Tour de France

American Bows Out of Tour de France

By Jim McCoy Wed 22nd July SportsTee Jay Van GarderanTour de France

Tejay van Garderen says "it almost feels like I just want to disappear right now" after illness forced him to abandon the Tour de France while in third place overall, on Stage 17.

The American leader of the BMC team says "it was hard to look my teammates in the eyes (and) it was hard to call my wife and explain to her what was going on."

He said a cold he's beenRead More »

Tour de France Update (13th Stage)

By Jim McCoy Fri 18th July SportscyclingTour de France
Stamping his dominance in the mountains and on the race overall, Italy's Vincenzo Nibali has won the 13th stage of the Tour de France as the race entered the Alps and went up the hardest climb so far this year. The Italian race leader collected his third Tour stage win this year on Friday by beating two other breakaway riders at the end of the grueling 197.5-kilometer (122-mile) trek fromRead More »

Norwegian Wins 12th Stage Of Tour de France

By Jim McCoy Thu 17th July SportsTour de France
Alexander Kristoff has won the 12th stage of the Tour de France in a sprint and Vincenzo Nibali still has the yellow jersey.Read More »

New Favorite Emerges To win Tour de France

By Jim McCoy Tue 15th July SportsTour de France
With defending champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador out of the race, Vincenzo Nibali's path is wide open to become the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani in 1998. The French have waited even longer for a champion - the last was Bernard Hinault way back in 1985 - but with three riders in the top six places, hopes are growing of at leaRead More »

Champion Drops Out of Tour de France

By Jim McCoy Mon 14th July SportsAlberto CantadorTour de France
Two-time champion Alberto Contador has dropped out of the Tour de France after crashing during Stage 10 in the Vosges mountains.Read More »

Tour de France 4th Stage Update

By Jim McCoy Tue 8th July SportscyclingTour de France
Marcel Kittel of Germany has won the fourth stage of the Tour de France - his third of the race - in a sprint as the tour returned home from England, with crashes ensnaring some big names. Vincenzo Nibali of Italy retained the yellow jersey. Kittel led at the end of the 163.5-kilometer (101-mile) ride from Le Touquet-Paris Plage to Lille Metropole along the Belgian border. Read More »

Tour de France Update: Victory In View For Froome

By Jim McCoy Fri 19th July SportscyclingTour de France
Chris Froome can already taste the champagne and has only one more day of climbing remaining before mounting the Champs-Elysees podium steps as Britain's second consecutive Tour de France winner. The race leader preserved his comfortable five-minute-plus lead over two-time former champion Alberto Contador on Friday's rainy 19th stage featuring four big climbs and one hair-raisingly fast Read More »

Frenchman Wins 18th Stage of Tour de France

By Jim McCoy Thu 18th July SportscyclingTour de France
Frenchman Christophe Riblon caught American Tejay van Garderen near the end of the final climb to win the 18th stage of the Tour de France, while Chris Froome extended his overall lead despite a late struggle. Riblon gave home fans something to finally cheer about Thursday by becoming the first Frenchman to win a stage on this year's race.Read More »

Another Day, Another Leader At The Tour de France

By Jim McCoy Wed 17th July SportscyclingTour de France
Chris Froome narrowly beat Alberto Contador to win the 17th stage of the Tour de France in a rainy time trial and extend his overall lead. Froome was slower than Contador on the first part of the undulating 20-mile course from Embrun to Chorges in the French Alps on Wednesday.Read More »

New Leader Emerges In Tour de France

By Jim McCoy Tue 16th July SportscyclingTour de France
Portuguese rider Rui Costa won the 16th stage of the Tour de France on Tuesday after breaking away on the last climb of a hilly trek. Costa secured the second stage win of his Tour career, crossing the line about 40 seconds ahead of Frenchman Christophe Riblon. Race leader Chris Froome and his Tour rival Alberto Contador were about 12 minutes behind Costa, who is not considered Read More »


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