Chris Froome Out Of The Tour de France After Cobble Crash

ARENBERG PORTE DU HAINAUT, France, July 09, 2014 (AFP) - Defending champion Chris Froome crashed out of the Tour de France on Wednesday after falling twice on a wet and treacherous stage five. The second time, the 29-year-old was visibly injured and was seen shaking his head and holding his right arm before climbing into a Sky team car. That signalled the end of his attempt to … [Read more...]

Special Bikes For Tour de France Cobble Stage 5

by Barnaby CHESTERMAN YPRES, Belgium, July 09, 2014 (AFP) - Race leader Vincenzo Nibali and other riders will be using specially modified bikes for Wednesday's cobbled fifth stage of the Tour de France. Nine sections totalling 15.4km of cobblestones along the 155.5km route from Ypres in Belgium to Arenberg have turned the stage into a mini Paris-Roubaix. It has had riders … [Read more...]

Paris-Roubaix Cobble Sections

The Paris-Roubaix classic, considered the toughest one-day bike race in the world, will be held this Sunday. The 259 km course features 27 cobblestoned sections of varying difficulty, which race organisers ASO (Amaury Sports Organisation) have rated one to five - one being the least difficult and five the most difficult. Only three sectors -- Arenberg, Mons-en-Pevele and the Carrefour … [Read more...]