Tour de France 2020: Rookie Tadej Pogacar rides to famous victory at coronavirus-defying edition of race
On Sunday, as riders rode into Paris' tree-lined Champs-Elysees boulevard, the Tour was celebrating a victory, too — over the coronavirus.
Tour de France: Tadej Pogacar crushes Primoz Roglic's 57-second lead in time trial to take grip on title
“Unbelievable, unbelievable,” 21-year-old Pogacar said after coming within touching distance of the title in only his first Tour de France. “My head will explode."
Tour de France 2020: Primoz Roglic retains lead with two stages left; Soren Kragh Andersen claims Stage 19
Roglic retains a 57sec lead over his Slovenian compatriot Tadej Pogacar while Colombia's Miguel Angel Lopez is third, 1min 26 sec behind the leader.
Roglic leads Pogacar by 57 seconds with Friday's stage 19 and the culminating run up the Champs-Elysees on Sunday both set to be decided in a mass bunch sprint.
Tour de France 2020: Miguel Angel Lopez wins stage 17; race leader Primoz Roglic extends overall advantage
Roglic now leads his young compatriot Pogacar by 54 seconds with just three real races left before the Tour gets to Paris.
Egan Bernal has withdrawn from the Tour de France, his Ineos team said on Wednesday, after the young Colombian fell out of contention and complained of back trouble.
Lennard Kamna won the roller-coaster Stage 16 featuring five categorised climbs after pulling clear of a group of breakaway riders as the race entered the Alps on Tuesday.
Last year's winner Bernal dropped off the lead group on the long Grand Colombier climb and appeared to lose his chance of retaining the title as he dropped to 13th overall, 8 minutes 25 seconds off the yellow jersey.
Tour de France: Soren Kragh Andersen claims victory in Stage 14 as Primoz Roglic clings on to yellow jersey
After two sharp climbs and several attacks in the last 10 kilometers, Andersen broke away with three kilometres left to finish 15 seconds ahead of the chasing pack.
Tour de France 2020: Daniel Martinez cruises to victory in stage 13; Primoz Roglic extends overall lead
Defending champion Egan Bernal dropped time over the final kilometre of the 13th stage while Colombia's Nairo Quintana and Frenchman Romain Bardet also fell further behind Roglic.
Tour de France 2020: Marc Hirschi wins stage 12 after couple of near misses; Primoz Roglic remains on top of standings
Hirschi finally found the right formula with a heroic long-range solo victory on the Tour's longest stage of 218km
Tour de France 2020: Australian Caleb Ewan wins stage 11 by narrow margin; Primoz Roglic retains overall lead
The diminutive Lotto Soudal rider, who visualises various sprint scenarios on the morning of the race edged Tuesday's stage winner Sam Bennett, who retains the green jersey and peloton superstar Peter Sagan.
Tour de France race director Christian Prudhomme tests positive for COVID-19; all remaining riders negative
Prudhomme's positive test might have an impact on French political affairs as it came only days after he spent two hours in his car following a stage in the Pyrenees in the company of Prime Minister Jean Castex.
Pre-Tour favourite Roglic has been the form man this season and after Sunday's second-place leads defending champion Ineos leader Egan Bernal of Colombia by 21 seconds.
Yellow jersey holder Adam Yates and other Tour contenders, including defending champion Egan Bernal and favorite Primoz Roglic, crossed the finish line 6 minutes, 40 seconds later.
On a perfect day for racing, Primoz Roglic edged home his Slovenian compatriot Tadej Pogacar in second, while Guillaume Martin was third after 160.5km rolling run to the 1850m altitude finish line.
International Cycling Union says mixed team event could be included in 2024 Paris Olympics Road Cycling programme
Mixed-team events have been introduced for swimming and athletics and organisers of this year’s Road Cycling World Championships expect Sunday’s race to attract interest
Giro d'Italia 2019: Movistar rider Richard Carapaz holds off local hero Vincenzo Nibali to become first Ecuadorian Grand Tour winner
Carapaz won two stages — the fourth at Frascati and 14th at Courmayeur 0151 pulling ahead on the foot of Mont Blanc in the Alps and taking the pink jersey eight days from the finish
Tour de France 2018: Geraint Thomas stretches yellow jersey lead as Slovenia's Primoz Roglic wins 19th stage
Britain's Geraint Thomas stretched his Tour de France yellow jersey lead on Friday as Slovenian Primoz Roglic won the 19th stage on the final day in the mountains to push Chris Froome off the virtual podium.
Tour de France 2018: Race leader Geraint Thomas warns rivals of squandering podium finish if they try to close down on him
Thomas moved a step closer to becoming Wales's first Tour champion when he came through the 18th stage to Pau unhindered and with his lead of 1min 59sec on Dutchman Tom Dumoulin.