Peter Sagan toughs it out to win his sixth green jersey in Paris

Geraint Thomas in yellow and Peter Sagan in green at the start line of stage 21 at the Tour de Franc

Peter Sagan was crowned winner of the 2018 Tour de France points competition in Paris on Sunday, having struggled through the past four days of the race following a crash last Wednesday . Although the Bora-Hansgrohe rider had mathematically sewn up the points title following stage 16, he still had to finish the Tour to claim his sixth points title. And finishing the race was going to be easier said than done after the Slovakian crashed heavily the very next day, on stage 17 between Bagnères-de-Luchon and Saint-Lary-Soulan. Sagan misjudged a corner on the descent of the Col de Val Louron-Azet, and, while he was left battered and bruised, after limping to the finish his team confirmed that evening that nothing was broken, and that Sagan had every intention of continuing to Paris . After trying to recover a little on the flatter stage 18 the following day, Sagan suffered ...

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Photo gallery: Crowning champions on the Champs-Élysées

And so the Tour de France is over for another year. At the start of the race, more than three weeks ago, few would have been surprised to learn that Team Sky would win its sixth Tour in seven years. The fact it wasn’t Chris Froome taking victory might have been a surprise, though. Geraint … The post Photo gallery: Crowning champions on the Champs-Élysées appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Thomas the Tour champion as Kristoff wins on Champs-Elysées

Thomas the Tour champion as Kristoff wins on Champs-Elysées

Geraint Thomas stepped out from under the shadow of Chris Froome to seal his first Tour de France title by protecting his lead on the final day of racing largely fought out on the Champs-Elysées.

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Prudential RideLondon Classique highlights – Video

Kirsten Wild (Wiggle High 5) in the leader's jersey at Tour de Yorkshire

Kirsten Wild ( Wiggle High5 ) won the Prudential RideLondon Classique on Saturday on The Mall in London. It was the second victory at the race for the powerful Dutch sprinter, this time taking the win in a crash-marred bunch kick ahead of Marianne Vos (Waowdeals) and Elisa Balsamo (Valcar PBM). The women raced 64.8 kilometres on a 5.4km circuit that started on The Mall next to St. James's Park in central London. The route went up Constitution Hill, turned at the top to come back down the same way, and then across the front of Buckingham Palace to Birdcage Walk. The route then passed Horse Guards Parade, then turned right through Admiralty Arch before turning right down Whitehall, taking a U-turn in front of Big Ben before heading back up Whitehall. It turned left at Trafalgar Square, through Admiralty Arch and back on to The Mall. The field stayed ...

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Today at the Tour: Top 10 most significant moments of the 2018 Tour de France

After 21 stages and 3,351 kilometres, the 2018 Tour de France is over, with 145 of the race’s 176 starters finishing Sunday in Paris. For the sixth time in seven years Team Sky has won the race, and now with a new champion in Welshman Geraint Thomas. The 105th edition of the Tour de France saw breakthrough … The post Today at the Tour: Top 10 most significant moments of the 2018 Tour de France appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Tour de France: Tom Dumoulin and Sunweb looking to go one step further

Tom Dumoulin (Sunwe) second overall at the Tour de France behind Geraint Thomas (Team Sky)

Second overall at the Tour de France , as he was at the Giro d'Italia, Tom Dumoulin ( Sunweb ) will end the 2018 season without a Grand Tour title to his name, but one statistic from the summer illustrates his ongoing progress in the discipline. After 6 weeks and almost 7,000 kilometres of racing across this year's Giro d'Italia and Tour de France, only 13 seconds separated Dumoulin's aggregate time from that of Chris Froome. Overall victory at last year's Giro remains – for now, at least – the signature victory of Dumoulin's career, but there is a strong case to be made that the 27-year-old’s athletic feat these past three months exceeded his striking string of displays in May 2017. Another statistic puts the feat in context: before Dumoulin and Froome – winner of the Giro and 3rd on this Tour – no rider had finished on the ...

