Chris Froome

Preview: What you should know about the 2016 Vuelta a España

It’s late August, which means it’s time for the third and final Grand Tour of the year: the Vuelta a España. Starting Saturday and running through September 11, the Vuelta is the Grand Tour that attracts the least attention. But with a tough course and a strong start list that includes three Grand Tour champions, this …

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Chris Froome’s lab results analysed: Just how good is the three-time Tour de France champion?

When you’re both a fan of professional racing and a keen cyclist yourself, it’s only natural to wonder how you stack up against the pros. While tools like Strava have made it easier than ever to see how we compare, it’s very rare that we get a detailed look at the physiology of one of …

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Cancellara smashes Rio time trial to take second Olympic gold medal

On a hilly Olympic time trial course that appeared to favor lighter — and younger — riders, Fabian Cancellara turned back the clock, and defied all expectations, to smash the competition and win a second Olympic gold medal Wednesday in Pontal, just west of Rio de Janeiro. The medal bookends his Olympic time-trial victory in …

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Belgium’s Greg Van Avermaet takes gold medal at crash-marred Olympic road race

Belgian Greg Van Avermaet is the 2016 Olympic road champion, winning a three-up sprint after a dramatic race marred by several crashes on the techncial descent of the Vista Chinesa climb. Jakob Fuglsang (Denmark) took the silver medal in Rio, with Rafal Majka (Poland) in bronze. The day’s biggest losers were Vincenzo Nibali (Italy) and …

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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 …

Commentary: What made the 2016 Tour de France GC battle so boring

Saturday’s anticlimactic Tour de France stage from Megève to Morzine saw Team Sky’s Chris Froome secure his third Tour de France victory. After Sunday’s processional stage to Paris, the Brit pulled on the yellow jersey once again on France’s most famous street, the Champs Élysées. The Tour’s twentieth stage was an exercise in control for his Sky …

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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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Photo gallery: 2016 Tour de France, Stage 20

Photography by Cor Vos, Kristof Ramon, Jered & Ashley Gruber 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 …

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On verge of third Tour win, Froome says he aims for multiple additional victories

Set to win his third Tour de France in Paris on Sunday, Chris Froome has reflected on his place in the pantheon of the greats and said that he wants to keep trying to win the biggest event in cycling. Providing Sunday’s final stage goes to plan, the Team Sky rider will complete his victory …

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