Chris Froome

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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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Matthews wins stage three of Vuelta a España, grabs overall lead; Caleb Ewan wins stage two of the Tour de l’Avenir; Martin metres from first win of season at Vuelta a España, pledges to try again; Froome 10th on stage three, Brailsford says he’s impressed […]

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Rocacorba Daily

Good morning and welcome to your Rocacorba Daily news digest. In today’s headlines: Majka takes Tour of Poland stage 5; Guardini wins stage two of Tour of Denmark; Tom Danielson wins Tour of Utah stage 4; Contador recovery moving quicker than rider and team have claimed?; WADA: provisional suspension handed to Kreuziger doesn’t contravene anti-doping […]

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Tour de France climbing speeds analysed: what does it all mean?

The dust has settled, the riders are recovering and the fans are already thinking of next year while also looking forward to a star-studded Vuelta a España. The exploits of the 2014 Tour de France still burn bright in the memory, though, and the analysis continues as to what was on show and how it […]

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Froome, Quintana, Horner, Evans, Cavendish, Sagan amongst riders expected for Vuelta

Boasting a provisional start list which rivals or possibly even exceeds the level of that shown in the recent Tour de France, the upcoming Vuelta a España looks set to be a massive battle between some of the top names in the sport. The 2013 Tour de France winner Chris Froome (Sky), the runner up […]

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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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