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.
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.
Cadel Evans became the Tour de France’s oldest winner in 88 years after taking the yellow jersey on the next-to-last day in a time trial.
Alexandre Vinokourov of Kazakhstan won stage 13 of the Tour de France after a solo breakaway near the end of the 122-mile ride. Luxembourg’s Andy Schleck of Team Saxo Bank kept the race-leading yellow jersey.
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.
Christophe Riblon of the AG2R La Mondiale team won the 14th stage of cycling’s Tour de France today as Andy Schleck kept the leader’s yellow jersey.
Bradley Wiggins is favored to become the U.K.’s first Tour de France winner, and some say he may even control the race as Lance Armstrong used to.
Portugal’s Sergio Paulinho of the RadioShack team won stage 10 of the Tour de France, beating Vasil Kiryienka in a photo finish after the pair broke away from the leading group with 10 miles left.
"I would have liked to keep on fighting but my knee just does not allow it."
- Andy Schleck on Oct 09, 2014