Peter Sagan Wins Tour de France Stage 2 And Takes Yellow

Tour de France stage 2

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Cherbourg, France, July 3, 2016 (AFP) - World champion Peter Sagan took the race leader's yellow jersey after timing his attack to perfection to win the second stage of the Tour de France on Sunday. Belgian Jasper Stuyven had spent almost the entire 183km stage from Saint-Lo to Cherbourg in the lead but was agonizingly caught in the final … [Read more...]

Cavendish Has D-Day On Mind As He Gets The Yellow Jersey

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Utah Beach, France, July 2, 2016 (AFP) - Mark Cavendish will wear the coveted yellow jersey for the first time on the Tour de France on Sunday after winning Saturday's opening stage at Utah Beach. The Manx Missile also closed in on the all-time stage wins record following a bunch sprint in which he timed his run perfectly to … [Read more...]

Ulissi Triumphs On Giro, Dumoulin Back In Pink Jersey


Praia a Mare, Italy, May 10, 2016 (AFP) - Italian Diego Ulissi capped a daring solo attack with a stunning victory on the fourth stage of the 99th Giro d'Italia as former race leader Tom Dumoulin reclaimed the pink jersey on Tuesday. In a thrilling finale that saw several riders fail to reel in Italian climbing specialist Ulissi on the 2.5 km-long home straight, Ulissi came over the finish … [Read more...]

Tour de France Not Over Insists Contador At 3min 10sec Back

Gap, France, July 21, 2015 - Two-time former winner Alberto Contador insisted on Tuesday's rest day that the Tour de France is not over. Chris Froome, the 2013 champion, has dominated so far and has a 3min 10sec lead over second-placed Nairo Quintana. Contador, the 2007 and 2009 winner, is back in fifth at 4min 23sec, but he insists he hasn't given up hopes of a Tour hat-trick. … [Read more...]

Unlucky Stage 13 For Contador As Aru Takes Giro D’Italia Lead


Jesolo, Italy, May 22, 2015 (AFP) - Italian Astana rider Fabio Aru took over as leader of the Giro d'Italia from crash victim Alberto Contador on Friday after the rain-hit 13th stage was won by Sacha Modolo. Italian Modolo hung on in a sprint finish on his home stage to edge compatriots Giacomo Nizzolo and Elia Viviani at Jesolo, near Venice. A mass crash less than 5km from the line … [Read more...]

Simon Gerrans In Pink After Orica-GreenEdge Giro TTT Win


San Remo, Italy, May 9, 2015 (AFP) - Australian Simon Gerrans put his injury woes behind him as he pulled on the leader's pink jersey Saturday when his Orica outfit won the first stage team time-trial at the Giro d'Italia. The 34-year-old from Melbourne missed this season's classics after breaking his collarbone and arm in separate falls. But he crossed the line first ahead of … [Read more...]

Tony Martin To Target Tour de France Yellow Jersey On Day One

Berlin, Jan 14, 2015 (AFP) - German time-trial specialist Tony Martin said on Wednesday one of his top priorities for the 2015 season is to pull on the fabled yellow jersey as leader of the Tour de France. The 29-year-old, three time world champion in the race against the clock, made his intentions clear at the unveiling of his Belgian team Etixx-QuickStep in Calpe, Spain. "This … [Read more...]

Superstitious Vincenzo Nibali Does Change His Jersey


by Barnaby CHESTERMAN BERGERAC, France, July 26, 2014 (AFP) - Vincenzo Nibali admitted he was superstitious but said not to the point of wearing the same jersey throughout a three-week Tour. The Italian has been favouring certain lucky jerseys during his domination of the Tour de France -- in which he has been in yellow for all but two days -- but he said social customs … [Read more...]

Get 2014 Tour de France Jersey Favorites Here

LEEDS, United Kingdom, July 03, 2014 (AFP) - Ahead of the Tour de France start in Leeds on Saturday, AFP lists the favourites for each of the jerseys on offer. Yellow Jersey -- overall champion Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky Alberto Contador (ESP) Tinkoff-Saxo Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Astana Green Jersey -- top sprinter Peter Sagan (SVK) Cannondale Mark Cavendish … [Read more...]

Nairo Quintana Climbs Into The Pink Jersey


MILAN, May 27, 2014 (AFP) - Colombian climber Nairo Quintana completed an epic day of racing on the Giro d'Italia by claiming victory on a controversy-hit 16th stage and the race leader's jersey from compatriot Rigoberto Uran. Quintana's hopes of competing for the overall title this year suffered a blow when he tumbled down the standings to 3min 29sec behind Uran after the first two … [Read more...]