Brutal stage takes toll at Tour

Jul 10, 2017

Brutal stage takes toll at Tour

Chris Froome emerged from the debris of the Tour de France's "devastating" ninth stage with his yellow jersey intact, but the race is over for Richie Porte and Geraint Thomas. Colombia's Rigoberto Uran won the dramatic, mountainous 181.5-km stage from Nantua to Chambery, but spectacular ...

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 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 the ...

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 near ...

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 second ...

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 on ...

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 off ...

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 day, ...

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. While Stage ...

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 stages ...