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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Vuelta a Espana

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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Vuelta a Espana Nibali disqualification

Nibali disqualification among several topics for debate during opening days of Vuelta a Espana

 August 27, 2015   John Welsh

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Just four weeks after the conclusion of the Tour de France, the 2015 Vuelta a Espana began in the province of Malaga last weekend with several of the leading contenders for honours in the French Grand Tour participating in this event. Chris Froome, Nairo Quintana, Alejandro Valverde, Vincenzo Nibali and Tejay van Garderen were all […]

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Tour de France victory Froome

Froome acknowledges the vital role of his fellow Team Sky members in clinching 2015 Tour de France victory

 July 27, 2015   John Welsh

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Andre Greipel won the 21st and final stage of the Tour de France after a tussle amongst the sprinters on the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in Paris on Sunday, but it was noticeable that overall winner Chris Froome crossed the finishing line alongside his fellow Team Sky members as if to demonstrate that his victory owed […]

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Tour de France review

Expect attacks from Quintana as two difficult Alpine stages loom in Tour de France

 July 24, 2015   John Welsh

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With two days completed in the Alps and just two remaining, Chris Froome still retains his 3 minutes and 10 second lead to Colombian rider Nairo Quintana in the Tour de France general classification, but there are suggestions that difficult summit finishes to La Toussuire and L’Alpe d’Huez will offer a real opportunity for Quintana […]

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Tour de France lead

Unwelcome incidents frustrate Team Sky as Froome seeks to maintain his Tour de France lead

 July 19, 2015   John Welsh

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It has been quite an eventful week for Team Sky at the 2015 Tour de France. There have been allegations of hacking into the training data of the team amid accusations of doping within the camp while Richie Porte has also claimed to have been punched by a spectator. Then on Saturday’s stage to the […]

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Froome overwhelms his Tour de France

Froome overwhelms his Tour de France rivals during first day in Pyrenees

 July 14, 2015   John Welsh

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The first serious mountain stage in any Tour de France is normally the day in which the pre-race favourites test each other with bursts of acceleration and counter-attacks during the final kilometres. During action often resembling a game of chess or poker as increases in pace are followed by deliberate slowdowns, one rider usually claims […]

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Tour de France

Froome retains Tour de France lead after Team Time Trial with the mountain stages next on the agenda

 July 12, 2015   John Welsh

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During a first week of crashes, several misfortunes and a great deal of thrilling action, Chris Froome will enter the mountain stages of the 2015 Tour de France with a 12 second lead over BMC rider Tejay van Garderen after a team time trial on Sunday which tested the resolve of many of the riders […]

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Alberto Contador

Contador leads the Vuelta after a day of drama for Quintana

 September 2, 2014   John Welsh

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The official statistics for 10th stage of the 2014 Vuelta a Espana will show that Tony Martin won the individual time trial from Monasterio de Santa Maria de Veruela to Borja and that Alberto Contador claimed the red jersey as race leader, but hidden amongst that detail is the drama which ensued just after the […]

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Quintana and Uran lead the re-emergence of Colombian cyclists

 June 2, 2014   John Welsh

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Nairo Quintana may have clinched the 2014 Giro d’Italia after an impressive display in the mountain stages but the performance of the Colombian cyclists during the three week marathon rekindled memories of fellow compatriots in the early 1980’s. While it may be too early to envisage an inaugural Colombian victory in the Tour de France, […]

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