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30 июля 2017, 21:44

Alexander Kristoff wins RideLondon-Surrey Classic in sprint finish

• ‘My team did an amazing job to bring back the break at the end’• Magnus Cort Nielsen was second and Michael Matthews finished thirdAfter just over four hours in the saddle it came down to less than a bike length. Norway’s Alexander Kristoff won the sprint to the line to win the RideLondon-Surrey Classic, the richest prize in one‑day cycling. The race may have ended in the dash on the Mall most predicted but an outstanding display of breakaway riding by Matteo Trentin and Jasper Stuyven meant that with less than two kilometres to go it looked as if the main sprinters might have blown their opportunity to duke it out at the finish.Kristoff, considering his team-mates were left to do all the heavy lifting in the chasing posse, was a worthy winner. Glued to the wheel of Bora-Hansgrohe’s Irish rider Sam Bennett in the closing 300 metres, he got the perfect lead-out to beat Orica-Scott’s Magnus Cort Nielsen and Team Sunweb’s Michael Matthews to the top step of the podium. Continue reading...

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22 июля 2017, 14:55

Тур де Франс. Фрум сохранил лидерство перед "разделкой"

Настала пора заключительных решающих гонок на традиционной веломногодневке "Тур де Франс". Накануне участники прошли 19-й этап, который выиграл норвежский гонщик команды Dimension Data Эдвальд Буассон Хаген. Впереди – гонка с раздельным стартом, которая определит чемпиона.

22 июля 2017, 14:29

Tour de France 2017: Chris Froome set to win fourth title after time trial – live!

Froome extends lead to 54 seconds and will seal victory in ParisVan Vleuten wins La Course by a stretch ahead of DeignanWhatever your opinion on Armstrong, liking his podcast is not a sinEmail Barry or tweet @bglendenning with your thoughts 5.00pm BST A mail from Anthony Lawton: “Everyone, you included, says now that Froome has ‘won’ by being in yellow at the end of today. Why? Is tomorrow not a real race, but just a parade ride into a Paris for the cameras?”Traditionally it’s a procession, Anthony, that hots up in the final 10 kilometres as the teams with sprinters get their ducks in a row to fight out a mightily aggressive finish on the Champs Elysees. Neither Froome nor his team-mates will have anything to do with that. The yellow jersey did change hands on the final day once, in a time trial. Greg Lemond took it off Laurent Fignon and because a Frenchman lost out, the organisers did their damnedest to ensure it never happened again. 4.49pm BST An email from Daniel Mitchell: “Wow, oh wow,” he wows, oh wows. “What a finish! I had twenty quid EW on Bardet so that last ten minutes was me frantically pacing around the flat, shaking. Quick question - should I celebrate now or wait ’til tomorrow? Are the podium places effectively locked?” You can go and collect, Dan. Barring a kidnapping, a particularly bad slip in the shower or a fall down the stairs you’ll get your winnings. Continue reading...

21 июля 2017, 13:20

Tour de France 2017: Edvald Boasson Hagen wins stage 19 – live!

Live updates from Embrun to Salon-de-ProvenceYou can email Simon here, or Tweet him here, if you fancyStage 18 report: Barguill wins as Froome protects leadAllez Allez: Tour de France photo essay 4.49pm BST The roundabout in full:Boasson Hagen and Arndt go into the roundabout behind and come out ahead pic.twitter.com/76huoo8Tuk 4.47pm BST The seven who went the wrong way round the roundabout must be absolutely furious with somebody, mind. A rider should know which line to take in the crucial final moments, surely. Continue reading...

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21 июля 2017, 03:40

Orica-Scott: 24 hours on the road with the Australian Tour de France team

Kieran Pender joins the Orica-Scott cycling team as they battle their way through the gruelling stage 17 of the Tour de France Since its establishment in 2011, Orica-Scott has become one of the leading teams in the World Tour peloton. The only Australian outfit competing at the highest level of road cycling, Orica-Scott has won stages at each Grand Tour and numerous prestigious one-day races.In 2017, the team travelled at Tour de France start city Düsseldorf with a different goal in mind: Orica-Scott has come of age, and stage wins are no longer enough. The yellow jersey is the most prestigious prize in cycling, and it is firmly on team owner Gerry Ryan’s agenda. Continue reading...

20 июля 2017, 13:53

Tour de France 2017: Warren Barguil wins stage 18 as Froome maintains his lead – live!

Annemiek van Vleuten wins La Course stage oneThe Recap: the best of our coverage in your inbox each Friday 5.06pm BST Related: Tour de France 2017: Warren Barguil wins stage 18 as Froome maintains his lead – live! 5.01pm BST That’s all for today: Thanks for your time, your emails (sorry I couldn’t use them all) and your companyy on what was an eventful day’s racing, from the women’s La Course all the way through to the conclusion of Stage 18 of Le Tour. There’ll be somebody else in the hotseat tomorrow, but make sure to tune in. If the good lord spares me, I’ll be back on Saturday for what Lizzie Deignan, runner-up in La Course, called “that thing” followed by the penultimate stage of the men’s race. Continue reading...

