After winning the 2020 UCI Road World Championships, cyclist Julian Alaphilippe has admitted that the Tour de France is the race he would want to win the most.
Winner of the 2018 Tour de France, Thomas' overall race ambitions were left in tatters after a fall on Monday saw him lose more than 11 minutes at the arrival at Mount Etna in Sicily.
Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong leads bike tour around Beirut to help blast victims of August explosion
The Beirut blast killed 193, wounded about 6,500 and caused billions of dollars in damage. It decimated the port facility and thousands of apartments in the city.
In a statement read by his lawyers, sports physician Mark Schmidt said he had started to aid individuals in 2012 but refrained from disclosing specific names.
Tour de France 2020: Doctor, physiotherapist held over doping probe into Nairo Quintana released without charge
Police released the pair, a doctor and a physiotherapist, on Tuesday night, Marseille prosecutor Dominique Laurens said in a statement. Police took them in for questioning on Monday.
Tour de France 2020: 'Nothing to hide', leader of Arkea-Samsic team denies doping as police detains two members
Colombian rider Nairo Quintana, 30, leader of the Arkea-Samsic team and winner of the 2014 Giro d'Italia, said no drugs were discovered during the investigation.
Tour de France 2020: Two people in custody as probe opened into suspected doping by Arkea-Samsic team
Reportedly, a search was conducted on riders from the Arkea-Samsic team, including Dayer Quintana, brother and teammate of Nairo Quintana, and members of the medical team.
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 2020: Sam Bennett wins Stage 10 as Primoz Roglic avoids crashes to retain yellow jersey
After the 168.5-kilometre ride from Ile d’Oleron to Ile de Re, Roglic maintained a 21-second lead over defending champion Egan Bernal.