Great Britain’s Chris Froome Becomes Third-Time Winner of Tour de France

 July 25, 2016   R K Gupta

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In an expected finish to the 2016 Tour de France on Sunday, Britain’s Christopher Froome emerged as the winner for the second year in a row. The 31-year old Team Sky Rider Froome also took the honor as the only Briton to have won the Tour de France three times after his first win in […]

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With 18th Stage Time-Trial Win Chris Froome Moves Closer to His 3rd Tour de France Title

 July 24, 2016   R K Gupta

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By winning the 17-kilometer Mountain Time Trial of the 18th stage, Team-Sky’s two-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome added almost 90 seconds to his overall GC lead over his nearest rival. At second place, Dutchman Bauke Mollema of Trek-Segafredo is nearly 4 minutes adrift of the defending champion while young rider and another Briton […]

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Tour de France: Chris Froome Retains his Yellow Jersey as 16th Stage Ends in Switzerland

 July 19, 2016   R K Gupta

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Tour leader Froome wasn’t so sure about the 15th stage but he escaped from it without much drama. Though Colombia’s Jarlinson Pantano won the 15th stage, Froome’s lead over Bauke Mollema was 1 minute 47 seconds. That didn’t change at the end of the 16th stage as well. When the riders took off for the […]

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Despite Suffering a Crash in 12th Stage Chris Froome Retains His Lead in Tour de France

 July 15, 2016   R K Gupta

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In an unfortunate incident, Great Britain’s Chris Froome broke his bicycle after a crash with a motorbike in stage 12, which was one of the most difficult climbs in the Tour de France. Froome was one kilometer away from the Mont Ventoux finish, when a trailing motorcycle hit him from behind. Since the Brit couldn’t […]

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Chris Froome Leads Tour de France At Halfway Mark as Riders Enter Stage-11

 July 13, 2016   R K Gupta

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For the past 113 years, Tour de France has continued to attract global attention as the biggest annual cycling event ever. It couldn’t be held for 4 years during World War I and for another 6 during the WW II. Therefore the 2016 competition is the 103rd edition of le Tour. The 21-stage race is […]

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Mountain stages feature prominently as 2016 Tour de France route is announced

 October 22, 2015   John Welsh

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The Route for the 2016 Tour de France was announced this week and the Alps will again feature in the final weekend as the organisers seek to extend the mountain racing into the final few days of the racing. Although there are four mountain summit finishes, including the legendary climb of Mont Ventoux between the […]

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Peter Sagan recovers from anguish in Spain to claim World Road Race title in USA

 September 29, 2015   John Welsh

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It had been a frustrating 2015 for Slavakian cyclist Peter Sagan prior to the World Road Race Championships in Richmond, Virginia on Sunday. Although he had claimed his first Grand Tour stage victory for two years when beating the peleton on the third day of the Vuelta a Espana and had won the points classification […]

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Astana team-work helps Fabio Aru to clinch Vuelta a Espana title

 September 14, 2015   John Welsh

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Fabio Aru clinched the 2015 Vuelta a Espana title when the race concluded in the streets of Madrid on Sunday evening with Spaniard Joaquim Rodriguez and Polish cyclist Rafal Majka occupying the podium positions but the final three days were expected to provide an exciting duel between Aru and Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin who led […]

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Tom Dumoulin announces his potential as a future Tour de France winner with impressive Vuelta performance

 September 11, 2015   John Welsh

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Prior to the three weeks of racing in the 2015 Vuelta a Espana, the main focus of attention was devoted to the expected challenges from Tour de France winner and runner-up Chris Froome and Nairo Quintana plus 2014 Tour victor Vincenzo Nibali and several other leading contenders. As the event unfolded, injury, illness and disqualification […]

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Fabio Aru emerges as Vuelta favourite after a day to forget for Froome and Quintana

 September 4, 2015   John Welsh

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It was expected that Stage 11 of the 2015 Vuelta a Espana would prove decisive in determining which of the pre-race favourites was likely to emerge as winner of three week cycling race. The route was designed by peleton rider and local favourite Joaquim Rodriguez and involved negotiating five mountain passes on route from Andorra […]

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