Posts Tagged Road cycling

With Froome out, Tour de France heads to Champagne

Germany's Andre Greipel crosses the finish line to win the sixth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 194 kilometers (120.5 miles) with start in Arras and finish in Reims, France, Thursday, July 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

REIMS, France (AP) — Andre Greipel of Germany won the sixth stage of the Tour de France in a sprint as the pack entered Champagne country, and Vincenzo Nibali of Italy retained the yellow jersey on Thursday.

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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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