Summary Stage 13 Tour de France 2017

15th July 2017

 

George Bennett slipped to eleventh on GC at the Tour de France because he says he “just wasn’t good enough” to stay with the likes of race leader Fabio Aru and defending champion Chris Froome on the tough short 13th stage to Foix but vows “it’s not over yet.” &nb... read more

Summary Stage 12 Tour de France 2017

14th July 2017

 

What a stage; Kiwi's can fly! George Bennett mixes it with the best on stage 12 of Le Tour while Jack Bauer was in the break, but the GC standings would look a bit different if Romain Bardet (AG2R) received the same sanction as Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac) and George for taking on water in the... read more

Summary Stage 11 Tour de France 2017

13th July 2017

 

What do Marcel Kittel and François Faber have in common? They're the only riders in the history of the Tour de France to have won at least five of the first 11 stages at a Tour de France edition. What makes it even more remarkable is that this feat is separated by more than a century, with no... read more

Summary Stage 9 Tour de France 2017

10th July 2017

 

Rigoberto Urán (Cannondale-Drapac) won a dramatic stage 9 of the Tour de France in a photo finish ahead of Team Sunweb's Warren Barguil on a day that saw Richie Porte (BMC Racing) Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) and Robert Gesink (Lotto Jumbo) crash out of the race and Gesink’s team mate Geor... read more

Summary Stage 8 Tour de France 2017

9th July 2017

 

Lilian Calmejane (Direct Energie) rode through cramp in the closing kilometres to win his first Tour de France stage after escaping a large breakaway on an intensive first effort in the mountains this year.   George Bennett's LottoNL-Jumbo team mate Robert Gesink gave chase but couldn’t... read more

Summary Stage 7 Tour de France 2017

8th July 2017

 

Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors) took his third victory of the Tour deFrance in Nuits-Saint-Georges in a photo finish with Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data) forcing the judges to carefully review the finish photo before declaring Kittel the winner. Michael Matthews (Sunweb) was a close third. ... read more

Summary Stage 6 Tour de France 2017

7th July 2017

 

The GC contenders took a back seat and the sprinters returned to centre stage for the 216km from Vesoul to Troyes, and the final sprint to the line saw Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step) explode past his rivals in the closing metres   In similar fashion to stage 4 Green jersey wearer Arnaud Demare (F... read more

Summary Stage 5 Tour de France 2017

6th July 2017

 

In the first of only three summit finishes of this year’s Tour, Fabio Aru (Astana) attacked the leaders on the steep ascent of La Planche des Belles Filles to take the first Tour stage victory of his career and the polka dot jersey of best climber.   Dan Martin (Quick-Step Floors) moved... read more

'The' crash - Tour de France Stage 4

6th July 2017

 

Now, some of the dust has settled.... This is a very good clip looking at Tour de France stage 4 crash, with our Editor John's personal thoughts.    Was Peter Sagan hard done by - yes. Bottom line Mark Cavendish gambled on trying to get through a gap that was not there.   Trying t... read more

ŠKODA – Driven By Something Different: The Climb 2017

5th July 2017

 

New ŠKODA TV advert featuring Sir Bradley Wiggins. ... read more

 

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