Sep 29, 2016

WADA claims electronic database is safe

Despite the hack of personal medical information from some of the world’s leading athletes, the World Anti-Doping Agency says its overall electronic database is safe. The system, known under the acronym ADAMS, was targeted by a group of hackers known as Fancy Bears, who ...

Froome keeps lead despite crash

Jul 23, 2016

Froome keeps lead despite crash

Chris Froome said his crash on Friday’s 19th stage of the Tour de France proved the race is never over until the finish line in Paris is crossed. Froome ended the 146-km Alpine stage on teammate Geraint Thomas’s bike with a ripped jersey, while ...

Froome solidifies lead in mountain stage

Jul 21, 2016

Froome solidifies lead in mountain stage

Chris Froome took a big step toward winning a third Tour de France as Nairo Quintana’s challenge wilted on Wednesday’s first Alpine stage. Russia’s Ilnur Zakarin won the 184.5-km 17th stage from Bern to Finhaut-Emosson in Switzerland ahead of Sunday’s stage 15 winner Jarlinson ...

Sagan edges Kristoff in photo finish to win 16th stage

Jul 19, 2016

Sagan edges Kristoff in photo finish to win 16th stage

Peter Sagan showed off his world champion qualities, timing his sprint perfectly to win the 16th stage of the Tour de France in a photo finish as the race crossed into Switzerland on Monday. Sagan, a Slovakian with the Tinkoff team, edged Alexander Kristoff ...

Tragedy overshadows 13th stage

Jul 16, 2016

Tragedy overshadows 13th stage

Amid reinforced security a day after the deadly attack in Nice, the Tour de France rolled on and defending champion Chris Froome extended his overall lead on Friday. Thousands of people lined the 37.5-km time trial route to La Caverne du Pont-d’Arc to celebrate ...

Sagan wins stage ahead of Froome

Jul 14, 2016

Sagan wins stage ahead of Froome

Peter Sagan won the windy 11th stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday after getting in a late four-man breakaway that also included overall leader Chris Froome. With 12 km remaining in the 162.5-km leg from the medieval city of Carcassonne to Montpellier ...

Froome questions rival Quintana's tactics

Jul 12, 2016

Froome questions rival Quintana's tactics

Chris Froome and his Sky manager Dave Brailsford have questioned the tactics of chief rival Nairo Quintana at the Tour de France. The defending champion led the Colombian by 23 seconds ahead of Tuesday’s 10th stage from Andorra to Revel, back in France. But ...

Froome seizes lead with stage win

Jul 10, 2016

Froome seizes lead with stage win

Defending champion Chris Froome took his rivals by surprise with a daring downhill attack that earned him the race leader’s yellow jersey on the eighth stage of the Tour de France on Saturday. Leading at the top of the final climb of the Tour’s ...

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 ...