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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

MILLAU, France | Fans continue to taunt Chris Froome at the Tour de France

MILLAU, France — Spectators continue to taunt Chris Froome along the roads of the Tour de France after the four-time champion was cleared of doping. Prior to the start of Stage 15 on Sunday in the southern town of Millau, one spectator leaned over the barriers toward Froome and made a gesture like he was … Continue reading MILLAU, France | Fans continue to taunt Chris Froome at the Tour de France

MENDE, France | With Thomas and Froome 1-2, Sky controls the Tour de France

MENDE, France — With Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome sitting 1-2 in the overall standings, Team Sky has complete control over the Tour de France. The two British riders took advantage of their powers in the hilly 14th stage in the Massif Central, allowing a large group of breakaway riders to build a lead of … Continue reading MENDE, France | With Thomas and Froome 1-2, Sky controls the Tour de France

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

CHOLET, France | Froome faces early challenge from BMC team at Tour de France

CHOLET, France  — Besides still having to make up most of the 51 seconds he lost in a Stage 1 crash, Chris Froome faces another challenge as he seeks a record-tying fifth Tour de France title — Richie Porte’s BMC team. BMC beat Froome’s Team Sky by four seconds on Monday to win a team … Continue reading CHOLET, France | Froome faces early challenge from BMC team at Tour de France

Rome: Tour de France: After Giro win, Froome quickly changes focus to Tour

ROME (AP) — Now that Chris Froome has wrapped up the Giro d’Italia title, his focus will quickly switch to matching the record with a fifth Tour de France title — unless a doping case gets in the way. Froome is racing under the cloud of a potential ban after a urine sample he provided … Continue reading Rome: Tour de France: After Giro win, Froome quickly changes focus to Tour