Froome Tightens Grip On Yellow Jersey At Tour de France Stage 17

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Finhaut-Emosson, Switzerland, July 20, 2016 (AFP) - Chris Froome took a big step towards winning a third Tour de France as Nairo Quintana's challenge wilted on Wednesday's first Alpine stage. Russia's Ilnur Zakarin won the 184.5km 17th stage from Bern to Finhaut-Emosson in Switzerland ahead of Sunday's stage 15 winner Jarlinson Pantano of … [Read more...]

Pantano Gives Colombia Joy With Tour de France Stage 15th Win

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Culoz, France, July 17, 2016 (AFP) - Jarlinson Pantano finally provided some joy for Colombia at the Tour de France by winning Sunday's 15th stage. The country's top rider Nairo Quintana has been strangely out of sorts over the Tour's first two weeks, and sits fourth overall at 2min 59sec behind race leader Chris Froome. But there was … [Read more...]

Director Evokes ‘Exceptional Circumstances’ For Froome Decision

Mont Ventoux, France, July 14, 2016 (AFP) - Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme explained that "exceptional circumstances" were behind the decision to reinstate Chris Froome with the race leader's yellow jersey. The 31-year-old Briton was sensationally held up in the final kilometer of Thursday's 12th stage on Mont Ventoux following a crash with a motorbike that broke his … [Read more...]

Running Man Froome Keeps Yellow Jersey Despite Bike Crash Drama

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Mont Ventoux, France, July 14, 2016 (AFP) - Chris Froome kept hold of the Tour de France race leader's yellow jersey despite a crash with a motorcycle on Thursday that threatened to wreck his race hopes. Froome initially seemed to have lost the race lead after his bicycle was broken by the crash leaving him at one point running desperately … [Read more...]