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UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 8:42 a.m.

Chris Froome crashes in training, will miss Tour de France

Chris Froome will miss this year’s Tour de France after a “bad crash” in training. Team INEOS leader Dave Brailsford says the four-time champion sustained a suspected fractured femur in …


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 11:01 a.m.

Britain’s Geraint Thomas nearly wraps up his 1st Tour de France title

Geraint Thomas effectively sealed his first Tour de France title on Saturday by protecting the yellow jersey in the penultimate stage time trial.


Geraint Thomas closing in on first Tour de France title

Geraint Thomas has retained the yellow jersey on the final mountain stage of the Tour de France while Sky teammate and four-time champion Chris Froome lost his spot on the …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 9:51 p.m.

Chris Froome cracks in the Pyrenees as Geraint Thomas solidifies Tour lead

Four-time champion Chris Froome has cracked on the feared 17th stage of the Tour de France through the Pyrenees. Froome’s misfortune solidified Sky teammate Geraint Thomas’s hold on the yellow …


Magnus Cort Nielsen wins Stage 15, Geraint Thomas keeps overall lead at Tour de France

Magnus Cort Nielsen of Denmark sprinted away from two other challengers to win Stage 15 of the Tour de France on Sunday, while Geraint Thomas had no trouble holding the …


With Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome 1-2, Sky controls the Tour de France

With Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome sitting 1-2 in the overall standings, Team Sky has complete control over the Tour de France.


Peter Sagan wins Stage 2 in Tour de France, has overall lead

A year after leaving the Tour de France in disgrace, Peter Sagan earned the race’s yellow jersey on Sunday after doing what he does best: Powering past the competition to …


Chris Froome calls on skeptical fans to let him ride Tour in peace

Chris Froome has asked Tour de France fans to let him race in peace even if they doubt the recent ruling that cleared him of doping allegations. The British cyclist …


Chris Froome cleared of doping by UCI ahead of Tour de France

Chris Froome was cleared of doping by the International Cycling Union on Monday in a decision that will allow him to pursue a record-tying fifth Tour de France title later …


A defining moment: Chris Froome wins Giro d’Italia in extraordinary fashion

Winning three Grand Tours consecutively was already enough to cement Chris Froome’s place in cycling history. The way in which he won this Giro d’Italia, though, adds an extra dimension …


Chris Froome found to have double the legal limit of asthma drug

Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome failed a doping test at the Spanish Vuelta in September. Team Sky says in a statement that Froome has been informed by the …


Chris Froome wins Tour-Vuelta double as Alberto Contador ends final race

Chris Froome paraded into Madrid to clinch his first Spanish Vuelta title and secure the elusive Tour de France-Vuelta double on Sunday, while Spanish great Alberto Contador celebrated the end …


Miguel Angel Lopez wins 15th Vuelta stage, Chris Froome keeps lead

Colombian rider Miguel Angel Lopez won the mountainous 15th stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday, while Tour de France winner Chris Froome tacked a few seconds onto his overall …


Chris Froome wins 9th stage, increases Spanish Vuelta lead

Chris Froome moved to the front in the final climb to win the ninth stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday and increase his overall lead.


Chris Froome increases Vuelta lead as Julian Alaphilippe wins Stage 8

XORRET DE CATI, Spain – Chris Froome made a strong charge in the final climb to increase his overall Spanish Vuelta lead in Saturday’s eighth stage, which was won by …


Chris Froome keeps his lead after Spanish Vuelta’s longest stage

Slovene rider Matej Mohoric has comfortably won the Spanish Vuelta’s longest stage and Chris Froome maintained his overall lead. Mohoric took control of the race during the final climb and …


Chris Froome’s fourth Tour de France victory was his hardest and most fulfilling

After the champagne bubbles fade and Chris Froome drifts away from his Sunday night celebrations to reflect on a fourth Tour de France win, he may do so with greater …


Chris Froome eyes Tour de France greatness after sealing win No. 4

Chris Froome stands on the doorstep of the Tour de France’s greatest champions.


Chris Froome denies barging into Tour rival Fabio Aru

Race leader Chris Froome has described suggestions that he deliberately barged into rival Fabio Aru during a grueling Tour de France stage as “crazy.”


Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas and Sky answer their doubters in Tour opener

One stage into the Tour de France was all it took for Chris Froome and his Team Sky to answer all the pre-race talk about how they are not as …


‘Vive la France’: Froome makes emotional Tour victory speech

After the beer and champagne celebrations, Chris Froome delivered a sobering and emotional message from the Tour de France winner’s podium on the Champs-Elysees.


Relieved Chris Froome heads to Paris to secure third Tour de France title

After two crashes, a bloodied knee and even a run up legendary Mont Ventoux, a relieved Chris Froome can cruise into Paris on Sunday and secure his third Tour de …


Romain Bardet rides to first French win of Tour de France

Riding alone toward the host country’s first victory in this Tour de France, Romain Bardet switched his focus from the road to the eyes of the spectators behind the barriers.


Froome crashes in rain, retains lead in Tour de France

Rain and crashes played havoc at the Tour de France on Friday as Chris Froome hit the ground and Romain Bardet posted the first French victory at this year’s race.


Take it from Eddy Merckx: Chris Froome can’t be beaten in this Tour

Take it from cycling great Eddy Merckx: Nobody can beat Chris Froome in this Tour de France.


Froome increases Tour de France lead with mountain time trial win

Chris Froome won a mountain time trial Thursday and opened up a seemingly insurmountable lead of nearly four minutes over his closest challenger in the 18th stage of the Tour …


Ilnur Zakarin won’t discuss Russian doping after Tour win

Ilnur Zakarin hardly had enough energy to zip up his jersey and celebrate upon winning one of the most grueling stages of the Tour de France.


Froome extends Tour de France lead as Russian wins mountain stage

Nairo Quintana was expected to celebrate Colombia’s national holiday Wednesday with a major offensive in the Alps that would see him close in on Tour de France leader Chris Froome. …


Now or never for Nairo Quintana, Alejandro Valverde at Tour de France

As the Tour de France heads toward the Alps, Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde have only a few opportunities left to try and derail Chris Froome’s bid for a third …


Peter Sagan races to third stage win in 2016 Tour de France

Peter Sagan can win practically any way he chooses: Breakaways, sprints, fearless downhill attacks, and now a bike throw at the line.