Romain Bardet

Alaphilippe, Bardet, Pinot, Barguil named in France's World Championships longlist

France will have one of the strongest line-ups for the UCI Road World Championships with Julian Alaphilippe, Romain Bardet, Thibaut Pinot, and Warren …

Road Cycling

Adrien Costa rehabilitation fund closes in on target as big names make contributions

<b>Romain Bardet, Nathan Haas, Michael Valgren, Axel and Eddy Merckx among those to contribute to fund after Costa has leg amputation</b><p>The fundraising …

Bicycle Racing

Tech of the week: Bardet’s hairnet, two new Kineses and Pirelli e-bike tyres

<b>Also BMC sponsorship news and how cycling shorts are having a fashion moment</b><p>New bikes and fashion shorts<p>We’ve covered Romain Bardet’s hairnet style …

Bicycle Racing

Watch: The best bits of the 2018 Tour de France

Next up: Watch: Tour de France 2018 stage 21 highlights<p>5<p><b>The greatest moments from the 2018 Tour de France</b><p>The Tour de France is now over. After 21 …

Road Cycling

Tour de France 2018: ‘On cloud nine’ — Near flawless Thomas secures first Tour win

GERAINT Thomas has tightened Team Sky’s grip on the Tour de France when he handed the British outfit their sixth title in seven years and there’s no …

Road Cycling

Roglic wins Tour de France 19th stage

laruns (France), July 28 (IANS) Slovenian cyclist Primoz Roglic (lotto Jumbo) won the 19th stage of the Tour de France, while Welshman Geraint Thomas …

Tour de France

Geraint Thomas survives final 2018 Tour de France mountain stage and extends lead as Roglic takes victory

<b>Roglic attacks on final descent to win stage, while Thomas finished second to extend his overall lead to more than two minutes</b><p>Geraint Thomas (Team …

Road Cycling

Geraint Thomas retains Tour de France lead as Chris Froome loses podium spot

Geraint Thomas retained the yellow jersey on the final mountain stage of the Tour de France on Friday, while Sky teammate and four-time champion Chris Froome lost his spot on the podium.<p>Slovenian rider Primoz Roglic won the 200.5-kilometre (125-mile) 19th leg through the Pyrenees with an attack on …

Road Cycling

Thomas retains Tour lead as Froome loses podium spot

LARUNS, France — Geraint Thomas retained the yellow jersey on the final mountain stage of the Tour de France on Friday, while Sky teammate and …

Road Cycling

Top 5 custom road shoes at the Tour de France

The Tour de France is one of the biggest sporting events on the planet, and with the world's media descending on the race, every bike, components and …

Tour de France

Tour de France 2018, stage 19: Geraint Thomas edges closer to history after Primoz Roglic descends to brilliant triumph

• Full results and standings after stage 19 at the Tour de France<br>• John MacLeary: Ever wondered what it's like to ride a grand tour?<br>• Geraint Thomas is not the first Briton in yellow, who are the others?<br>• How much will riders and teams earn in prize money and points?<br>• Full details of remaining teams and …

Road Cycling

Bardet's Tour de France podium challenge ends on the Col du Portet

Even before Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) loosened his grip on the back of the yellow jersey group on the Col du Portet, the arid truth of his …

Road Cycling

Geraint Thomas Extends Lead as Nairo Quintana Wins Tour de France Stage 17

Quintana won his first Tour stage in five years, while Chris Froome dropped from second to third place overall<p>Geraint Thomas came even closer to winning the 2018 Tour de France on Wednesday, finishing third on Stage 17 and extending his lead in the overall classification by nearly 20 seconds. Nairo …

Road Bikes

Inside Line: Essential Tour preparation at Romain Bardet’s mile high training club

<b>Romain Bardet’s voice is slow and monotone. He sounds tired. He is tired.</b> “We come here to be tired,” he says. Yet ‘here’ is not the Tour de France, …

Road Cycling

Romain Bardet wears retro style Ekoi Legende helmet at the Tour de France

<b>New Legende helmet takes its design cues from “hairnet” helmets</b><p>In the days before helmets became high tech items and obligatory for racing, most pros …

