Chris Horner of the U.S. became the oldest winner of one of cycling’s Grand Tour races with victory in the Vuelta a Espana at age 41.
Andy Schleck took the lead of the Tour de France, replacing Thomas Voeckler, after outclimbing the Frenchman on the last mountain stage to Alpe d’Huez.
After 1,900 miles and almost three weeks, the outcome of this year’s Tour de France may rest on an 11.6-mile climb to a mountain-top finish today.
Andy Schleck, who became champion of the 2010 Tour de France after the winner failed a drug test, will miss this year’s cycle race with a back fracture, his team said today.
Andy Schleck, the 2010 Tour de France winner, will return for cycling’s biggest race after sitting out the last edition because of a pelvis injury.
Andy Schleck is closing on the Tour de France yellow jersey after leaving three-time champion Alberto Contador adrift in the Alps.
Alberto Contador was kept waiting at least another day for the Tour de France yellow jersey.
Alberto Contador took over the Tour de France lead after Andy Schleck lost time when his bike chain got snarled up as he attacked on a Pyrenees climb.
Alberto Contador kept an eight- second lead in the Tour de France after matching closest rival Andy Schleck up the final mountain ascent of the race.
Chris Froome won the longest stage of the Tour de France’s centenary edition after beating his rivals on a climb to the top of Mont Ventoux to extend his lead to more than four minutes.
"This is the biggest disappointment in my life."
- Andy Schleck on Jun 13, 2012