2021 Tour de France race to start in Denmark
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Tour de France will start in Denmark in 2021, beginning with a ride in Copenhagen followed by two more stages around the country.
2019 Tour de France celebrates century of yellow jerseys
PARIS (AP) — Next year's Tour de France will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the showcase race's iconic yellow jersey.
With France emerging from the carnage of World War I, the Tour offered its beacon of hope to the war-ravaged nation. In 1919, the race leader's yellow jersey — which has become cycling's most iconic symbol — was introduced.
Heading north up the Atlantic coast, the Tour de France enters Brittany where shellfish and refreshing white wines await at the end of Stage 4 on Tuesday.
The rolling route starts at the coastal town of La Baule before running inland and then turning sharply back to the coast 195 kilometers (121 miles) later in Sarzeau.
It could make for an awkward afternoon as the main parties involved in Chris Froome's recently concluded doping case will likely be brought together.
MOUILLERON-LE-CAPTIF, France (AP) — Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme urges fans to "keep both feet on the ground" when four-time champion Chris Froome rides by.
Freshly cleared of doping, the Team Sky rider was booed at by the crowd at the Tour teams presentation on Thursday. The race starts on Saturday in the Vendee region.
Nice to host opening stage of 2020 Tour de France
PARIS (AP) — The 2020 Tour de France will begin in Nice.
The Riviera city, which hosts the final stage of the Paris-Nice race each year, previously held the Grand Depart in 1981.
Cycling's biggest race last stopped there in 2013 during its 100th edition.
Tour director wants quick investigation in Froome’s case
PARIS (AP) — Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme wants cycling authorities to act quickly in their investigation of four-time champion Chris Froome.
Froome has been ordered to explain to the International Cycling Union why a urine sample he provided at the Spanish Vuelta in September showed a concentration of the asthma drug salbutamol that was twice the permitted level.
DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Tour de France rider Jan Bakelants has apologized for "inappropriate" comments about female hostesses at the race's daily award ceremonies, saying he was trying to be funny.
Belgian media quoted the AG2R La Mondiale cyclist from Belgium as saying in an interview that he packed condoms for the race because "you never know where those podium hostesses have been hanging out."
No suspense at Tour? Blame Team Sky
PARIS (AP) — Chris Froome's superiority at the Tour de France was under threat for only a brief moment.
A few minutes of suspense over 21 days of racing shed a light on Team Sky's dominance in cycling's toughest race.
Froome and his elite team of excellent riders good enough to be leaders in other squads have looked untouchable this summer. They controlled the race from the start, reducing the British rider's rivals to also-rans as Froome joined American Greg...