Heavy rain and thunderstorms threatened to force organizers to cancel the 20th stage of the Tour de France in Val Thorens on Saturday.
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Colombian Egan Bernal was catapulted into the overall lead of the Tour de France in dramatic circumstances on Friday as the 19th stage of the race, effectively the penultimate stage, was stopped early because of a hail storm.
Egan Bernal looked set to become the first Colombian rider to win the Tour de France after claiming the lead – and the Team Ineos leadership — in dramatic conditions in a 19th stage that was cut short by a hailstorm and a landslide on Friday.
France’s Thibaut Pinot was forced to abandon the Tour de France during the 19th stage to Tignes on Friday after sustaining a thigh injury.
Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe cracked at the top of the ascent to the Col du Galibier on Thursday, but a high-speed final descent in the 18th stage helped him regain contact with most of the big guns and retain the overall lead in the Tour de France.
Nairo Quintana claimed an emphatic win in the 18th stage of the Tour de France, a 208-km mountain trek from Embrun, as fellow Colombian Egan Bernal emerged as the strongest of the top contenders on Thursday.
Federico Bahamontes, the first Spaniard to win the Tour de France in 1959 and still considered to be its best-ever climber, is looking forward to watching the last day of this year’s enthralling race on Sunday.
European champion Matteo Trentin won the 17th stage of the Tour de France, a hilly 200-km ride from the Pont du Gard, on Wednesday.
Defending champion Geraint Thomas’s Ineos team mate Luke Rowe and German Tony Martin have been disqualified from the Tour de France following a brawl during the 17th stage, organisers said on Wednesday.
Australia’s Caleb Ewan claimed his second victory in this year’s Tour de France when he prevailed in a bunch sprint at the end of the 16th stage, a 177-km ride around Nimes on Monday.
Defending Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas suffered his third crash in this year’s race when he hit the ground during the 16th stage on Tuesday.
With only five days of actual racing left, there is still no clear front runner in this year’s Tour de France, making it the most open and exciting competition in 30 years.
Team Ineos were dominated in the mountains again on Sunday, but the British outfit were confident time would play in their favor as the Tour de France heads into a grueling third week.
Thibaut Pinot emerged as the strongest of the main contenders to win the Tour de France after dominating his rivals for the second successive day in the 15th stage, a 185-km mountain battle won by Briton Simon Yates on Sunday.
Julian Alaphilippe hedged his bets when asked about his chances of winning the Tour de France, but together with Thibaut Pinot, he is leading a French renaissance that could deliver a first home title since 1985.
Champion Geraint Thomas admitted he felt “quite weak” as he lost further ground on race leader Julian Alaphilippe and other top contenders in the first big mountain test of the Tour de France on Saturday.
An enraged Thibaut Pinot put the hammer down on the first major mountain test of the Tour de France, leading a French one-two ahead of overall leader Julian Alaphilippe to triumph at the top of the iconic Col du Tourmalet on Saturday.
Defending champion Geraint Thomas labeled Julian Alaphilippe the Tour de France favorite after the Frenchman extended his overall lead with a stunning victory in Friday’s individual time trial.
France’s Julian Alaphilippe claimed an impressive victory in the 13th stage of the Tour de France, a 27.2-km individual time trial, to extend his overall lead on Friday.
Tour de France organisers are looking to launch a major women’s race which “would be to women’s cycling what the Tour de France is to men’s cycling”, they said on Friday.
The International Cycling Union (UCI) is hopeful it can convince Tour de France organizers to hold a women’s equivalent that will boost the sport, its president David Lappartient has said.
Rohan Dennis made it back to his Bahrain Merida team bus, having gone off the radar after abandoning the Tour de France on Thursday.
Briton Simon Yates won the 12th stage of the Tour de France on Thursday, a mountainous 210-km (130-mile) ride from Toulouse, as the main title contenders stayed quiet in the first Pyrenean climbs of this year’s race.
Eight years on, Chris Froome has been crowned winner of the 2011 Vuelta a Espana after Spain’s Juan Jose Cobo was stripped of the title following a doping violation.
Australian Caleb Ewan claimed his maiden Tour de France victory when he won the 11th stage, a 167-km flat ride from Albi on Wednesday.
Thibaut Pinot is ready to use his rage to surge back into contention on the Tour de France as the race heads to his favorite terrain, the mountains. The Frenchman was the best placed of the pre-race favorites on Monday when he was caught at the wrong end of a peloton split in crosswinds.
