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Van Aert wins wind-blown stage seven of Tour de France

      LAVAUR, France (AFP) – Wout Van Aert picked up a second win of the 2020 Tour de France on Friday as aggressive tactics and crosswinds combined to produce an enthralling race that claimed several victims. British rider Adam Yates retained the yellow jersey while Peter Sagan took the green points jersey after […]

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Yates grabs Tour de France yellow jersey as Frenchman pays water penalty

    PRIVAS, France (AFP) – Britain’s Adam Yates reluctantly took the Tour de France’s yellow jersey on Wednesday as overnight leader Julian Alaphilippe was penalised for taking on water in the final 20km, a decision which prompted the Frenchman’s boss to claim “he did nothing wrong”. Mitchelton-Scott’s Yates took advantage of Alaphilippe’s 20-second sanction […]

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Roglic wins first Tour de France test, but Alaphilippe stays in yellow

      ORCIÈRES-MERLETTE, France (AFP) – Race favourite Primoz Roglic edged Tuesday’s first summit finish of the Tour de France to win the fourth stage, but failed to drop any of his key rivals in the process, including overall leader Julian Alaphilippe. On a perfect day for racing, Roglic climbed to third overall behind […]

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‘Pocket Rocket’ explodes on the way to Tour de France bunch sprint win

    SISTERON, France (AFP) – Australian rider Caleb Ewan produced an irresistible late burst of speed to pip a stunned Sam Bennett of Ireland on the finish line of stage three of the Tour de France on Monday. France’s Julian Alaphilippe retained the leader’s yellow jersey after the 198-kilometer stage from the Nice football […]

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‘That’s for you, dad’: Alaphilippe takes Tour de France yellow

  NICE, France (AFP) – A year after thrilling his home nation for a fortnight on last year’s Tour de France, a tearful Julian Alaphilippe produced an almost carbon-copy capture of a stage win Sunday to claim the overall leader’s yellow jersey once again. On the day’s final climb, Alaphilippe launched a blistering attack to […]

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Hope, expectation as Tour de France starts in virus shadow

        NICE, France (AFP) – The Tour de France rolls out from the French Riviera on Saturday, two months later than planned and under the shadow of a coronavirus pandemic which could still shatter hopes of the world’s greatest bike race making it to the Paris finish line in three weeks’ time. […]

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