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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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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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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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Photo gallery: 2016 Tour de France, Stage 19

Photography by Cor Vos, Jered & Ashley Gruber Rain and mountain descents made for a wild day at the Tour de France Friday, as Roman Bardet (Ag2r-La Mondiale) took the Stage 19 win and moved from fifth overall into second, Chris Froome (Team Sky) crashed and finished, bloodied, on a teammate’s bike, and second-placed Bauke …

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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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Photo gallery: 2016 Tour de France, Stage 18

Photography by Cor Vos, Jered & Ashley Gruber, Kristof Ramon Two-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome held off all comers on the stage 18 uphill time trial in Megève Thursday, taking the stage win and extending his lead in the general classification. Froome (Team Sky) finished the 17km (10.36mi) solo effort with a time …

Froome beats Dumoulin to win Tour de France TT as podium battle tightens

Two-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome held off all comers on the stage 18 uphill time trial in Megève Thursday, taking the stage win and extending his lead in the general classification. Froome (Team Sky) finished the 17km (10.36mi) solo effort with a time of 30:43, 21 seconds ahead of Dutch national time trial …

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Photo gallery: 2016 Tour de France, Stage 17

Photography by Cor Vos, Jered & Ashley Gruber, Kristof Ramon Russian Illnur Zakarin (Katusha) climbed his way to a mountaintop stage victory on Wednesday in stage 17 of the Tour de France, held entirely in Switzerland, as riders from the breakaway fought for victory on the hors categorie climb of the Col de la Gueulaz …

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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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