Chris Froome Has Sights On Yellow Jersey Triumph

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by Justin Davis LE GRAND BORNAND, France, July 19, 2013 (AFP) - Spending 11 days in the yellow jersey is taking its toll on Chris Froome, but the Kenyan-born Briton is beginning to finally accept he will be crowned the Tour de France champion on Sunday. On the penultimate stage in the high mountains Friday, Froome finished the 204.5 km 19th stage from Le Bourg d'Oisans to Le … [Read more...]

Jan Bakelants In Tour de France Yellow Jersey

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by Andy Scott AJACCIO, France, June 30, 2013 (AFP) - Belgium's Jan Bakelants of the Radioshack Leopard team won the second stage of the Tour de France on Sunday to take the overall race leader's yellow jersey by a margin of one second. The 27-year-old, making his debut in the race, broke away from the pack and resisted a fightback from the leading members of the peloton to win … [Read more...]

The 2013 Tour de France Jerseys Defined

PARIS, June 29, 2013 - A list of the Tour de France jerseys and how they are won in the race, to be held June 29-July 21: Yellow jersey (general classification) Regarded as the symbol of the world's biggest bike race, the yellow jersey, or 'maillot jaune' is also the most prestigious. At the end of the race it is awarded to the rider who has taken the least overall time to complete … [Read more...]

Cavendish Aiming For Yellow Jersey At 100th Tour de France

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LONDON, Oct 29, 2012 (AFP) - British rider Mark Cavendish said in an interview published on Monday that he hopes to end the opening stage of next year's 100th Tour de France in the race leader's coveted yellow jersey. "I've worn the leader's jersey in the Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a Espana, so it would be nice to complete the set," the former world champion, who at the end of this … [Read more...]

Froome Insists Tour de France Yellow Jersey Bid Can Wait

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PEYRAGUDES, France, July 21, 2012 - Despite yet another climbing display that put Sky team leader Bradley Wiggins in the shade, Chris Froome insists his time to win the yellow jersey can wait. "I'd love to. It'd be an absolute dream for me to try and win the Tour, but that's obviously something for the future," said Froome. How long Froome is willing to wait for that chance is the … [Read more...]

Wiggins In Yellow Jersey, 40 years after Simpson

Wiggins Dons The Yellow Jersey On Stage 7

LA PLANCHE DES BELLES FILLES, France, July 7, 2012 (AFP) - Bradley Wiggins became only the fifth Briton to pull on the Tour de France yellow jersey after he took the race lead after the seventh stage Saturday. Wiggins finished third behind defending champion Cadel Evans and teammate Christopher Froome, who won the 199 km stage, to overhaul his 7sec overnight deficit to Swiss Fabian … [Read more...]

Andy Schleck Gets His Yellow Jersey For The 2010 Tour de France

LUXEMBOURG, May 29, 2012 (AFP) - Andy Schleck on Tuesday received the winner's yellow jersey for the 2010 Tour de France. The younger of the Schleck brothers finished second behind Alberto Contador in the race but was declared as the winner after the Spaniard was stripped of the title in February in the wake of a positive dope test. Contador was also stripped of the 2011 Giro d'Italia … [Read more...]

Andy Schleck To Receive Yellow Jersey for 2010 Tour de France

PARIS, May 25, 2012 (AFP) - Andy Schleck will receive the winner's yellow jersey for the 2010 Tour de France in a ceremony in the Luxembourg town of Mondorf next Tuesday, it was confirmed on Friday. The younger of the Schleck brothers finished second behind Alberto Contador in the race but was declared as the winner after the Spaniard was stripped of the title in February in the wake of a … [Read more...]

Voeckler Plays Down Yellow Jersey Dreams

PARIS, Jan 26, 2012 (AFP) - Frenchman Thomas Voeckler admits finishing alongside the big yellow jersey favorites at July's Tour de France will be virtually impossible despite giving the hosts hope of a much longed-for podium place in 2011. Dominated for decades by foreign cycling stars, the Tour de France came close to producing its first French podium finisher since Richard Virenque … [Read more...]

Yellow Jersey Fireworks To Start On Stage 12

LAVAUR, France, July 13, 2011 (AFP) - Andy Schleck's chances of winning this year's Tour de France are likely to become clearer Thursday when the first stage in the high mountains puts rival Alberto Contador's knee to the test. Reigning champion Contador compounded an existing knee pain on Sunday when he crashed, for the fourth time in eight days, on the crash-marred ninth stage to … [Read more...]