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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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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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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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 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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