Froome Wins Third Tour de France, Greipel Gets Stage 21

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By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Paris, July 24, 2016 (AFP) - Britain's Chris Froome won his third Tour de France on Sunday to confirm his status as one of the all-time greats on the world's most gruelling race. Froome finished with a 4min 05sec advantage over Frenchman Romain Bardet with Nairo Quintana, the runner-up in 2013 and 2015, third. "It's an absolutely … [Read more...]

Cavendish Sets Mark With Narrow Stage 3 Tour de France Win

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By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Angers, France, July 4, 2016 (AFP) - Mark Cavendish moved up to joint second on the all-time Tour de France stage win list with victory on Monday's third stage by the tightest of margins. It was Cavendish's 28th Tour stage victory, and second of this edition in three days, to equal the mark of French hero Bernard Hinault. Only Belgian … [Read more...]

Greipel Outsprints Kittel For German Road Championship Title

Berlin, June 26, 2016 (AFP) - Andre Greipel got one over his great sprint rival Marcel Kittel by winning the German Championships road race on Sunday. Just under a week from the start of the Tour de France, Greipel came out trumps in a battle between the two men to have dominated sprint finishes in the last three editions of the Tour. Greipel won the sprint to the line with 23-year-old … [Read more...]

Greipel Leads Experienced Lotto Team At Tour de France

Paris, June 23, 2016 - German sprinter Andre Greipel will lead an experienced Lotto team at the Tour de France from July 2 to 24, the Belgium outfit confirmed on Thursday. Greipel, winner of four stages last year, is among eight of the nine riders from the team who also raced in the 2015 edition with Jurgen Roelandts returning after skipping last year's event. "We're targeting a stage … [Read more...]

Greipel Thanks Lotto For Third Stage Win, Then Quits Giro d’Italia

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Bibione, Italy, May 19, 2016 (AFP) - Germany's Andre Greipel saluted a Lotto team masterclass that delivered him to his third sprint victory of the Giro d'Italia after a flat 182-kilometre 12th stage from Noale to Bibione. "It was amazing to follow the wheels of my teammates today," said Greipel. The Lotto team sprinter, claiming his sixth win overall from the race, held off a late … [Read more...]

Greipel Roars Again, As Lotto Scores A Giro Hat Trick

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Foligno, Italy, May 13, 2016 (AFP) - Andre Greipel overcame a late challenge by Australian Caleb Ewan to roar to an impressive sprint win on the Giro d'Italia and secure a hat-trick of victories for his Lotto team Friday. Germany's Greipel, known as the 'Gorilla' for his impressive physique, claimed his maiden win on the fifth stage of the 99th edition on Wednesday. It ended compatriot … [Read more...]

Greipel Roars Loudly At Giro d’Italia Stage 5, Dumoulin Keeps Pink

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Benevento, Italy, May 11, 2016 (AFP) - Germany's Andre Greipel powered to victory on the fifth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Wednesday, a bunch sprint finish that left Dutchman Tom Dumoulin in the race leader's pink jersey. On the second day back in Italy following three opening stages in Holland, Lotto sprinter Greipel had been looking to redress the balance after seeing compatriot and … [Read more...]

Froome Wins His Second Tour de France In Dominate Fashion

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Paris, July 26, 2015 (AFP) - Chris Froome won his second Tour de France title following Sunday's 21st and final stage to Paris. Germany's Andre Greipel won the stage, his fourth this year, ahead of Frenchman Bryan Coquard and Alexander Kristoff of Norway. Briton Froome crossed the line arm-in-arm with his Sky teammates to clinch a second Grand Boucle crown following his 2013 … [Read more...]

Greipel Secures Tour de France Stage 15 Triple

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Valence, France, July 19, 2015 (AFP) - Andre Greipel made it a hat-trick of Tour de France stage wins on Sunday as he won the 183km 15th stanza from Mende to Valence. Despite three stitches in his left knee from a crash on Saturday, the burly German fended off compatriot John Degenkolb, Norway's Alexander Kristoff and Peter Sagan in the sprint finish. Briton Chris Froome finished … [Read more...]

Cavendish Gets The Taste Of Victory On Tour de France Stage 7

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By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Fougères, France, July 10, 2015 (AFP) - Mark Cavendish won his 26th Tour de France stage on Friday as he inched closer to Eddy Merckx's overall record. The Belgian great is still well clear out in front with 34 but his fellow five-time Tour winner Bernard Hinault is only two stages ahead of Cavendish now. The Briton flew past Andre … [Read more...]