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Van Genechten wins stage four of the Tour de Wallonie; Contador to call an early end to his season; Froome says he’s looking into doing extra physiological testing, will make results public; Second title sponsor coming for Orica GreenEdge team?; Nibali to miss Tour in 2016?; UCI annual reports and accounts for 2014 released; On […]


Froome says he’s looking into doing extra physiological testing, will make results public

Following on from a suggestion during the Tour de France that the team will increase its transparency after that race, Tour winner Chris Froome has told Sky Sports that this is likely to happen. “I am actually probably looking into doing a bit more testing with the team now in terms of looking into things […]


Full Chris Froome press conference audio: Tour winner on racing, rivals and much more

Although the Tour de France doesn’t finish until Sunday evening in Paris, Chris Froome spoke at length to the media in the press room atop Alpe d’Huez on Saturday. Tradition dictates that the Tour winners’ press conferences always take place one day earlier than the finish on the Champs Elysees. This is both a recognition […]


Pinot wins Tour stage 20 atop Alpe d’Huez, Froome loses more time but secures yellow

ALPE D’HUEZ, France (CT) – Thibault Pinot (FDJ) has won the penultimate stage of the 2015 Tour de France, climbing to victory atop Alpe d’Huez. Pinot held off a fast-finishing Nairo Quintana (Movistar) to win the stage by 18 seconds having attacked from the second group on the road in the first half of the […]


Froome blasts Nibali over opportunistic attack

Race leader Chris Froome is known for having a polite manner in the Tour de France but there was a definite edge of anger in his responses to the media at the end of stage 19 on Friday. Froome was irked by the attack of 2014 race winner Vincenzo Nibali, who jumped clear on the […]


Nibali solos to stage 19 Tour de France win, Froome loses time but retains yellow

LE TOUSSUIRE, France (CT) – Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) has won stage 19 of the Tour de France, climbing to a solo victory at the ski resort of La Toussuire after a long-range attack. Nibali made his move in the closing kilometres of the Col de la Croix de Fer climb, some 60km from the finish, […]


Tour de France tech: Custom paint jobs

It’s all about standing out at the Tour de France. Teams and riders fight for publicity over three weeks, whether it be getting in breaks that will ultimately fail, trying to winning a stage, wearing one of the leaders’ jerseys or in the case of some, having products that catch the attention of the media. […]


Bardet solos to stage 18 win in Tour de France, Froome holds yellow

Romain Bardet made up for a disappointing general classification in this year’s Tour de France with a spectacular victory on stage 18 into Saint Jean de Maurienne. The Ag2r La Mondiale rider, who took sixth overall twelve months ago, was part of a large breakaway group which slipped clear early on. He broke away on […]


The curious case of Chris Froome: Why he and cycling deserve better

Albert Einstein once defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Being a cycling fan and hoping for a Tour de France free of controversy is a little like that. The 2015 Tour de France has certainly provided its fair share of controversies: crashes claiming race leaders and […]


Geschke wins stage 17 of the Tour with long solo escape, GC top-10 gets a shake-up

PRA LOUP, France (CT) – Simon Geschke (Giant-Alpecin) has held off a late charge from Andrew Talansky (Cannondale-Garmin) to win stage 17 of the Tour de France with a long-range solo attack. Geschke attacked from a 28-rider breakaway with just under 50km remaining and was able to build and maintain a lead over two second-category […]