Preview: Tour de France, stage 17

Stage 17 of the Tour de France.This may be the shortest stage of the race, apart from the time trial, but it’s not going to be easyThe post Preview: Tour de France, stage 17 appeared first on VeloNews.com.

Simon Gerrans out of Tour de France

Although he had hoped to repeat his stage win of twelve months ago and was yet to do so, Simon Gerrans has taken the decision to withdraw from this year’s Tour de France. The Australian rider completed stage 16 in the Pyrenees but will not take the start of Wednesday’s 17th stage. “Obviously it’s disappointing […]

Rogers’s switch in focus pays off with Tour stage win

By Julien Pretot BAGNERES DE LUCHON France (Reuters) – Michael Rogers abandoned his dream of winning a grand tour to target more reasonable goals and his shift of ambition paid off on Tuesday when he won the 16th stage of the Tour de France. Asked if he would have had the opportunity to go for a stage win if the Spaniard was still in the race, he said: “Probably not.

Pinot climbs to third as Bardet, Van Garderen struggle

By Julien Pretot BAGNERES DE LUCHON France (Reuters) – Romain Bardet had promised to “blow up the race”, but it was Thibaut Pinot who set off the fireworks on the ascent to the Port de Bales on Tuesday’s 16th stage of the Tour de France. Pinot, who climbed to third in the overall standings, was the strongest of the general classification contenders on the 11.7-km climb as podium rivals Bardet and American Tejay van Garderen cracked.