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Category: Tour de France

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Geraint Thomas: ‘I’m confident cycling is one of the cleanest sports’ – video

Reigning Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas has said he is ‘confident that [cycling] is one of the cleanest sports around.’Speaking before his first race of the 2019 season, the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, the Welshman said he feels fortunate …

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Froome and Thomas to lead Team Sky challenge at Tour de France

• Both riders will skip Giro to put focus on the Tour de France• Froome wants fifth Tour title and Thomas wants ‘best result’Team Sky are set to go into what could be their final Tour de France with two leaders as four-time winner Chris Froome and defe…

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Paul Sherwen obituary

Cyclist, television commentator and broadcaster who became one of the defining voices of his sportPaul Sherwen, who has died of a heart attack aged 62, was a pioneering member of the group of English-speaking cyclists nicknamed the Foreign Legion, a do…

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A cult figure, Paul Sherwen brought cycling to the world

With his infectious enthusiasm for and knowledge of cycling Paul Sherwen expanded the frontiers of the sportDuring his cycling career, Paul Sherwen liked the hard stuff. Riding for French team La Redoute in the 1980s, the Englishman gained a reputation…

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Paul Sherwen, cycling broadcaster and former rider, dies aged 62

• Former British champion rode seven times in Tour de France• Sherwen known for commentary partnership with Phil LiggettThe death of the respected cycling broadcaster and former professional rider Paul Sherwen has been confirmed at the age of 62.Born i…

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Women’s cycling needs its own Tour de France – not more vague promises

The route for next year’s Tour de France was revealed this week. Yet again women’s cycling was treated like a poor relationBy Suze Clemitson for 100 Tales 100 Tours of the Sport NetworkIs it time that women’s cycling got the message? As Christian Prudh…

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Tour de France pushes to ban power meters for 2019 as it targets Team Sky | William Fotheringham

Next year’s Tour route is particularly mountainous, with 30 major ascents and only two times trials, the individual before the days spent in the Pyrenees and AlpsIn yet another attempt to make the Tour de France a more open race, which will be seen as …

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Tour de France route for 2019 unveiled as ‘highest in history’

• Race will include 30 categorised climbs, with three over 2000m• Grand Depart set for Brussels on centenary of yellow jerseyThe route of the 2019 Tour de France will feature 30 categorised climbs, five mountain finishes but only 54km of time trialling…

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Geraint Thomas’s Tour de France trophy stolen from cycling show

• Trophy had been left unattended at NEC in Birmingham• Thomas: ‘Hopefully they will have the grace to return it’The Tour de France trophy won by Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas earlier this year has been stolen during a cycle show in Birmingham, the British…

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Geraint Thomas eager to enjoy Tour of Britain after whirlwind month

• Tour de France winner plays down chances of winning race• ‘I’ve not done much in the last month, I’m knackered’Geraint Thomas is apparently on the point of signing a new contract with Team Sky but is unlikely to take any decision over whether or not …

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Team Sky’s Gianni Moscon escapes sack over Tour de France incident

UCI gives Moscon five-week suspension for Gespert incidentTeam Sky ‘confident he has learnt from this episode’Gianni Moscon has been handed a five-week suspension from the UCI after he was thrown out of the Tour de France for trying to punch another ri…

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Lawson Craddock wears Tour’s red lantern as badge of courage

The American rider may have come last in the Tour de France but his grit and persistence in carrying on after a dreadful first-stage crash made it a triumph of sporting endeavourYou might not instantly recognise Lawson Craddock’s name, but an image of …

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Tour de France: French media call for salary cap to curb Team Sky dominance

• Winner Geraint Thomas’s team have twice budget of Sunweb• Fans and public said to view Tour with ‘disillusioned anger’Geraint Thomas has been hailed as “Le Prince de Galles” and “Le cyclist next door” by French papers after winning his first Tour de …

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Will Geraint Thomas’s Tour de France win spark thirst for more success?

Thomas could follow in Chris Froome’s footsteps with repeated Tour de France wins or will he focus on other targets?With a first Tour de France win out of the way, Geraint Thomas will show us in the next few months whether he is a ticker or an accumula…

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Team Sky’s riders who propelled Geraint Thomas to Tour de France win

A dedicated team effort helped propel the Welshman to the Tour title, with a mix of mountain grind, chasing tenacity as well as a potential glimpse of a future Grand Tour championSigned from Movistar, where he helped Nairo Quintana in the Tour de Franc…

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Geraint Thomas: Tour de France support has outshone negativity – video

Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas says the fan support has outshone any negativity around the race following his Tour de France triumph over the weekend, saying he couldn’t believe how positive the reaction was towards his win, even ‘random people c…

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Tour de France victory has given Geraint Thomas desire for more big wins

• ‘It’s insane – I’ve certainly got the taste for it,’ says Welshman • Next month’s Vuelta a España likely to be a step too farGeraint Thomas says his first Tour de France victory has given him a “taste” for more grand tour successes, although he appea…

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Fans line Paris streets as Geraint Thomas wins Tour de France

The Welshman – the first to win the tour – crossed the finish line on the Champs Élysées alongside teammate Chris FroomeThousands of fans lined the streets of Paris on Sunday to see Geraint Thomas become the first Welshman to take home cycling’s bigges…

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From Wales to the Champs-Élysées: the selfless rise of Geraint Thomas | William Fotheringham

The remarkable career of a cycling all-rounder whose innate talent has taken him to Tour de France triumphIt is 11 years and one month since a chubby-faced Welsh youth stood on London’s Tower Bridge marvelling, along with a slightly less chubby-faced M…

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Geraint Thomas seals maiden Tour de France title with Paris procession

• Welshman secures title in another win for Team Sky• Alexander Kristoff wins final sprint on Champs ÉlyséesNever, surely, has a flute of champagne tasted so sweet as the one Geraint Thomas enjoyed on the road into Paris. For it confirmed that winning …