Tour de France

Belgium's Thomas de Gendt celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the eighth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 200 kilometers (125 miles) with start in Macon and finish in Saint Etienne, France, Saturday, July 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
July 13, 2019 - 5:23 pm
SAINT-ETIENNE, France (AP) — As their country prepares to celebrate Bastille Day, Julian Alaphilippe and Thibaut Pinot were in the mood for fireworks a day in advance at the Tour de France. Carrying the hopes of a country that has not seen a homegrown Tour winner in 34 years, the French pair...
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Netherlands' Dylan Groenewegen sprints to win the seventh stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 230 kilometers (142,9 miles) with start in Belfort and finish in Chalon sur Saone, France, Friday, July 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
July 12, 2019 - 6:29 pm
CHALON-SUR-SAONE, France (AP) — Less than a week ago in Brussels, Dylan Groenewegen sat dejected in the middle of a road, his body language oozing disappointment as he was attended by the Tour de France doctor. One of the fastest sprinters in the world with one of the most powerful teams, the Dutch...
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Tejay Van Garderen of the U.S. bleeds after crashing during the seventh stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 230 kilometers (142,9 miles) with start in Belfort and finish in Chalon sur Saone, France, Friday, July 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
July 12, 2019 - 6:26 pm
COLONGE, France (AP) — American Tejay van Garderen has pulled out of the Tour de France after breaking his left hand in a crash during the seventh stage on Friday. Van Garderen hit a road divider and fell on his head and face seven kilometers into the 230-kilometer trek to Chalon-sur-Saone in...
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France's Yoann Offredo, center, and France's Stephane Rossetto, ride breakeway during the seventh stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 230 kilometers (142,9 miles) with start in Belfort and finish in Chalon sur Saone, France, Friday, July 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
July 12, 2019 - 2:00 pm
CHALON-SUR-SAONE, France (AP) — At the Tour de France, it's time to talk about salt. Through their sweat, Tour riders lose several grams of salt a day, often visible as white stains on their shorts and jerseys after long, hot rides like the 230 kilometers (143 miles) they covered on Friday on Stage...
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The pack rides during the sixth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 160 kilometers (100 miles) with start in Mulhouse and finish in La Planche des Belles Filles, France, Thursday, July 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
July 11, 2019 - 2:14 pm
KAYSERSBERG, France (AP) — Training according to the solar and lunar cycles has never helped any Tour de France contender climb a mountain faster, or seize the yellow jersey. Moon science is more rewarding when it comes to the art of winemaking. In the Alsace region visited by the peloton this week...
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Belgium's Dylan Teuns celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the sixth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 160 kilometers (100 miles) with start in Mulhouse and finish in La Planche des Belles Filles, France, Thursday, July 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
July 11, 2019 - 2:00 pm
CHAMPAGNEY, France (AP) — Two Tour de France rookies stole the show on the first mountain stage, with Dylan Teuns of Belgium winning Stage 6 and Giulio Ciccone of Italy taking the overall race lead on Thursday. Geraint Thomas, the defending champion, also rode strongly, going some way to answer...
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Britain's Geraint Thomas, right, and Netherlands' Wout Poels ride during the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 175.5 kilometers (109 miles) with start in Saint-Die-Des-Vosges and finish in Colmar, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
July 10, 2019 - 2:45 pm
COLMAR, France (AP) — With four-time winner Chris Froome out, nursing broken bones, two of the big questions at this Tour de France have been whether other contenders who've long ridden in his shadow will now be more willing to attack and who, on his team, will fill the vacuum left by the British...
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The pack rides by the Reims cathedral during the fourth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 214 kilometers (133 miles) with start in Reims and finish in Nancy, France, Tuesday, July 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
July 09, 2019 - 2:42 pm
REIMS, France (AP) — On quiet days at the Tour de France, when even the commentators on French TV talk about the boredom of flat, long, meandering stages where not much happens until the sprint finish, there's always another star that comes to the fore: France and its magnificent monuments. The...
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Italy's Elia Viviani celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the fourth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 214 kilometers (133 miles) with start in Reims and finish in Nancy, France, Tuesday, July 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
July 09, 2019 - 1:37 pm
NANCY, France (AP) — Elia Viviani had left the Giro d'Italia utterly disappointed. Two months later, the Italian rider left bitterness and his sprinting rivals in his wake to claim his first career stage win in the Tour de France after storming a bunch sprint on Tuesday with an impressive display...
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Spectators waits for riders during the third stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 215 kilometers (133,6 miles) with start in Binche and finish in Epernay, Monday, July 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
July 08, 2019 - 7:35 pm
EPERNAY, France (AP) — In the space of 215 kilometers (134 miles), the Tour de France goes from one extreme to the other. After leaving Belgium to enter France on Monday, riders pedaled through the small town of Fourmies, a symbol of working-class toil and pride. A few hours later, they reached the...
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