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Thomas pays tribute to Chris Froome as he is crowned Tour de France winner in Paris

Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) and teammate Chris Froome during the 21st stage at the Tour de France

Another Sunday evening in Paris, another Tour de France . Everybody knows the routine by now. For the sixth time in seven years, as shadows lengthened beneath the Arc de Triomphe, a Team Sky rider mounted the podium on the Champs-Élysées , collected another yellow jersey and delivered another winner's speech. For Chris Froome , the scene was familiar, but his positioning was not. Third overall on this Tour, he observed from a lower step of the rostrum while his teammate Geraint Thomas was handed the microphone to continue a tradition that began in 2005, when Lance Armstrong told "the cynics and the sceptics" that he was "sorry they couldn't dream big." As he gathered the spoils on the Champs-Élysées, Thomas was draped in a Welsh flag, compensating for his disappointment at being unable to display the flag of a non-competing nation after his team pursuit triumphs in British colours ...

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Kristoff overcomes personal doubts to win on the Champs

Kristoff overcomes personal doubts to win on the Champs

Alexander Kristoff's had to fight to keep faith in his ability before his breakthrough win on stage 21 of the Tour de France. Read the full article at Kristoff overcomes personal doubts to win on the Champs on VeloNews.com .

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Kristoff: Champs-Elysees victory saves my season

Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) wins stage 21 at the Tour de France

After two second places and a third and six attempts, Alexander Kristoff ( UAE Team Emirates ) finally got his dream win on the Champs-Élysées at the end of stage 21 at the Tour de France . After a less than impressive start with his new team, the Norwegian says that the final stage success has saved his season. Kristoff was out of position heading towards the Place de la Concorde but was delivered near to the front by teammate Roberto Ferrari as the pack chased down an attack from Yves Lampaert (Quick-Step Floors). Turning onto the Champs-Élysées, Kristoff had no more men left and tacked onto the wheel of John Degenkolb, who had Jasper Stuyven on the front. Degenkolb launched his sprint with 200 metres to go and Kristoff was quick to get around him, winning the stage by a clear margin. "It's a great win. I'm super happy ...

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Meet the Tour de France jersey winners

The comprehensive list of jersey winners from the 105th edition of the Tour de France, which finished in Paris on Sunday. Read the full article at Meet the Tour de France jersey winners on VeloNews.com .

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Alaphilippe shines but French yellow jersey drought stretches to 33 years

Alaphilippe shines but French yellow jersey drought stretches to 33 years

Julian Alaphilippe finished the Tour de France with two stage wins and the Polka Dot jersey, but France's overall victory drought stretched Read the full article at Alaphilippe shines but French yellow jersey drought stretches to 33 years on VeloNews.com .

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Dumoulin leads tributes as Thomas wins Tour de France

Dumoulin leads tributes as Thomas wins Tour de France

Tour de France runner-up Tom Dumoulin led the tributes as Geraint Thomas celebrated winning his maiden yellow jersey on Sunday. Read the full article at Dumoulin leads tributes as Thomas wins Tour de France on VeloNews.com .

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Froome ‘still wants’ fifth Tour, but Sky have yellow jersey dilemma

Froome ‘still wants’ fifth Tour, but Sky have yellow jersey dilemma

Paris (AFP) — Geraint Thomas’ Tour de France victory has not dented Chris Froome’s hopes of a record-equalling fifth yellow Read the full article at Froome ‘still wants’ fifth Tour, but Sky have yellow jersey dilemma on VeloNews.com .

