No Fracture For Tour Crash-Victim Tony Martin

BASTIA, France, June 29, 2013 - Two-time world time-trial champion Tony Martin escaped without any fractures despite suffering a nasty fall on the first stage of the Tour de France on Saturday, his Omega Pharma-Quick Step team confirmed. Despite that, he was suffering from concussion, a contusion on his left lung, widespread bruising, and a deep cut on his left elbow. As a result, … [Read more...]

Lampre Unveils An Experienced Tour de France Team

PARIS, June 25, 2013 (AFP) - Italian cycling team Lampre on Tuesday unveiled an experienced team for this year's Tour de France, with an average age of 29. Damiano Cunego, 31, who was sixth in the overall classification in 2011, will lead the team, which also includes 33-year-old Polish climber Przemyslaw Niemiec, who finished sixth in the Giro in May. Adriano Malori, winner of the … [Read more...]

Tour de France Stages – The Details

Details of the 21 stages for the 100th edition of the Tour de France, to be held June 29-July 21: Stage 1 Porto Vecchio to Bastia Doing away with the traditional prologue, or short time-trial, is designed to showcase the stunning beauty of Corsica but also make the first wearer of the 100th yellow jersey work for the privilege. The race opener is 212 km long and undulates for … [Read more...]

Greipel Wins Fourth Stage of Tour de France As Cav Misses The Train

Greipel Wins Tour de France Stage 4, With Cav No Where In Sight

by Justin Davis ROUEN, France, July 4, 2012 (AFP) - Germany's Andre Greipel roared with raw emotion after landing his first Tour de France victory this year in a finale devoid of British sprint king Mark Cavendish. RadioShack's Fabian Cancellera held on to the leader's yellow jersey at the end of the 214 km ride from Abbeville to Rouen, where Greipel, known as the 'Gorilla' for his … [Read more...]

Sagan Wins Third Stage of Tour de France

Sagan Wins The 2012 Tour de France Stage 3

BOULOGNE-SUR-MER, France, July 3, 2012 (AFP) - Peter Sagan of Slovakia won the third stage of the Tour de France on Tuesday, easing home in the final 100 meters of a 197 kilometer ride from Orchies to the French seaport town of Boulogne-sur-Mer. It was the Liquigas rider's second stage win having triumphed in Sunday's first full stage. Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland retained the … [Read more...]

Cavendish Goes Train-Hopping To Bag 21st Tour de France Stage

Mark Cavendish Wins His 21st Tour de France Stage

Written by: Justin Davis tournai, Belgium, July 2, 2012 - Britain's Mark Cavendish claimed his 21st victory on the Tour de France and his first as world champion Monday after beating German sprint rival Andre Greipel to win the race's second stage. Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara, of RadioShack, retained the race leader's yellow jersey with his 7sec lead on Britain's Bradley … [Read more...]

Cancellara Keeps Yellow Jersey But Gets Pipped By Sagan At The Line

Peter Sagan Wins 2012 Tour de France Stage 1

by Justin Davis SERAING, Belgium, July 1, 2012 (AFP) - Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland held on to the Tour de France yellow jersey Sunday after being pipped at the finish line of the first stage by streetwise Slovakian Peter Sagan. Cancellara now leads British race favorite Bradley Wiggins of Sky by 7sec in the general classification, with Frenchman Sylvain Chavanel third on the … [Read more...]

TVG beats EBH to Tour’s White Jersey

LIEGE, Belgium, June 30, 2012 (AFP) - American Tejay Van Garderen provided another glimpse of his future potential with a fourth place finish in the Tour de France prologue to pull on the white jersey on Saturday. Awarded to the best placed overall rider aged 25 and under, Van Garderen did his reputation no damage at all by finishing only 13sec behind legendary time triallist Fabian … [Read more...]

Sky and BMC Start Battle For Tour Supremacy

LIEGE, Belgium, June 30, 2012 (AFP) - Yellow jersey contenders Team Sky scored the first points in what is set to be a thrilling Tour de France campaign by jumping to the top of the team standings on Saturday. Sky's Bradley Wiggins is hoping to succeed Australian Cadel Evans as the 2012 yellow jersey champion and got off to a great start by taking 10secs off the BMC team leader following … [Read more...]

Cancellara Powers Into Tour de France Yellow Jersey

Cancellara Wins 2012 Tour de France Prologue To Take First Yellow Jersey

by Justin Davis LIEGE, Belgium, June 30, 2012 (AFP) - Olympic champion Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland won the race-opening prologue of the Tour de France here Saturday to claim the first leader's yellow jersey of the 99th edition. RadioShack rider Cancellara, who clocked a winning time of 7min 13.46sec for the 6.4km course, repeated his feat of 2004 on an almost identical course … [Read more...]