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PAU, France | Thomas looks to cement Tour lead in final mountain leg

PAU, France  — Arnaud Demare was rewarded Thursday for hauling his muscular frame over the Alps and through the Pyrenees. Geraint Thomas, meanwhile, is preparing to cement his hold on the yellow jersey in Friday’s final mountain test of the Tour de France. After many of his competitors were unable to get through the mountains, … Continue reading PAU, France | Thomas looks to cement Tour lead in final mountain leg

CARCASSONNE, France | Brailsford blames French cycling culture for abuse of Sky

CARCASSONNE, France — Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford blames the French cycling culture for fans abusing his Tour de France leaders Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome. Spectators have been taunting four-time champion Froome since he was cleared of doping just before the race started, while Thomas has been whistled and booed at for being Froome’s … Continue reading CARCASSONNE, France | Brailsford blames French cycling culture for abuse of Sky

CARCASSONNE, France | Thomas keeps lead before Tour’s decisive week in Pyrenees

CARCASSONNE, France — With the Pyrenees looming, Geraint Thomas had his last calm ride wearing the yellow jersey at the Tour de France on Sunday. The Welshman’s rivals for cycling’s most prestigious prize, which include teammate Chris Froome in second place, mostly held back over the hilly Stage 15 with a decisive final week of … Continue reading CARCASSONNE, France | Thomas keeps lead before Tour’s decisive week in Pyrenees

ALPE D’HUEZ, France | Rowdy Tour fans tarnish win for Thomas atop Alpe d’Huez

ALPE D’HUEZ, France— One of cycling’s big attractions is that fans don’t have to pay to watch — and they can get as close as they want to the riders. The sport paid for that unlimited access Thursday when unruly spectators interrupted the most iconic climb of the Tour de France. With fans pressing too … Continue reading ALPE D’HUEZ, France | Rowdy Tour fans tarnish win for Thomas atop Alpe d’Huez

QUIMPER, France | Sagan wins hilly Tour stage as Froome avoids trouble

QUIMPER, France  — Peter Sagan had the yellow jersey holder to thank for his victory on Stage 5 of the Tour de France on Wednesday. Chris Froome could also thank his Team Sky colleagues for keeping him out of danger — and helping overcome a mechanical problem — in the race’s first hilly stage. Greg … Continue reading QUIMPER, France | Sagan wins hilly Tour stage as Froome avoids trouble