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Technology beating romanticism at Tour de France

The six breakaway riders at the Tour de France had no hope of making it to the finish without being caught. Race directors were watching their every move on TV …

Daryl Impey wins Tour de France Stage 9; Julian Alaphilippe stays in overall lead

Daryl Impey of South Africa won Stage 9 of the Tour de France on a day when the top contenders for the overall race victory were happy to take it …

Taste of the Tour: The pitfalls of owning a French chateau

The Tour de France loves castles. Not a day passes without the TV cameras zooming in on one of the country’s magnificent chateaux along the race route. But owing a …

UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 2:25 p.m.

Thibaut Pinot, Julian Alaphilippe boost French hopes at Tour de France

Thomas De Gendt won the eighth stage of the Tour de France as Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe claimed back the yellow jersey. Defending champion Geraint Thomas was caught in a crash …

Top American rider Tejay Van Garderen out of Tour de France

American Tejay van Garderen has pulled out of the Tour de France with a broken left hand following a crash during the seventh stage. The ED Education First team leader …

Taste of the Tour: Salty riders in the town of ‘white gold’

Salt. On Stage 7 of the Tour de France, it was everywhere, drying on riders’ clothes and deep underground under their wheels. The longest stage of this year’s race saw …

UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 3:31 p.m.

Tour de France: Dylan Groenewegen sprints to victory in Stage 7

Dylan Groenewegen won the longest stage of the Tour de France in a sprint as Giulio Ciccone kept the yellow jersey. The Dutch sprinter edged Australian rival Caleb Ewan and …

Up-and-coming Giulio Ciccone delivers at maiden Tour de France

Giulio Ciccone never expected to be wearing the prestigious yellow jersey at the Tour de France. His biggest dream was to wear the leader’s pink jersey in his home country …

Taste of the Tour: Moonlight wine and ‘Beautiful Girls’

Training according to the solar and lunar cycles has never helped any Tour de France contender climb a mountain faster, or seize the yellow jersey. Moon science is more rewarding …

UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 11:01 a.m.

Dylan Teuns wins Tour de France Stage 6, Giulio Ciccone takes race lead

Dylan Teuns of Belgium has won the first mountain stage of the Tour de France and Giulio Ciccone of Italy has taken the overall race lead. Teuns and Ciccone were …

Taste of the Tour: Riding deep into fermented cabbage country

The Tour de France has ventured deep into choucroute country. The fermented, shredded cabbage is a French classic, as ubiquitous as baked beans in the Anglo-Saxon world. But its tangy …

UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 11:47 a.m.

Tour de France Stage 6 climb to rob also-rans of hidey holes

Stage 6 at the Tour de France will separate genuine contenders for the overall title from also-rans. The steep final climb to the Planche des Belles Filles ski station will …

Taste of the Tour: At Tour de France, a beacon for fire-damaged Notre Dame

The Gothic cathedral in the Champagne city of Reims formed a breathtaking backdrop for Stage 4 of the Tour de France. The towering 13th-Century edifice where France’s kings were crowned …

UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 10:38 a.m.

Elia Viviani storms bunch sprint to win Stage 4 at Tour de France

Italian rider Elia Viviani has claimed his first career stage win on the Tour de France after storming a bunch sprint. Viviani made the most of the slight uphill finish …

Mike Teunissen wins Tour de France opening stage; Geraint Thomas crashes at end

Apart from the celebrations of Eddy Merckx’s first victory at the Tour de France half a century ago, nothing went according to plans on the race opening day.

Taste of the Tour: What beats the Tour de France? The Tour with fries and mayo

The riders of the Tour de France, all watching their diets and focused on the race, will be missing out on a rolling gastronomic feast as the three-week cycling extravaganza …

UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 9:17 a.m.

Cycling’s new generation ready to deliver at Tour de France

No matter who wins, this year’s Tour de France will see a changing of the guard. Wout Van Aert, Kasper Asgreen, Enric Mas and Caleb Ewan are among the young …

Aiming high: Altitude is the acid test at Tour de France

For the first time in its 116-year history, the Tour de France that starts Saturday features three stages that finish on mountain climbs to above 2,000 meters (6,500 feet). This …

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: Mon., June 10, 2019, 2:15 p.m.

Getting There: What a Dutchman has to say about Spokane’s bicycle infrastructure after riding through town

From the perspective of a resident of the Netherlands, cycling around Spokane has its ups and downs.

Pedaling perfection: Cycling Montana’s Going-to-the-Sun Road

With temperatures in the low 70s under bluebird skies, I found myself climbing the iconic

UPDATED: Sun., March 10, 2019, 6:58 p.m.

US Olympic cyclist Kelly Catlin found dead in her home at age 23

Olympic track cyclist Kelly Catlin, who helped the U.S. women’s pursuit team win the silver medal at the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016, died Friday at her home in …

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 8:23 p.m.

Cycling app Zwift gets $120 million in esports push

Zwift, a company that gives cyclists the opportunity to compete in virtual-reality races, has raised $120 million to help them set up an esports league and further their expansion into …

Ferry County Rail trail one step closer to completion with RCO grant

The Ferry County Rail Trail took another step toward completion earlier this month.

Gifting action for Grandparents Day

In 1979, President Jimmy Carter proclaimed the first Sunday after Labor Day each year as a time to recognize grandparents. As more people older than 50 are staying active with …

Elia Viviani wins another Vuelta stage, Yates keeps overall lead

Italian rider Elia Viviani won his second Spanish Vuelta stage on Tuesday, while Simon Yates retained the leader’s red jersey despite a punctured tire.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 10:10 a.m.

Former Tour champion Jan Ullrich arrested over alleged attack

Former Tour de France champion Jan Ullrich was arrested early Friday and is being investigated for attempted manslaughter after allegedly attacking an escort at a Frankfurt hotel.

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 …

Arnaud Demare posts first home team win; Geraint Thomas keeps Tour de France lead

A French team finally won a stage in this year’s Tour de France when Arnaud Demare of Groupama-FDJ comfortably claimed a sprint victory in the 18th stage on Thursday.