15 июля 2017, 13:40

Tour de France: Chris Froome back in yellow as Michael Matthews wins stage 14 – live!

Chris Froome back in yellow as Michael Matthews wins in Rodez 5.02pm BST 5.00pm BST Marooned at the back of the peloton without team-mates in the closing stages, Fabio Aru lost touch with the Big Boys and Sky took full advantage of his misfortune to take 25 seconds out of the Italian. On ITV, Chris Boardman has no sympathy whatsoever for Aru, saying today’s turn of events “was totally foreseeable and his team failed to foresee it”. He goes on to say he expects better from a major international cycling team with a multi-million pound budget. Continue reading...

13 июля 2017, 12:25

Tour de France: Bardet wins stage 12 as Aru edges into yellow – live!

AG2R La Mondiale’s Romain Bardet won the stage, while Chris Froome lost the yellow jersey to Astan’s Fabio AruThe Recap: get the best of our coverage emailed to you each Friday 4.19pm BST After nearly six hours of racing, Romain Bardet wins his third ever Tour stage on the eve of Bastille Day. A counter-attack in the closing stages took him past Fabio Aru, who won’t mind being beaten seeing as he’s ridden his way into the yellow jersey. Chris Froome showed vulnerability in the closing metres of today’s race, losing over 20 seconds in the final 300 metres. 4.13pm BST John Hubbard writes in response to Dirk Siebel “Doping does make a difference to spectators,” he says. “The lure of elite sport of any kind is that we want to see what marvels human beings can achieve through extraordinary physical and mental effort, not what can be achieved through cheating. Cycling spectators are cheated just as much as spectators in other sports by dopers. “Dirk accepts doping gives cheats ‘an unfair boost’ and it’s that unfairness that helps them train harder and longer, gives quicker recovery times from injury, and better performance on the day. If it’s not fair, it’s wrong. And doping is just wrong.” Continue reading...

09 июля 2017, 13:32

Urán wins, Froome keeps yellow but Porte and Thomas crash out: Tour de France stage nine – as it happened

A brutal, dramatic stage saw Geraint Thomas and Richie Porte crash out and Rigoberto Uran steal a stage victory on a broken bikePorte and Thomas out of Tour de France after crash on stage nine 4.34pm BST And with that, I’m done. It’s been remarkable. Bye! 4.34pm BST So today’s big GC losers, other than Thomas and Porte, are probably Dan Martin, who from 14sec behind in fourth place is now 1min 44sec behind in sixth, and Alberto Contador, who from 52sec behind and well poised is now 5min 15sec behind and out of contention. Continue reading...

05 июля 2017, 13:30

Tour de France 2017: Fabio Aru wins stage five, Froome takes yellow – live!

Fabio Aru wins mountain stage at Belles FillesChris Froome takes over in yellow jersey Sagan disqualified after crash puts Cavendish out of TourFroome braced for test of credentials on ‘The Plank’Email Barry or tweet @bglendenning with your thoughts 4.18pm BST Dan Martin speaks: “That’s a hell of a lot of seconds, thirds and fourths I’ve got in the Tour De France in the past two or three years now,” says the man who came second on the stage and is now fourth on GC. “This is not about confidence, it’s about calmness. I’m just enjoying my racing, I’m feeling no pressure at all. I’m just enjoying riding the Tour de France. The team’s on a real roll and I’ve got some of the best riders around me to support me.” He also congratulates Fabio Aru on a great ride and says the finish line came too early for him. 4.14pm BST Continue reading...

04 июля 2017, 12:10

Tour de France: Arnaud Démare wins stage four after late crashes – live!

Mark Cavendish among fallers after heavy crash in final straightTour de France: stage-by-stage guide to this year’s raceAnd feel free to email Barry or tweet him at @bglendenning 4.27pm BST More on the crash with 1,500 metres to go: Most of Marcel Kittel’s Quick-Step team went down and brought down several others, including race leader Geraint Thomas, leaving those lucky enough to be at the front of the bunch at the time to duke out the stage between them. 4.24pm BST But look at the state of him. If it turns out that Peter Sagan did bring him down, he’s going to be most displeased. Having just seen another replay of the incident, I would have no qualms in suggesting that Sagan deliberately knocked him into the barriers. Early, obviously unconfirmed reports suggest that after staying on the ground for a long time, Cavendish has a broken shoulder. Mark Cavendish up and about but bearing wounds of terrifying crash into barriers at full gas pic.twitter.com/s4fcentlVT Continue reading...

02 июля 2017, 14:12

Tour de France 2017: Marcel Kittel wins stage two, Thomas stays in yellow – live!

