Superstitious Vincenzo Nibali Does Change His Jersey

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by Barnaby CHESTERMAN BERGERAC, France, July 26, 2014 (AFP) - Vincenzo Nibali admitted he was superstitious but said not to the point of wearing the same jersey throughout a three-week Tour. The Italian has been favouring certain lucky jerseys during his domination of the Tour de France -- in which he has been in yellow for all but two days -- but he said social customs … [Read more...]

Evans Lost For Words As Yellow Jersey Win Finally Sinks In

by Justin Davis (AFP) PARIS, July 30, 2011 - Cadel Evans admitted his lifetime dream had been fulfilled when he finally secured victory on one of the toughest editions of the Tour de France in recent years. "It's been years of hard work and there were a lot of moments in these three weeks where our Tour was lost but to get here safely with all my skin... just that alone is a quest in … [Read more...]

Schleck Believes Plateau de Beille Won’t Decide Yellow Jersey Challenge

LOURDES, France, July 15, 2011 (AFP) - Andy Schleck insists the winner of Saturday's 14th stage on the Tour de France to Plateau de Beille will not necessarily be crowned yellow jersey champion this year. Luxemburger Schleck has finished runner-up the past two years and is one of several riders hoping to loosen Spaniard Alberto Contador's grip on the race. Stage 14, the third and last … [Read more...]

Voeckler Not Living In A Yellow Jersey Illusion

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carmaux, France, July 12, 2011 (AFP) - Frenchman Thomas Voeckler said he is under no illusions over his guardianship of the Tour de France yellow jersey as the race heads steadily towards the Pyrenees mountains. Alsace-born Voeckler made his name in cycling in 2004 when he wore the yellow jersey for 10 days, battling the inevitable onslaught of US Postal as Lance Armstrong strode towards his … [Read more...]

Evans Tipped To Take Yellow Jersey By Hushovd

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REDON, France, July 4, 2011 (AFP) - World champion Thor Hushovd has tipped BMC's Cadel Evans as the man likely to take over guardianship of his yellow jersey at the Tour de France after the fourth stage on Tuesday. Garmin's Hushovd held a one-second lead over Evans before the end of Monday's third stage between Olonne-sur-Mer and Redon in Brittany. However stage four finishes on the … [Read more...]

Goss Considers Dream Start to Tour de France

by Justin Davis(AFP) LES HERBIERS, France, July 1, 2011 - It's a prospect that most of the elite peloton won't even consider, but Australian debutant Matt Goss admits he could make a dream start to the Tour de France by pulling on the yellow jersey. The first stage of the 98th edition starts on Saturday with a 191.5km ride from Passage du Gois to Mont des Alouettes. And although … [Read more...]