2014 Tour of the Basque Country: Stage 2

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.

Volta a Catalunya Starts Monday

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 […]

Rogers blames positive test on Chinese food

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,” […]

Chris Froome Wins 2013 Tour de France

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 […]

Nario Quintana Wins Stage 20; Froome Set To Ride Into Paris The Winner

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 […]

Rui Costa Wins; Chris Froome Closes In On Overall Title

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 […]

Frenchman Christophe Riblon Wins Stage 18; Froome Breaks Down And Still Increases Lead

L’ALPE D’HUEZ, France (Reuters) – Britain’s Chris Froome again left rival Alberto Contador in his wake despite cracking on Thursday’s 18th stage of the Tour de France that was won by Frenchman Christophe Riblon. Froome, in a group of three chasing the leading riders, was clearly in trouble in the final five kilometers as he […]

Froome Wins Time Trial And Inches Closer To The Overall Title

CHORGES, France (Reuters) – Overall race leader Chris Froome produced a late burst of speed to win Wednesday’s individual time trial, securing his third victory of this year’s Tour de France. Froome had been trailing rival Alberto Contador by 11 seconds at 20 km of the 32-km course which included two climbs, but, with his […]

Chris Froome Inches Closer To Victory Winning Stage 15 And Increasing Overall Lead

By Julien Pretot Sun Jul 14, 2013 MONT VENTOUX, France, July 14 – Chris Froome moved closer to a maiden Tour de France title with an awe-inspiring victory on top of the intimidating Mont Ventoux, pulling away from his rivals in brutal fashion seven kilometres from the finish on Sunday. The British rider stayed rooted […]

Matteo Trentin Wins First Professional Stage; Chris Froome Retains The Yellow Jersey

By Julien Pretot LYON, France (Reuters) – Italy’s Matteo Trentin snatched his first professional victory and gave the Omega Pharma-Quick Step team their fourth Tour de France win this year when he claimed the 14th stage at the end of a long-range breakaway on Saturday. Trentin outsprinted breakaway companions Michael Albasini of Switzerland and American […]