Adam Yates

Ion Izagirre descends to Stage 20 win, Froome on cusp of third Tour de France victory

The penultimate stage of the 2016 Tour de France finished with a precarious descent of the Col de la Joux Plane Saturday in pouring rain, and at the bottom, Ion Izagirre (Movistar) demonstrated world-class descending skills to  take the first victory for Spain at this year’s Tour. Izagirre gapped off Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) and Jarlinson Pantano (IAM) to …

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France, at last! Bardet solos to stage win as Froome bloodied in wild day at Tour de France

Rain and mountain descents made for a wild day at the Tour de France Friday, as Roman Bardet took the Stage 19 win and moved from fifth overall into second, Chris Froome crashed and finished, bloodied, on a teammate’s bike, and second-placed Bauke Mollema imploded while chasing back from a crash, losing any hope of …

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Froome in control, but behind, five riders in contention for podium finish in Paris

Barring injury, illness, or an ill-timed mechanical incident, Chris Froome has won the 2016 Tour de France. The defending champion took the maillot jaune on Stage 8 in Bagnères-de-Luchon, and has only increased his GC lead since then. Team Sky’s leader now sits 2:27 ahead of Dutch rider Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo), and that margin will likely increase …

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Dumoulin crushes Tour de France stage 13 TT, Froome extends GC lead

Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) scorched the 37.5km (23.3mi) stage 13 individual time trial at the 2016 Tour de France on Friday to win with a time of 50:15. The Dutchman, winner of the opening individual time trial at the Giro d’Italia in May, averaged an impressive 44.78kph (27.8mph) over the rolling, windy course. Race leader Chris …

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Adam Yates: In my opinion Froome is going to win the Tour

MONTPELLIER, France (CT) – He’s currently sitting second overall in the Tour de France, less than half a minute off yellow, but Adam Yates has already accepted that the current race leader is likely to win overall. The Orica-BikeExchange rider acknowledged the strength of Chris Froome on Wednesday, approximately half an hour after the race …

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Prudhomme: The wind was 104 km/h, Ventoux is impossible

MONTPELLIER, France (CT) – Tour de France race director Christian Prudhomme has explained the decision to cancel the summit finish on Thursday’s Mont Ventoux climb, saying that it would otherwise be far too dangerous for riders, the Tour organisation and fans. The Frenchman spoke to the media in the race’s mixed zone in Montpellier, giving …

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CyclingTips Podcast, Episode 7: 2016 Tour de France, first rest day

In this second podcast from the 2016 Tour de France, recorded on the race’s first rest day, our team on the ground — Matt de Neef, Shane Stokes and Dave Everett — discuss the many storylines to have developed over the first nine days of racing. Among them: Chris Froome’s incident with a spectator, followed …

Tom Dumoulin wins summit finish in Andorra, Froome defends Tour de France lead

Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) triumphantly crossed the finish line alone atop the hors categorie Andorra Arcalis climb in a pelting hail storm Sunday to win Stage 9 of the Tour de France. It was the first Tour stage win for the talented Dutch rider, who now has won a stage at all three Grand Tours at the age of 25. …

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Chris Froome, daredevil descender? Defending champ solos to Tour de France stage win, maillot jaune

Defending Tour de France champion Chris Froome put on a brilliant display of descending down the Col du Pyresourde to capture the eighth stage of the Tour de France Saturday in Bagnères-de-Luchon and, in the process, the maillot jaune of race leader. The Team Sky leader was unable to open a gap on the climb, so he instead …

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Yates injured as 1km-to-go gantry falls at the Tour de France

BAGNERES-DE-BIGORRE, France (CT) – Adam Yates (Orica-BikeExchange) was left bloodied and bruised on today’s stage 7 of the Tour de France when the flamme rouge — the one-kilometre-to-go gantry — fell onto the roadway. The inflatable structure fell after the first five riders on the road had passed underneath: soon-to-be stage winner Steve Cummings (Dimension …

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