Posts Tagged Road cycling

Tour riders brace for rain, cobblestones

Britain's Christopher Froome gets into his team car as he abandons the race following a third consecutive crash in two days during the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 155 kilometers (96.3 miles) with start in Ypres, Belgium, and finish in Arenberg, France, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. The stage initially contained nine sectors of cobblestone roads dreaded by the majority of the riders in the pack especially under wet conditions, the organization decided to cancel two of the nine stretches because of the weather. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

ARENBERG, France (AP) — Reigning champion Chris Froome crashed twice and quit the Tour de France on Wednesday during a chaotic, nerve-jangling, filthy fifth stage full of spills.

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Chris Froome drops out of Tour de France

YPRES, Belgium (AP) — Defending champion Chris Froome drops out of Tour de France after crashing in fifth stage.

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Tour de France returns home from England

In this photo finish image released by ASO Marcel Kittel of Germany, front, crosses the finish line ahead of second place Norway's Alexander Kristoff, top, and third place France's Arnaud Demare, bottom, to win the fourth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 163.5 kilometers (101.6 miles) with start in Le Touquet and finish in Lille, France, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/ASO, HO)

LILLE, France (AP) — Marcel Kittel sprinted to his third stage victory at the Tour de France on Tuesday, while defending champion Chris Froome had a scare in a crash that scuffed up his left side and wrist before a tough day ahead on cobblestones.

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5 things to know about the Tour de France

British fashion designer Sir Paul Smith poses for photographers on the finish line of the third stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 155 kilometers (96.3 miles) with start in Cambridge and finish in London, England, Monday, July 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

LONDON (AP) — After triumphing on the Champs-Elysees last year in Paris, Marcel Kittel won another royal sprint in front of Buckingham Palace on Monday, making clear to all other pretenders he is the new king of speed.

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Nibali in yellow as Tour heads to London

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium of the second stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 201 kilometers (124.9 miles) with start in York and finish in Sheffield, England, Sunday, July 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

LONDON (AP) — Marcel Kittel has led a sprint to win the 3rd stage of the Tour de France as cycling’s greatest race entered London for its last leg in England before crossing the English Channel to France.

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