Chris Froome

Sean Kelly Tour de France blog: I know exactly how Sagan feels

In his latest Tour de France blog for CyclingTips, four-time Green Jersey winner Sean Kelly analyses the frustration felt by Peter Sagan, assess where he and the team could be going wrong, discusses the withdrawals of Chris Froome and Alberto Contador and weighs up Vincenzo Nibali’s prospects of winning the Tour.

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Audio: UCI president Cookson rejects any suggestion of Makarov shielding Menchov

UCI president Brian Cookson has rejected any question of Russian UCI management committee member and Katusha team owner Igor Makarov having influence over the handling of the Denis Menchov case, saying that there was no interference in the matter. On Saturday it was confirmed that Menchov had been handed a two year ban and disqualified […]

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Two fractures confirmed for 2013 Tour de France champion Chris Froome

Chris Froome is facing an enforced period of time off the bike after he received confirmation that he had suffered two fractures during his short-lived Tour de France. The defending champion fell on stage four and hurt his wrist. He went for x-rays afterwards and while nothing showed up on the initial scan, the Tour […]

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Lars Boom wins on the cobbles of Le Tour’s stage 5 as Chris Froome crashes out; Marianne Vos wins a third stage of the Giro Rosa, stays in maglia rosa; Oscar Gatto takes his second stage win at the Tour of Austria, Peter Kennaugh maintains […]

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Lars Boom wins on the cobbles of stage 5 as Chris Froome crashes out

Lars Boom (Belkin) has won a memorable fifth stage of the 2014 Tour de France after escaping from an elite lead group on the final sector of cobblestones less than 7km from the finish. Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) finished third and extended his lead over his main GC rivals while 2013 winner Chris Froome (Sky) crashed […]

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Froome abandons Tour de France after third crash in two days

Down yesterday in a crash and a faller today on two other occasions, defending Tour de France champion Chris Froome has withdrawn from the race. The Team Sky rider was already nursing a sore wrist after his stage four fall. Race doctor Florence Pommerie said after the stage that no fracture was visible in x-rays, […]

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Tour doctor: No obvious fracture for Froome, but cobbles will decide

Tour de France race doctor Florence Pommerie has said that the x-rays and scans taken of Chris Froome’s wrist at the finish don’t reveal any obvious signs of a fracture and that the rider will try to continue in the race on Wednesday. “We didn’t see a very, very big thing. We don’t know really […]

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Froome – “I am in very similar form to last year…I am ready for this”; Trek Factory Racing press conference audio; Sean Kelly’s Tour de France blog – “There are many uncertainties ahead”; Michael Matthews could miss Le Tour debut after crash; Talansky extends for […]

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Froome: ‘I am in very similar form to last year..I am ready for this’

Defending champion Chris Froome has shrugged off the slump in form he showed after his crash in the Critérium du Dauphiné, saying that his sensations in the immediate run up to the Tour de France have been good and that he believes he is on track to fight hard for another yellow jersey in the […]

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Daryl Impey tests positive for masking agent Probenicid; Porte – Winning the Tour de France will be harder than ever; Tour de France preview; Giro Rosa preview; Stop at Nothing – the Lance Armstrong story; The Tour is nearly here – sleep while you can!; […]

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