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Froome wins second tour, Greipel wins fourth stage of 2015

SAN DIEGO, July 26, 2015 – Chris Froome of Team Sky stepped onto the podium in Paris Sunday for the second time as the winner of the Tour de France. He managed to hold off Nairo Quintana of Movistar by a minute plus. Quintana’s teammate Alejandro Valverde will join him on the podium in third ...

Stage 20 results: Dramatic Tour finish atop Alpe d’Huez

SAN DIEGO, July 25, 2015 – Saturday’s climb up Alpe d’Huez gave Colombian rider Nairo Quintana of Movistar his final chance to gain time back on rival Chris Froome of Sky Racing and win the 2015 Tour de France. Froome of Sky Racing held a 2:38 lead on Quintana, and it proved too much for ...

Stage 18 results: French riders duel for Tour glory

SAN DIEGO, July 23, 2015 – The second Alpine stage in the 2015 Tour de France brought a breakaway attempt, with the overall leaders feeling no urgency to follow them. It allowed individual riders and teams to dream of grabbing their bit of glory. To the delight of French fans, Romain Bardet of AG2R-Le Mondiale ...

Stage 17 results: Crashes, heartbreak shuffle Tour leaders

SAN DIEGO, July 22, 2015 – It was a heartbreaking day for American Tejay Van Garderen, Team BMC Racing and their fans at the 2015 Tour de France. Sitting in third place with a podium finish in sight, Van Garderen was forced to abandon the Tour a few miles past the midpoint of Stage 17. ...

Stage 16 results: Sagan the bridesmaid again as Molina wins stage

SAN DIEGO, July 20, 2015 – Peter Sagan of Tinkoff Saxo is an immensely talented cyclist. He can climb, he can sprint, and he is a swashbuckling personality the news media and fans love. Sagan has ended up in second place four times in the 2015 Tour, and was fourth in a group sprint Sunday. ...

Stage 15 results: Greipel gets the sprint hat trick Sunday

SAN DIEGO, July 19, 2015 – Sunday’s Stage 15 at the Tour de France was overshadowed by a nasty incident involving overall leader Chris Froome of Team Sky. Near the start of Saturday’s Stage 14, a French spectator threw a cup of urine on Froome, shouting “Doper!” The inevitable questions are being asked in news ...

Stage 14 results: Fairytale stage win for South African team on Mandela Day

SAN DIEGO, July 18, 2015 – This year, Team MTN-Qhubeka made history as the first African-registered team to take part in the Tour de France. Saturday, MTN-Qhubeka riders wore orange helmets and yellow and black Qhubeka beaded bracelets, joined by various other teams, media and fans, in memory of Nelson Mandela on his birthday. Established ...

Stage 13 results: Long hot day in the saddle at the Tour de France

SAN DIEGO, July 17, 2015 – Following three long days in the Pyrenees, the 175 riders remaining in the 2015 Tour de France navigated a long rolling stage in extremely warm weather, with temperatures reaching 100 degrees. Friday’s early breakaway attempt by a group of six riders looked like it might be successful. Teams of ...

Stage 12 results: Rodriguez wins stage, contenders stay solid

SAN DIEGO, July 16, 2015 – Spain’s Joaquim Rodriguez of Team Katusha won his second stage of the 2015 Tour de France, inspired by riding a stage in the Pyrenees on familiar roads close to home and in front of his family and friends. Rodriguez and the rest of the peloton had to battle extreme ...

Stage 10 results: First mountain stage puts contenders to the test

SAN DIEGO, July 14, 2015 – The riders needed every bit of their rest day to get prepared for the week ahead at the 2015 Tour de France. Starting on Stage 10 Tuesday, the peloton spends three tour days in the Pyrenees. The top contenders all started the day within reach of the podium, and ...

Stage 9 results: BMC wins team time trial; Froome keeps yellow jersey Sunday

SAN DIEGO, July 12, 2015 – On tired legs after eight long stages, the 185 riders remaining in the 2015 Tour de France tackled the team time trial. Leading teams BMC Racing, Sky Racing, Tinkoff-Saxo, Movistar and Astana all had the chance to gain serious time for the overall contenders to win the Tour on ...

Stage 8 results: First win for France at the 2015 Tour

SAN DIEGO, July 11, 2015 – In the home of the world’s greatest cycling race and one of the world’s most important sporting events, a stage win at the Tour de France means more in France than for any other nation. Thanks to a strong final climb up the top of Mûr de Bretagne to ...

Stage 7 results: Mark Cavendish gets number 26 at the Tour

SAN DIEGO, July 10, 2015 – The peloton started Stage 7 of the 2015 Tour de France without anyone wearing the yellow jersey. Tony Martin of Etixx-Quickstep crashed near the end of the stage on Thursday and suffered a broken collarbone. He is the second rider to leave the Tour due to injury while wearing ...

Stage 6 results: Martin crashes, teammate gets bittersweet win

SAN DIEGO, July 9, 2015 – The Tour de France took a long winding ride along the coast of Normandy on Stage 6. Although the sprinters were expected to take their chances at winning one of the last stages before hitting the climbs in the Alps and the Pyrenees, it wasn’t ever going to be ...

Stage 5 results: Greipel makes it two at the 2015 Tour de France

SAN DIEGO, July 8, 2015 – With 190 riders trying to stay within the first 60 positions, you will have crashes. It’s even more likely during a long stage in rainy, windy conditions. Stage 5 through the long stretches of World War I battlefields and memorials in the Somme was intended as a break from ...

Stage 4 results: Martin wins and wears yellow with panache

SAN DIEGO, July 7, 2015 – Seven riders were unable to start Tuesday’s stage 4 of the Tour de France Tuesday after several crashes caused serious injuries. The list includes the current Tour leader, Fabian Cancellara, who suffered broken bones in his back. It hurts everyone to see the yellow jersey leave the race. The ...

Stage 2 results: Sprinters’ duel goes to Greipel, yellow to Cancellara

SAN DIEGO, July 5, 2015 – The coastal weather in the Netherlands got its say on Stage 2 of the Tour de France. Intermittent rain and winds gave the riders plenty to contend with, if the first long ride wasn’t enough. The peloton is always a bit anxious and nerves come into play. The result? ...

Tour de France 2015 results: Aussie wins first yellow jersey

SAN DIEGO, July 4, 2015 – Watching all of his rivals challenge him after putting down a world record speed in the opening time trial, Australian Rohan Dennis of Team BMC saw his run hold up after several hours of waiting to win the first yellow jersey of the 2015 Tour de France. Riding in ...