If the finish to yesterday’s stage was exciting, stage 15 to Foix was a thriller from start to finish and leaves everyone going into the second rest day still wondering who is going to win the Tour de France. The momentum is with Thibaut Pinot, winner on the Col du Tourmalet yesterday and the man who
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: July 22, 2019, 5:30 am
SAINT-SAVIN, France (AP) -- It's a Tour de France dilemma: When you've found a gem of a hotel with a knockout restaurant along the race route, do you greedily keep the precious address to yourself? Then again, a pleasure shared is a pleasure doubled, and Le Viscos in the picture-postcard village
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 21, 2019, 9:04 pm
SAINT-SAVIN, France (AP) — It's a Tour de France dilemma: When you've found a gem of a hotel with a knockout restaurant along the race route, do you greedily keep the precious address to yourself? Then again, a pleasure shared is a pleasure doubled, and Le Viscos in the picture-postcard village
Author: Associated Press
Posted: July 21, 2019, 9:00 pm
Apparently there is another heatwave headed for France this week, with temperatures set to rise well above 40C for the second time in the space of a month. As if this race could get any hotter. It’s already on fire. Debate raged on Sunday night as to whether this fascinating, topsy turvy Tour de France
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: July 21, 2019, 5:50 pm
Breakaway specialist Thomas De Gendt soloed to a popular victory, culminating with a finely calculated, high-speed, downhill dash. Alaphilippe had worked with compatriot Thibaut Pinot in a breakneck dash to Saint-Etienne, ripping the yellow jersey back from the grasp of Italy's 24-year-old break
Author: AFP
Posted: July 21, 2019, 5:33 pm
Julian Alaphilippe dug deep to keep the overall Tour de France lead on Sunday as Simon Yates captured his second stage of this year's race.
Author: AFP
Posted: July 21, 2019, 5:18 pm
One way or the other, France may still be on course for its first Tour de France winner since 1985. Dancing over his saddle, his mouth wide open and gasping for air, Thibaut Pinot launched a ferocious attack Sunday and profited from the first signs of weakness in the high mountains from French race
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 21, 2019, 4:58 pm
When one French rider starts to fade, another comes to the fore. One way or the other, France may still be on course for its first Tour de France winner since 1985. Dancing over his saddle, his mouth wide open and gasping for air, Thibaut Pinot launched a ferocious attack Sunday and profited from the
Author: Associated Press
Posted: July 21, 2019, 4:56 pm
Julian Alaphilippe dug deep to keep the overall Tour de France lead on Sunday as Simon Yates captured his second stage of this year's race and defending champion Geraint Thomas kept his title hopes alive after a late surge. Few believed Frenchman Alaphilippe would emerge from two daunting summit
Author: AFP
Posted: July 21, 2019, 4:49 pm
Stage 15 results: Simon Yates wins again from breakaway What are the rules of the road? | How much do riders win? Team details: Remaining riders following 15 stages Simon Yates soloed to his second Tour de France victory of the week on stage 15 to the Prat d'Albis as the first cracks appeared in
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: July 21, 2019, 3:19 pm
Simon Yates soloed to his second Tour de France victory of the week on stage 15 to the Prat d'Albis as Julian Alaphilippe finally cracked and the fight for yellow came alive behind. Mitchelton-Scott's Yates attacked with 8.7km left of the steep climb above Foix to follow up his victory on Thursday
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: July 21, 2019, 3:06 pm
Throughout the month of July the focus of the cycling world will centre around France as the 106th edition of the Tour de France courses the length and breadth of the country, turning its villages and cities yellow as la grande boucle heads towards Paris. After setting off on its 3,479.3km journey from
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: July 21, 2019, 9:58 am
This most enthralling Tour de France took another twist on the Col du Tourmalet and Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau were there to witness the stage and record their thoughts as the race unfolded. The first big question asked of Julian Alaphilippe, the race leader, was whether he would
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: July 21, 2019, 5:30 am
Feature: The legend where stories are made and lives are changed Stage 14 results: Thibaut Pinot flying high on the Tourmalet What are the rules of the road? | How much do riders win? Team details: Remaining riders following 14 stages While Geraint Thomas was one of a number of general classification
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: July 20, 2019, 7:30 pm
Defending Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas put a brave face on his mountain-top wobble Saturday after slipping over two minutes behind overall leader Julian Alaphilippe, but refused to give up on his title bid. French outsider Alaphilippe, however, has rocked the race with a series of swashbuckling
Author: AFP
Posted: July 20, 2019, 6:10 pm
Thibaut Pinot conquered the Pyrenean summit of la Col du Tourmalet on Saturday with Julian Alaphilippe following him across the line to extend his overall Tour de France lead over defending champion Geraint Thomas, who admitted to feeling "weak". Thomas, in fact, lost time for a second day
Author: AFP
Posted: July 20, 2019, 5:51 pm
When the team of Geraint Thomas was in its pomp at the Tour de France, a time trial followed by a big mountain stage would have been playgrounds for Sky — now in new colors as Ineos — to take cycling's greatest race by the scruff of the neck and leave everyone else fighting for second place. Thomas
