It’s a feat inconceivable to most sound-minded mortals: This past Sunday, Denise Mueller-Korenek rode a bicycle more than 180 mph-183.93 to be exact, which is faster than the takeoff speed of an Airbus A340-and crushed the motor-paced bicycle land spee…
Simon Yates has lost a few seconds of his Spanish Vuelta lead in a difficult mountain stage won by Michael Woods
Paralyzed Olympic champion Vogel wants to keep cycling link
The Tour de France may be one of the toughest endurance events an athlete can take part in, but when it comes to collecting their prize money after three weeks in the saddle riders are reminded of just how tough the sport really is. While some footballers regularly earn enough in a month to fund entire cycling teams – those at UCI Continental level, at least – for a year, riders at the highest level in cycling remain relatively poorly rewarded. When Roger Federer won the men’s singles at Wimbledon last summer, the Swiss pocketed £2.2 million for just 11 hours 37 minutes, or around £189,383 an hour. By contrast, the winner at this year’s Tour will earn €500,000 in prize money, or around £440,626, for cycling 3,351 kilometres (2,082 miles) over a gruelling three-week period.
Dutchman Tom Dumoulin lashed out at Tour de France rival Primoz Roglic on Friday, claiming the Slovenian’s stage 19 victory came thanks to some timely pacing by a motorbike on the race. “I am super disappointed,” said Dumoulin, who finished the stage in sixth place at 19secs behind Roglic to see his deficit on yellow jersey holder Geraint Thomas grow by six seconds to 2min 05sec. After cresting the summit of the Col d’Aubisque just behind Poland’s Rafal Majka, Roglic pulled away from a small group of frontrunners in a bid to take time from defending champion Chris Froome, who he is fighting for a podium place in Paris on Sunday, on the 20 km descent to the finish.
Every Tour de France has its moments of tension and hostility, and the 2018 edition is no exception. Fan interference caused Vincenzo Nibali to crash, fracture his vertebrae, and drop out of the race after Stage 12. Some spectators have taken swings at…
Chris Froome’s Tour de France has been going from bad to worse. On Wednesday, Froome first watched his hopes of winning a fifth Tour all but disappear as Geraint Thomas extended his lead in the general classification. The gendarme knocked the 33-year-o…
SAINT-LARY-SOULAN, France (AP) The most feared stage of this year’s Tour de France is underway.
SAINT-LARY-SOULAN, France (AP) Four-time champion Chris Froome cracked in the feared 17th stage of the Tour de France through the Pyrenees on Wednesday, solidifying Sky teammate Geraint Thomas’ hold on the yellow jersey.
BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France (AP) Tour de France riders won’t have time to enjoy the delights of Bagneres-de-Luchon’s thermal bath in the bucolic spa town which hosts the start of Wednesday’s brutal sprint through the Pyrenees.