| Jul 5, 2015
| 9:12 AM
In ferocious winds and thunderous rain, Chris Froome and Alberto Contador managed to use the conditions to their advantage during the second stage of the Tour de France.
That gave them the early leg up on main rivals Vincenzo Nibali and Nairo Quintana....
| Jul 4, 2015
| 5:20 AM
Andrew Talansky became an unwitting star of last year's Tour de France when he labored through Stage 11 in a poignant show of will over pain. TV cameras captured Talansky sitting by the side of the road, in distress and despair as he debated whether to...
| Jul 3, 2015
| 3:09 PM
Tour de France contender Alberto Contador's serious-looking face cracked into a beaming smile during a lighthearted moment at his pre-race news conference on Thursday, when he was joined by an unexpected guest.
It happened when two Dutch television...
| Jul 1, 2015
| 11:30 AM
The Tour de France is like a good bouillabaisse, the traditional Mediterranean seafood stew. Take out one ingredient, and it does not taste the same.
The Tour starting on Saturday has all the ingredients in place:
—A nervy first week on...
| Jul 27, 2014
| 11:38 AM
PARIS - Vincenzo Nibali became the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani on Sunday, dominating on all terrains as his main rivals crashed out of a superb three-week race.
While Italy celebrated its seventh Tour winner, a...
| Jul 26, 2014
| 10:01 AM
PERIGUEUX France -- Having dominated his rivals on all terrains, Vincenzo Nibali was poised to win the Tour de France as he avoided any late dramas on Saturday in the penultimate stage, a 54km time trial from Bergerac won by Germany's Tony Martin....
| Jul 9, 2014
| 7:18 AM
ARENBERG PORTE DU HAINAUT, France - Chris Froome's attempt to win a second successive Tour de France ended in bitter disappointment after less than a week of the race Wednesday when he crashed out on stage five.
On a miserable, rain-sodden day in...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 9:00 AM
LILLE, France - German Marcel Kittel won his third stage on this year's Tour de France when he prevailed in a bunch sprint on Tuesday after defending champion Chris Froome suffered a fall.
Kittel, who won the first and third stages, now has seven Tour...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 5:19 PM
Two-time champion Alberto Contador has dropped out of the Tour de France on Monday after crashing during Stage 10 in the Vosges mountains.
The 31-year-old Spaniard with Tinkoff-Saxo Bank becomes the second big favorite to drop out this year after...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 8:23 AM
LA PLANCHE DES BELLES FILLES, France - Spain's Alberto Contador pulled out of the Tour de France after crashing heavily during the 10th stage on Monday.
The double Tour champion fell off his bike in the descent from Le Petit Ballon and spent several...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 9:58 AM
LA PLANCHE DES BELLES FILLES, France - Italian Vincenzo Nibali tightened his grip on the Tour de France on Monday, reclaiming the yellow jersey with a solo victory on the 10th stage as his main rival Alberto Contador crashed out.
Astana rider Nibali...