Froome moves closer to third Tour de France title

Posted by: MBR on Tue Jul 5th, 2016 6:25 am
[size=120:28fevez7]Cavendish edges Greipel to win Tour stage three[/size:28fevez7] 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. ... age-three/
Posted by: MBR on Wed Jul 6th, 2016 3:43 am
[size=120:avqwubmn]Kittel wins Tour de France’s Stage 4 in photo finish[/size:avqwubmn] 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 … ... to-finish/
Posted by: MBR on Thu Jul 7th, 2016 4:56 am
[size=120:2zl5r2lg]Van Avermaet wins mountain stage[/size:2zl5r2lg]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 … ... ain-stage/
Posted by: MBR on Sat Jul 9th, 2016 7:28 am
[size=120:26g1uwdv]Cummings wins Tour de France’s seventh stage in bizarre ending[/size:26g1uwdv]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 ... ... re-ending/
Posted by: MBR on Mon Jul 11th, 2016 11:40 am
[size=120:edwof0fl]Froome retains yellow jersey in Tour de France[/size:edwof0fl]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. ... de-france/