Tour de France

The pack climbs Montvernier road 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, Thursday, July 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 19, 2018 - 11:14 am
ALPE D'HUEZ, France (AP) — Three more of the Tour de France's top sprinters have succumbed in the Alps. Fernando Gaviria of Colombia, Dylan Groenewegen of the Netherlands, and Andrew Greipel of Germany all withdrew during Stage 12 on Thursday. Rigoberto Uran, a climbing expert who was runner-up...
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Britain's Geraint Thomas celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the eleventh stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 108.5 kilometers (67.4 miles) with start in Albertville and finish in La Rosiere Espace San Bernardo, France. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 18, 2018 - 1:57 pm
LA ROSIERE, France (AP) — If the idea behind a short but almost entirely mountainous stage in the Tour de France was to create constant action, Stage 11 on Wednesday went according to plan. The end result, however, was the same as most recent Tours — domination from Team Sky. British rider Geraint...
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France's Julian Alaphilippe rides to cross the finish line to win the tenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 158.8 kilometers (98.7 miles) with start in Annecy and finish in Le Grand-Bornand, France, Tuesday, July 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )
July 17, 2018 - 2:14 pm
LE GRAND-BORNAND, France (AP) — Facing the climbing prowess of Chris Froome's Team Sky, Greg Van Avermaet expected to lose his lead of the Tour de France on the first day in the mountains. Instead, the Olympic champion managed to strengthen his hold on the yellow jersey when an anticipated attack...
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Britain's Chris Froome, rides in the pack during 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/Peter Dejong)
July 16, 2018 - 12:56 pm
ANNECY, France (AP) — Chris Froome believes the mountains will reveal the true Tour de France contenders as he looks forward to the first of three grueling stages in the Alps. "I'm feeling good and optimistic about the upcoming stages," the four-time champion said on Monday, the Tour's first rest...
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A spectator pushes Britain's Chris Froome as he gets back on his bicycle after crashing on a cobblestone sector of the ninth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 156.5 kilometers (97.2 miles) with start in Arras and finish in Roubaix, France, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )
July 15, 2018 - 4:03 pm
ROUBAIX, France (AP) — Richie Porte sat on the pavement grasping his right shoulder and grimacing in pain. A fan helped Chris Froome get going after he tumbled onto grass lining the road. Romain Bardet recovered from three punctured tires. And they were only the highest-profile riders to face...
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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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