Nibali pedals toward title

Jul 25, 2014

Nibali pedals toward title

Just as his team had hoped, Vincenzo Nibali demonstrated he’s the “boss” of the Tour de France. Just don’t compare him to the last rider to regularly bear that sobriquet at cycling’s greatest race, Lance Armstrong. In a tour de force on Thursday, Nibali ...

Majka claims 17th stage; Nibali retains lead

Jul 24, 2014

Majka claims 17th stage; Nibali retains lead

On the last of four Pyrenees ascents, Rafal Majka winked at a French TV camera and tugged playfully at a motorcycle’s antenna. Even this late in the Tour de France, the Polish rider made winning look easy as he took Stage 17 on Wednesday. ...

Veteran Rogers captures Tour de France stage for first time

Jul 23, 2014

Veteran Rogers captures Tour de France stage for first time

Riding in his 10th Tour de France, three-time world champion Michael Rogers of Australia finally got his first stage victory in cycling’s greatest race on Tuesday by leading a breakaway group to a downhill finish as the pack entered the Pyrenees. Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali, ...

Kristoff races past rivals in Stage 15

Jul 21, 2014

Kristoff races past rivals in Stage 15

Almost at the line, Jack Bauer and Martin Elmiger were exhausted but could see it coming — their first Tour de France stage victory. Those last 50 meters, however, got in the way. A bunch of sprinters leading the pack came speeding like a ...

Majka takes stage as Nibali ups lead

Jul 20, 2014

Majka takes stage as Nibali ups lead

Panting hard with his jersey unzipped and wide open in the heat, Polish rider Rafal Majka sped to a solo breakaway victory on Stage 14 as the Tour de France wrapped up its foray in the Alps on Saturday. The two stages were expected ...

Jul 19, 2014

Nibali dominates Stage 13 in Alps

Stamping his dominance in the mountains and on the race overall, Vincenzo Nibali won Stage 13 of the Tour de France in the Alps on Friday up the hardest climb so far. The Italian race leader collected his third Tour stage win by overtaking ...

Kristoff takes stage as Nibali holds lead

Jul 18, 2014

Kristoff takes stage as Nibali holds lead

Alexander Kristoff, in a solo show of opportunistic racing, won the 12th stage of the Tour de France in a sprint and Vincenzo Nibali kept the yellow jersey on Thursday. Kristoff emerged from the barreling pack which overtook a pair of breakaway riders with ...

France's Gallopin breaks away late to capture 11th stage

Jul 17, 2014

France's Gallopin breaks away late to capture 11th stage

French rider Tony Gallopin led a late breakaway in a show of opportunism and savvy racing to win Wednesday’s 11th stage of the Tour de France as Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall lead. The peloton returned to action after the race’s first rest ...

Nibali favored to capture Tour title

Jul 16, 2014

Nibali favored to capture Tour title

With defending champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador out of the race, the path is wide open for Vincenzo Nibali to become the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani in 1998. The French have waited ...

Trentin gets stage victory

Jul 12, 2014

Trentin gets stage victory

Tour de France Matteo Trentin of Italy won Friday’s seventh stage of the Tour de France in a photo finish, after two top American hopefuls went down in the latest spills of a crash-marred edition this year. Fellow Italian Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall ...

Italian Nibali captures Tour de France Stage 2

Jul 7, 2014

Italian Nibali captures Tour de France Stage 2

Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali outfoxed other Tour de France title contenders to win a hilly second stage through Yorkshire countryside on Sunday, wresting the overall race leader’s yellow jersey. The Astana team leader pointed a finger skyward as he burst out of a breakaway bunch ...