Pinot conquers Tourmalet as ‘weak’ Thomas fades in finale

Thibaut Pinot conquered the Pyrenean summit of la Col du Tourmalet on Saturday with Julian Alaphilippe following him across the line to extend his overall Tour de France lead over defending champion Geraint Thomas, who admitted to feeling "weak". Thomas, in fact, lost time for a second day

At Tour, struggling champ Thomas no longer touching the sky

When the team of Geraint Thomas was in its pomp at the Tour de France, a time trial followed by a big mountain stage would have been playgrounds for Sky — now in new colors as Ineos — to take cycling's greatest race by the scruff of the neck and leave everyone else fighting for second place. Thomas

Taste of the Tour: A festival of lard at high altitude

Starving lard-guzzlers following the race were greeted with this festival of fat at the La Mongie ski resort station lying below the Col du Tourmalet, where Thibaut Pinot and overall leader Julian Alaphilippe secured a French 1-2 on Saturday. Local chef Jean-Pierre Cenac, a restaurant owner in the Tarbes

Pinot conquers Tourmalet as Thomas loses time

France celebrated Saturday as Thibaut Pinot conquered the Pyrenean summit of la Col du Tourmalet with Julian Alaphilippe following him across the line to extend his overall Tour de France lead. Defending champion Geraint Thomas lost 35 seconds after being dropped at the death, while his Ineos co-captain

The Cycling Podcast – Tour de France 2019: Stage 13, Pau to Pau

The Tour de France continues to intrigue and, with just over a week to go, the question of who is going to win the race is yet to be answered. Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau at their hillside retreat close to Pau where they reflect on the only individual time trial stage of

Wall of noise as Alaphilippe silences Thomas on Tour time-trial

Julian Alapahilippe extended his overall lead at the Tour de France on Friday winning the 27.2km individual time-trial at Pau on stage 13 to keep the yellow jersey and send his home fans wild. Geraint Thomas was second, the defending champion dropping 14 seconds on the French overall leader to slip

Taste of the Tour: Classic hen in a pot at ‘Chez Paulette’

A classic base camp at the Tour de France, the city of Pau is a food lovers' paradise. Visited on Friday by the Tour peloton for the 71st time after hosting the race for the first time in 1930, the birthplace of 16th-century king Henri IV is stuffed with restaurants serving dishes riders eat only