Tour de France organizers unveil opening stages of 2020 race

Sports 03/18/19, 10:42

Sprinters and climbers will have a chance to shine at the start of next year's Tour de France.Race organizers have unveiled the details of the first two stages of the 2020 edition of cycling's showcase event, which will start in the Mediterranean city of Nice.The 170-kilometer opening stage consists of ...

2021 Tour de France race to start in Denmark

Sports 02/21/19, 06:19

The Tour de France will start in Denmark in 2021, beginning with a ride in Copenhagen followed by two more stages around the country.The opening stage on July 2 will be a 13-kilometer flat run around the capital."It is an honor to have the grand depart in Copenhagen," race director ...

Thomas, Froome target Tour de France in 2019

Sports 01/01/19, 08:24

Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome, the current and former Tour de France champions, are planning to compete in the 2019 edition of the race in what could be Team Sky's final bid for cycling's biggest prize.Froome will not defend his Giro d'Italia title as targets a record-tying fifth win in ...

Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas wins BBC award

Soccer 12/16/18, 16:36

Geraint Thomas has been voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year after becoming the third British cyclist to win the Tour de France.In a public vote, Thomas beat five-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton — a former winner of the BBC award — into second place, while England soccer captain ...

Team Sky’s future in doubt after broadcaster pulls backing

Sports 12/12/18, 05:13

The future of the most successful cycling team of the last decade was put in doubt Wednesday when Sky announced its withdrawal from the sport following the European pay TV giant's takeover by American company Comcast.Team Sky, which had a rider win the Tour de France this year for the ...

Former Armstrong team manager gets lifetime ban from cycling

Sports 10/24/18, 21:29

Lance Armstrong's former team manager has been given a lifetime ban from cycling for his role in a doping program that helped Armstrong win the Tour de France seven times.Johan Bruyneel had been serving a 10-year ban. In a letter posted on social media Wednesday, Bruyneel announced the Switzerland-based Court ...

Geraint Thomas’ Tour de France trophy stolen at cycling show

Sports 10/10/18, 00:38

Team Sky says the Tour de France trophy won by Geraint Thomas has been stolen from a cycling show in Britain.The team says police are investigating after the trophy disappeared during an event in Birmingham, where Team Sky displayed the three Grand Tour trophies won by its riders.In addition to ...

Circling around: Floyd Landis starting own cycling team

Sports 10/05/18, 03:26

Floyd Landis is using money he earned by taking down Lance Armstrong to start his own cycling team.The man whose own doping saga cost him the 2006 Tour de France title and eventually helped expose Armstrong's cheating says he's building a developmental team for 2019 that will be based out ...

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