Aug 31, 2016

Contador concedes Vuelta defeat

Three-time champion Alberto Contador has given up on winning this year’s Tour of Spain, saying Tuesday he has fallen too far behind overall leader Nairo Quintana of Colombia. “The chances of winning are very slim now” said the Spanish pre-race favourite during a press ...

Jul 10, 2016

Contador withdraws from Tour de France

Two-time champion Alberto Contador has pulled out of the Tour de France during the ninth stage due to a fever. Slightly more than 100 kilometers from the end of the stage, the Spaniard stopped at the side of the road, hopped off his bike ...

World champion Sagan captures yellow jersey

Jul 4, 2016

World champion Sagan captures yellow jersey

Strangely, Peter Sagan did not celebrate his first Tour de France yellow jersey with his trademark wheelie. He did not even pump his fist or raise his arms as he crossed the finish line on Sunday to end a three-year winless run at cycling’s ...

Froome rips Nibali for conduct

Jul 25, 2015

Froome rips Nibali for conduct

Tour de France leader Chris Froome accused reigning champion Vincenzo Nibali of unsporting behavior after Friday’s 19th stage. Nibali won the stage after attacking with under 60 km to ride just as Froome suffered a mechanical problem. Italian Nibali had started the day seventh ...

Bardet takes 18th stage; Froome holds lead

Jul 24, 2015

Bardet takes 18th stage; Froome holds lead

Romain Bardet helped salvage some host pride with victory on the 18th stage of the Tour de France on Thursday. The 24-year-old took off on his own with just under 40 km remaining of the 186.5-km stage from Gap to Saint Jean de Maurienne ...

Geschke wins mountain stage as leader Froome stays safe

Jul 23, 2015

Geschke wins mountain stage as leader Froome stays safe

Simon Geschke of the Giant-Alpecin team won a tough and dangerous Stage 17 of the Tour de France in the Alps on Wednesday with a brave solo ride, while former champion Alberto Contador fell during a terrifying high-speed descent. Race leader Chris Froome staved ...

Basso's withdrawal hits Contador's hopes at Tour

Jul 14, 2015

Basso's withdrawal hits Contador's hopes at Tour

Stunning the Tour de France on its first rest day, doctors diagnosed a tumor in the left testicle of two-time Giro d’Italia winner Ivan Basso on Monday, forcing him out of the showcase race. His former rival Lance Armstrong, who survived testicular cancer that ...

Rodriguez wins crash-marred 3rd stage of Tour de France

Jul 7, 2015

Rodriguez wins crash-marred 3rd stage of Tour de France

Spanish veteran Joaquim Rodriguez won the crash-marred third stage of the Tour de France on Monday, with British rider Chris Froome finishing second to take the race leader’s yellow jersey. The crash happened with a little under 60 kilometers remaining, forcing the stage to ...