Froome cruises to third Tour de France crown in four years

Jul 25, 2016

Froome cruises to third Tour de France crown in four years

After the beer and champagne celebrations, Chris Froome delivered a sobering and emotional message from the Tour de France winner’s podium on the Champs-Elysees. Ten days after the Bastille Day truck attack in Nice that killed 84 people, Froome — a Kenyan-born British rider ...

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 ...

Cavendish sprints past Kittel to win stage

Jul 17, 2016

Cavendish sprints past Kittel to win stage

Mark Cavendish approached the finish line with so much speed that German rival Marcel Kittel swerved out of the way. The “Manx Missile” easily sprinted to his fourth stage victory in the Tour de France on Saturday. “I didn’t see it,” Cavendish said of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...