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Kristoff takes Paris sprint success as Thomas wins Tour de France

Supported by After a series of frustrating near-misses, Alexander Kristoff snatched victory on the final stage of the Tour de France, winning the bunch gallop on the Champs Elysées in Paris. The Norwegian took two stages back in 2014 but had to wait until the last stage of this year’s event to taste champagne again. He was … The post Kristoff takes Paris sprint success as Thomas wins Tour de France appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Tour de France 2018: Geraint Thomas confirmed as winner while Kristoff wins final stage

Tour de France 2018: Geraint Thomas confirmed as winner while Kristoff wins final stage

Jack Elton-Walters 29 Jul 2018 A low grade sprint completed the 2018 Tour de France as Geraint Thomas crossed the line in yellow Alexander Kristoff ( UAE-Team Emirates ) won Stage 21 of the 2018 Tour de France in the final bunch sprint as Geraint Thomas 's overall win was confirmed. The newest Team Sky leader crossed the line with Chris Froome , the man he has usurped - for now at least - as the team celebrated their sixth win from the last seven Tours de France. The stage win came from a scrappy bunch sprint that was characterised by a lack of control from the teams of the sprinters who managed to make it this far. Kristoff was the clear winner of a four-way lunge for the line. The headline sprinters, the likes of Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data), Marcel Kittel (Katusha-Alpecin), Andre Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) and Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo), ...

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Extra week was key in Giro-Tour attempts

Extra week was key in Giro-Tour attempts

The temporary five-week gap between the Giro and Tour provided just enough recovery for Dumoulin and Froome to take a strong run at the Read the full article at Extra week was key in Giro-Tour attempts on VeloNews.com .

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Trek Roscoe 9 first ride review

Trek Roscoe 9 first ride review

Trek’s plus-tyred hardtail is a really fun and versatile, fully-featured package for the price. Best mountain bike: how to choose the right one for you Best mountain bike helmets for trail riding Trek Roscoe 9 specifications Frame: ‘Alpha Gold’ aluminium Fork: RockShox Recon TK w/ lockout and 15mm Maxle axle, 120mm (4.7in) travel Drivetrain: Shimano SLX M7000 w/ Race Face Æffect cranks and Shimano Deore XT M8000 rear mech (1x11) Wheelset: SUNringlé Duroc 40 SL rims on Bontrager hubs Tyres: Schwalbe Rocket Ron Performance TLR Addix 27.5x2.8in Brakes: Shimano M365, 180/160mm rotors Bar: Bontrager, 760mm Stem: Bontrager Rhythm Comp, 65mm Seatpost : Bontrager dropper Saddle: Bontrager Evoke 1.5 Weight: 13.6kg / 30lb, large size without pedals Trek Roscoe 9 frame The Roscoe frame is shared across five bikes (three men’s, two women’s) and it’s a super-versatile chassis. Trek’s shaped, tapered ‘E2’ head tube combines with flattened, hydroformed main tubes to ...

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Wild: RideLondon Classique was an important race for the team

Kirsten Wild (Wiggle High5) wins Prudential RideLondon Classique

Kirsten Wild ( Wiggle High5 ) was a happy woman after winning her second Prudential RideLondon Classique , two years after her first victory on The Mall. Wild sprinted with tactical nous when going after Marianne Vos (WaowDeals) when the European champion made her jump early into a headwind. "It was a really hectic final," Wild said. "We decided to group at the front with the whole team on the last lap, and we did quite well, staying on the left side and out of the trouble. Then in the last 2km I was with Lisa Brennauer, who brought me to the front. On the finishing straight, I had to be aware of the headwind and could not start my sprint too early. That was the biggest challenge for me, but a gap opened and I could pick my own line. When Marianne Vos attacked, I followed her, and I ...

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Geraint Thomas wins 2018 Tour de France

Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) wins stage 21 at the Tour de France

Geraint Thomas sealed his first Tour de France victory, finishing safely behind the peloton in Paris. The Team Sky man rolled over the line with his teammates as up ahead Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) beat John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) for the stage win, with Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) completing the podium. After the customary champagne and photo opportunities during the first half of the stage, things - as they usually do - got serious once the peloton hit Paris. A six-man break got away early on the Champs-Élysées circuits, but with the sprinter's teams keen to take the glory on the Tour's last day, they were hunted down with 6.5km to go. A late move from Yves Lampaert threatened to ruin the sprinter's last hurrah, with the Quick-Step Floors man coming agonisingly close to staying away. But he was caught, and soon afterwards Degenkolb launched. Both Kristoff and Démare attempted to ...

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