Tour de France

4 winners and 3 losers from a revealing Stage 17 of the Tour de France

We found out everything there is left to know about the 2018 Tour de France from Stage 17, except who will win the yellow jersey.<p>Stage 17 was always probably going to be the weirdest of the 2018 Tour de France, but what had to be seen was whether such a short stage would be impactful.<p>The day …

Road Cycling

Team Sky: Non-aggression pact between Froome and Thomas will not be broken

CARCASSONNE – Will Chris Froome attack Geraint Thomas, or will the defending champion support the current yellow jersey holder? That is the question …

Road Cycling

Cycling: Moment of truth for Thomas as brutal stage awaits

BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France (Reuters) - The Tour de France is set for its moment of truth on Wednesday as the peloton prepares for a brutal 17th stage that could decide whether leader Geraint Thomas or defending champion Chris Froome will wear the yellow jersey in Paris.<p>FILE PHOTO: Cycling - Tour de …

Road Cycling

Tour de France bikes: Romain Bardet's custom-painted Factor O2 gallery

After two consecutive podium finishes at the past two editions of the Tour de France, Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) returns in 2018 with the …

Tour de France

Sky chief slams Tour haters, calls race's billing into doubt

CARCASSONNE (FRANCE) (AFP) -<p>Team Sky chief Dave Brailsford hit out at organisers on Monday for failing to stop "intimidating" abuse of his riders and staff as they attempt to win the Tour de France.<p>With Welshman Geraint Thomas in the yellow jersey and four-time champion Chris Froome in second place …

Road Cycling

Tour de France: Geraint Thomas Wins In Yellow As More Big Names Fall

Tour de France: Geraint Thomas Wins In Yellow As More Big Names Abandon The Race<p>By Nat Bromhead | 20 July 2018<p>Geraint Thomas became the first rider …

Road Cycling

Top five custom Tour de France 2018 bikes

With 22 teams and 176 riders starting the Tour de France, the stars of the race can often get lost in the spectrum of colours within the peloton. …

Road Bikes

Danish sprinter Magnus Cort Nielsen wins Stage 15 of the Tour

As expected, Denmark's Magnus Cort Nielsen sprinted to victory in the Tour de France's 15th stage on Sunday.<p>The Astana rider comfortably beat Spain's Ion Izagirre and Dutchman Bauke Mollema, who were second and third.<p>But Welshman Geraint Thomas retains the overall lead after the 181.5-km hilly ride …

Road Bikes

Geraint Thomas rides to retain yellow jersey for fourth stage of Tour de France

Cardiff-born Geraint Thomas retained the yellow jersey as Omar Fraile won stage 14 of the Tour de France from the breakaway.<p>The top three in the GC …

Tour de France

Tour de France: Stage 14 highlights

Saturday's stage 14 at the Tour de France was a tale of two races, with Omar Fraile (Astana) taking the stage win from a breakaway and the peloton …

Road Bikes

Tour de France boss criticises ‘reckless’ fans and calls for end to booing of Team Sky after Alpe d’Huez chaos

<b>Christian Prudhomme slams fans for letting off flares on Alpe d'Huez</b><p>The boss of the Tour de France has criticised the behaviour of fans on Alpe …

Road Cycling

Chris Froome spat at and punched during Tour de France as Geraint Thomas retains Yellow Jersey

CHRIS FROOME was punched and spat at as the latest stage of the Tour de France turned ugly.<p>Fellow Brit Geraint Thomas retained the Yellow Jersey with …

Road Cycling

Ugly scenes as fan attacks Tour de France rider

Stage 12 of the Tour de France has been marred by a spectator’s crazy clash with Chris Froome, and a former champ breaking his back.<p>Geraint Thomas …

Road Cycling

Tour de France: Overall leader Geraint Thomas wins 12th stage

Geraint Thomas prevailed in the Alps for the second straight day, streaking past the field in the final kilometer. Chris Froome finished second; he …

Road Cycling

Bardet has no regrets after testing Tour de France rivals on Alpe d'Huez

July must be a claustrophobic month for Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale), who finds teeming forests of microphones and cameras sprouting up around …

Road Cycling