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Tour de France Champ Repeats
Tour de France Champ Repeats

Tour de France Champ Repeats

Jonas Vingegaard built up a lead in the Alps

(Newser) - Danish rider Jonas Vingegaard has won the Tour de France for a second straight year as cycling's most storied race finished Sunday on Paris' famed Champs-Élysées. With a huge lead built up over main rival Tadej Pogacar, the 2020 and 2021 winner, Vingegaard knew the victory was...

Rider Trades Tour de France for Child's Birth

Wout van Aert says he expected to leave race when the time came

(Newser) - "I always thought that I would go home when my wife indicated that she needed me," said Wout van Aert, a Belgian cyclist participating in the Tour de France. The family's doctor says Van Aert's wife, Sarah, is about to go into labor, so that time...

Tour de France Racer Hits Fans, Suffers Broken Neck

Incredibly, Italy's Daniel Oss got up and finished that leg, but he later pulled out of race

(Newser) - An elite racer from Italy has been forced to withdraw from the Tour de France, due to a broken neck suffered after he collided with spectators on a particularly tricky part of the course. Daniel Oss of Team TotalEnergies was cruising along Wednesday during Stage 5 of the race, on...

Woman Behind Spectacular Tour de France Crash to Pay

The 31-year-old was issued a fine

(Newser) - Update: The French woman who caused one of the worst crashes in Tour de France history by stepping into the road to hold up a sign will have to pay for that choice. The 31-year-old was ordered to pay a roughly $1,350 fine, as well as what the BBC...

Cops Search for Woman Who Caused Tour de France Pileup

Specators will face lawsuit, criminal charge

(Newser) - Police in France want to talk to the fan who caused a massive crash at the Tour de France Saturday—but she may have already fled the country. The woman was looking at the camera, not the cyclists, when she stepped out into their path and held out a large...

Fan Causes Pileup During Tour de France

Search begins for the spectator, who seems to have fled

(Newser) - A fan who reached into the roadway to try to get a sign picked up by TV cameras caused a major pileup at the Tour de France, leaving a tangle of bikes and riders. Tony Martin of Germany had nowhere to go but into the sign, CNN reports. Other riders...

His Tour de France Win Raises Question: How Many More?

Egan Bernal is just 22

(Newser) - Egan Bernal's crowning Sunday as the Tour de France's youngest post-World War II champion, and its first from South America, heralded the birth of a new supernova in the cycling universe. Winning a Tour for the ages at the unusually young age of 22 immediately prompted a question,...

Tour de France Abuzz After Rider Vanishes

Rohan Dennis later surfaces, but without much in the way of answers

(Newser) - In 116 years of racing at the Tour de France, riders have done all sorts of bizarre things, from jumping on trains to fighting with fans at mountain stops. Rarely have they just vanished in the middle of a stage like Rohan Dennis did on Thursday during the first Pyrenean...

Cops Hit Tour de France Riders With Tear Gas

Police were stopping a farmers' protest, but the spray inadvertently affected bicyclists

(Newser) - Because Tour de France bicyclists needed another physical challenge: Cops accidentally hit some of them with tear gas on Tuesday. It happened as officers were breaking up a farmers' protest that interrupted the 16th stage, reports Australia's ABC . The farmers, upset at slashed government funding, had blocked the road...

Chris Froome Wins Third Straight Tour de France Title

It was the fourth championship overall for the British cyclist

(Newser) - Riding a bright yellow bike to match his shiny leader's jersey, defending champion Chris Froome won his fourth and most challenging Tour de France title on Sunday, the AP reports. The 32-year-old Kenyan-born British rider finished 54 seconds ahead of Colombian Rigoberto Uran overall, the smallest margin of his...

Why This Man's Legs Are Freaking Folks Out on Instagram

Pawel Poljanski shows what the grueling Tour de France can do

(Newser) - Just how onerous is it to cycle 2,200 miles in 23 days with just two days off? A "freaky" photo leaves no doubt, per Mashable . Sixteen stages into the Tour de France, 27-year-old Polish rider Pawel Poljanski posted a photo to Instagram showing what he says are his...

'Impatient' Driver Hits Tour de France Champ

Chris Froome uninjured in Tuesday crash

(Newser) - Chris Froome will be aiming for his fourth Tour de France victory—and his third in a row —when the famous race kicks off in July. But he was almost pushed to the sidelines. The British cyclist, currently one of the best in the world, says a motorist deliberately...

Froome Toasts 3rd Tour Win With Beer, Then Bubbly

Briton wins cycling's elite race again

(Newser) - Sharing beer and Champagne with teammates, Chris Froome celebrated his third Tour de France title in four years on Sunday, reports the AP . The Kenyan-born British rider finished safely at the back of the main pack during the final stage, arm-in-arm with his teammates during the mostly ceremonial final stage...

Cyclist Turns Into Runner After Tour de France Crash

'I just started running,' says Tour leader Chris Froome

(Newser) - Here's something you don't see everyday: the reigning Tour de France winner ditching his bike and attempting to continue the race on foot. The Guardian reports Chris Froome's bicycle was damaged in a crash on Mount Ventoux Thursday, forcing him to hoof it up the hill until...

Struggling Contador Quits Tour de France

Spaniard drops out of race that made him famous, citing fever

(Newser) - Diminished by a fever and still reeling from crashes on the opening two days of the race, two-time champion Alberto Contador pulled out of the Tour de France during the toughest Pyrenean stage on Sunday, reports the AP . Slightly more than 60 miles from the end of Stage 9 from...

Rain Gives Froome an Odd Tour de France Win

Briton's 2nd victory was called before he actually crossed finish line

(Newser) - Britain's Chris Froome has officially won his second Tour de France today, though rain guaranteed his victory long before he crossed the finish line in what the AP calls a "spectacular three-week slog of furious racing." Tour organizers earlier stopped the race clock after the first lap...

Italy's Nibali Wins Tour de France

29-year-old is self-designated 'flag-bearer of anti-doping'

(Newser) - Italy's Vincenzo Nibali has won the Tour de France, becoming the first Italian to win cycling's greatest race in 16 years by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains. The 29-year-old Sicilian, who called himself "...

UK's Froome Wins Tour de France

2nd win in two years for UK

(Newser) - British cyclist Chris Froome has won the 100th Tour de France, the second consecutive title for a Briton, with Bradley Wiggins winning in 2012. Froome rode into Paris in style—in the yellow race leader's jersey he took on Stage 8 and never relinquished. In its final stage, riders...

Ewww: Fan Tosses Urine on Tour Rider

Britain's Mark Cavendish gets sprayed

(Newser) - British bicyclist Mark Cavendish suffered some seriously unsportsmanlike conduct during the 11th stage of the Tour de France today when a spectator sprayed him with urine. The most unfortunate sentence of all, courtesy of the BBC : "The liquid was thrown from a bottle with the 28-year-old Cavendish initially thinking...

Armstrong: 'Impossible' to Win Tour Without Doping

He says on eve of new race

(Newser) - With the 100th Tour de France set to begin, Lance Armstrong as good as called every previous winner a cheater. "It's impossible to win the Tour de France without doping because the tour is an endurance event where oxygen is decisive," he told France's La Monde,...

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