Contador Takes Queen Stage Win And Lead At Route du Sud

Tinkoff-Saxo’s Alberto Contador wins stage 3 of Route du Sud, 13 seconds in front of rival Nairo Quintana. Contador, who now leads the race with 0’17”, put in a determined effort on Port de Balès after his teammates had laid down the ground work decimating the group of favorites. The ultimate attack came on the descent of the final climb, where he dropped Quintana and Latour. Upon … [Read more...]

Nicolas Roche Wins The Route du Sud Title

CASTRES, France, June 22, 2014 - Ireland's Nicolas Roche followed in the footsteps of his cycling legend father Stephen Roche by winning the Route du Sud cycling race after the third and final stage on Sunday. Roche's father Stephen won the race through southern France in 1985 before going on to win the triple crown of the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and world road race championship … [Read more...]

Moncoutie Wins Route du Sud, Docker Wins Stage

CASTRES, France, June 20, 2010 - France's David Moncoutie of Cofidis won the Route du Sud cycling race here on Sunday after the third and final stage which was won by Australian Mitchell Docker. Skil rider Docker crossed first after the 189.3km ride from Lavour to Castres which was marked by several accidents. Moncoutie, 35, had taken the leader's jersey after Saturday's mountain … [Read more...]

Moncoutie Takes Charge of the Route du Sud

PEYRAGUDES, France, June 19, 2010 (AFP) - Cofidis team leader David Moncoutie took over the leader's yellow jersey in the 34th edition of the Route du Sud after dominating Saturday's mountain time-trial. The 35-year-old Frenchman was quickest on the 16.2km climb to the summit of the Peyresourde where fog and unseasonally cold temperatures did little to help the riders. Moncoutie, … [Read more...]

Vachon Wins Opening Stage of Route du Sud

SAINT-GAUDENS, France, June 18, 2010 - Frenchman Florian Vachon (Bretagne-Schuller) won a mass sprint to take the 211.5km opening stage of the 34th Route du Sud race between Carmaux and Saint-Gaudens on Friday. Vachon came in ahead of the Belgian Gianni Meersman (Francaise des Jeux) and Spain's Angel Arcos Vicioso (Andalucia-Cajasur) in a photo finish. Saturday's second stage is in … [Read more...]