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Light at end of tunnel as rescheduled Tour de France unveiled

Apr 16, 2020 - 10:33 AM

While the dates have changed, the original Tour de France route that starts in Nice and ends in Paris remains intact

COMPETITIVE. With several cycling events canceled, riders expect an even more competitive Tour de France. Photo by Philippe Wojazer/AFP

Tour de France organizers scramble to save cycling's crown jewel

Apr 15, 2020 - 1:09 PM

Organizers face a mammoth logistical task of rescheduling cycling's biggest race

HIT THE BRAKES. Elite cyclists like last year’s champion Egan Bernal, here wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, need to wait a little longer before they can hit the road again.    Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)

Tour de France racing against time and losing

Apr 10, 2020 - 6:01 PM

The Tour de France is still scheduled to start on June 27, but the situation across Europe suggests that a postponement is increasingly likely

BIGGEST RACE. The Tour de France is considered the most prestigious race in the cycling calendar. File photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP

Cycling shutdown extended, Tour de France dates remain

Apr 02, 2020 - 3:27 PM

There's no postponing the Tour de France just yet

DEFENDING CHAMP. Colombia's Egan Bernal (left) of Team Ineos wears the overall leader's yellow jersey as he passes with the pack past the pyramid of The Louvre Museum in the 106th edition of the Tour de France cycling race last year. Photo by Philippe Wojazer/AFP

Hit list: What's next in line for possible coronavirus postponement

Mar 29, 2020 - 4:48 PM

Here are the upcoming major competitions that will likely be delayed or canceled altogether due to the worldwide health crisis

Switzerland's Roger Federer (R) shakes hands and embraces Spain's Rafael Nadal (L) after Federer won their men's singles semi-final match on day 11 of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 12, 2019. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

'My greatest victory': Egan Bernal hails Tour de France triumph

Jul 29, 2019 - 1:10 PM

At 22, Egan Bernal becomes the first Colombian winner of cycling's greatest prize and its youngest in more than a century

NEW CHAMP. Egan Bernal unseats 2018 champion and teammate Geraint Thomas. Photo from Twitter/@TeamINEOS

Bernal wraps up 'incredible' Tour de France triumph

Jul 28, 2019 - 12:33 PM

Only needing to cross the finish line in the final stage, 22-year-old Egan Bernal is poised to become the youngest Tour de France champion in more than a century

CHAMPION-IN-WAITING. Egan Bernal is set to become the first Columbian to win the world’s most popular cycling tour. Photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP

Froome out of Tour after breaking leg, hip, arm in horror crash

Jun 13, 2019 - 11:02 AM

Four-time winner Chris Froome won't see action in Tour de France after hitting a wall and suffering severe injuries in a training accident

TRAGIC. Less than a month before Tour de France unfolds, an unfortunate accident ends Chris Froome’s bid for a fifth crown. Photo by Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP

Thomas fulfills childhood dream of winning Tour de France

Jul 30, 2018 - 9:48 AM

Geraint Thomas, a 32-year-old Welshman, became the third Briton to win the fabled race after four-time and defending champion Chris and Bradley Wiggins

CHAMP. Tour de France 2018 winner Great Britain's Geraint Thomas (center), wearing a Welsh flag and the overall leader's yellow jersey, second-placed Netherlands' Tom Dumoulin (left) and third-placed Great Britain's Christopher Froome celebrate on the podium after the 21st and last stage of the 105th edition of the Tour de France cycling race. Photo by Stephane Mantey/pool/AFP photo

'Great guy' Thomas takes over Tour mantle

Jul 29, 2018 - 9:21 AM

Former Olympic champion Geraint Thomas virtually secures the Tour de France title

HISTORIC. Geraint Thomas is set to become the first Welshman to rule the grueling multi-stage cycling event. Photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

Tour de France: Yellow jersey in sight, but Thomas still in doubt

Jul 22, 2018 - 12:12 PM

Britain's Geraint Thomas retains the leader's yellow jersey but Sky teammate Chris Froome remains in hot pursuit of a 5th title

RACE LEADERS. Great Britain's Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, cross the finish line of the 14th stage along with Netherlands' Tom Dumoulin and Great Britain's Christopher Froome. Photo by Jeff Pachoud/AFP

I'm so sorry: 5 memorable sporting apologies

Mar 30, 2018 - 3:22 PM

Here are 5 high-profile incidents of athletes apologizing

ADMISSION. Photo illustration showing a woman watches on her computer as Oprah Winfrey interviews cyclist Lance Armstrong about doping while competing professionally in the sport, as seen from Washington, DC, on January 17, 2013. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Cycling: Froome wins third Tour de France

Jul 25, 2016 - 8:02 AM

Britain s Chris Froome wins his third Tour de France to confirm his status as one of the all time greats on the world s most grueling race

Tour de France 2016's winner Christopher Froome (C), wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey holds his trophy as he celebrates with second-placed Romain Bardet (L), and third-placed Nairo Quintana (R) on the podium on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris, at the end of the 103rd edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 24, 2016. Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Cycling: 'Incredible' Froome wins second Tour de France

Jul 27, 2015 - 9:40 AM

Briton Froome 30 crossed the line on the Champs Elysees arm in arm with his Sky teammates to clinch a second Grand Boucle crown following his 2013 success

