The 21 Stages Of The Upcoming 2016 Tour de France

Paris, Oct 20, 2015 - The 2016 edition of the Tour de France will cover 3,519km starting from Mont Saint-Michel on July 2 and finishing in Paris three weeks later. Here are the 21 stages revealed by organisers ASO on Tuesday: Stage 1: July 2, Mont Saint-Michel to Utah Beach Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, 188km Stage 2: July 3, Saint-Lo to Cherbourg-Octeville, 182km Stage 3: July 4, … [Read more...]

A Tour de France For Every Rider in 2015

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Utrecht, Netherlands, July 2, 2015 (AFP) - In recent years a lot of focus on cycling and in particular the Tour de France has been about how things have changed in a new cleaner era. While no-one believes doping has been completely eradicated, so to a large extent it has at least been reduced and what remains is perhaps less effective. The worry now is … [Read more...]

Missing Le Tour Helped Bradley Wiggins Win World ITT

by Barnaby CHESTERMAN PONFERRADA, Spain, Sept 24, 2014 (AFP) - Bradley Wiggins said that his exclusion from Sky's Tour de France team in July had a silver lining as it enabled him to dethrone Tony Martin at the world timetrial championships. The Olympic champion had twice before finished runner-up to the German -- in 2011 and 2013 -- but he finished 26sec clear of Martin on the … [Read more...]