3-time Time Trial World Champ Tony Martin (Omega) wins his second stage (Stage 2, Stage 6) and second Basque Country TT, just ahead of the Tour winner Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) by seven seconds.
After a 16 man break away crumbles, Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) keeps his GC lead over Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) by 12 seconds, as Ben Swift (Sky) gets a surprise stage win, as he survived the climbs.
Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) maintains his GC lead over Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) by 12 seconds, as Wouter Poels (Omega) gets the biggest stage win of his career.
Michael Matthews (AUS) wins stage 3 for Orica-Green Edge, making it their 3rd consecutive year to do so, with a time of 5:02:09. Alberto Contador (ESP) remains the GC leader.
3-time World Time Trial Champion, Tony Martin (GER) wins the stage with a time of 3:46:17. The General Classification order remains the same with Alberto Contador (ESP) being 1st overall.
Daniel Martin (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours) The 94th edition of the Volta a Catalunya road cycling race begins Monday in Spain. Watch all seven stages March 24-30 at 6 PM ET on Universal Sports. Daniel Martin (Garmin-Sharp) returns to defend his 2013 Volta a Catalunya victory. He is scheduled to compete against a tough field including […]
CREDIT: REUTERS/VALENTIN FLAURAUD (Reuters) – Australian rider Michael Rogers has blamed a positive test for the banned substance clenbuterol on food contamination, saying on Friday he never intentionally ingested the banned anabolic agent. “I would like to make it very clear, in the strongest terms possible that I have never knowingly or deliberately ingested clenbuterol,” […]
By Julien Pretot PARIS | Sun Jul 21, 2013 (Reuters) – Chris Froome won the 100th edition of the Tour de France on Sunday to become the second British champion in successive years. Froome was untroubled on the 21st and final stage of the three-week race, a 133.5-km ride from Versailles to Paris and an […]
By Julien Pretot SEMNOZ, France (Reuters) – As he was fighting gravity in the final climb of the Tour de France, Chris Froome lost focus and that was the moment the Briton realised he had his maiden grand Tour title virtually sewn up. Colombia’s Nairo Quintana was about to ride away to victory in the […]
By Julien Pretot LE GRAND BORNAND, France (Reuters) – Chris Froome had his maiden Tour de France title within reach on Friday after the Briton survived the 204.5-km 19th stage and Alberto Contador’s camp conceded defeat. Team Sky rider Froome leads Spaniard Contador by five minutes 11 seconds with two stages left, one being Sunday’s […]