Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) has taken his second stage victory in the 2014 Tour de France, outsprinting his rivals on a wet finish into Nimes. The day’s breakaway of Jack Bauer (Garmin-Sharp) and Martin Elmiger (IAM) was caught heartbreakingly close of the finish line, with an exhausted Bauer overtaken less than 50m before the line. Vincenzo […]
Rafal Majka (Tinkoff-Saxo) has become just the second Polish rider to win a stage of the Tour de France, taking victory on the summit finish to Risoul on stage 14 of his first Tour de France. Majka had been part of the stage-long breakaway before he attacked from the disintegrating group on the final climb […]
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).