Peter Sagan Wins Tour de France Stage 2 And Takes Yellow

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Cherbourg, France, July 3, 2016 (AFP) - World champion Peter Sagan took the race leader's yellow jersey after timing his attack to perfection to win the second stage of the Tour de France on Sunday. Belgian Jasper Stuyven had spent almost the entire 183km stage from Saint-Lo to Cherbourg in the lead but was agonizingly caught in the final … [Read more...]

Cavendish Has D-Day On Mind As He Gets The Yellow Jersey

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Utah Beach, France, July 2, 2016 (AFP) - Mark Cavendish will wear the coveted yellow jersey for the first time on the Tour de France on Sunday after winning Saturday's opening stage at Utah Beach. The Manx Missile also closed in on the all-time stage wins record following a bunch sprint in which he timed his run perfectly to … [Read more...]

Tour de France Not Over Insists Contador At 3min 10sec Back

Gap, France, July 21, 2015 - Two-time former winner Alberto Contador insisted on Tuesday's rest day that the Tour de France is not over. Chris Froome, the 2013 champion, has dominated so far and has a 3min 10sec lead over second-placed Nairo Quintana. Contador, the 2007 and 2009 winner, is back in fifth at 4min 23sec, but he insists he hasn't given up hopes of a Tour hat-trick. … [Read more...]

Tony Martin To Target Tour de France Yellow Jersey On Day One

Berlin, Jan 14, 2015 (AFP) - German time-trial specialist Tony Martin said on Wednesday one of his top priorities for the 2015 season is to pull on the fabled yellow jersey as leader of the Tour de France. The 29-year-old, three time world champion in the race against the clock, made his intentions clear at the unveiling of his Belgian team Etixx-QuickStep in Calpe, Spain. "This … [Read more...]

Superstitious Vincenzo Nibali Does Change His Jersey

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

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

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...]