André Greipel leads a one-two German finish in stage 15 as Peter Sagan, who featured in an early break, finds himself denied yet again
BMC sporting manager Allan Peiper says that Tejay van Garderen is 'in the flow' as he hunts a possible podium finish at the Tour de France
Jack Bauer and Martin Elmiger nearly took their long, rain-soaked break to the stage win on Sunday ... until Alexander Kristoff came along
The way today's peloton races suggests it's cleaner and healthier. Still, taking Froome's dominance at face value requires a leap of faith
Caley Fretz examines Bauke Mollema's Giant Propel Advanced SL0
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The stage went according to plan for Team Sky, and both athletes and management were content with their performance
Like Froome before him, Porte trains for the captaincy by working selflessly as a lieutenant
Contador says there is still "a lot of racing to come, we'll just see what happens." But he's running out of road
The race leader's team works to perfection and Froome finishes it off on the steeps of the Giant of Provence
Valverde proves the big winner on the day while Froome slips off the podium and perhaps out of the hunt
Contador tried but failed to discard his Spanish rivals for the overall victory
The race leader rides (and occasionally tosses) a Pinarello Dogma2 with a few personal touches the other team bikes lack
Tom Boonen's rough ride in the Vuelta a España got even rougher during Sunday's 15th stage to the notorious Angliru.
Graham Watson captures the action on the Angliru.
Dreams of overall victory at the Vuelta a España came crashing down for Team Sky under a lethal onslaught from Juanjo Cobo (Geox-TMC), who tore away from the tandem of Wiggins and Froome with 5km to go on the Angliru and turned a 55-second deficit into a 20-second lead.
- 1. Juan José Cobo, Geox-TMC, at 4:01:56
- 2. Wouter Poels, Vacansoleil-DCM, at 0:48
- 3. Denis Menchov, Geox-TMC, same time
- 4. Christopher Froome, Team Sky, s.t.
- 5. Bradley Wiggins, Team Sky, at 1:21
- 1. Juan José Cobo, Geox-TMC, at 59:57:16
- 2. Christopher Froome, Team Sky, at 20
- 3. Bradley Wiggins, Team Sky, at 46
- 4. Bauke Mollema, Rabobank Cycling Team, at 1:36
- 5. Maxime Monfort, Leopard-Trek, at 2:37
Juan Jose Cobo (Geox-TMC) climbed to the overall lead in the Vuelta a España on Sunday, conquering the decisive Angliru stage and leaving red jersey Bradley Wiggins (Sky) struggling on the steeps.
On paper, Angliru favors Christopher Froome over Bradley Wiggins. It will be interesting to see how Sky plays it out once the race is under way. Will Team Sky put the brakes on Froome if he's flying again and Wiggins is just barely hanging on?
BMC's Cadel Evans wonders whether the big names are underestimating Thomas Voeckler.
A frustrated Tyler Farrar wonders aloud about Mark Cavendish’s miraculous return after being dropped by the gruppetto
Tyler Farrar finds it frustrating to get nipped by a resurgent Mark Cavendish.
Tejay Van Garderen is still stoked to be racing the Tour and hopes to take home his own stage win.
Andrew Hood and Brian Holcombe break down stage 15.
Jérôme Coppel's Time RXRS UL Team.
if other teams don't want to ride for a sprint, what's the point of bringing a sprinter here?” asks Mark Cavendish. "If I was in a team that didn't want to ride for a sprint, it would be a bit of a knock to my ego. A sprinter is a bit of an egotistical person, you know."
Casey B. Gibson captures stage 15 of the 2011 Tour de France.
No French rider has won the Tour de France since Bernard Hinault in 1985. A French rider hasn't reached the final podium since Richard Virenque in 1997. That's a long time to wait and French fans and media are fanning the fires of Voeckler fever.
Breakfast with Bernie: a tough day in the gruppetto
HTC's Bob Stapleton says he sees "reasons for optimism," and that's about all he will say — for now.
Mark Cavendish delivers once more after Philippe Gilbert tries to steal a march on the sprinters in the final kilometers.
Kazakh cycling star Alexander Vinokourov announced his retirement on French television on Sunday, a week after crashing out of the Tour de France with a thigh fracture.
Tyler Farrar is riding pressure-free going into the third week of the Tour de France.