Team Ineos are already poised for a Tour de France triumph before the race even enters the high mountains after a brutal display of strength on the eve of the first rest day.
Defending champion Geraint Thomas gained time on a handful of his main rivals as crosswinds caused chaos in the peloton in the climax of Monday’s 10th stage of the Tour de France.
Tour de France rookie Wout van Aert of Belgium won Monday’s 10th stage in a sprint finish.
Thibaut Pinot is heading into the second week of the Tour de France as the best placed of the pre-race favorites but his Groupama-FDJ team manager knows there is still a long way to go.
South African Daryl Impey added an individual stage win to his Tour de France happy memories when he prevailed at the end of a long breakaway from St Etienne on Sunday.
Italian Alessandro De Marchi was taken to hospital after a heavy crash in the opening kilometers of the ninth stage of the Tour de France, his CCC team said on Sunday.
Defending champion Geraint Thomas crashed on the Tour de France on Saturday, losing time to Frenchman Thibaut Pinot, but took heart from a strong recovery.
The prospect of a home-grown rider winning the Tour de France for the first time in more than three decades started to take shape on Saturday when Thibaut Pinot ended the first block as the best of the overall contenders.
Julian Alaphilippe reclaimed the Tour de France’s yellow jersey and Thibaut Pinot underlined his title credentials as the French pair highly impressed in a spectacular eighth-stage finale on Saturday.
Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen put his nightmare of a Tour de France start behind him when he won the seventh stage in a bunch sprint after a pancake-flat 230 km ride from Belfort on Friday.
Vincenzo Nibali has not given up on being a contender at the Tour de France in the wake of a demanding Giro d’Italia despite losing ground in the first hilltop finish on Thursday, his coach said.
Giulio Ciccone reached his season’s goal when he won the Maglia Azzurra (blue) for the mountains classification at the Giro d’Italia, but little did he know that there was much more to come.
Belgian Dylan Teuns won the sixth stage of the Tour de France, a 160.5-km ride from Mulhouse on Thursday.
Defending champion Geraint Thomas hinted he might lose more time to Ineos co-team leader Egan Bernal when the Tour de France’s sixth stage ends at the Planche des Belles Filles on Thursday.
Thibaut Pinot’s love-hate relationship with the Tour de France will face a big test on Thursday when the overall contenders take on their first hilltop finish at the top of La Planche des Belles Filles — the Frenchman’s back yard.
Slovakian Peter Sagan won the fifth stage of the Tour de France, a 175.5-km bumpy ride from St Die des Vosges on Wednesday.
Geraint Thomas lost a handful of seconds on the Tour de France on Monday and lacks competitive racing time after a crash last month but Team Ineos principal Dave Brailsford is confident the massive efforts put into training will pay off.
Italy’s Elia Viviani won the fourth stage of the Tour de France, a 213.5-km flat ride from Reims on Tuesday. The Deceuninck-Quick Step rider beat Norwegian Alexander Kristoff and Australian Caleb Ewan in a mass sprint finish.
Defending Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas put his time loss into perspective on Tuesday although he acknowledged hemight regret being caught at the wrong end of a split in the third stage.
World No. 1 Julian Alaphilippe of Deceuninck-Quick Step captured Stage 3 and the yellow jersey on Monday as the Tour de France made its way into its namesake country for the first time in this year’s race.
France’s Julian Alaphilippe snatched the Tour de France overall leader’s yellow jersey when he won the third stage, a 215-km ride from Binche, Belgium on Monday.
Defending champion Geraint Thomas lost five seconds to Ineos team mate Egan Bernal in the Tour de France’s third-stage finish on Monday as early questions were raised over the British team’s leadership.
Team Ineos’s strategy of having co-leaders in reigning champion Geraint Thomas and Egan Bernal will face its first big test on Thursday when the Tour de France hits the mountains, according to 2012 champion Bradley Wiggins.
The Tour de France is only two days old but the newly-rebranded Team Ineos have already issued an emphatic response to anyone hoping a change of name for the world’s dominant cycle team might have diluted their aura.
Dutchman Mike Teunissen clung on to the yellow jersey for another day as his Jumbo-Visma team powered to victory in the Tour de France’s second stage on Sunday — a 27.6-km team time trial around the streets of Brussels.
When Dutchman Mike Teunissen woke up on Saturday morning the last thing he imagined was that a few hours later he would be presented with the Tour de France yellow jersey by the greatest rider in the history of cycling.