Froome captures second Tour de France title

Jul 27, 2015

Froome captures second Tour de France title

All for one, one for all, and all bathed in yellow. Arms over each other’s shoulders, linked together in a long line of happiness, Tour de France winner Chris Froome and his teammates pedaled slowly over the finish line, soaking up the applause Sunday ...

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 ...

Sky releases Froome data as doping speculation builds

Jul 22, 2015

Sky releases Froome data as doping speculation builds

The team of Tour de France leader Chris Froome bowed to pressure Tuesday and released data about his riding power, heart rate and pedaling rhythm, hoping to quell speculation about doping ahead of an increasingly likely victory in Paris. On the Tour’s second rest ...

Froome retains lead as teammate crashes

Jul 21, 2015

Froome retains lead as teammate crashes

Britain’s Geraint Thomas survived a terrifying crash on a hair-raising descent as Ruben Plaza won Monday’s 16th stage of the Tour de France. Chris Froome finished in an elite group of favorites to maintain his 3-minute, 10-second lead over Nairo Quintana but his teammate ...

Fan hurls urine at Froome; Cummings wins stage 14

Jul 19, 2015

Fan hurls urine at Froome; Cummings wins stage 14

Being doused in liquids by roadside fans goes with the terrain of being a Tour de France rider. But this spectator was yelling “doper!” at Chris Froome and the liquid couldn’t have been more unwelcome. “No mistake, it was urine,” the race leader said. ...

Froome holds lead as Sagan misses out

Jul 18, 2015

Froome holds lead as Sagan misses out

Peter Sagan might be the unluckiest rider at the Tour de France. “So close yet so far” could be his nickname. With a few more pumps on his pedals, a few more ounces of speed and power, the spunky Slovakian could have won four ...

Rodriguez takes stage as Froome holds lead

Jul 17, 2015

Rodriguez takes stage as Froome holds lead

One mountain range completed, one more to go. Only the Alps loom as the last major obstacle between Chris Froome and a second Tour de France victory in Paris. His rivals tried and failed to make the British rider and his super-strong Sky team ...

Majka captures 11th stage in Pyrenees

Jul 16, 2015

Majka captures 11th stage in Pyrenees

Chris Froome said he was open to undergoing independent physiological analysis to prove he’s riding clean as Rafal Majka won the 11th stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday. Froome decimated his rivals on Tuesday’s tough 10th stage finish at La Pierre-Saint Martin ...

Froome takes control with dominant showing in Stage 10

Jul 15, 2015

Froome takes control with dominant showing in Stage 10

Over the earpiece tucked below his helmet, Chris Froome’s team sent word that his panting Tour de France rivals were struggling in the thinning air of the high Pyrenees, on the first skyward climb of this year’s race. Clearly, they were having a bad ...