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Tuesday, October 20, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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 a 40 mph crash. Brailsford says Froome was being airlifted to a hospital.

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 podium. Slovenian rider Primoz Roglic won the 125-mile 19th leg through the Pyrenees with an attack on the dangerous descent from the Col d’Aubisque. Roglic finished 19 seconds ahead of Thomas with Frenchman Romain Bardet crossing third with the same time.

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 jersey. Colombian climber Nairo Quintana won the short mountainous stage with a solo attack up the brutal finishing climb to Col du Portet. Thomas finished third while Froome was eighth. Froome dropped from second to third overall.

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 has been targeted by spectators in the past. Froome said a man threw a cup of urine at him while yelling “doper” during the 2015 Tour.

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 International Cycling Union that a urine test on Sept. 7 revealed a concentration of asthma drug salbutamol two times higher than what is allowed.

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 Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe. Alaphilippe broke from the leading pack in the final meters (yards) and crossed the line unchallenged to win his first Grand Tour stage after 199.5 kilometers (124 miles) from Hellin to Xorret de Cati.

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 cruised to victory after a winding descent that capped the 207-kilometer (128-mile) stage from Lliria to Cuenca. Froome kept his 11-second lead over Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio of Colombia.