Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome will line up at next month’s Tour of Britain rather than the final Grand Tour of the season, the Vuelta a Espana, Team Sky said on Thursday.
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Britain’s former world champion Mark Cavendish has pulled out of the European Championships road race on medical advice, British Cycling announced on Thursday.
Daria Shmeleva and Kirsten Wild bolstered their reputations as two of cycling’s great sprinters as they added to their golden palmares at the European Championships track program on Monday.
Britain’s Laura Kenny reckoned she felt guilty when she had to leave baby son Albie and go to work at the Sir Chris Hoy velodrome on Sunday — but she felt much happier when she could bring home a second European Championship gold to show him.
Italian Marta Bastianelli won a sprint finish with the great Marianne Vos to strike gold in the European Championships road race on Sunday.
Britain’s production line of remarkable cycling talent appears to have delivered another diamond after teenager Ethan Hayter won the omnium title in brilliant fashion in the European Championship track events on Saturday.
Team Sky boss Dave Brailsford said he intended to negotiate a new deal for Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas after the Welshman said he was ‘open to hearing other options’.
Geraint Thomas tightened Team Sky’s grip on the Tour de France when he handed the British outfit their sixth title in seven years on Sunday and there is no sign that their domination will end anytime soon.
Geraint Thomas barely had to attack to all but secure his maiden Tour de France title on Saturday, taking full advantage of Team Sky’s strength in depth and acknowledging that his imminent victory was the result of collective work.
Briton Geraint Thomas is set to win his maiden Tour de France after holding on to the overall leader’s yellow jersey in the penultimate stage on Saturday to tighten still further Team Sky’s merciless grip on the race.
Tom Dumoulin won Saturday’s 31-kilometer (19.3-mile) time trial at the Tour de France, but overall leader Geraint Thomas maintained nearly a two-minute lead as he heads into Sunday’s final stage as the presumptive winner.
Slovenian Primoz Roglic won the 19th stage of the Tour de France on Friday.
Colombian Nairo Quintana won the 17th stage of the Tour de France, a 65-km mountain trek from Bagneres-de-Luchon as Geraint Thomas took a big step toward overall victory on Wednesday.
France’s Arnaud Demare claimed his first victory at this year’s Tour de France when he easily won a bunch sprint during the 18th stage, a 171-km ride from Trie sur Baise on Friday.
France’s Julian Alaphilippe claimed his second victory in this year’s Tour de France when he benefited from Briton Adam Yates’s crash in the final descent to take the 16th stage on Tuesday.
A protest by local farmers brought stage 16 of the Tour de France to a halt on Tuesday as French and British media said bales of hay were thrown on to the road on the route from Carcassonne to Bagneres-de-Luchon.
International Cycling Union (UCI) president David Lappartient urged Sir Dave Brailsford on Tuesday not to insult French fans after the Team Sky principal said spitting and booing at riders was a “French thing”.
Will Chris Froome attack Geraint Thomas, or will the defending champion support the current yellow jersey holder? That is the question on everyone’s lips as the Tour de France heads into its final week.
Team Sky’s rough ride on the Tour de France continued on Sunday when their Italian rider Gianni Moscon was kicked out of the race for hitting another rider during the 15th stage.
Riders often say they will let their legs do the talking, but as Geraint Thomas is a week away from a Tour de France title, he believes mental strength will play an equally important part.
Denmark’s Magnus Cort Nielsen claimed victory on the Tour de France when he prevailed in a three-man sprint at the end of a long breakaway in the 15th stage on Sunday.
Spain’s Omar Fraile powered to victory with a late burst in the last climb of the 14th stage of the Tour de France, a 188-km ride from Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux, on Saturday.
Wearing the yellow jersey on the Tour de France is obviously an amazing experience for any rider, but it comes with increasing pressure for Geraint Thomas as he is now in a position to win the greatest race in cycling.
With most of the top sprinters out of the Tour de France after punishing mountain treks, world champion Peter Sagan claimed a third stage victory at the Tour de France on Friday, winning the relatively flat 169.5-km ride from Bourg d’Oisans by a whisker.
Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme has called for calm after a number of incidents tarnished the 12th stage up to the iconic Alpe d’Huez on Thursday.
Former champion Vincenzo Nibali has pulled out of the Tour de France with a fractured vertebra suffered in a crash near the end of the 12th stage on Thursday.
Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome found himself physically targeted by an angry spectator on Thursday as Team Sky’s historic day at l’Alpe d’Huez was overshadowed by boos directed at both him and brilliant stage winner Geraint Thomas.
Geraint Thomas claimed his second win a row when he prevailed in the 12th stage of the Tour de France, a 175.5-km ride from Bourg-Saint-Maurice ending up on the iconic Alpe d’Huez, to extend his overall lead on Thursday.
A day after Marcel Kittel and Mark Cavendish missed the time cut, three more top sprinters abandoned the Tour de France on Thursday as the efforts from the first block of racing in the constant heat took their toll.
Last year’s runner-up Rigoberto Uran abandoned the Tour de France before the start of the 12th stage on Thursday after failing to recover from injuries sustained in a crash last Sunday.
Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme paid tribute to Mark Cavendish following the Briton’s exit from the race after he failed to make the time cut in Wednesday’s 11th stage.
Geraint Thomas claimed the stage win and the race leader’s yellow jersey on the Tour de France on Wednesday, with an awe-inspiring ride up the final climb of the 108km run from Albertville to La Rosière.
Defending champion Chris Froome welcomed his rivals’ lack of aggression as he stayed firmly on course for a record-equalling fifth Tour de France title after the first mountain stage on Tuesday.
French rider Julian Alaphilippe climbed impressively to win the 10th stage of the Tour de France on Tuesday, a 158.5-kilometre ride from Annecy to Le Grand Bornand.
Annemiek van Vleuten followed up on her Giro Rosa victory when she prevailed in the one-day La Course by Le Tour race for the second year in a row on Tuesday, crossing the line first in Le Grand Bornand hours before the men’s Tour de France stage 10 finish.
If Tour de France organizers wanted the soccer World Cup to end before the race started to heat up, then it is mission accomplished.
Two years after suffering a career-threatening accident, former Paris-Roubaix champion John Degenkolb claimed his maiden Tour de France win on his favorite terrain when he tamed the cobbles and powered to victory on Sunday’s ninth stage.
Australian Richie Porte has pulled out of the Tour de France after damaging his shoulder in a crash 10 kilometers into the ninth stage, a 156.5-km ride from Arras on Sunday.
Dylan Groenewegen snatched his second win in a row on the Tour de France when he prevailed in awe-inspiring fashion in a bunch sprint at the end of the eighth stage on Saturday.
Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen outblasted his rivals to the line in a sprint to take the sixth stage of the Tour de France on Friday, the longest single stage of the race, a 231-km haul from Fougeres to Chartres.
Ireland’s Dan Martin claimed victory on the sixth stage of the Tour de France with a brutal attack in an uphill finish as several top riders lost time on Thursday.
World champion Peter Sagan won a crash-marred second stage of the Tour de France and took the overall leader’s yellow jersey with a perfectly-timed sprint on Sunday.
France and Belgium don’t face off in their soccer World Cup semi-final until Tuesday night, but their countrymen on the Tour de France are already needling each other like champions.
Chris Froome was loudly booed again at the start of the Tour de France second stage on Sunday, as the defending champion being cleared of doping last year seemed to count for little with the French crowd.
It was supposed to be a relatively quiet day for the overall contenders on the Tour de France, but defending champion Chris Froome and other big guns lost significant ground in a nervy finale to Saturday’s opening stage.
Colombian Fernando Gaviria snatched the lead of the Tour de France when he won the opening stage as favorites Chris Froome and Nairo Quintana were involved in separate incidents and lost time on Saturday.
Media grilling, potentially hostile fans — Chris Froome faces bigger challenges off the bike than on it as he embarks on a testing journey towards a record-equalling fifth Tour de France title on Saturday.
Chris Froome will lead Team Sky’s lineup for the Tour de France, the team announced on Tuesday, a day after cycling’s world governing body cleared him in a doping case.
Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome was cleared by cycling’s world governing body on Monday of any wrongdoing after he tested positive for excessive levels of the asthma drug Salbutamol.
There will be several street closures and parking restrictions in downtown Lakeport for the RPP Hobby Lakeport Twilight Criterium Bicycle Race event tomorrow
Germany’s Olympic and world sprint cycling champion Kristina Vogel is in intensive care following a serious crash in training, the German Cycling Federation said on Tuesday.