SECOND TIME. Team Sky rider Christopher Froome of Great Britain celebrates on the podium after wining the 102nd edition of the Tour de France 2015 cycling race, Paris Champs-Elysees, France, July 26, 2015. Stephane Mantey/Pool/EPA

Paris police fire on car driven through Tour de France barrier

Jul 26, 2015 - 7:13 PM

French police opened fire at a car which smashed through a security barrier in central Paris close to the finishing line of cycling s Tour de France

Great Britain's Christopher Froome, Spain's Alberto Contador and Colombia's Nairo Quintana in action at the 2015 Tour de France. Photo by Jeff Pachoud/AFP

Lance Armstrong says drug lies would have continued

Aug 20, 2014 - 2:00 PM

Lance Armstrong says he would still be issuing strident denials if he hadn t been caught and then forced to admit to using performance enhancing drugs

Lance Armstrong jubilates on the podium during happier times at the 2003 Tour de France. Photo by Manu Bruque/EPA

Italy's Nibali wins 2014 Tour de France

Jul 28, 2014 - 7:02 AM

Nibali finished safely in the peloton to succeed Briton Chris Froome as Tour champion

TOUR CHAMPS. Astana Procycling team rider Vincenzo Nibali (C) of Italy celebrates his overall victory on the podium wearing the leader's yellow jersey, with Fdj Procycling team rider Thibaut Pinot (L) of France, Cannondale procycling team rider Peter Sagan (2-R) of Slovakia and Saxo Tinkoff procycling team rider Rafal Majka (R) of Poland following the 21st and final stage of the 101st Tour de France 2014 cycling race,  by the Champs-Elysees, in France, 27 July 2014. Etienne Laurent/EPA

Cycling: Nibali in yellow, Cavendish out of Tour de France

Jul 07, 2014 - 12:12 PM

Astana team leader Nibali takes the attention away from British sprint king Cavendish at the end of a 201km slog from York to Sheffield in northern England

STAGE LEADER. Astana Procycling team rider Vincenzo Nibali (C) of Italy celebrates after winning the 2nd stage of the 101st edition of the Tour de France 2014 cycling race between York and Sheffield, Britain, 06 July 2014. Bas Czerwinski/EPA

Froome crowned Tour de France champion

Jul 22, 2013 - 8:34 AM

Team Sky s Froome the winner of three stages in this edition claimed his maiden yellow jersey

TOP OF THE 'TOUR.' Tour de France 2013 winner Britain's Christopher Froome (C), second-placed and best climber's polka dot jersey Colombia's Nairo Quintana (L) and third-placed Spain's Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver pose on the podium in Paris on the Champs-Elysee avenue, at the end of the 133.5 km twenty-first and last stage of the 100th edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 21, 2013 between Versailles and Paris. Photo by AFP / Pool / Stephane Mantey

Cycling gears up for 100th edition of Le Tour

Jun 23, 2013 - 10:00 AM

This year s Tour is shaping up to be a head to head battle between 2012 runner up Chris Froome and two time winner Alberto Contador

TOUR DE FRANCE 100. In this file photo, general director of the Tour de France cycling race Christian Prudhomme delivers his speech during the presentation of the Tour de France 2013 in Paris, France on 24 October 2012. Photo by EPA/Christophe Karaba

Armstrong to address doping scandal in Oprah interview

Jan 09, 2013 - 11:04 AM

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong will talk about the doping scandal that dramatically brought down his cycling career during an interview with Oprah Winfrey

Cyclist Wiggins wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Dec 17, 2012 - 2:09 PM

Tour de France winner and Olympic time trial champion Bradley Wiggins was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year at a star studded live ceremony in London

ROAD ACCIDENT. British cycling champ Bradley Wiggins was rushed to the hospital after a collision with a car. Screengrab from YouTube.

Tour de France champ in hospital after getting hit by a car

Nov 08, 2012 - 11:44 AM

Tour de France champion and Olympic gold medalist Bradley Wiggins was in the hospital on Wednesday November 7 after being hit by a car while riding his bike

ROAD ACCIDENT. British cycling champ Bradley Wiggins was rushed to the hospital after a collision with a car. Screengrab from YouTube.

Cycling looks to the future after Armstrong affair

Oct 24, 2012 - 8:13 PM

Cycling sought to move on from the Lance Armstrong doping scandal as leading riders urged fans not to give up on the sport and Tour de France organizers unveiled the race route for its historic 100th edition

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Oct 22, 2012 - 8:51 PM

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Nike stands by Armstrong after he loses titles

Aug 25, 2012 - 9:59 AM

US sporting goods giant Nike is one of several sponsors sticking by Lance Armstrong after the US Anti Doping Agency stripped the cycling legend of his record 7 Tour de France titles

Lance Armstrong. Photo courtesy of Armstrong's official page on Facebook

Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour titles, banned

Aug 24, 2012 - 11:18 AM

This is the consequence of Armstrong s decision to no longer fight charges that he led a sophisticated doping conspiracy throughout his career

Lance Armstrong facing new doping allegations

Jun 14, 2012 - 3:56 PM

Lance Armstrong confirmed Wednesday June 13 he is facing new doping allegations

Lance Armstrong. Photo courtesy of Armstrong's official page on Facebook.