Stories tagged: tour de france
Sun., July 23, 2017, 3:26 p.m.
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 …
Sat., July 22, 2017, 8:54 p.m.
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.
Fri., July 21, 2017, 12:11 p.m.
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 …
Thu., July 20, 2017, 10:08 a.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 12:22 p.m.
The Alps behind him, Chris Froome has one hand on Tour win No. 4
In a giant step toward what would be his fourth Tour de France crown Chris Froome came out of the high Alps on Thursday with the yellow jersey still firmly …
Wed., July 19, 2017, 10:57 a.m.
Taste of the Tour: The Izoard pass and an Alpine fortress
For the first time in the race history, a Tour de France stage will finish at the summit of the legendary Col d’Izoard. Unfortunately for riders, oxygen masks are banned …
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 12:17 p.m.
Fabio Aru falters, Chris Froome soars in thin air of the Alps
Chris Froome took a big step toward a fourth Tour de France crown by not succumbing to attacks as the race scaled its highest peak Wednesday on Stage 17. Fabio …
Tue., July 18, 2017, 11:13 a.m.
Taste of the Tour: The Alps, more than some can chew
Both for Tour de France riders and for gastronomes, the race’s entry Wednesday into the Alps presents a big challenge. The mountains are the highest of this Tour and could …
Tue., July 18, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
Michael Matthews wins Stage 16 in Tour, Chris Froome keeps yellow jersey
Michael Matthews has won a sprint to the line on Stage 16 of the Tour de France as Britain’s Chris Froome kept the yellow jersey ahead of two difficult days …
Sat., July 15, 2017, 11:05 a.m.
Taste of the Tour: Pilgrims and lentils on Tour’s Stage 15
Having scaled the Jura and Vosges mountains in the east and the Pyrenees in the south, the Tour de France winds into the Massif Central, the fourth of five ranges …
UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 11:37 a.m.
Chris Froome takes back Tour de France yellow jersey from Fabio Aru
Fabio Aru was dropped in the last 500 meters of Stage 14 of the Tour de France won by Michael Matthews and has relinquished the yellow jersey to Chris Froome. …
Fri., July 14, 2017, 10:02 a.m.
Taste of the Tour: Intestines for breakfast, black paintings
After two hard days of intense racing in the Pyrenees, Tour de France riders who needed a break will be disappointed.
UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 11:19 a.m.
Warren Barguil delivers Bastille Day win to France; Fabio Aru still leads
Warren Barguil has delivered a stylish victory for France on its national day, winning a fast and furious truncated Stage 13 where Fabio Aru had to work hard to retain …
UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 5:35 a.m.
UCI overturns time penalties for Rigoberto Uran & George Bennett on Stage 12
Cycling’s governing body overturns the decision from the Tour de France jury to give Rigoberto Uran and George Bennett time penalties for grabbing bottles from the side of the road …
Thu., July 13, 2017, 10:36 a.m.
Taste of the Tour: Picnics and medieval booze for Stage 13
There’ll be no time for a full-course meal on the short but sharp Stage 13 of the Tour de France designed to encourage spectacular racing on France’s national holiday.
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 11:07 a.m.
Chris Froome loses Tour lead to Fabio Aru, Romain Bardet wins 12th stage
Chris Froome has cracked in the final stages of a grueling climb to the finish and lost the overall lead in the Tour de France to Fabio Aru after a …
Wed., July 12, 2017, 11:10 a.m.
Taste of the Tour: James Bond, ancient stew and rare grapes
Stage 12 of the Tour de France races through the land of “Garbure,” an ancient farmers stew so highly regarded it has its own world championship.
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 1:29 p.m.
Marcel Kittel wins crash-marred Tour stage 11, Froome stays safe
German rider Marcel Kittel has claimed the 11th stage of the Tour de France in a sprint finish, taking his tally to five stage wins since the start of the …
Tue., July 11, 2017, 12:57 p.m.
Taste of the Tour: Boiled chicken, fit for a lusty king
The Tour heads – for the 69th time – to the gateway of the Pyrenees. Pau was the birthplace of a famed king and is home to a delicious dish …
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 11:21 a.m.
Marcel Kittel wins Tour stage 10, Chris Froome keeps race lead
German rider Marcel Kittel has won the 10th stage of the Tour de France in a sprint finish, while Chris Froome stayed safely in the main pack to retain the …
Mon., July 10, 2017, 6:47 p.m.
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.”
Sat., July 8, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
Taste of the Tour: Pike cakes and wildcats in the Alps
The climbs, high-speed descents and hairpin turns on tap for Stage 9 of the Tour de France will be enough to make even spectators watching at home dizzy.
UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
Suffer-fest Tour turns pain dial up with ‘monster stage’
After 1,400 kilometers (nearly 900 miles) of racing, the Tour de France now turns the pain dial up a notch. How does scaling half the height of Everest in one …
Fri., July 7, 2017, 10:11 a.m.
Taste of the Tour: Cheese in a box and Brel’s favored wine
The guys on the bicycles can count themselves lucky; at least they get to burn off the calories on the moving feast also known as the Tour de France.
UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017, 10:27 a.m.
Tour set for mountains and Chris Froome keen for separation
Another day, another victory for Marcel Kittel in the Tour de France. Only this time, the German nearly made his move too late and edged Edvald Boasson Hagen of Norway …
UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017, 9:16 p.m.
With shades of Marco Pantani, Italy’s Fabio Aru shakes up Tour de France
Dancing on his pedals and accelerating up the mountain past Chris Froome and all of the other Tour de France favorites, Fabio Aru’s audacious attack brought back memories of Lance …
Thu., July 6, 2017, 10:29 a.m.
Taste of the Tour: Snails and hospital wines in Burgundy
Barrels of beers and wines, and dozens of cheeses, pates and cold cuts on each stage. Sigh. Still, it would be churlish to complain as the Tour ventures deep into …
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 11:02 a.m.
Watch out! Wayward beach umbrella a threat on calm Tour day
Marcel Kittel had little trouble winning the sixth stage of the Tour de France in a mass sprint finish Thursday with Peter Sagan and Mark Cavendish both no longer in …
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
Court rejects Peter Sagan appeal to be allowed back into Tour
Sport’s highest court has rejected Peter Sagan’s appeal to be allowed back into the Tour de France. The world champion was sent home from the race for elbowing British rival …