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2018 Tour route: Froome faces steep challenge

PARIS (AFP) — Chris Froome could face his toughest Tour de France challenge so far in 2018 after organizers on Tuesday unveiled a route and format …

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The 2018 Tour de France Route Might Be the Best in Recent Memory

With tricky summit finishes, unorthodox time trials, and the most cobblestone in three decades, next year's Tour de France is a classic in the making<p>The 2018 Tour de France is gonna be a wild one. Race organizers held their annual route announcement on Tuesday, unveiling 21 stages with a …

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Cycling: Froome faces Dumoulin duel in 2018 Tour route full of surprises

PARIS (Reuters) - Tom Dumoulin should be Chris Froome's main rival as the Briton targets a record-equalling fifth title in the 2018 Tour de France, the route for which was unveiled on Tuesday.<p>Dutchman Dumoulin won the Giro d'Italia this year before Froome claimed a fourth Tour triumph, both relying …

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Tour de France 2018 – five stages where the race will be won or lost

<b>1. Stage three, Monday July 9<br>Cholet: team time trial, 35km</b><p>If next year’s race does come down to a battle between Chris Froome and Tom Dumoulin, the first blows are likely to arrive on stage three with Team Sky and Sunweb doing battle. The Dutch team won the recent world team time trial …

Sport (UK)

Froome: Joining Tour's five-win club won't be easy

Chris Froome (Sky) knows he’s got his work cut out for him if he wants to join the five-win club at the Tour de France next summer.<p>After getting his …

Alpe d'Huez

Tour de France 2018 race route promises to be tough test for Chris Froome

• Route was unveiled at ceremony in Paris on Tuesday morning • Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin expected to mount stern challenge<p>Defending champion Chris Froome can expect a stern challenge from Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin in next year’s Tour de France. Froome is chasing a record-equaling fifth victory to …

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Oscar Pereiro: Spanish cyclist's bittersweet Tour de France victory

<b>(CNN) —</b> As Oscar Pereiro crossed the line for the last time in the 2006 Tour de France, there was no celebration, no adulation from the crowd.<p>He had won Le Tour, except he -- and everybody else -- just didn't know it yet.<p>Instead, the yellow jersey, champagne and flowers that day went to American …

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Froome faces Dumoulin duel in 2018 Tour de France route full of surprises

Tom Dumoulin should be Chris Froome's main rival as the Briton targets a record-equalling fifth title in the 2018 Tour de France, the route for which …

Tour de France

Chris Froome facing steep Tour de France defence on 2018 route

By PA Sport<p>Last Updated: 17/10/17 11:46am<p>Chris Froome won his fourth Tour de France title in 2017<p>Chris Froome's bid for a fifth Tour de France title …

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Riders and teams react to the 2018 Tour de France route announcement

<b>Tony Gallopin, Nairo Quintana, and Mark Cavendish among those to offer their opinions on the 2018 route</b><p>The Tour de France 2018 route was revealed on …

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Tour de France organisers seek to take bikers into new terrain

Every year since he took over from Jean-Marie Leblanc in 2006, Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme has tried to spice up the route with new climbs to make the race more exciting.<p>In 2012, he introduced the Planche des Belles Filles, where four-times champion Chris Froome claimed his maiden …

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Five key stages on the 2018 Tour de France

2017-10-17 17:10<p>Tour de France (Getty Images)<p>Paris - Here are five of the potentially decisive stages on the <b>2018 Tour de France</b> route unveiled by …

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Comment: Is the 2018 Tour de France route finally one to get the better of Chris Froome and Sky?