Live updates from the stage from Düsseldorf to LiègeEmail Simon here or Tweet him here, if you fancyFroome braced for early test of prospects on ‘the Plank’Stage one time trial report: Thomas takes yellow jersey 4.15pm BST The last 45 minutes or so of that stage, from the big crash onwards, veered from the fascinating to the exhilarating. [email protected]: "I dont know what to say....It was an incredible start in Germany with so many people" #TDF2017 pic.twitter.com/UdWnYTm1mW 4.11pm BST The top five: Continue reading...

27 июня 2017, 14:22

Amazon OKs Adventure Series Hannah Grant Tour de France

Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) has green-lit an untitled documentary adventure series, Hannah Grant Tour de France. The release date for the season, however, is yet to be decided.

14 мая 2017, 18:23

Geraint Thomas’s Giro d’Italia hopes hit by crash as Nairo Quintana takes control

• Thomas one of several Team Sky riders in collision with police motorcycle• Quintana takes stage nine win and pink jersey with attack on final climbNairo Quintana left several of his rivals behind on the final climb to win stage nine of the 2017 Giro d’Italia and take the overall leader’s pink jersey but Geraint Thomas saw his general classification hopes dashed after a crash involving a police motorcycle.Approaching the final ascent to Blockhaus the Dutch rider Wilco Kelderman (Sunweb) clipped the motorcycle, which was stopped on the side of the road. The ensuing collision caused Thomas and Orica-Scott’s Adam Yates – second and third at the start of the day – to lose significant time on the new race leader. Thomas, who appeared to suffer a shoulder injury in the crash, finished the stage 5min 7sec behind Quintana. Continue reading...

14 мая 2017, 10:50

Джиро д'Италия. Исагирре выиграл, Закарин сохранил место

На первом в сезоне велосипедном Гранд-туре – многодневной гонке "Джиро д'Италия", - завершилась первая неделя пути, и прошел 8-й этап. Гонщики проехали 189 км между городками Мольфетта и Пескичи. Победу одержал испанский гонщик Movistar Горка Исагирре.

12 мая 2017, 19:01

Giro d’Italia: Caleb Ewan sprints to stage seven win as Bob Jungels holds lead

• Australian sprinter holds off rivals for welcome win• Jungels stays six seconds clear of Geraint ThomasCaleb Ewan prevailed in a dramatic sprint finish to win the seventh stage of the Giro d’Italia, beating Fernando Gaviria and Sam Bennett in a three-way battle along the twisting final straight in Alberobello.The Australian Orica-Scott rider has endured bad luck and disappointment in the Giro’s opening week, but launched a bid for the win with 300m to go and held off Gaviria (Quick-Step), chasing his third stage victory this year, and Ireland’s Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) by half a wheel. Russia’s Dmitriy Kozontchuk (Gazprom-Rusvelo) and Italian riders Giuseppe Fonzi (Wilier-Triestina) and Simone Ponzi (CCC-Sprandi-Polkowice) formed an early breakaway, staying clear until the pack reeled them in with 18km to go. Continue reading...

11 мая 2017, 12:05

Джиро д'Италия. Закарин сохранил место в Топ-15 Гран-тура

Колумбийский велосипедист Фернандо Гавирия из команды Quick-Step Floors одержал победу на пятом этапе многодневки "Джиро д’Италия", первого в сезоне велосипедного Граг-тура. Россиянин Ильнур Закарин сохранил место в Топ-15 с отставанием в 14 секунд.

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06 мая 2017, 22:45

Giro d’Italia: André Greipel wins sprint to take second stage and pink jersey

• German holds off Roberto Ferrari and Jasper Stuyven to win in Sardinia• Greipel takes leader’s jersey from stage one winner Lukas PöstlbergerAndré Greipel came out on top in a bunch sprint to win the second stage of this year’s Giro d’Italia and take the overall race leader’s jersey.The German got the better of Roberto Ferrari and Jasper Stuyven in the 221km stage from Olbia to Tortolì in a time of just over six hours. Greipel stayed with the peloton throughout the medium mountain stage and was first over the line for his seventh career Giro stage win. Overall the Lotto-Soudal rider has a four-second advantage over Lukas Pöstlberger, winner of the first stage, and is eight seconds clear of Orica-Scott’s Caleb Ewan. Continue reading...

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18 января 2017, 08:52

Richie Porte shreds Tour Down Under rivals on stage two to claim overall lead

Australian launches searing attack at bottom of Paracombe climbGorka Izaguirre comes second and Esteban Chaves third Australian Richie Porte blasted away his rivals to take control of the Tour Down Under after launching a withering attack on Wednesday at the bottom of the steep climb to the stage-two finish at Paracombe in the Adelaide Hills.After finishing runner-up at the past two Tours, the Tasmanian leads the race. He beat Spaniard Gorka Izaguirre (Movistar) by 16 seconds, with Colombian star Esteban Chaves (Orica-Scott) in third place on the same time. Continue reading...