Mother Distressed At Theft Of Pantani Yellow Jersey

ROME, Nov 13, 2010 - One of several yellow jerseys worn by former Tour de France champion Marco Pantani has been stolen from a cycling salon in Milan, according to press reports Saturday. Troubled champion Pantani, the 1998 winner of the epic race who courted doping controversy on several occasions during his career, died from a drugs overdose in a Rimini hotel in 2004. Vittorio … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team Celebrates Tour de France Success

The BMC Racing Team wrapped up its first Tour de France Sunday in Paris, relishing the success of holding the yellow jersey for one day and scoring three top 10 finishes on stages. Several Milestones World champion Cadel Evans earned the yellow jersey after Stage 8 and was the BMC Racing Team's best finisher on the general classification (26th place). Former world champion Alessandro Ballan … [Read more...]

Tour de France Stage Winners, Yellow Jersey Winner

PARIS) - A list of stage winners and yellow jersey wearers from the 97th edition of the Tour de France, which ended with victory for Alberto Contador here on Sunday: Prologue: Fabian Cancellara (SUI)/Fabian Cancellara (SUI) Stage 1: Alessandro Petacchi (ITA)/Fabian Cancellara (SUI) Stage 2: Sylvain Chavanel (ITA)/Sylvain Chavanel (ITA) Stage 3: Thor Hushovd (NGR)/Fabian … [Read more...]

Contador Triumphant As Cav Rules Champs Elysees Again

PARIS - Spain's Alberto Contador secured a third Tour de France yellow jersey Sunday after the 20th and final stage to the Champs Elysees won by Briton Mark Cavendish. Cavendish powered to the finish line alone for the second consecutive year to claim his fifth stage success of this year's race and 15th of his career. Italian Alessandro Petacchi, the winner of two stages, finished … [Read more...]

Contador Set To Win Toughest Tour Yet

PAUILLAC, France- Alberto Contador admitted to being pushed to his absolute limits on his way to virtually securing a third yellow jersey triumph on the Tour de France Sunday. "This year there were times when I wasn't exactly on top form, today included. The race this year was particularly hard," said Contador, who came close to losing his yellow jersey to Andy Schleck in Saturday's final … [Read more...]

Rogers Calls Time On Yellow Jersey Quest

BORDEAUX, France - Australian Michael Rogers says he will call time on his quest for the Tour de France yellow jersey after yet another painful and humbling experience on the race. Rogers, who finished ninth in 2006, was one of several big-name victims to perform below expectations in a particularly tough 97th edition which is set to crown Spaniard Alberto Contador as champion ahead of Andy … [Read more...]

No Yellow Jersey, But French Shine On Tour

France's wait for the heir to five-time yellow jersey champion Bernard Hinault may continue for a while yet. But when it comes to winning stages on the Tour de France, the hosts are leading the way. After 18 days of racing French riders have won six stages, equaling a modern day record that was last set in 1997 -- a year before the Festina doping scandal almost brought the event to its … [Read more...]

Cavendish Wins 18th Stage, Contador Still In Yellow

BORDEAUX, France - Britain's Mark Cavendish claimed his 14th career success on the Tour de France Friday after coasting to victory in a bunch finish to the 18th stage over 198km from Salies-de-Bearn to Bordeaux. Alberto Contador retained his eight-second overall lead on Andy Schleck a day ahead of the final time trial over 52km that will decide whether the Spaniard wins the yellow jersey for … [Read more...]

Contador Takes Giant Leap Towards Third Tour Win

COL DU TOURMALET, France - Spaniard Alberto Contador took a huge step towards a third yellow jersey triumph after matching a series of attacks from Andy Schleck on the Tour de France 17th stage Thursday. Schleck began the final climbing stage of this year's race, a 174km ride from Pau to the Col du Tourmalet in the Pyrenees, with an eight-second deficit to Spain's two-time winner in the race … [Read more...]

Deja Vu On Tourmalet For Yellow Jersey Pair

PAU, France - Tour de France challenger Andy Schleck revealed Wednesday he met yellow jersey rival Alberto Contador during spring training on the mountain pass that could decide this year's yellow jersey. The Col du Tourmalet, which has featured only once as a summit finish, will host the final climbing stage of the Tour on Thursday's 17th stage which Contador will start with an eight-second … [Read more...]