Females could cycle the Tour de France route, so why give them La Course?

Annemiek Van Vleuten was a worthy winner of the two-day race but women cyclists deserve more than a shortened mountain stage and a novelty pursuit Anyone who watched Annemiek van Vleutens sickening, bone-crunching crash as she was heading for gold in the womens road race at the Olympics last summer will have been roaring her […]

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Tour de France: Chris Froome in yellow jersey as Fabio Aru wins stage five

Chris Froome took the yellow jersey from Geraint Thomas as Astanas Italian rider Fabio Aru violated clear to win stage five Only twice in the past 60 years have a single squad held the lead from start to finish through the whole of a Tour de France, but after Chris Froome took the yellow jersey […]

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Mark Cavendish demands objective to’ vile and threatening’ abuse over Sagan crash

Mark Cavendish has hit out at the vile and threatening abuse he has received on social media in the wake of the collision with Peter Sagan that objective both cyclists participation in the Tour de France Mark Cavendish has hit out at the vile and threatening abuse he has received on social media in the […]

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Chris Froome takes yellow off Fabio Aru as Michael Matthews wins Tour stage

The weakness of Fabio Arus Astana team cost the Italian the yellow jersey on Saturday, permitting Chris Froome to regain the Tour de France lead The weakness of Fabio Arus Astana team cost the Italian the yellow jersey here on Saturday, letting Chris Froome to regain the race leading. When the remnants of the peloton […]

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Mark Cavendish demands aim to’ vile and threatening’ abuse over Sagan crash

Mark Cavendish has hit out at the vile and threatening abuse he has received on social media following the completion of the collision with Peter Sagan that aimed both cyclists participation in the Tour de France Mark Cavendish has hit out at the vile and threatening abuse he has received on social media following the […]

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Chris Froome set for fourth Tour de France title after increasing lead in time trial

Chris Froome has sealed a fourth Tour de France victory on the penultimate stage, stamping his authority on the race in a time-trial on the Marseille streets In football parlance, there was no penalty shootout as Chris Froome finished third to the stage win, Maciej Bodnar, to seal his fourth Tour de France victory. With […]

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How it feels to tackle the Tour de France’s ‘final battle’- the Col d’Izoard

Today, the elite riders race to a historic Alpine summit stage finish, but at the weekend it was the turning of 12, 000 amateurs to try to imitate Coppi and Bobet They parked their motorhomes in laybys on the steep slopes of the Col dIzoard five days early to be assured of a prime spot […]

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Team Sky’s Froome and Thomas suffer a spill before Kittel wins Tour stage two

Chris Froome was caught in a accident with Geraint Thomas before Marcel Kittel won stage two of the Tour de France in Lige With eight more probable sprint stages before Paris, Sunday was probably just the beginning for Marcel Kittel but it could easily have been the end for Chris Froome or Geraint Thomas. The […]

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