Tag Archives: Tour de France

Tour de France legends to ride in Absa Cape Epic

Cadel Evans and George Hincapie to ride for BMC Absa Racing Team in Masters category. The BMC Absa Racing Team has been considerably boosted by the news that two Tour de France legends, Cadel Evans and George Hincapie, will be riding for them in the 2017 Absa Cape Epic. Evans (40), from Australia, is the 2011 Tour de France winner ...

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Boasson Hagen 4th on final stage for MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung

What an incredible end to a perfect debut Tour de France for Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung. Edvald Boasson Hagen sprinted to a fine 4th place on the Champs Elysees for our African team on today’s 21st and final stage. Andre Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) won the final stage while Chris Froome (Team Sky) won the Grande Boucle overall. As the riders set ...

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Joaquim Rodriguez wins under the deluge

Joaquim «the little cigar» (Purito) Rodriguez (Katusha) claimed his second stage win at the 102nd Tour de France after the Mur de Huy as he soloed to victory with 7.5km to go in the ascent to Plateau de Beille. Under the deluge, Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) and Romain Bardet (AG2R-La Mondiale) made the top three while the yellow jersey group crossed ...

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Despite crash Louis Meintjes finishes 5th

Louis Meintjes put in a magnificent ride on today’s final stage in the Pyrenees, claiming 5th place at the top of the Plateau de Beille. Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) would be the rider to cross the line first, winning the 195km stage. It was after the intermediate sprint at kilometer 20 that a big group of 22 riders jumped clear of ...

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Champs-Elysées: 40 years of shows and thrills

100 days before the finish of the last stage on 26th July, the partnership between the Tour de France and the French National Monuments Centre has been renewed. On the terrace of the Arc de Triomphe, Bernard Thévenet, the first rider to win the Yellow Jersey on the Champs-Elysées, also commenced the celebrations of his first title in 1975. According ...

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More fireworks for Gallopin at Le Tour

Tony Gallopin had his day of glory as he wore the yellow jersey on Bastille Day but he suffered a lot in the Vosges and didn’t enjoy the ride really but he made it up after the rest day as he claimed his first stage victory at the Tour de France in a brilliant manner. He attacked twice in the ...

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Nibali takes back yellow as Contador crashes out of Le Tour

The speculations around an expected duel between Chris Froome and Alberto Contador have completely vanished. Five days after the defending champion, the Spaniard has been forced out of the race after crashing badly before the real fight between the favorites begun. Following the sad exit of the leader of Tinkoff-Saxo, the super favorite of the Tour de France became Vincenzo ...

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Tony Martin shows his true power at Le Tour

For the first time, Tony Martin has won a different stage than a time trial at the Tour de France but it looked like a time trial as he used the mid mountains stage in the Vosges to ride away with Alessandro De Marchi for 90 kilometres and solo for 59 kilometres! It was an enormous exploit by the German ...

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