Chaotic End As Giro Hit By Snow And Doping

by Justin DAVIS VAL MARTELLO, Italy, May 24, 2013 (AFP) - The 96th edition of the Giro d'Italia is facing a chaotic finale as wintry weather in the Dolomites forced the cancellation of Friday's stage and changes to Saturday's final day in the high mountains. Despite the white-out, it proved something of a black Friday for organisers who woke to the news that 2007 race winner … [Read more...]

Cavendish Makes It A Record Nine Wins At Tour de France

AUBENAS, France, July 24, 2009 (AFP) - Mark Cavendish set a new British record for stage wins on the Tour de France when he sprinted to his fifth win of this year's Tour de France, and ninth overall, on the 19th stage Friday. Cavendish, who rides for Columbia, held off green jersey rival Thor Hushovd of Norway with a wicked turn of pace in the final 200 meters of an uphill sprint after he … [Read more...]

David Arroyo of Caisse d’Epargne Wins Tour of Spain’s 19th Stage, Contador Leads Overall

SEGOVIA, Spain, Sept 19, 2008 (AFP) - Spain's David Arroyo won the 19th stage of the Tour of Spain on Friday, the third stage win for Caisse d'Epargne, though Alberto Contador looks set for overall victory. The 28-year-old Arroyo crossed the line first in this 145.5km stretch from Las Rozas to Segovia, also consolidating Caisse d'Epargne's lead in the team standings. Arroyo … [Read more...]

Tour de France Stage 19 Recap Video by Versus

This stage 19 recap video is brought to us by our friends at Late Arrivals Go Home Early By Phil Liggett The other side of the Tour de France was seen yesterday. Just when all of the riders were feeling safe with a Paris finish on Sunday, Romain Feillu, Fabian Wegmann and Juan Antonio Flecha were eliminated for arriving after the time limit. It must be so … [Read more...]

Tour de France Stage 19 Sprint Video by Versus

This Stage 19 Sprint Finish video is brought to us by our friends at Thrice is Nice for Chavanel By Bob Roll Stage 19 is in the books as they say, and the French are celebrating wildly after Sylvain Chavanel delivered the victory for the third time in this year’s Tour. To have a Tour de France that’s embraced by the host country in a sustainable sense, it’s … [Read more...]

Tour de France Results – Stage, Overall, and Classifications

MONTLUCON, France, July 25, 2008 (AFP) - Standings from the 19th stage of the Tour de France, a 165.5km ride from Roanne to Montlucon on Friday: 1. Sylvain Chavanel (FRA/COF) 3h37min 09sec 2. Jeremy Roy (FRA/FDJ) at 0:00. 3. Gérald Ciolek (GER/COL) 1:13. 4. Erik Zabel (GER/MRM) … [Read more...]

Former Yellow Jersey Among Non-Finishers On Stage 19

: MONTLUCON, France, July 25, 2008 (AFP) - Former race leader Romain Feillu of the Agritubel team was among three riders to finish the Tour de France 19th stage outside the time limit on Friday. Feillu, German champion Fabian Wegmann and Spaniard Juan Antonio Flecha all finished at 28 minutes adrift of France's stage winner Sylvain Chavanel. The cut off time, which is … [Read more...]

Sylvain Chavanel Wins Tours 19th Stage, Carlos Sastre Still In Yellow

MONTLUCON, France, July 25, 2008 (AFP) - Frenchman Sylvain Chavanel finally handed his Cofidis team a well-deserved leaving gift by winning the 19th stage of the Tour de France between Roanne and Montlucon here Friday. Spaniard Carlos Sastre, of CSC, retained the race lead after the 165.5km stage ahead of his anticipated yellow jersey duel with Australia's Cadel Evans in the penultimate … [Read more...]

Record-Chasing Freire Vigilant Ahead of 19th Stage

SAINT ETIENNE, France, July 24, 2008 (AFP) - Coming a day before the all-important yellow jersey decider, Friday's 19th stage of the Tour de France is shaping up to be a hectic free-for-all. But with the finish line of the 165km race between Roanne and Montlucon at the end of a 1km-long home straight, the sprinters - and green jersey wearer Oscar Freire of Spain - will be particularly … [Read more...]

Tour de France Stage 19 Preview

The sprinters will get their smiles, and legs, back in this somewhat flatter and faster-riding course across the Allier county. … [Read more...]