Tour de France

Slovakia's Peter Sagan, wearing the sprinter's green jersey rides during the eighteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 171 kilometers (106.3 miles) with start in Trie-sur-Baise and finish in Pau, France, Thursday, July 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 26, 2018 - 11:19 am
PAU, France (AP) — Geraint Thomas is having "la frite" at this Tour de France. He's the race's new "patron." Meanwhile, four-time champion Chris Froome "went through the window" in the Pyrenees and has been relegated to a "super domestique" role. Make any sense? Probably not unless you're a...
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Britain's Chris Froome crosses the finish line of the seventeenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 65 kilometers (40.4 miles) with start in Bagneres-de-Luchon and finish in Saint-Lary-Soulan, Col du Portet pass, France, Wednesday July 25, 2018. The Tour de France thinks it has some solutions to liven up the action with today's shorter mountain stage with three grueling climbs, including an uphill finish, intermediate bonus sprints, and a Formula One-like grid start. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 25, 2018 - 2:47 pm
SAINT-LARY-SOULAN, France (AP) — His tongue dangling from his mouth, his pedal stroke strained, Chris Froome's hopes of a record-tying fifth Tour de France title slowly drifted away. Up amid the thin and misty air of the Col du Portet — rated the second toughest climb in Tour history — Froome...
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Britain's Chris Froome grimaces after he treated his eyes for tear gas or pepper spray sprayed on the peloton when a farmer's protest interrupted during the sixteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 218 kilometers (135.5 miles) with start in Carcassonne and finish in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 24, 2018 - 5:52 pm
BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France (AP) — Tear gas in riders' eyes. A farmers' protest blocking the road. Two key crashes on dangerous descents. The only thing lacking from the wild 16th stage of the Tour de France on Tuesday was a shakeup in the overall standings. Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe took...
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Britain's Chris Froome grimaces after being treated for tear gas or pepper spray sprayed on the peloton when a farmer's protest interrupted during the sixteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 218 kilometers (135.5 miles) with start in Carcassonne and finish in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France, , Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 24, 2018 - 1:13 pm
BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France (AP) — After fans had caused chaos in the Alps by setting off flares, tear gas from police accidentally played havoc with Tour de France riders during the first stage in the Pyrenees on Tuesday. Four-time champion Chris Froome was among a large group of riders whose eyes...
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A man, center, expresses his disapproval of Britain's Chris Froome, left, by booing prior to the start of the fifteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 181.5 kilometers (112.8 miles) with start in Millau and finish in Carcassonne, France, France, Sunday July 22, 2018. Froome was cleared of doping by the International Cycling Union in a decision that will allow him to pursue a record-tying fifth Tour de France (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )
July 23, 2018 - 12:15 pm
CARCASSONNE, France (AP) — Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford blames the French cycling culture for fans abusing his Tour de France leaders Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome. Spectators have been taunting four-time champion Froome since he was cleared of doping just before the race started, while...
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In this July 19, 2018, image Colombia's Egan Arley Bernal Gomez, right, pulls Britain's Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, up the Alpe d'Huez during the twelfth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 175.5 kilometers (109 miles) with start in Bourg-Saint-Maurice Les Arcs and Alpe d'Huez, France. Bernal, the youngest rider at the Tour de France, is showing all the signs of becoming cycling's next big star. Already having scaled two major climbs, with crazed fans pressing close and rivals right behind, Colombia's Egan Bernal gave that extra effort to keep pulling Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas up the zigzagging ascent of Alpe d'Huez. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 23, 2018 - 8:00 am
CARCASSONNE, France (AP) — The youngest rider at the Tour de France is showing all the signs of becoming cycling's next big star. Colombia's Egan Bernal proved his worth — and more — by working as a trailblazer for Sky teammates Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome up the zigzagging ascent of Alpe d'...
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Denmark's Magnus Cort Nielsen celebrates as he crosses the finish line ahead of Spain's Jon Izaguirre Insausti, second right, and Netherlands' Bauke Mollema, right, to win the fifteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 181.5 kilometers (112.8 miles) with start in Millau and finish in Carcassonne, France, France, Sunday July 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 22, 2018 - 5:29 pm
CARCASSONNE, France (AP) — With the Pyrenees looming, Geraint Thomas had his last calm ride wearing the yellow jersey at the Tour de France on Sunday. The Welshman's rivals for cycling's most prestigious prize, which include teammate Chris Froome in second place, mostly held back over the hilly...
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July 22, 2018 - 5:22 pm
CARCASSONNE, France (AP) — Team Sky rider Gianni Moscon was expelled from the Tour de France on Sunday after he appeared to deliberately hit a fellow cyclist during the race. The Italian lashed out at French rider Elie Gesbert of Team Fortuneo while both were competing during Stage 15 from Millau...
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A man, center, expresses his disapproval of Britain's Chris Froome, left, by booing prior to the start of the fifteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 181.5 kilometers (112.8 miles) with start in Millau and finish in Carcassonne, France, France, Sunday July 22, 2018. Froome was cleared of doping by the International Cycling Union in a decision that will allow him to pursue a record-tying fifth Tour de France (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )
July 22, 2018 - 1:11 pm
MILLAU, France (AP) — Spectators continue to taunt Chris Froome along the roads of the Tour de France after the four-time champion was cleared of doping. Prior to the start of Stage 15 on Sunday in the southern town of Millau, one spectator leaned over the barriers toward Froome and made a gesture...
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Britain's Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, and Britain's Chris Froome, ride during the fourteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 188 kilometers (116.8 miles) with start in Saint-Paul Trois-Chateaux and Mende, France, Saturday, July 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 21, 2018 - 1:41 pm
MENDE, France (AP) — With Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome sitting 1-2 in the overall standings, Team Sky has complete control over the Tour de France. The two British riders took advantage of their powers in the hilly 14th stage in the Massif Central, allowing a large group of breakaway riders to...
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