Author: Associated Press
Posted: July 20, 2019, 5:49 pm
Starving lard-guzzlers following the race were greeted with this festival of fat at the La Mongie ski resort station lying below the Col du Tourmalet, where Thibaut Pinot and overall leader Julian Alaphilippe secured a French 1-2 on Saturday. Local chef Jean-Pierre Cenac, a restaurant owner in the Tarbes
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 20, 2019, 5:16 pm
When is stage 15 of the Tour de France? Stage 15 of the Tour de France is on Sunday July 21, 2019. What time does the stage start? The 15th stage at the Tour de France, the 185km run from Limoux to Foix, gets under way at 11.10am (BST). What time will Sunday's stage end? Anytime between 4.07 and
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: July 20, 2019, 4:30 pm
As with all WorldTour races, each of the 18 teams that make up the top-flight of professional cycling receive an invite and in the case of the Tour de France, all teams are contracted to race. In addition to the WorldTour teams, race organisers ASO handed wildcard spots to Arkéa-Samsic, Cofidis Solutions
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: July 20, 2019, 4:21 pm
France celebrated Saturday as Thibaut Pinot conquered the Pyrenean summit of la Col du Tourmalet with Julian Alaphilippe following him across the line to extend his overall Tour de France lead. Defending champion Geraint Thomas lost 35 seconds after being dropped at the death, while his Ineos co-captain
Author: AFP
Posted: July 20, 2019, 3:54 pm
An enraged Thibaut Pinot put the hammer down on the first major mountain test of the Tour de France, leading a French one-two ahead of overall leader Julian Alaphilippe to triumph at the top of the iconic Col du Tourmalet on Saturday. On a day of surprises, meanwhile, defending champion Geraint Thomas
Author: Reuters
Posted: July 20, 2019, 3:52 pm
Geraint Thomas saw this Tour de France hopes fade on the brutal slopes of the Tourmalet as he lost contact with the main favourites in the final kilometre before Thibaut Pinot took victory. Julian Alaphilippe once again defied expectations to finish second in the yellow jersey while Welshman Thomas was
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: July 20, 2019, 3:21 pm
Two thousand metres above sea level, the Col du Tourmalet has regularly provided the canvas on which some of the Tour de France's most enduring tales have been told. Henri Desgrange, the Tour's founding father, thought the Pyrenean pass too difficult to be raced over. The prologue to its story
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: July 20, 2019, 11:06 am
The Tour de France continues to intrigue and, with just over a week to go, the question of who is going to win the race is yet to be answered. Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau at their hillside retreat close to Pau where they reflect on the only individual time trial stage of
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: July 20, 2019, 5:30 am
PAU, France (AP) -- If there was a smiley-face jersey for the happiest rider at the Tour de France, to go alongside the wearer of the iconic yellow shirt, Canadian Mike Woods would be in the running for it.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 19, 2019, 7:37 pm
A question that first seemed pie-in-the-sky is growing in credibility with each additional ride that takes him toward Paris: Could Julian Alaphilippe carry the yellow jersey glued ever more firmly to his shoulders all the way to the Tour de France finish on the Champs-Elysees? With the Tour's toughest
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 19, 2019, 6:36 pm
A question that first seemed pie-in-the-sky is growing in credibility with each additional ride that takes him toward Paris: Could Julian Alaphilippe carry the yellow jersey glued ever more firmly to his shoulders all the way to the Tour de France finish on the Champs-Elysees? With the Tour's toughest
Author: Associated Press
Posted: July 19, 2019, 6:35 pm
No-one saw this result coming. All the talk heading into Friday’s time trial at the Tour de France was of how much time Geraint Thomas would put into Julian Alaphilippe, not whether he could.  The only question was whether the Welshman would take the 1min 13sec required to snatch the maillot jaune off
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: July 19, 2019, 6:32 pm
Julian Alapahilippe extended his overall lead at the Tour de France on Friday winning the 27.2km individual time-trial at Pau on stage 13 to keep the yellow jersey and send his home fans wild. Geraint Thomas was second, the defending champion dropping 14 seconds on the French overall leader to slip
Author: AFP
Posted: July 19, 2019, 6:10 pm
A classic base camp at the Tour de France, the city of Pau is a food lovers' paradise. Visited on Friday by the Tour peloton for the 71st time after hosting the race for the first time in 1930, the birthplace of 16th-century king Henri IV is stuffed with restaurants serving dishes riders eat only
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 19, 2019, 5:33 pm
When is stage 14 of the Tour de France? Stage 14 of the Tour de France is on Saturday July 20, 2019. What time does the stage start? The 14th stage at the Tour de France, the 117.5km run from Tarbes to Tourmalet, gets under way at 12.45pm (BST). What time will Saturday's stage end? Anytime between
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: July 19, 2019, 5:00 pm
Julian Alapahilippe extended his overall lead at the Tour de France on Friday winning the 27.2km individual time-trial at Pau on stage 13 to keep the yellow jersey and send his home fans wild. Defending champion Geraint Thomas was second while his Ineos co-captain Egan Bernal dropped down the overall
