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Jul 27, 2015

Froome’s rivals not good enough as Tour disappoints

PARIS (Reuters) – This year’s Tour de France had been advertised as an exciting battle royale between four great riders yet it panned out as an underwhelming contest as Chris Froome’s rivals failed to live up to expectations.

Team Sky’s Froome beat Nairo Quintana, who won the white jersey for the best Under-25 rider, by 1:12 after resisting the Colombian’s late charge in the Alps.

Jul 27, 2015

Froome’s rivals not good enough as Tour de France disappoints

PARIS (Reuters) – This year’s Tour de France had been advertised as an exciting battle royale between four great riders yet it panned out as an underwhelming contest as Chris Froome’s rivals failed to live up to expectations.

Team Sky’s Froome beat Nairo Quintana, who won the white jersey for the best Under-25 rider, by 1:12 after resisting the Colombian’s late charge in the Alps.

Jul 26, 2015

Strongman Froome rides out many storms to triumph again

PARIS (Reuters) – Chris Froome dug deep into his physical and mental reserves to claim his second Tour de France title on Sunday after three punishing weeks on, and possibly even more so, off the bike.

The 30-year-old Briton, who resisted Nairo Quintana’s late charge in the Alps to repeat his 2013 triumph, endured a torrid race during which he was jeered, spat at and had urine thrown at him due to ongoing suspicions of doping.

Jul 26, 2015

Contador double bid fizzles out after Giro exertions

PARIS (Reuters) – Alberto Contador was hoping to leave his mark with a rare Giro d’Italia/Tour de France double, but the Spaniard, fifth overall in Paris, rode through the sport’s most prestigious race almost unnoticed.

Contador, arguably the best grand tour rider of his generation, was never a contender in the mountains, failing to sustain the pace of champion Chris Froome and runner-up Nairo Quintana.

Jul 26, 2015

Froome lands second Tour title

PARIS (Reuters) – Briton Chris Froome won his second Tour de France title in three years on Sunday to enhance his growing reputation as a grand tour specialist.

It was Team Sky’s third Tour triumph in four years after Bradley Wiggins prevailed in 2012 before Froome succeeded him in 2013.

Jul 26, 2015

Briton Froome lands second Tour title

PARIS (Reuters) – Briton Chris Froome won his second Tour de France title in three years on Sunday to enhance his growing reputation as a grand tour specialist.

It was Team Sky’s third Tour triumph in four years after Bradley Wiggins prevailed in 2012 before Froome succeeded him in 2013.

Jul 26, 2015

Cycling – Relieved Froome hangs on despite Quintana surge

HUEZ, France (Reuters) – Chris Froome thought he might fall at the Tour de France’s final hurdle when Nairo Quintana mounted an offensive in the 20th and penultimate stage to put the Briton on the ropes on Saturday.

Froome hung on, however, and leads his Colombian rival by one minute 12 seconds going into Sunday’s final procession to Paris.

Jul 25, 2015

Relieved Froome hangs on despite Quintana surge

HUEZ, France (Reuters) – Chris Froome thought he might fall at the Tour de France’s final hurdle when Nairo Quintana mounted an offensive in the 20th and penultimate stage to put the Briton on the ropes on Saturday.

Froome hung on, however, and leads his Colombian rival by one minute 12 seconds going into Sunday’s final procession to Paris.

Jul 25, 2015

Pinot ends run of bad luck with iconic Tour win

HUEZ, France (Reuters) – Tipped as a potential podium finisher this year, Thibaut Pinot salvaged his Tour de France with victory in the Queen stage on Saturday to put a run of bad luck behind him in style.

The Frenchman, third overall last year, endured a tough first week in which his FDJ team mate William Bonnet suffered a life-threatening crash in front of him, he had an untimely mechanical problem on the cobblestones stage and fell himself.

Jul 25, 2015

Froome poised to win Tour after Quintana attack

HUEZ, France (Reuters) – Chris Froome is poised to win a second Tour de France title, but was forced to hang on desperately as Colombian Nairo Quintana attacked relentlessly in Saturday’s penultimate stage up the iconic Alpe d’Huez.

In a gripping finale, Quintana powered clear of Froome, slicing almost a minute and a half off the Briton’s lead, but not doing quite enough to prevent the Team Sky rider almost certainly ensuring he will celebrate victory on Sunday.

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      "I have been with Reuters for nine years, working as a sports reporter in Paris. I have covered Olympics in Turin, Beijing and Vancouver, African Nations Cup in Ghana and Angola. As a cycling correspondent, I have been covering the Tour de France since 2006."
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