Posts in category: 2018 Tour de France
Commentary: The French resolution

Samuel Abt muses on the Tour’s lack of French contenders — and organizer ASO’s dogged efforts to favor its countrymen.

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Sky’s Bernal, Castroviejo discuss Tour de France drama

Egan Bernal and Jonathan Castroviejo spoke over the weekend about what went on behind the scenes during the Tour de France.

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Nibali undergoes back surgery following Tour crash

The Italian will resume training on a stationary bike within days, his Bahrain-Merida team said Tuesday.

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Measuring the impact of taunting, jeering Team Sky at the Tour de France

We spoke with a sports psychologist about the impact Sky riders may have felt from listening to boos and jeers on the roads of France.

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Movistar will bring three-pronged Tour attack to Vuelta

Movistar did not land either of its three GC riders onto the Tour de France podium, so it will try the same tactic at the Vuelta a Espana.

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Kristoff overcomes personal doubts to win on the Champs

Alexander Kristoff’s had to fight to keep faith in his ability before his breakthrough win on stage 21 of the Tour de France.

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Alaphilippe shines but French yellow jersey drought stretches to 33 years

Julian Alaphilippe finished the Tour de France with two stage wins and the Polka Dot jersey, but France’s overall victory drought stretched

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Dumoulin leads tributes as Thomas wins Tour de France

Tour de France runner-up Tom Dumoulin led the tributes as Geraint Thomas celebrated winning his maiden yellow jersey on Sunday.

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Froome ‘still wants’ fifth Tour, but Sky have yellow jersey dilemma

Paris (AFP) — Geraint Thomas’ Tour de France victory has not dented Chris Froome’s hopes of a record-equalling fifth yellow

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Extra week was key in Giro-Tour attempts

The temporary five-week gap between the Giro and Tour provided just enough recovery for Dumoulin and Froome to take a strong run at the

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Froome: ‘The strongest rider in the race won’

Four-time Tour de France Chris Froome stated that his teammate and overall Tour de France winner, Geraint Thomas, was the strongest rider

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Thomas: “Every mountain stage I was under pressure”

Despite his dominant performance, Geraint Thomas said he suffered mightily during the Tour’s final week.

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Rival Tour de France teams resigned to Sky’s budget advantage

Regardless of whether a superteam stifles racing, rivals agree on one thing: For Team Sky, it is money well-spent.

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Lost skinsuit, timing confusion — no problem for Dumoulin

Despite losing his world champion’s skinsuit and finish-line confusion over timing, Dumoulin ends stage 20 a happy man.

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Craddock’s last place will feel like victory in Paris

After suffering for three weeks through the pain of his stage one crash, last place will feel like a victory when Lawson Craddock crosses

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Road to Paris even longer for Phinney

ESPELETTE, France (VN) — The last descent of the 2018 Tour de France on Friday served up one final cruel surprise for Taylor Phinney.

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