Michael Matthews wins chaotic stage 16 after’ attacking like a lunatic’

Australias Michael Matthews won the 16 th stage of the Tour de France, a 165 -kilometre ride from Le-Puy-en-Velay to Romans-sur-Isre, with Chris Froome retaining the yellow jersey This was no gentle run to the foothills of the Alps. As Daniel Martin find, the Tour de France can be lost on any dedicated day and […]

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Squad Sky rule the Tour de France again but will remain unloved | Richard Williams

Chris Froomes impending victory cannot mask the unpopularity of a squad tainted by the increasing bullishness of Dave Brailsford in the face of legitimate questions When Team Sky changed their jerseys from black to white for this years Tour de France, it was a somewhat transparent attempt to rebrand themselves as good guys. A line […]

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Squad Sky’s Sir Dave Brailsford launches verbal attack on cycling journalist

Sir Dave Brailsford, Team Skys principal, has omitted a cycling journalist from a press conference while Chris Froome named the Colombian Rigoberto Urn as his closest challenger Team Sky may be leading the overall standings with Chris Froome but the British squads principal, Sir Dave Brailsford, is ruffling feathers with his attitude towards the worlds […]

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Mark Cavendish out of Tour and Peter Sagan disqualified after horror accident

Peter Sagan has been hurled out of the race and Mark Cavendishs Tour is over after a hideous accident in the sprint finish on stage four left him nursing numerous injuries Mark Cavendish has withdrawn from the Tour de France after he suffered a fractured shoulder blade in a horrendous crash 200 metres from the […]

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Chris Froome:’ I’d like to be here for the next five years, trying to win’

Chris Froome, in the wake of his fourth Tour de France victory, has said he would like to keep riding into his late thirties but acknowledged he is definitely get older Chris Froome, with his fourth Tour de France in the bag thanks to one of the strongest final weeks he can recollect putting in, […]

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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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