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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 »

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 Siusse Update

By Jim McCoy Fri 20th June SportscyclingTour de Suisse
Time trial world champion Tony Martin of Germany extended his lead in the Tour de Suisse with a dominant performance against the clock in the race's seventh stage on Friday. Martin was in a class of his own on the 24.7-kilometer (15-mile) course and beat Tom Dumoulin of the Netherlands by 22 seconds.Read More »

Disgraced Cyclist Finds Support In Iowa

By Jim McCoy Tue 23rd July SportscyclingLance Armstrong
Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong says fellow riders have been "supportive" of him this week during an annual bike ride across Iowa. Armstrong is in the Midwest for a weeklong event known as RAGBRAI, which starts at the Missouri River in western Iowa and ends at the Mississippi River.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 »

13th Stage Complete at Tour de France

By Jim McCoy Fri 12th July SportscyclingTour de France
Mark Cavendish won the 13th stage of the Tour de France in a sprint finish Friday and Chris Froome lost a sizeable chunk of his overall lead after being caught out by Alberto Contador. Flat stages are normally relatively free of incident, but the 173-kilometer (107.5-mile) trek from Tours to Saint-Amand-Montrond showed that even Froome's formidable Sky team can be vulnerable. WitRead More »

Rider Gaining Momentum At Tour de France

By Jim McCoy Mon 8th July SportscyclingTour de France
Given the way Chris Froome is riding, he could take a big step toward winning the Tour de France on Wednesday. That's when Froome gets the chance to extend his lead over the likes of two-time champion Alberto Contador, 2010 winner Andy Schleck and 2011 winner Cadel Evans in the Tour's first individual time trial, one of his favorite disciplines. Froome's rivals are already laggiRead More »

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