Tour de France

Tears run down the face of a boy watching on a giant screen Colombia's Egan Bernal performance in the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race Bernal's hometown in Zipaquira, Colombia, Saturday, July 27, 2019. Bernal put on the overall leader's yellow jersey after the stage, and barring a crash or a last-minute health issue will become the first Colombian to win the cycling's biggest race when the Tour ends on Paris' Champs-Elysees on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)(AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)
July 27, 2019 - 5:20 pm
ZIPAQUIRA, Colombia (AP) — Tomás Moreno sneaks a quick glance over his shoulder before speeding across the white finish line and throwing his hands in the air. It's the 8-year-old's first ever cycling win but he's already looking to follow in the path blazed by Egan Bernal, who hauled himself up...
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Tears run down the face of a boy watching on a giant screen Colombia's Egan Bernal performance in the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race Bernal's hometown in Zipaquira, Colombia, Saturday, July 27, 2019. Bernal put on the overall leader's yellow jersey after the stage, and barring a crash or a last-minute health issue will become the first Colombian to win the cycling's biggest race when the Tour ends on Paris' Champs-Elysees on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)(AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)
July 27, 2019 - 4:05 pm
ZIPAQUIRA, Colombia (AP) — Tomás Moreno sneaks a quick glance over his shoulder before speeding across the white finish line and throwing his hands in the air. It's the 8-year-old's first ever cycling win but he's already looking to follow in the path blazed by Egan Bernal, who hauled himself up...
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Colombia's Egan Bernal wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey celebrates on the podium after the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 59,5 kilometers (36,97 miles) with start in Albertville and finish in Val Thorens, France, Saturday, July 27, 2019. AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
July 27, 2019 - 1:34 pm
VAL THORENS, France (AP) — Perpetuating the tradition of great Colombian climbers, Egan Bernal left his mark on the Tour de France in the mountains. But unlike his flashy predecessors, he is also poised to win cycling's biggest race. At just 22. Bernal kept the yellow jersey Saturday after the last...
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A worker uses a snow shovel to clean the road of the nineteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 126,5 kilometers (78,60 miles) with start in Saint Jean De Maurienne and finish in Tignes, France, Friday, July 26, 2019. Tour de France organizers stopped Stage 19 of the race because of a hail storm as Julien Alaphilippe lost his yellow jersey to Egan Bernal. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
July 26, 2019 - 5:37 pm
TIGNES, France (AP) — In an instant, and just as it was becoming even more thrilling, the most exciting Tour de France in decades became truly bizarre, and got a new leader — Egan Bernal of Colombia — who looks all but certain to hold the yellow jersey to Paris on Sunday. A violent hailstorm threw...
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A supporter rides on a bicycle as a worker uses a digger to clean the road of the nineteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 126,5 kilometers (78,60 miles) with start in Saint Jean De Maurienne and finish in Tignes, France, Friday, July 26, 2019. Tour de France organizers stopped Stage 19 of the race because of a hail storm as Julien Alaphilippe lost his yellow jersey to Egan Bernal. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
July 26, 2019 - 3:46 pm
VALMEINIER, France (AP) — When members of the cheese-making Bricard family say they're working to keep wolves from the door, they mean it literally. The mountain pastures where their milk-producing goats feed, high in the Alps where the Tour de France was reaching its climax this week, are also...
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El colombiano Egan Bernal, con la camiseta blanca del mejor ciclista joven, asciende el paso de Iseran en la 19na etapa del Tour de Francia , un tramo de 126,5 kilómetros (78,60 millas) de Saint Jean De Maurienne a Tignes, el viernes, 26 de julio del 2019. (AP Foto/Thibault Camus)
July 26, 2019 - 2:23 pm
TIGNES, France (AP) — After nearly three weeks of complete uncertainty at the Tour de France, things are back to normal, with an Ineos rider in the yellow jersey. Never in its six previous victories at cycling's marquee event did the super-rich British team have to wait so long before taking...
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France's Julian Alaphilippe wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey climbs the Galibier pass during the eighteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 208 kilometers (130 miles) with start in Embrun and finish in Valloire, France, Thursday, July 25, 2019. (AP Photo/ Christophe Ena)
July 25, 2019 - 1:51 pm
SAINT-MICHEL-DE-MAURIENNE, France (AP) — With the Alps spread like giant teeth in front of him and rivals speeding away, seeking to steal the precious yellow jersey off his shoulders, Julian Alaphilippe switched off the part of the brain that stops normal people from taking death-defying risks...
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France's Julian Alaphilippe wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey smiles as he rides during the seventeenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 200 kilometers (124,27 miles) with start in Pont Du Gard and finish in Gap, France, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
July 24, 2019 - 2:54 pm
GAP, France (AP) — Picture the final showdown in "High Noon." But at more than a mile above sea level. With an Alpine trilogy of stages including six climbs in rarefied air, forecasts of stormy weather and only 39 seconds separating five riders determined to topple yellow jersey holder Julian...
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French protestant pastor Raymond Ducasse, right back, poses with his family, including his eldest son Robert, left back, in a photo believed to have been taken in 1928. Both Raymond and Robert, who was a French resistance fighter in World War II and executed by the Nazis in 1944, were honored in 1992 as “Righteous Among the Nations” by the Yad Vashem Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem for sheltering Jews from the Holocaust. The Tour de France on Tuesday July 23, 2019 passed by the spot where Raymond suffered a fatal bicycle accident in 1948 and the stage started and finished in Nimes, where Robert went to school. (AP Photo)
July 23, 2019 - 2:21 pm
SAINT-SEBASTIEN-D'AIGREFEUILLE, France (AP) — Because people die on roads, the sinuous route of the Tour de France inevitably passes the sites of family tragedies for someone, somewhere. On Stage 16, that someone was my great-grandfather and the somewhere was a bend on a twisting downhill in the...
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Australia's Caleb Ewan celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the sixteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 117 kilometers (73 miles) with start and finish in Nimes, France, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. (AP Photo/ Thibault Camus)
July 23, 2019 - 2:08 pm
NIMES, France (AP) — Crashing is becoming a bad habit for defending Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas. After hitting the ground twice over the past two weeks, the Welshman fell off his bike one more time on Tuesday as a heat wave engulfed the race ahead of grueling days in the Alps when the...
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