Adam Yates

Adam and Simon Yates extend contracts with Orica-BikeExchange

Weeks after finishing an excellent fourth overall in this year’s Tour de France, Adam Yates and his brother Simon have extended with the Orica-BikeExchange team. The British duo’s contracts were up for renewal this year and despite inevitable offers from other teams, they have opted to remain part of the Australian WorldTour squad. They have …

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Roche: A fourth Tour win for Froome will be complicated

Although Chris Froome dominated the 2016 Tour de France, 1987 champion Stephen Roche has said it is far from certain that the Briton will go on to equal the record of five Tour victories. Froome beat runner-up Romain Bardet (Ag2r La Mondiale) by four minutes and five seconds. This was slightly less than his four …

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CyclingTips Podcast, Episode 8: 2016 Tour de France finale

In this concluding podcast from the 2016 Tour de France, recorded the morning after Sunday’s final stage in Paris, our team on the ground in France — Matt de Neef, Shane Stokes and Dave Everett — discuss the standouts from the last block of racing. These include the battle for yellow and the key moments …

Photo gallery: 2016 Tour de France, Stage 21

Photography by Cor Vos, Kristof Ramon, BrakeThrough Media Puting a positive spin on a frustrating Tour de France that had delivered one close call but no sprint victories, Andre Greipel’s (Lotto-Soudal) victory in his German national champion’s jersey. “I can’t describe it,” Grepiel said. “I’m just super proud of what we’ve achieved today. I’ve raced …

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Adam Yates’ superb Tour de France: Aiming high with feet on the ground

When the dust settles, when din of the crowd fades and the riders head home from Paris, one of the standout points from the 2016 Tour de France will be the performance of Adam Yates. Riding only his second Tour and aged just 23 years old, the Briton was one of the big highlights. Yates …

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Andre Greipel takes final sprint victory on Champs-Elysees, Chris Froome wins third Tour de France

Putting a positive spin on a frustrating Tour de France that had delivered one close call but no sprint victories, Andre Greipel’s long journey through the Pyrenees and the Alps paid off on the Champs-Élysées in Paris with a stage victory in his German national champion’s jersey. Greipel, who had taken at least one stage win in every Grand …

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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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