Tour de France

Netherlands' Dylan Groenewegen celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the eight stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 181 kilometers (112.5 miles) with start in Dreux and finish in Amiens, France, Saturday, July 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )
July 14, 2018 - 12:08 pm
AMIENS, France (AP) — Dylan Groenewegen has turned the sprinting battle at the Tour de France into a three-man race. The 25-year-old Dutch rider won his second consecutive stage on Saturday, joining world champion Peter Sagan and Tour newcomer Fernando Gaviria as two-stage winners at this edition...
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Ireland's Daniel Martin celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the sixth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 181 kilometers (112.5 miles) with start in Brest and finish in Mur-de-Bretagne Guerledan, France, Thursday, July 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )
July 12, 2018 - 2:14 pm
MUR DE BRETAGNE, France (AP) — Sometimes in cycling the bike can be the rider's biggest enemy. Tour de France contenders Tom Dumoulin and Romain Bardet both lost significant time in the overall standings after spokes on their wheels snapped near the uphill end of Stage 6 on Thursday. Both title...
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Britain's Chris Froome arrives for the start of the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 204.5 kilometers (127 miles) with start in Lorient and finish in Quimper, France, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )
July 11, 2018 - 1:22 pm
QUIMPER, France (AP) — Peter Sagan had the yellow jersey holder to thank for his victory on Stage 5 of the Tour de France on Wednesday. Chris Froome could also thank his Team Sky colleagues for keeping him out of danger — and helping overcome a mechanical problem — in the race's first hilly stage...
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Colombia's Fernando Gaviria,right, crosses the finish line to win the fourth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 195 kilometers (121 miles) with start in La Baule and finish in Sarzeau, France, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Slovakia's Peter Sagan, left, finished second and Germany's Andre Greipel, center, third. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 10, 2018 - 2:17 pm
SARZEAU, France (AP) — Fernando Gaviria and Peter Sagan have turned the first four days of the Tour de France into an enthralling duel of rising star versus world champion. And Tour newcomer Gaviria is winning so far. Gaviria edged Sagan at the finish line to claim Stage 4 on Tuesday and take his...
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A bead of sweat trickles down the forehead of Britain's Chris Froome as he warms up prior to the third stage of the Tour de France cycling race, a team time trial over 35.5 kilometers (22 miles) with start and finish in Cholet, France, Monday, July 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 09, 2018 - 1:09 pm
CHOLET, France (AP) — Besides still having to make up most of the 51 seconds he lost in a Stage 1 crash, Chris Froome faces another challenge as he seeks a record-tying fifth Tour de France title — Richie Porte's BMC team. BMC beat Froome's Team Sky by four seconds on Monday to win a team time...
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Stage winner Slovakia's Peter Sagan, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium after the second stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 182.5 kilometers (113.4 miles) with start in Mouilleron-Saint-Germain and finish in La Roche Sur-Yon, France, Sunday, July 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 08, 2018 - 2:25 pm
LA ROCHE-SUR-YON, France (AP) — A year after leaving the Tour de France in disgrace, Peter Sagan earned the race's yellow jersey on Sunday after doing what he does best: Powering past the competition to reach the finish line. The three-time defending world champion took the overall lead of the Tour...
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Stage winner and new overall leader Fernando Gaviria of Colombia celebrates on the podium after the first stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 201 kilometers (124.9 miles) with start in Noirmoutier-en-L'Ile and finish in Fontenay Le-Comte, France, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
July 07, 2018 - 1:08 pm
FONTENAY-LE-COMTE, France (AP) — Colombia, the land of climbers, finally has a cyclist back in the yellow jersey at the Tour de France. And it took a sprinter to do it. Fernando Gaviria won the opening stage on his debut on Saturday, becoming the first Colombian since Victor Hugo Pena in 2003 to...
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Britain's Chris Froome carries his bicycle after falling into a ditch when crashing with other rider sduring the first stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 201 kilometers (124.9 miles) with start in Noirmoutier-en-L'Ile and finish in Fontenay Le-Comte, France, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (Jeff Pachoud, pool photo via AP)
July 07, 2018 - 12:05 pm
FONTENAY-LE-COMTE, France (AP) — Down in a ditch, Chris Froome had to hoist himself and his bike back up to the road. It was a startling scene when the Team Sky rider tumbled into a grassy field in the opening stage of the Tour de France on Saturday, immediately putting his pursuit of a record-...
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Britain's Chris Froome, center, crosses the finish line with blood on his elbow after crashing during the first stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 201 kilometers (124.9 miles) with start in Noirmoutier-en-L'Ile and finish in Fontenay Le-Comte, France, Saturday, July 7, 2018. Left is Netherlands' Koen de Kort. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 07, 2018 - 10:47 am
FONTENAY-LE-COMTE, France (AP) — Chris Froome tumbled off the road into a grassy field in the opening stage of the Tour de France on Saturday, immediately putting his pursuit of a record-tying fifth title in peril. With grass stains on his right shoulder and back, Froome got back up and crossed 51...
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Spectators watch as the pack passes along the west coast during the first stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 201 kilometers (124.9 miles) with start in Noirmoutier-en-L'Ile and finish in Fontenay Le-Comte, France, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
July 07, 2018 - 6:58 am
NOIRMOUTIER-EN-L'ILE, France (AP) — Chris Froome's pursuit of a record-tying fifth Tour de France title has begun amid big crowds under sunny skies on an island off the Atlantic coast. The full peloton of 176 riders split between 22 teams got rolling Saturday morning for the mostly flat 201-...
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