Tag Archives: Chris Froome

Tour de France winner Chris Froome returns in USA Pro Challenge

Chris Froome became the second straight cyclist from Great Britain to win the Tour de Frabnce

About 3 1/2 weeks after pedaling to his dominating Tour de France win, Chris Froome of Great Britain will lead a strong eight-rider Sky team competing in the third USA Pro Challenge. Froome, who has 13 wins this season, will compete in the United States for the second time and will begin the event as the world’s top-ranked rider. Froome, ... Read More »

Chris Froome celebrates win in ever-changing Tour de France

Chris Froome became the second straight cyclist from Great Britain to win the Tour de Frabnce

With Chris Froome’s victory in the 100th Tour de France — the second straight title for riders from Great Britain — the strength of the sport’s riders and the strength of an ever-changing mix of the international peloton has never been more apparent. Froome, second to teammate Bradley Wiggins in 2012 edition, is the only returning cyclist from the top-10 ... Read More »

Tour de France: Double trouble looms as L’Alpe d’Huez awaits

The infamous switchbacks of L'Alpe d'Huez

The most famous and infamous Tour de France climb begins in Bourg d’Oisans, a base camp for mountain tourists, sporting extremists and mineralogists. For professional cyclists, the city represents one thing: It’s the beginning of the 9.6-mile, 3,800-foot climb to L’Alpe d’Huez, the mountaintop gateway to the Alps. While brief compared to all-day road affairs, the fastest riders who challenge ... Read More »

Tour de France commentary, stage 16: Is Chris Froome clean?

Chris Froome (Sky) won the 100th Tour de France

Six stages of the 100th Tour de France remain and if Chris Froome’s four-plus minute lead seems safe, well fine. But with the exception of the night-time finish of stage 21 in Paris — the celebration of the three weeks — the five remaining competitive stages include three stages in the Alps and those include a handful of HC climbs. ... Read More »

Ten quick random thoughts about 2013 USA Pro Challenge

The post for the 2013 USA Pro Challenge

Ten quick, random thoughts following the announcement of the teams competing in the 2013 USA Pro Challenge: 10. To what length will the event go in negotiations with Sky to secure the participation of Chris Froome or Bradley Wiggins? 9. Every time a Colombian team competes in the U.S., there’s a climber no one’s ever heard of who goes up ... Read More »


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