Andre Greipel

Why the world championship contenders are plotting an alternative course via Tour of Britain

The Vuelta a España has long been the traditional route for world championship contenders to prepare, but this time around some of the top names have decided to bypass the Spanish Grand Tour in their build-up. The mountainous nature of the Vuelta versus the flat parcours for the worlds in Qatar are one factor in …

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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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Mark Cavendish takes 30th stage win at Tour de France, Froome relaxes in yellow

Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) sprinted to his fourth stage win of the 2016 Tour de France on Saturday in Villars-les-Dombes Parc des Oiseaux. Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) finished second with the green jersey of Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) in third. The win marks the 30th stage win at the Tour for “The Manx Missile,” moving him within …

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Tour de France tech: Custom Ridleys for Greipel and De Gendt

For brands sponsoring the biggest teams in the world, the Tour de France is the most important showcase of the year. It’s not just a bike race — it’s an opportunity for world-wide exposure for their products. Putting new items on the market while the Tour is on is the ideal way of reaching buyers …

How Greg Henderson went beyond the call of duty to make Tour de France team

MONTAUBAN, France (CT) – Strong climbers such as Alberto Contador are known for their ability to ride out of the saddle for long periods of time but they have nothing on Greg Henderson. The tough Kiwi has revealed that he did entire training sessions without once sitting in the saddle in a bid to make …

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By a hair! Kittel takes photo-finish sprint over Coquard at Tour de France

The battle of the Tour de France sprinters continued Tuesday in Limoges, and this time it was German Marcel Kittel (Eitxx-QuickStep) registering the stage win, taking a photo-finish victory ahead of France’s Bryan Coquard (Direct Energie). The margin of victory was even closer than the Stage 3 photo-finish by Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) ahead of Andre Greipel …

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Number 28! Cavendish takes photo finish, ties Hinault for second all-time Tour de France stage wins

Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) and Andre Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) went wheel-to-wheel in the final hundred metres on the slight uphill finishing straight in Angers, finishing in a dead-heat. Both riders raised a hand in victory, albeit hesitantly. Both men would have to wait for five minutes while the Commissaires examined the photo finish and finally awarded the …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Civil war averted: UCI, ASO reach agreement over WorldTour reforms; Trans Am: Lael Wilcox wins, smashes women’s record; Alejandro Valverde Q&A: ‘I think nobody doubts my performances anymore’; Glaetzer bests Perkins in match sprint at International Track Series; Lotto-Soudal aims for Tour wins with Greipel; Giant-Alpecin announced Tour roster; Wout …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Greipel takes sprint win at Tour de Luxembourg; Jaramillo takes stage win at Tour of Japan; Gilbert leaving BMC after 2016; Henao set to make return at Dauphiné; Citing Zika virus, pregnant wife, van Garderen withdraws name from Olympic selection; UCI announces women’s Olympic road events allocations; Comedy of errors …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: End of the road for IAM Cycling; After Alaphilippe’s GC victory in California — what next, and how far can he go?; Greipel and Sieberg extend with Lotto-Soudal through 2018; Thomas extends with Team Sky; Giro rest day review; Pro cyclist talks about facing his depression; Tour of California: Riders …

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