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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: Sun., July 29, 2018, 3:53 p.m.

Undeterred by skeptical fans, Thomas takes Tour title

Geraint Thomas was the steadiest rider from the start, the strongest in the Alps and the Pyrenees. On Sunday he concluded his transformation from a support rider into a champion …


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.


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 …


UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018, 4:16 p.m.

Julian Alaphilippe wins protest-hit stage, Thomas keeps Tour lead

Julian Alaphilippe took advantage of his downhill skills to win the wild 16th stage of the Tour de France on Tuesday, which was briefly interrupted when police used tear gas …


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.


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 10:27 a.m.

Peter Sagan takes third win at Tour, Geraint Thomas keeps lead on Stage 13

After most of the other top sprinters at the Tour de France had succumbed in the Alps Peter Sagan was in prime position to dominate Friday’s flat finish. Cycling’s world …


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 2:11 p.m.

Rowdy Tour fans tarnish win for Geraint Thomas atop Alpe d’Huez

Rowdy Tour fans tarnished the Stage 12 win for Geraint Thomas atop Alpe d’Huez on Thursday. Thomas sprinted away from Sky teammate Chris Froome to win the legendary climb up …


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 10:58 a.m.

Constant action but same result at Tour: Sky domination

British rider Geraint Thomas won the first summit finish of the Tour de France and claimed the yellow jersey on Wednesday with Team Sky asserting its dominance. Four-time champion Chris …


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 11:15 a.m.

Greg Van Avermaet extends Tour lead as Sky bides its time

Greg Van Avermaet had expected to lose his lead of the Tour de France on the race’s first day in the mountains. Instead the Olympic champion managed to strengthen his …


UPDATED: Sun., July 15, 2018, 6:02 p.m.

Dust-ups dominate crash-filled ninth stage of Tour de France

John Degenkolb won a three-man sprint to take victory in a memorable stage, while overall contender Porte crashed out of the race on Sunday in the Tour de France


UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 9:09 a.m.

Dylan Groenewegen wins 2nd straight stage at Tour de France; cobbles ahead

Dylan Groenewegen won a second consecutive stage at the Tour de France when he sprinted to the finish on Saturday, and Greg Van Avermaet kept the overall lead for a …


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

A ‘transfer’ stage: Time to relax on longest leg of Tour

Dutch rider Dylan Groenewegen beat favorites Fernando Gaviria and Peter Sagan in a sprint to win the longest stage of the Tour de France. Four-time champion Chris Froome and the …


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 11:15 a.m.

Tom Dumoulin, Romain Bardet lose time at Tour de France after bikes break

Tour de France contenders Tom Dumoulin and Romain Bardet both lost significant time in the overall standings after spokes on their wheels snapped near the uphill end of Stage 6. …


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 10:23 a.m.

Peter Sagan wins hilly Tour de France stage as Chris Froome avoids trouble

Peter Sagan had the yellow jersey holder to thank for his victory on Stage 5 of the Tour de France while Chris Froome could thank his Team Sky members for …


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 11:19 a.m.

Fernando Gaviria beats Peter Sagan again to claim 2nd Tour de France win on Stage 4

Colombia’s Fernando Gaviria took his second win in four stages at the Tour de France on Tuesday, while Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet kept the leader’s yellow jersey. Gaviria won …


BMC beats Sky to win Tour de France team time trial

Chris Froome’s Team Sky came up four seconds short of winning the team time trial in the third stage of the Tour de France on Monday, as Greg Van Avermaet …


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 …


UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018, 9:06 a.m.

Chris Froome flies off the road into a ditch in opening Tour stage

Overall favorites Chris Froome and Nairo Quintana each had trouble in the opening stage of the Tour de France on Saturday, while Colombian rider Fernando Gaviria took the race’s first …


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 …


Lance Armstrong settles $100M lawsuit with US government

Lance Armstrong has reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped …


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.


Taste of the Tour: The Tour’s perfectly timed fish soup

Soup, the signature dish of the venue for Stage 20, Marseille, could hardly be better timed.


UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 11:34 a.m.

Ahead of last Tour fight, Boasson Hagen’s homework pays off

Edvald Boasson Hagen did his homework on the finish of Stage 19 and it paid for his first victory on this Tour de France after two second-place finishes. Going right …


Taste of the Tour: Nostradamus and braised beef in Provence

No more mountains. It’s with great relief that Tour de France riders return in the plains on Friday after two days of pain and suffering in the Alps. The peloton …