Chris Froome

Kelly: cobbles, rather than lack of time trials, are why Froome might miss Tour

Most have looked at the lack of time trial kilometres as the reason why Chris Froome has said he might give the 2015 Tour de France a miss but, according to Sean Kelly, another factor is likely the real reason. “I think the Tour organisation took a risk last year of doing the cobbles and […]

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The Week in Bike #41: The Lennie Briscoe Look

If you’ve never seen Law & Order, you’re missing out on Lennie Briscoe, fictional NYC detective and apparent Cadel Evans fashion inspo at the unveiling of next year’s rather extraordinary Tour de France route. Frankly, Briscoe’s dry quips would be at home in cycling, be it interrogating Vino’, watching the various governing bodies flounder, or staring wistfully at a mangled derailleur. […]

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World championships: Froome, Wiggins, Armitstead and Garner in Great Britain lineup

Vuelta a España champion Alberto Contador (Tinkoff Saxo) has already said he won’t take part in the world road race championships due to his belief that the course doesn’t suit him, but the runner-up in that race, Chris Froome, won’t follow suit. He has been confirmed today as taking part in the race. The 2013 […]

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Contador sets up Vuelta GC win with victory on final mountain stage

Vuelta a España race leader Alberto Contador underlined what is surely his overall victory in the event when he raced to solo success on the final mountain stage of the race, the Puerto de Ancares. The Tinkoff Saxo rider resisted all of the expected attacks by closest rival Chris Froome (Sky) on the last climb, […]

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Rest Day Ride With Chris Froome

On the last rest day of the Vuelta a Espana GCN’s Daniel Lloyd catches up for a ride with Chris Froome who is in the thick of the GC action coming into the final week of the race.

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Contador bolsters race lead with solo victory on Vuelta’s queen stage

Responding in the best way possible after being stubbornly marked and unaided by Alejandro Valverde and Joaquim Rodriguez on the final climb of Sunday’s stage, Alberto Contador proved a point when he raced to a solo victory on Monday’s sixteenth stage of the race. Valverde and Rodriguez also suffered at the hands of Chris Froome, […]

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Martin grabs Vuelta TT victory, Contador takes over red jersey from fallen Quintana; Buts wins stage four of the Tour of China, Gradek maintains overall lead; Froome’s push for red hits a stumbling block with below-par time trial; Cancellara loses runner-up slot in Vuelta TT […]

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Froome says red jersey could take time to come, Contador downplays importance of stage nine finish

Two of the Vuelta a España’s two big pre-race favourites, Chris Froome and Alberto Contador, have both suggested that today’s big summit finish of Aramón Valdelinares may have a limited effect in determining the final overall winner of the race. While the final climb is a first category ascent and is 1445 metres above sea […]

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Froome bounces back after crash, gains time on main rivals

His day started with a scare when he hit the deck prior to stage seven’s first climb, briefly putting him over a minute behind the other general classification contenders, but Chris Froome ultimately turned things around well to gain time on his rivals. The Team Sky rider chased back to the peloton after his fall […]

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Valverde wins stage six of Vuelta a España ahead of Froome and Contador, takes lead

Alejandro Valverde, Chris Froome and Alberto Contador showed that they have each got the form to battle for overall victory in the Vuelta a España, with the trio finishing first, second and third on Thursday’s first real summit finish of the race. Valverde impressed greatly on the final climb of Cumbres Verdes, driving the pace […]

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