Geraint Thomas to avoid crowds during crucial mountain stage of Tour de France

Geraint Thomas still has the yellow jersey despite a spectator grabbing him on stage 17 Geraint Thomas will avoid riding close to the crowds lining the route on Friday’s key Tour de France mountain stage after a spectator intentionally grabbed him and virtually caused him to crash on stage 17. The Welshman, who retained his […]

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Tour de France 2016 yellow jersey race: will Nairo Quintana upset Chris Froome?

Chris Froome must fend off in-form competitors well suited to this years road, though the defending champion too has grounds for encouragement Chris Froome Sky Does the road suit him? Yes. The defending champ said in October that he opts the 2016 edition to last years road. Its a very well rounded Tour, he says. […]

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

Chris Froome, following the completion of his fourth Tour de France victory, has said he would like to keep riding into his late thirties but admitted 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 remember putting in, […]

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Geraint Thomas seals maiden Tour de France title with Paris procession

Geraint Thomas sealed his maiden Tour de France title after Alexander Kristoff won the sprint finish down the Champs-lyses Never, surely, has a flute of champagne savoured so sweet as the one Geraint Thomas enjoyed on the road into Paris. For it confirmed that winning the yellow jersey, which had appeared such a vacuous dream, […]

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Chris Froome attains up lost day as Sky simply miss out on third Tour stage

Chris Froome lost 51 sec to some of his main competitors after crashing during the opening Tour stage but Team Skys effort against the clock around Cholet put him back in contention Chris Froome began the process of steadily eroding the time lost in Saturday’s opening stage of the Tour after Team Sky finished second […]

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Thomas has Tour de France in hand but Froome may flex squad muscles

With Team Sky dominating, will team leader Chris Froome permit Geraint Thomas to win or is he biding his time to attack? As the Tour de France headed across the Massif Central towards the final showdown in the Pyrenees, with the Welshman Geraint Thomas in charge, a French saying came to mind: plus ca change, […]

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Chris Froome protects Tour de France lead after Warren Barguil wins stage 18

Chris Froome survived the last big exam on this years Tour de France as Team Skys race leader protected his advantage on a thrilling climb of Col dIzoard won by the Frenchman Warren Barguil If weight of national expectation and volume of media hype counted for anything, Romain Bardet would have dislodged Chris Froome here […]

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