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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Nah, it’s Nibali

The Spaniard, Joaquim Rodríguez, was left devastated when Vincenzo Nibali razzed past him, thereby ending his dream to grab his second Tour de France stage victory. He also acknowledged that the Italian rider was faster than him and that it was not possible to overtake him. However, he was confident that more opportunities would come his way. Rodríguez, who moved into the lead of the mountains classificatio ...

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Porte to consume Le Tour like a big juicy steak

Richie Porte from Team Sky is now second overall in the Tour de France. The Australian is focused and determined to seize the opportunity that has come his way. Initially, Porte was part of Plan B of Team Sky , but owing Froome’s departure, he is the centre of attention at Team Sky. Porte also opined that the race would be fought tooth and nail and every rider would give their best to topple the current lea ...

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Geraint Thomas talks about his pelvis on his day off

Geraint Thomas is fast becoming one of our favourite pro-riders.  His apparently unshakable joie de vivre was in full force during the brutal Paris-Roubaix stage, and in his latest blog post for the BBC he refers to the fractured pelvis he earned in last year's Tour de France and the crashing out of many of the top riders this year as 'just one of those things'.  He probably shrugged and gave a cheeky littl ...

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Contador crash – Van Den Broeck ses ‘I was there man!’

Following Alberto Contador's exit from this year's Tour de France there have been questions asked about what exactly happened that caused him to crash.  Whenever a rider crashes out there is a mix of sympathy and commiseration from riders who have been in the same situation themselves before.  With Contador's sudden crash-related retirement yesterday his peers appear to be neither surprised nor sympathetic. ...

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Contador crashes, cracks and leaves Le Tour

Alberto Contador is the latest victim of what is turning out to be one of the most brutal Tour de France years we've known for a while.  We were horrified to hear that Mark Cavendish had borked his shoulder, we sighed with sad disappointment when Chris Froome was forced to bailout before the cobblestone sections of the Paris-Roubaix stage.  Now we're feeling bad for yet another fella what could have won Le ...

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Quintana cares and shares at Vuelta a España

A seeming shoo-in for winning the Tour de France, Nairo Quintana focused his efforts on Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a España. The last time a rider has won both was Alberta Contador in 2008. Last year, Quintana finished the Tour second overall, as well as achieving the king of the mountains title and a mountaintop stage win. He decided to skip the Tour after winning the Giro. He admits that “The route of t ...

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Andre Greipel’s breaks like the wind

The German Lotto-Belisol rider, Andre Greipel marched to victory in the sixth stage of the Tour de France in wet and windy conditions, beating Katusha's Alexander Kristoff and Samuel Dumoulin of AG2R. Astana's Vincenzo Nibali was the overall leader in the general classification, followed closely by Jakob Fuglsang and Peter Sagan. However, many riders struggled on the wet roads and Team Sky's Xabier Zandio q ...

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Lars Booms, Vicenzo Nibbles

At the end of the fifth stage of the Tour, the Italian rider, Vicenzo Nibali, took a lead over Alberto Contador. The fifth stage was defined by a number of crashes and horrible conditions. Jonathan Vaughters, the Garmin-Sharp team manager, acknowledged the brutal, wet, and slippery stage. The defending champion, Chris Froome suffered two spills. Though two sectors of the feared cobbles were removed before t ...

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Talansky licks tarmac, Gerrans says ‘buh?’

Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge) denied inflicting the crash that sent Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp) tumbling during the sprint for the finish in the town-center of Nancy at the very end of another feverish stage at the Tour de France on Fri. Talansky unashamedly blamed the Australian national champion for the accident, yet Gerrans demanded that he didn't malignantly cause the spill and recommended Talansky ...

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Brailsford says ‘Oi Porte – c’mon my saaaaarn!’

Sir Dave Brailsford opined that Team Sky in general and Richie Porte in particular, can be title contenders for Tour de France. Currently in eight position in the general classification, Richie Porte is 1:54 minutes behind leader Vincenzo Nibali. Meanwhile, the team lost Xabi Zandio due to a broken collarbone during the sixth stage. Regarding Bradley Wiggins’s non-selection following Chris Froome’s withdraw ...

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