Tour de France Winners Over The Last 25 Years, Kind Of

Paris, June 27, 2015 - A list of the Tour de France winners over the last 25 years, ahead of the start of the 2015 edition in Utrecht, Netherlands, on July 4: 2014 - Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Astana 2013 - Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky 2012 - Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Team Sky 2011 - Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC 2010 - *** Andy Schleck (LUX) Saxo Bank 2009 - Alberto Contador (ESP) … [Read more...]

The List Of The 21 Tour de France 2015 Stages

Paris, June 27, 2015 - A list of the 21 stages in the 3,360km Tour de France 2015, which begins in Utrecht, Netherlands, on July 4: Stage 1: Saturday July 4 - Utrecht, 13.8km individual time trial 2: Sunday July 5 - Utrecht to Zeeland, 166km 3: Monday July 6 - Antwerp to Huy, 159.5km 4: Tuesday July 7 - Seraing to Cambrai, 223.5km 5: Wednesday July 8 - Arras to Amiens, … [Read more...]

A Calm Nairo Quintana Taking It Easy Before Tour de France

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Lourdes, France, June 25, 2015 (AFP) - Last year's Giro d'Italia winner Nairo Quintana says he has been preparing for next month's Tour de France in tranquility back home in Colombia. Quintana, 25, will start the Grand Boucle as one of the favourites, alongside champion Vincenzo Nibali, 2013 winner Chris Froome and two-time former champion Alberto Contador, who last month succeeded the … [Read more...]

Sprinter Nacer Bouhanni Leads Cofidis charge At Tour de France

Paris, June 26, 2015 (AFP) - Cofidis have built their Tour de France ambitions almost entirely around the great French sprint hope Nacer Bouhanni. Bouhanni won two stages of the Vuelta a Espana and three on the Giro d'Italia last year and now Cofidis have recruited the 24-year-old and are banking on his irresistible rise. His lead-out man is Geoffrey Soupe and much of the team will … [Read more...]

Pinot Stays In Tour of Switzerland Lead After Stage 8

Lausanne, June 20, 2015 (AFP) - French rider Thibaut Pinot, of the FDJ team, remained in the lead of the Tour of Switzerland on Saturday after the eighth and penultimate stage won by Astana cyclist Alexey Lutsenko. Kazakhstan's Lutsenko took the honours over the 152.5km stage in and around Bern. Belgium's Jan Bakelants, of AG2R, and France's Warren Barguil of the Giant team came in … [Read more...]

Pinot Wins Stage 5 And Takes Yellow At Tour of Switzerland

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Lausanne, June 17, 2015 (AFP) - Frenchman Thibaut Pinot made a statement about his Tour de France credentials in winning Wednesday's fifth stage of the Tour of Switzerland to move into the race leader's yellow jersey. Third at the Grand Boucle last year, Pinot soloed to victory at the end of the 237km stage from Unterterzen to Soelden in Austria. Italian Domenico Pozzovivo finished … [Read more...]

Lance Armstrong Optimistic About Return To France

By Ian WHITTELL London, June 10, 2015 (AFP) - Lance Armstrong expects a welcoming reception when he returns to France for a charity bike ride next month, despite the hostility he has faced in the country in previous years. Armstrong has signed up for former England footballer and fellow cancer survivor Geoff Thomas's 'One Day Ahead' event, in … [Read more...]

MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung Announce Squad For Tour de France

7 Africans and 4 Internationals make the list Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung are set to make history when they become the first African registered cycling team to participate in the Tour de France this year. To be on the start line of Le Tour is a huge step forward for our team and a massive milestone for African cycling. The opportunity comes with great responsibility and MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung … [Read more...]

Sagan Wins Time Trial, Takes Tour of California Yellow Jersey

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Tinkoff-Saxo’s Peter Sagan, the winningest cyclist of the Amgen Tour of California, seized the overall race lead along with the Individual Time Trial at the 10th annual race. Due to snow at Big Bear Lake on the original time trial course, the Amgen Tour of California Time Trial, presented by Lexus, moved to Santa Clarita and Six Flags Magic Mountain. The blistering fast and flat 6.6-mile … [Read more...]

Cavendish Survives Pouring Rain To Win Tour of California Stage 5

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Individual Time Trial on Tap at Six Flags Magic Mountain Tomorrow SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 14, 2015) – Huge crowds turned out in a downpour to witness another sprinter showcase at the Santa Clarita finish line for the 10th anniversary Amgen Tour of California, with Etixx – Quick-Step Pro Cycling Team’s Mark Cavendish (GBR) taking his third stage win in five days of racing, making him … [Read more...]