Tag: Tour de France
Egan Bernal, 22, is the youngest rider in more than a century to win the Tour de France.
The move follows a trend of starting the Tour outside France with Brussels hosting this year's Grand Depart, German city Dusseldorf having the honour in 2017 and Utrecht in the Netherlands launching the race in 2015.
The Welshman beat out F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton and World Cup Golden Boot winner Harry Kane into 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Armstrong could be sitting on a 10-figure stake.
The former British champion had an 11th-place finish in the Milan-San Remo race in 1980 and was 15th in the Paris-Roubaix race four years later.
Thomas, who rode with Wiggins for Britain and Team Sky, told AFP after finishing second in the Tour's Shanghai Criterium that he did not share the opinion of his former team-mate.
Chris Froome's quest for his fifth Tour de France title will begin in Brussels.
Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas has signed a three-year contract extension with Team Sky.
Ullrich was under the influence of alcohol and drugs when police detained him on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm, the spokeswoman said.
Upon his arrival in Cardiff, Geraint Thomas received a raucous reception.
The 32-year-old Welshman is the third Briton to win the race after Froome and Bradley Wiggins, securing Team Sky's sixth victory in the race from the past seven editions.
Thomas produced a near flawless performance to become the third British and Team Sky rider to triumph.
Thomas leads Dumoulin by 1:51 and Froome by 2:24 after the lanky Briton leapfrogged Slovenian Primoz Roglic, who cracked in the last competitive stage before Sunday's traditionally unchallenged final leg.
Roglic powered down the final descent from the Col d'Aubisque to beat Thomas by 19 seconds and leapfrog Froome, whose star continued to fade, into third place overall.
Thomas leads fellow Briton Froome by 1:39, with Dumoulin 11 seconds further back before Wednesday’s savage 65-km trek that ends with the much-feared climb up the Col du Portet.
The gas was used to disperse the protesters but it ended up blowing in the direction of the peloton, which led to the race being stopped at the 187 km-to-go point.
The Quick-Step Floors rider, who already prevailed in the 10th stage in Le Grand Bornand, whizzed past Adam Yates six kilometres from the line after the Briton had hit the asphalt in a left-hand curve in the final descent.
Dave Brailsford of Team Sky addressed fans who had been heckling his team throughout the Tour de France.
Their Italian rider Gianni Moscon was thrown out of the race for hitting another rider during the 15th stage on Sunday.
Vincenzo Nibali dropped out of the Tour de France after fracturing one of his vertebrae.
Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme was impressed by Mark Cavendish even though he was eliminated from the race.
Thomas, who won the week-long Criterium du Dauphine last month while Froome was resting after winning the Giro d’Italia, took the 11th stage of the Tour with an impressive attack in the final climb to snatch the yellow jersey.
The 10th stage followed Sunday’s punishing cobbled ride to Roubaix and Monday’s rest day and, with a long descent to the finish, none of the top guns were in the mood to risk a long-range attack.
Romain Bardet of AG2R is not confident about his chances of winning the Tour de France.
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