Champs-Elysees

PARIS  | Team Sky’s dominance at Tour de France set to continue

PARIS  — The Tour de France has a new champion, but the narrative remains the same at cycling’s biggest race: Team Sky’s domination has no limits. By placing Geraint Thomas on top of the podium on the Champs-Elysees on Sunday, the British outfit ended three weeks of racing which sadly lacked suspense with a sixth … Continue reading PARIS  | Team Sky’s dominance at Tour de France set to continue

PARIS  | Welsh rider Geraint Thomas wins his 1st Tour de France title

PARIS  — Geraint Thomas won his first Tour de France title on Sunday, concluding his transformation from a support rider into a champion of cycling’s biggest race. The Welsh rider with Team Sky successfully defended his lead of 1 minute, 51 seconds over second-placed Tom Dumoulin in the mostly ceremonial final stage around the Champs-Elysees … Continue reading PARIS  | Welsh rider Geraint Thomas wins his 1st Tour de France title

ESPELETTE, France | Thomas effectively seals his 1st Tour de France title

ESPELETTE, France — Geraint Thomas effectively sealed his first Tour de France title on Saturday by protecting the yellow jersey in the penultimate stage time trial. Thomas, a Welsh rider with Team Sky, takes a lead of 1 minute, 51 seconds over Tom Dumoulin into the mostly ceremonial finish on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on … Continue reading ESPELETTE, France | Thomas effectively seals his 1st Tour de France title

PARIS | The Latest: French leader to soccer team: ‘Don’t change’

PARIS — The Latest on France celebrating team’s World Cup victory (all times local): 8:35 p.m. France‘s World Cup champions are sharing their win on the soccer field with hundreds of youth at the presidential Elysee Palace after getting a hero’s welcome home in Paris. Following a victory lap down the packed Champs-Elysees Avenue in … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: French leader to soccer team: ‘Don’t change’

PARIS  | World Cup afterglow lifts up conflicted France

PARIS  — World Cup, World Cup and more World Cup — that’s all France is talking about. “Eternal Happiness” said Monday’s headline in sports daily L’Equipe, summing up the mood of many who can’t imagine the euphoria will ever fade. The victory glow brightened the Monday morning Paris commute. France is readying to welcome home … Continue reading PARIS  | World Cup afterglow lifts up conflicted France

PARIS  | French police motorcycles crash during Bastille Day parade

PARIS  — Two French police motorcycles have crashed during a demonstration in front of President Emmanuel Macron and other guests at a grandiose Paris parade celebrating Bastille Day. The motorcyclists were part of a group tracing patterns on the Place de la Concorde in central Paris as part of a carefully choreographed performance Saturday. After … Continue reading PARIS  | French police motorcycles crash during Bastille Day parade

PARIS  | French military parades for Bastille Day, gets budget boost

PARIS  — France’s military is getting a budget boost from President Emmanuel Macron as soldiers prepare to march through Paris on Bastille Day. Fighter jets will perform acrobatics over Paris and troops will parade Saturday down the Champs-Elysees. Macron is presiding over the event, where Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is the guest of … Continue reading PARIS  | French military parades for Bastille Day, gets budget boost