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Peter Sagan finishes strong to win Stage 3 of the Tour de France

LONGWY, France — Shaking off an equipment glitch in the furious finishing sprint, Peter Sagan bagged his eighth career Tour de France stage victory on Monday with an impressive display of power and quick-thinking on a short, sharp final uphill dash. Geraint Thomas of Team Sky retained the yellow jersey he’s held since the opening […]

Comments - 4:57 pm

Pantano pedals to Tour state victory

CULOZ, France — Colombian rider Jarlinson Pantano won the brutal 15th stage of the Tour de France through the Jura mountains after a long breakaway on Sunday. Pantano outsprinted Polish rider Rafal Majka to the finish line in Culoz. On a day featuring hardly any flat stretches, there were plenty of attacks but only a […]

Comments - 2:26 pm

Chaos and a crash shake up Tour de France

MONT VENTOUX, France — On Bastille Day, fans created havoc at the Tour de France like never before. Storming the road on France’s national day, the crowd prompted a crash involving race leader Chris Froome and it wasn’t until hours after the wacky 12th stage concluded that organizers decided the British rider could keep the […]

Comments - 4:19 pm

Roller-coaster Tour takes Martin down

LE HAVRE, France — The yellow jersey seems to be an unlucky charm at this Tour de France. German rider Tony Martin started Thursday’s sixth stage in the lead and ended it in the hospital after breaking his collarbone in a crash that he caused near the finish line. He became the second race leader […]

Comments - 11:00 pm

Tour contenders kept safe on crash-marred stage 5 of Tour

By Jerome Pugmire AP Sports Writer Germany’s Tony Martin, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, rides in the pack during the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race Wednesday. Laurent Cipriani | AP photo http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_Tour-d_Erza.jpgGermany’s Tony Martin, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, rides in the pack during the fifth stage of the […]

Comments - 11:09 pm - updated: 11:09 pm.


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