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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 …


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. …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.”


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 …


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 …


Local freestyle mountain bike legend Skye Schillhammer’s heart still belongs to Spokane’s riding community

A little less than a decade ago, Skye Schillhammer arrived in Spokane with hopes of completing his college degree. A novice mountain biker at the time, little did he know …


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 …


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 …


Fabio Aru beats Chris Froome in first mountain stage of Tour

Italy’s Fabio Aru has beaten three-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome to the top of the first mountain climb of this year’s race. Aru powered away from Froome and …


Peter Sagan disqualified, Mark Cavendish withdraws after chaotic Stage 4 at Tour de France

Mark Cavendish has been forced out of the Tour de France after suffering a fractured shoulder blade in a serious crash caused by world champion Peter Sagan, who was disqualified …


Peter Sagan takes third stage at Tour de France

Shaking off an equipment glitch in the furious finishing sprint, Peter Sagan bagged his eighth career Tour de France stage victory on Monday with an impressive display of power and …


Marcel Kittel wins Tour de France stage 2 with late sprint

The thriving current state of German cycling stood out in sharp contrast to the sport’s dirty past during the second stage of the Tour de France on Sunday.


Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas and Sky answer their doubters in Tour opener

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 …


Taste of the Tour: Noodles and ‘Old Beer’ in Duesseldorf

Thought food in Germany was all meat, sausage and potatoes? Think again. The start point of the Tour de France, Duesseldorf, has the dishes you would expect. But it also …


After doping age, Tour start in Germany is a ‘Grand Return’

The Tour de France calls its start the “Grand Depart.” This year it feels more like the “Grand Return.” The Tour opens this weekend with two stages in Duesseldorf. It’s …


At Tour de France, doping is always part of the story

Time and cycling’s sustained anti-doping efforts have repaired some of the damage done to the Tour de France by the Lance Armstrong era of widespread blood doping. But the positive …