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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 effectively sealed his first Tour de France title on Saturday by protecting the yellow jersey in the penultimate stage time trial.
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.
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.
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 overall lead for a fourth consecutive day.
With Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome sitting 1-2 in the overall standings, Team Sky has complete control over the Tour de France.
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 reach the finish line.
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 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 this week.
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 to the achievement.
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 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 of his remarkable career in front of his home crowd.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 fondness than the others.
Chris Froome stands on the doorstep of the Tour de France’s greatest champions.
Race leader Chris Froome has described suggestions that he deliberately barged into rival Fabio Aru during a grueling Tour de France stage as “crazy.”
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 dominant this year.