Garmin-Sharp competitor Dan Martin won stage 9 of the 2013 Tour de France on Sunday July 7th. The Irish rider bested Jakob Fuglsang in the final sprint. Chris Froome defended his yellow jersey and maintained his top ranking in the general classification. He'll wear yellow again tomorrow. Dan Martin gave props to his competitor for the stage, Jakob Fuglsang. He said:
I was very lucky to have Jakob with me because he was super strong and we shared the work... We really wanted to destroy...Read Full Story
Tour de France July 6 victory goes to Chris Froome of Team Sky.
General Classification as of July 6th, 2013:
1. Chris Froome
2. Richie Porte at 51"
3. Alejandro Valverde at 1'25"
4. Bauke Mollema at 1'44"
5. Laurens Ten Dam at 1'50"
6. Roman Kreuziger at 1'51"
7. Alberto Contador at 1'51"
8. Nairo Quintana at 2'02"
9. Joaquim Rodriguez at 2'31"
10. Michael Rogers at 2'40"
Team Sky rider Chris Froome won the eighth stage of the 2013 Tour de France on Saturday, July 6th. He is a top...Read Full Story
Tour de France 2013 Route Map. Source: letour.comThe 100th Tour de France starts tomorrow in Porto Vecchio, on the island of Corsica. The 21 stage race is considered the crown jewel of international cycling and will attract more international media attention than any other cycling event of the year.
Just under 200 racers will start Le Tour on a relatively flat stage along the coast of Corsica. The day's winner will get to wear the prized yellow jersey (French: maillot jaune) - so...Read Full Story
Chris Froome watches as Alberto Contador of Spain shakes hands with Cadel Evans of Australia. (Getty Images)more pics Top 3 For Yellow1. Chris FroomeWhy: Fromme had a 2nd place finish in the 2012 Tour and is just coming from a string of victories so far in 2013. He's also now the lead rider for Team Sky (last year Fromme supported his teammate Bradley Wiggins, who ultimately won... but Wiggins isn't racing this year because of knee problems). Look for Fromme to hammer his competitors on the...Read Full Story
The Tour de France is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. The race (and festivities) kick off this weekend, on June 29th, on the island of Corsica. To spice things up for the big anniversary, Tour organizers have included a particularly difficult set of mountain stages, including a double climb of the famed l'Alpe d'Huez.All 19 teams in the UCI's Pro Teams will enter squads into the world renowned stage race. Three UCI Pro Continental teams, all French-based, will also compete. The...Read Full Story
Chris Froome is an international professional cyclist best known for competing in stage races. Chris Froome is considered a top contender at several high profile events including the Tour de France.