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  • Five things we learnt from the Tour de France

    Organisers ASO ratcheted up the challenges this year with crosswinds, cobbles, punchy short finishes and varied mountain parcours. From the very first day the racing was exciting and despite fears Chris Froome would run away with overall victory, the yellow jersey battle went down to the wire.…

    AFP
  • Tour de France winners and losers

    A second Tour victory, the first Briton to win two Tours and the first rider since Eddy Merckx in 1970 to claim the yellow race winner's and polkadot king of the mountains jerseys in the same Tour, Froome was obviously the big winner this year. Nairo Quintana - The Colombian climber may have come…

    AFP
  • Froome ponders rare Tour-Vuelta double

    By Ian Chadband LONDON (Reuters) - Chris Froome celebrated his second Tour de France triumph with a bacon sandwich on Monday before chewing over the appetizing prospect of a rare grand tour double in Spain next month. Back in Britain following his second victory in the last three editions of the…

    Reuters
  • Italian cycling team faces UCI ban for doping by 2nd rider

    AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) -- Italian cycling team Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec faces being suspended from all races after a second rider tested positive for doping within weeks.

    The Associated Press
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  • Cycling-Road-World Ranking standings

    July 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the World Ranking 1. Alejandro Valverde (Spain / Movistar) 482 2. Chris Froome (Britain / Team Sky) 422 3. Alberto Contador (Spain / Tinkoff - Saxo) 407 4. Nairo Quintana (Colombia / Movistar) 365 5. Richie Porte (Australia / Team Sky) 314 6. Joaquim…

    Reuters
  • In-wheel motor powers the Stary electric skateboard

    A new electric skateboard that claims to be the world's lightest has more than doubled the goal of its Kickstarter campaign, with deliery expected to start in November. Said to weight just 8.6 pounds and able to hit a speed of 18.6 miles per hour (30 km/h) and go 10 miles (16 km) on a single…

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  • Froome and Quintana set for epic Tour rivalry

    Many both in the peloton and watching from afar may have groaned when Chris Froome said he intended to ride on for another six to eight years, but not everyone is disappointed. There are some who feel the domination Froome has shown at times in winning his two Tour de France titles -- in 2013 and…

    AFP
  • Cycling-Road-Team World Ranking standings

    July 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the World Ranking Teams 1. Team Sky (Britain) 1219 2. Movistar (Spain) 1092 3. Katusha (Russia) 1038 4. Etixx - Quick-Step (Belgium) 891 5. Tinkoff - Saxo (Russia) 777 6. Astana (Kazakhstan) 663 7. BMC Racing (United States) 568 8. Giant (Germany) 482 9.…

    Reuters
  • 'Incredible' Froome wins second Tour de France

    Chris Froome said he felt "incredible" after winning his second Tour de France title following Sunday's 21st and final stage to Paris. Briton Froome, 30, crossed the line on the Champs Elysees arm-in-arm with his Sky teammates to clinch a second Grand Boucle crown following his 2013 success.…

    AFP
  • Contador double bid fizzles out after Giro exertions

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Alberto Contador was hoping to leave his mark with a rare Giro d'Italia/Tour de France double, but the Spaniard, fifth overall in Paris, rode through the sport's most prestigious race almost unnoticed. Contador, arguably the best grand tour rider of his…

    Reuters
  • 2 surrender, 1 hurt in barricade crash at Tour de France

    A police official says two people have surrendered in the search for the driver of a car that tried to crash barricades near the Tour de France finish line. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't allowed to speak about the case, said one of the car's occupants was…

    The Associated Press
  • Tour de France at a Glance

    PARIS (AP) -- A brief look at the 21th stage of the Tour de France on Sunday:

    The Associated Press
  • Cycling-Briton Froome lands second Tour title

    * Froome takes second Tour victory * German Greipel wins final stage (Adds Froome quote) By Julien Pretot PARIS, July 26 (Reuters) - Briton Chris Froome won his second Tour de France title in three years on Sunday to enhance his growing reputation as a grand tour specialist. It was Team Sky's third…

    Reuters
  • Strongman Froome rides out many storms to triumph again

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Chris Froome dug deep into his physical and mental reserves to claim his second Tour de France title on Sunday after three punishing weeks on, and possibly even more so, off the bike. The 30-year-old Briton, who resisted Nairo Quintana's late charge in the Alps to…

    Reuters
  • Sky boss Brailsford proud of '100% clean' Froome

    Chris Froome's Team Sky manager Dave Brailsford said on Sunday he was proud of the Tour de France winner and insisted he is riding clean. The accusations helped create a hostile atmosphere towards the 30-year-old as well as Sky during the Tour in which the team leader had urine thrown at him,…

    AFP
  • The Latest: Tour chief: Flat stage key in battle of climbers

    PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the Tour de France (all times local):

    Associated Press
  • REVIEW-Cycling-Froome's rivals not good enough as Tour disappoints

    By Julien Pretot PARIS, July 27 (Reuters) - This year's Tour de France had been advertised as an exciting battle royale between four great riders yet it panned out as an underwhelming contest as Chris Froome's rivals failed to live up to expectations. Team Sky's Froome beat Nairo Quintana, who won…

    Reuters