Michael Matthews (Orica-GreenEdge) placed third on stage 5 of Paris-Nice in Salon-de-Provence on Friday to retain the yellow jersey of overall leader, which he has held since winning the prologue last Sunday. With no Col d’Éze time trial on the closing weekend, and with Matthews clearly in fine climbing form, it begs the question as to whether the Australian can follow in the...
On the bike, Chris Froome (Team Sky) only had to repel attacks from his rivals rather than any roadside fans during stage 16 to Gap, and was able to put another day behind him in the yellow jersey. Off the bike, it was the Tour de France leader who went on the offensive against the journalists who have stirred up questions surrounding his performance, and is now ready to release...
Chris Froome hit back today at doubts and innuendo about his dominant performance in this year’s Tour de France, insisting that both he and Team Sky ride clean. A French journalist referred to comments and questions from the former riders Laurent Jalabert and Cédric Vasseur who now commentate for different French television channels during the Tour de France, They apparently...
NICE, France (AP) Richie Porte of Australia mastered tricky conditions to win Paris-Nice for the second time after being fastest in Sunday's final time-trial stage. Porte trailed overnight leader Tony Gallopin by 36 seconds going into the 9.5-kilometer (5.9-mile) time trial from Nice to Col d'Eze, but was the fastest to climb the moderate ascent and won the stage in 20 minutes,...
Via Associated Press
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