Chris Froome Can Restore Cycling’s Reputation Says His Father

LONDON, July 22, 2013 (AFP) - Chris Froome's father claims the newly-crowned Tour de France champion is the perfect personality to restore cycling's battered reputation. Froome, 28, became Britain's second successive winner of the prestigious race when he crossed the finishing line in Paris on Sunday, following Bradley Wiggins' success 12 months earlier. But with the Lance … [Read more...]

Post-Armstrong, Chris Froome’s Win ‘Will Stand Test Of Time’

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by Justin Davis PARIS, July 22, 2013 (AFP) - Chris Froome's successful Tour de France bid was always going to be a test, but the Kenyan-born Briton's head, more than his legs, arguably took the biggest beating on the race's 100th edition. "It's definitely been a challenge," said Froome as he reflected on three weeks in which his success has been scrutinized the world over by … [Read more...]

Chris Froome – Out Of Africa And Into Yellow Jersey

by Justin Davis PARIS, France, July 21, 2013 (AFP) - When Chris Froome stepped down from top of the the Tour de France podium on Sunday, there was no plan for a lavish ceremony befitting of the most recent winner of the race's fabled yellow jersey. For Froome, the celebrations would amount to "an unforgettable night in Paris with some school friends" who had made the trip from … [Read more...]

The Tour de France Winners Over 100 Years

PARIS, July 21, 2013 - A list of the winners of the Tour de France following the conclusion of the 100th edition on Sunday: 1903 Maurice Garin (FRA) 1904 Henri Cornet (FRA) 1905 Louis Trousselier (FRA) 1906 Rene Pottier (FRA) 1907 Lucien Petit-Breton (FRA) 1908 Lucien Petit-Breton (FRA) 1909 Francois Faber (LUX) 1910 Octave Lapize (FRA) 1911 Gustave Garrigou … [Read more...]

Chris Froome Crowned Tour de France Champion As Kittel Stuns ‘Cav’

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by Justin Davis PARIS, July 21, 2013 (AFP) - Britain's Chris Froome was crowned champion of the 100th edition of the Tour de France as Germany's Marcel Kittel powered his way to his fourth win on the 21st and final stage on Sunday. Team Sky's Froome, the winner of three stages in this edition, claimed his maiden yellow jersey with a winning margin of 4min 20sec on … [Read more...]

Chris Froome Secures Yellow, Nairo Quintana Wins 20th Stage

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by Justin Davis ANNECY-SEMNOZ, France, July 20, 2013 (AFP) - Britain's Chris Froome virtually secured overall victory in the 100th Tour de France Saturday after a thrilling penultimate stage won by Colombian climbing specialist Nairo Quintana. Ahead of Sunday's 21st and final stage from Versailles to Paris, which is usually only disputed by the sprinters, Froome defended … [Read more...]

WADA Tell Team Sky To Take Chris Froome Evidence Elsewhere

by St├ęphanie PERTUISET LAUSANNE, Canton of Vaud, July 20, 2013 - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has told Team Sky to send their evidence to other organizations after the British team offered to provide them with details on Chris Froome's impressive Tour de France performances. Sky chief Dave Brailsford wrote to WADA offering to share their rider data with the organization … [Read more...]

Kenyan Mentor Cheering Chris Froome On To Victory

by Aileen KIMUTAI KIKUYU, Kenya, July 20, 2013 (AFP) - As Britain's Chris Froome pedals towards Tour de France victory, far away in his birthplace of Kenya he is being cheered on by the cyclist who first trained him. Outside his simple tin-roof house on a dirt road, David Kinjah, 43, Froome's mentor when he first took up the sport, says he will be one of the loudest shouting … [Read more...]

Chris Froome Has Sights On Yellow Jersey Triumph

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by Justin Davis LE GRAND BORNAND, France, July 19, 2013 (AFP) - Spending 11 days in the yellow jersey is taking its toll on Chris Froome, but the Kenyan-born Briton is beginning to finally accept he will be crowned the Tour de France champion on Sunday. On the penultimate stage in the high mountains Friday, Froome finished the 204.5 km 19th stage from Le Bourg d'Oisans to Le … [Read more...]

Rui Costa At The Double As Froome Soaks Up Saxo Tactics

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LE GRAND BORNAND, France, July 19, 2013 (AFP) - Costa at the double as Froome sights Tour triumph by Justin Davis =(PICTURE)= LE GRAND BORNAND, France, July 19, 2013 (AFP) - Portugal's Rui Costa claimed his second win of the 100th Tour de France on Friday as yellow jersey holder Chris Froome looked ahead to tasting overall victory in Paris. Movistar rider Costa shot out of a … [Read more...]