Author: AFP
Posted: July 19, 2019, 4:36 pm
Tour de France organisers ASO said they were looking to launch a major women's race which “would be to women's cycling what the Tour de France is to men's cycling” after Friday’s La Course by Le Tour, the women’s race which runs alongside the men’s Tour de France, was again overshadowed by
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: July 19, 2019, 4:23 pm
Stage 13 results: Alaphilippe stuns Tour with miracle time trial ride Tourmalet – the legend where stories are made and lives changed What are the rules of the road? | How much do riders win? Team details: Remaining riders following 12 stages Julian Alaphilippe produced the time trial of his life at
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: July 19, 2019, 4:06 pm
France's Julian Alaphilippe continued to amaze as he claimed an impressive victory in the 13th stage of the Tour de France, a 27.2-km individual time trial, to extend his overall lead on Friday. The Deceuninck-Quick Step rider clocked 35 minutes over the lumpy course to beat defending champion Geraint
Author: Reuters
Posted: July 19, 2019, 4:06 pm
Julian Alaphilippe produced the time trial of his life at the Tour de France to extend his lead in the yellow jersey with victory on stage 13 in Pau. Alaphilippe completed the lumpy 27km course in a time of 35 minutes flat, beating second-placed Geraint Thomas by 14 seconds to extend his lead in yellow
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: July 19, 2019, 4:03 pm
Belgian rider Wout van Aert, a Tour de France rookie who won Stage 10, has been forced out of the race with a leg wound after he plowed into a roadside barrier and crashed in a right-hand curve close to the finish of the time trial in Pau. Van Aert had been one of the quickest riders Friday on the 27.2
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 19, 2019, 3:31 pm
There is nothing bigger for male riders than victory at the Tour de France. Despite calls from cycling's governing body UCI for the creation of a women's Tour, organizers of cycling's marquee race have yet to come up with plans for an equivalent. All they offer in July is a one day-race
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 19, 2019, 2:11 pm
There is nothing bigger for male riders than victory at the Tour de France. Despite calls from cycling's governing body UCI for the creation of a women's Tour, organizers of cycling's marquee race have yet to come up with plans for an equivalent. All they offer in July is a one day-race
Author: Associated Press
Posted: July 19, 2019, 2:11 pm
Another exciting edition of La Course by Le Tour, the women’s race which runs alongside the men’s Tour de France, was fought out against a backdrop of negativity regarding the development of the event as a whole, with Lizzie Deignan arguing that it had “stagnated”. The race itself was a cracker, with
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: July 19, 2019, 1:48 pm
Australian Rohan Dennis said his abrupt withdrawal from the Tour de France was the 'right decision' ahead of Friday's time-trial, the discipline at which he is world champion. Dennis won the 2018 world time trial road race at Innsbruck in November, beating Dutch ace Tom Dumoulin and world
Author: AFP
Posted: July 19, 2019, 11:53 am
As the Tour de France geared up on Friday for an individual time trial which could have a major say on the destination of this year’s maillot jaune, talk at the race continued to centre on a man who was one of the favourites to win it but will now not be riding. Rohan Dennis’ decision to quit the Tour
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: July 19, 2019, 9:29 am
Australian Rohan Dennis said his abrupt withdrawal from the Tour de France was the 'right decision' ahead of Friday's time-trial, the discipline at which he is world champion. Dennis won the 2018 world time trial road race at Innsbruck in November, beating Dutch ace Tom Dumoulin and world
Author: AFP
Posted: July 19, 2019, 9:20 am
The Tour de France may be one of the toughest endurance events an athlete can take part in, but when it comes to collecting their prize money after three weeks in the saddle riders are reminded of just how tough the sport really is. While some footballers regularly earn enough in a month to fund entire
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: July 19, 2019, 8:03 am
There are some sports you can switch on and grasp what's going on within a few seconds. They have scored more goals, she has more points, he is in front of the other athlete and so forth. The fact that a tennis game went against serve or that a Formula One driver has taken more pit stops than another
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: July 19, 2019, 8:03 am
The Tour de France reaches the Pyrenees and Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau recap a day that saw another rider complete the full set of stage wins in the three grand tours. There was a huge breakaway, a curious abandon and victory for Simon Yates. We discuss all three stories and
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: July 19, 2019, 6:09 am
Women riders currently participate in La Course, a one-day competition during the Tour and this year's edition is a 121-km circuit race around Pau in southwestern France before the men begin stage 13 on Friday. Frenchman Lappartient said that he had held discussions with organizers Amaury Sport
Author: Reuters
Posted: July 19, 2019, 5:32 am
Rohan Dennis was nowhere to be found until his team director passed him at the feed zone and tried to ask him why.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: July 18, 2019, 9:27 pm