<b>Cobbles, just 31km of time trialling and the shortest stage ever; is the 2018 Tour route the one to stop Sky's dominance of the race?</b><p>They say Grand …

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Cycling: Belgian rider Bakelants recovering after spinal surgery

(Reuters) - Belgian rider Jan Bakelants is on the road to recovery following spinal surgery after suffering multiple fractures to his vertebrae in a horror fall at the Giro di Lombardia this month.<p>The 31-year-old, who rides for AG2R-La Mondiale and is a former Tour de France stage winner, was one …

Tour de France

Froome wins Velo d'Or award for 3rd time

2017-10-17 14:29<p>Chris Froome (AP)<p>Paris - Four-time Tour de France champion <b>Chris Froome</b> has capped his season by winning the <b>Velo d'Or</b> award as the …

Sport (South Africa)

Far more than the Ironman at stake for Bay’s citizens

In 1978 Queen’s lead singer, Freddie Mercury, watched the Tour de France in Montreux (Switzerland).<p>Who could have known what this moment would bring …

News (South Africa)

Richie Porte returns to racing this weekend for first time since Tour de France horror crash

<b>Australian Richie Porte will take part in the Japan Cup Cycle Road Race as part of BMC's line-up</b><p>Richie Porte will make his return to racing at the …

Cycling

Six stages that could decide the 2018 Tour de France

<b>With the 2018 Tour de France route revealed in Paris on Tuesday, we take a look at the stages that will likely play a big role in deciding the</b> …

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Chris Froome given Velo d’Or award for best rider of the year after winning Tour/Vuelta double

<b>Team Sky rider named best rider of the 2017 season</b><p>Chris Froome has been given the Velo d’Or award for the best rider of the year after becoming the …

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Watch live streaming of 2018 Tour de France presentation on Tuesday

October 17, 2017<p>NEWS<p>Bakelants begins road to recovery, BMC hunts China success: Daily News Digest<p>October 17, 2017<p>NEWS<p>2018 Tour de France route …

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Follow the 2018 Tour de France route presentation live

The route of the 2018 Tour de France will be presented on Tuesday, October 17 in Paris.<p>While many details of the parcours on tap for next season have …

Tour de France

Yuzuru Hanyu-Nathan Chen duel opens Grand Prix season

The Grand Prix figure skating season will determine the Olympic favorites. It begins this week with a duel between the current leading man — <b>Yuzuru</b> …

Olympics

Video trailer: Film following riders as they try and recreate toughest Tour de France ever hits UK cinemas next month

Tour de France

Fabian Cancellara says he was never motivated by money

<b>Former time trial world champion and classics star Fabian Cancellara says that he is not interested in becoming a sports director and that there are</b> …

Cycling

2018 Tour route: Fact, fiction, and wish lists

If cycling has a big event that’s on par with the NBA draft or the drama deciding the brackets for Champions League, it’s Tuesday’s presentation of …

Cycling

Gran Prix of Gloucester Day 2 2017: Elite Men Results

Results<p>#<p>Rider Name (Country) Team<p>Result<p>1<p>Tobin Ortenblad (USA) Santa Cruz Donkey Label Racing<p>0:58:15<p>2<p>Jeremy Powers (USA) Aspire Racing<p>0:00:12<p>3<p>Curtis …

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U.S Open of Cyclocross: Millburn and Mcfadden score first wins of season

Australian Garry Millburn (Speedvagen x MAAP) was victorious in a three-rider sprint on day two of the UCI C2 U.S. Open of Cyclocross in Boulder, …

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The Giant of Provence: The magic and mystique of Mont Ventoux

<b>With the 2018 Tour de France possibly going up Mont Ventoux, we look at the magic of the mountain</b><p>Let’s not beat about the bush (you’ll struggle to …

Cycling

Livestream: 2018 Tour de France route presentation

If cycling has a big event that’s on par with the NBA draft or the drama deciding the brackets for Champions League, it’s Tuesday’s presentation of …

Tour de France

Gran Prix of Gloucester Day 2 2017: Elite Women Results

Results<p>#<p>Rider Name (Country) Team<p>Result<p>1<p>Ellen Noble (USA) Aspire Racing<p>0:48:10<p>2<p>Emma White (USA) Cannondale pb CyclocrossWorld.c<p>0:00:46<p>3<p>Crystal …

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