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Froome moves closer to third Tour de France title

PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 5:25 am
by Tom Nolette
Cavendish edges Greipel to win Tour stage three

ANGERS, France — Mark Cavendish joined France great Bernard Hinault in second place of the all-time list of Tour de France stage winners when he beat Andre Greipel on Monday for his second victory in this year’s race.

The Briton, riding for the Dimension Data team, beat German Greipel by less than a tire’s length to snatch his 28th career Tour win at the end of a 223.5-kilometer ride from Granville.

Belgian Eddy Merckx, like Hinault a five-time Tour winner, still tops the list of stage wins with 34.

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Re: Cavendish edges Greipel to win Tour stage three

PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:43 am
by Tom Nolette
Kittel wins Tour de France’s Stage 4 in photo finish

Marcel Kittel edged out Bryan Coquard in a photo finish to win Stage 4 of the Tour de France on Tuesday. Kittel and Coquard brushed shoulders during the frantic final stretch at Limoges, France but the German held off the Frenchman to record his ninth career stage win at the …

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Re: Tour de France: Stage 4 in photo finish

PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:56 am
by Tom Nolette
Van Avermaet wins mountain stage

Belgian rider Greg Van Avermaet won the first mountain stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday to claim the overall leader’s yellow jersey. The 31-year-old BMC rider was part of an early nine-man breakaway before accelerating past fellow Belgian Thomas De Gendt with 10 miles to go to win …

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Re: Tour de France: Cummings wins Tour de France’s seventh s

PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:28 am
by Tom Nolette
Cummings wins Tour de France’s seventh stage in bizarre ending

British rider Steve Cummings won the seventh stage of the Tour de France, making his move on the final climb Friday. As Cummings celebrated his win, back down the road the inflatable arch marking one kilometer to go in the stage deflated and slowed down the riders, who had ...

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Re: Tour de France: Cummings wins Tour de France’s seventh s

PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:40 am
by Tom Nolette
Froome retains yellow jersey in Tour de France

Tom Dumoulin of the Netherlands won the ninth stage of the Tour de France on Sunday and defending champion Chris Froome of Britain retained the leader’s yellow jersey.

Froome crossed in 11th place, 6 minutes, 35 seconds behind Dumoulin, in the toughest stage in the Pyrenees.

Dumoulin attacked in a solo breakaway near the foot of the final climb on a day of heavy rain and hail in the 115-mile leg from Vielha d’Aran, Spain, to Arcalis in the principality of Andorra. He finished 38 seconds ahead of Rui Costa of Portugal and Rafal Majka of Poland.

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Re: Tour de France: Froome retains yellow jersey

PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 2:28 am
by Tom Nolette
Matthews breaks Tour de France jinx as Froome stays in yellow

REVEL, France — Michael Matthews turned the page on years of bad luck in the Tour de France to complete his set of grand tour victories when he won the 10th stage after a royal breakaway on Tuesday. The Australian, with three Vuelta and two Giro d’Italia stage wins to …

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Re: Tour de France: Froome retains yellow jersey

PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:40 am
by Tom Nolette
Froome retains Tour de France lead despite Ventoux chaos

MONT VENTOUX, France — Defending champion Chris Froome retained the overall leader’s yellow jersey in the Tour de France despite being left without a bike following an incident involving a motorbike in a farcical finale to the 12th stage on Thursday. The Briton’s bike was broken in a pile-up close …

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Re: Froome retains Tour de France lead despite Ventoux chaos

PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:01 am
by Tom Nolette
Froome extends Tour de France lead after moment of silence

The Tour de France resumed as planned on Friday but under heightened security as riders observed a moment of silence in tribute to the victims of the terrorist attack in Nice, France. Thousands of fans lined the roads at the starting line in the town of Bourg-Saint-Andeol, France, amid reinforced …

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Re: Froome retains Tour de France lead despite Ventoux chaos

PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:53 am
by Tom Nolette
Froome toying with Tour de France rivals

CULOZ, France — Chris Froome has been so strong on this year’s Tour de France that at times he appears to have been toying with his rivals. He was at it again on Sunday in the final climb of the 15th stage won by Colombian Jarlinson Pantano, the Briton launching …

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Re: 16th stage in the books

PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:02 am
by Tom Nolette
Sagan edges Kristoff for third Tour de France stage win

BERN, Switzerland — World champion Peter Sagan claimed his third 2016 Tour de France stage victory when he edged Alexander Kristoff on the line at the end of the 16th stage, a 209-kilometer ride from Moirans-en-Montagne on Monday. Norway’s Kristoff (Katusha) celebrated after crossing the line, but it was Slovak …

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