Reims to Nancy

From Champagne to quiche Lorraine, the Tour de France continues its journey, although the same team was celebrating again on Tuesday.Elia Viviani followed his Deceuninck-Quick Step team-mate Julian Alaphilippe by winning the stage in Nancy. The team discuss...

Elia Viviani claims his first career stage win after closing sprint in Nancy

With Elia Viviani winning a regulation bunch sprint into Nancy yesterday, and no real movement in the general classification, thoughts at the Tour de France are already turning to the first real mountain test of this race. Specifically,...

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