Chris Froome speeds to stage victory as Simon Yates widens Giro d’Italia result

Chris Froome surged clear in a dramatic finale to beat Simon Yates by six seconds and move into fifth place overall On the top of what is billed as the hardest climbing in World Tour cycling, the Giro d’Italia entered its final week with the stands finely poised after a dramatic comeback from Chris Froome […]

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Geraint Thomas climbs final mountain and closes on Tour de France glory

Primoz Roglic won the final mountain stage of the 2018 Tour de France and in doing so moved ahead of Chris Froome into third place in the stands, while the leader Geraint Thomas sprinted away from Tom Dumoulin in Laruns to claim vital bonus seconds At the finale of this most breathless of Tour de […]

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Squad Sky rule the Tour de France again but will remain unloved | Richard Williams

Chris Froomes impending triumph cannot mask the unpopularity of a squad tainted by the increasing bullishness of Dave Brailsford in the face of legitimate questions When Team Sky changed their jerseys from black to white for this years Tour de France, it was a reasonably transparent attempt to rebrand themselves as good guys. A line […]

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Giro d’Italia director calls for swift verdict in Chris Froome drug case

The Giro dItalia race director has called for a swift conclusion to Chris Froomes antidoping case The Giro d’Italia race director has called for a swift conclusion to Chris Froome’s anti-doping case, claiming it is taking too long for cycling’s governing body to reach a verdict. Mauro Vegni was speaking in Jerusalem before the race […]

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Michael Matthews wins chaotic stage 16 after’ attacking like a lunatic’

Australias Michael Matthews won the 16 th stage of the Tour de France, a 165 -kilometre ride from Le-Puy-en-Velay to Romans-sur-Isre, with Chris Froome retaining the yellow jersey This was no gentle run to the foothills of the Alps. As Daniel Martin find, the Tour de France can be lost on any given day and […]

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Chris Froome’s Giro victory will lead only to more contortions

Despite Chris Froomes thrilling win in the Giro dItalia, questions remain about whether a cyclist with an adverse analytical finding for salbutamol should have been taking part Refreshingly, many of the new generation emerging in cycling are unencumbered by clear memories of the sport’s recent past. It is partly in that context that the reaction […]

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Vuelta a Espana: Nairo Quintana extends lead over Chris Froome after stage 15

Chris Froome lost almost three minutes on overall leader Nairo Quintana as Gianluca Brambilla won stage 15 of the Vuelta a Espaa Chris Froome lost almost three minutes on the overall leader, Nairo Quintana, as Gianluca Brambilla won stage 15 of the Vuelta a Espaa. Movistars Quintana and Tinkoffs Alberto Contador are amongst a large […]

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Chris Froome says report of plea bargain over failed medication test’ altogether untrue’

The Team Sky rider denied he is willing to accept a six-month forbidding and remains committed to finding reason for failed exam at Vuelta Chris Froome Chris Froome says report of plea bargain over failed medication test’ completely untrue’ * Team Sky rider denies he is willing to accept six-month prohibition * Froome still committed […]

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