Orica-GreenEdge hasn't given up on its dream of taking a stage in its Tour debut
The race leader knows that one only needs to win the race by a single second
Matthew Beaudin reviews stage 13 of the 2012 Tour de France and previews Sunday's leg into the mountains
The yellow jersey wants to silence the skeptics
Casey B. Gibson got caught in traffic on Bastille Day, but he kept snapping away regardless
The big German edges the green jersey with a bike throw at the line
- 1. Michael ALBASINI, (SUI) HTC-Highroad, in 4:19:39
- 2. Eros CAPECCHI, (ITA) Liquigas-Cannondale, at 0
- 3. Daniel MORENO FERNANDEZ, (ESP) Team Katusha, at 0
- 4. David DE LA FUENTE RASILLA, (ESP) Geox-Tmc, at 0
- 5. Nicolas ROCHE, (IRL) Ag2r La Mondiale, at 0
- 1. Bradley Wiggins, (GBR) Team Sky, in 51:14:59
- 2. Vincenzo NIBALI, (ITA) Liquigas-Cannondale, at 4
- 3. Christopher FROOME, (GBR) Team Sky, at 7
- 4. Fredrik KESSIAKOFF, (SWE) Astana, at 9
- 5. Jakob FUGLSANG, (DEN) Leopard-Trek, at 19
... Voeckler retains a GC lead of 1:49 over Frank Schleck, 2:17 over Andy Schleck, and a devastating 13-day gap over their little-known brother, Ruprecht ...
LOURDES, France (VN) — Will Plateau de Beille once again play king-maker at the Tour de France?
LOURDES, France, July 15, 2011 (AFP) - Andy Schleck insists the winner of Saturday's 14th stage on the Tour de France to Plateau de Beille will not necessarily be crowned yellow jersey champion this year.
Andrew Hood talks to Frank Schleck after stage 13
LOURDES, France (VN) - Thor Hushovd called his improbable stage 13 win in Lourdes, on the hip of the Pyrénées, his most important at the Tour de France to date. Previously an eight-time stage winner, Hushovd surprised his Garmin-Cervélo teammates and even scared director Lionel Marie, who followed him on the breakneck descents of the cols d’Aubisque and du Soulor Friday afternoon.
Andrew Hood and Brian Holcombe wrap up stage 13 and look ahead to Saturday's tough stage
LOURDES, France (VN) — Jeremy Roy (FDJ) won a consolation prize by earning the day's most combative award, but French riders have come up empty so far in the 2011 Tour de France.
David Moncoutié’s LOOK 695 IPACK
LOURDES, France (VN) - A 39-year-old German father of six tore the Tour de France apart Thursday on its second major climb, the Col du Tourmalet. Leopard-Trek’s Jens Voigt called Thursday one of his best days on the bike and said his team leaders, Andy and Fränk Schleck, need at least three minutes on Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank-Sungard) before the penultimate day time trial in Grenoble.
LOURDES, France (AFP) — HTC-Highroad manager Bob Stapleton said he would not rule out merging with another team if he fails to find a major sponsor before the end of the year.
LOURDES, France (VN) — Tony Martin denied rumors Friday morning that he is set to join Bjarne Riis at Saxo Bank-Sungard in 2012. French daily L’Equipe reported Friday that the German is in discussions with Riis as the title sponsorship of his current squad, HTC-Highroad, is set to expire at the close of the year.
LOURDES, France (AFP) - RadioShack's Tour de France hopes suffered a huge blow on the second day in the high mountains when Andreas Kloden pulled out during Friday's 13th stage.