Thibaut Pinot won the eighth stage of cycling’s Tour de France after taking the lead on yesterday’s final climb. Bradley Wiggins retained the race leader’s yellow jersey.
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.
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.
Tour de France teams are pressuring the Amaury family that owns the 108-year-old cycling race to share television-rights income for the first time.
Cadel Evans probably will compete in next year’s London Olympics after defending his Tour de France title, Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates said.