Luis Leon Sanchez won the ninth stage of cycling’s Tour de France as Thomas Voeckler took the race lead after a second-place finish yesterday.
Bradley Wiggins moved a step closer to becoming Britain’s first Tour de France winner after twice repelling mountain attacks by Vincenzo Nibali. Defending champion Cadel Evans all but dropped out of contention.
Edvald Boasson Hagen of Norway won the 17th stage of cycling’s Tour de France, a 111-mile Alpine trip from Gap to Pinerolo in Italy. It was the Team Sky rider’s second win on this year’s Tour.
Thomas Voeckler of Europcar won the 16th stage of the Tour de France with a breakaway in the Pyrenees mountains.
Alberto Contador faces a test of his form today as Tour de France riders enter the Pyrenees mountains.
Luxembourg, smaller than Rhode Island and with fewer residents than Milwaukee, is outperforming the U.S. at the Tour de France.
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.
Germany’s Tony Martin, of the HTC- Highroad team, won the Paris-Nice bike race as French champion Thomas Voeckler of Europcar took the eighth and final stage today, Agence France-Presse reported.
"It was four races within a race."
- Thomas Voeckler on Jul 18, 2012