It was the big day we were all waiting for and stage 13 certainly didn’t disappoint. The racing at the front of the field as outstanding, however Richie Porte’s hopes and dreams for a podium spot on the Champs-Élysées came to an abrupt end. C’est la vie, as they say. There will be many more […]
Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) has taken a third stage win and increased his overall lead in the Tour de France after putting in another dominant performance on the slopes of the final climb to Chamrousse on stage 13. Nibali attacked from a thinned-out elite field with 6.6km to race and joined the two leaders up the […]
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.
Norwegian sprinter Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) has taken his first victory at a Grand Tour, winning the bunch sprint into Saint-Etienne on stage 12 of the Tour de France. Kristoff proved fastest in a slightly messy dash to the line, taking the victory ahead of perennial almost-man Peter Sagan (Cannondale) and Arnaud Demare (FDJ.fr).
Just days after taking and then losing the overall lead in the Tour de France, Tony Gallopin (Lotto-Belisol) has taken a thrilling victory on stage 11 with a last-ditch solo attack. The Frenchman attacked on a short uncategorised climb roughly 13km from the finish before being caught and then attacking again about 3km from the […]
The anticipated showdown between Chris Froome and Alberto Contador before the Tour de France has quite literally disappeared. Five days after Froome abandoned the race due to a wrist injury, Contador has seen the same fate and was forced to leave the Tour after breaking his tibia. This race of attrition has come down to […]