Tour de France

Cycling: Tim Wellens says asthma inhaler use amounts to 'cheating'

Cycling: Tim Wellens says asthma inhaler use amounts to 'cheating'

Belgian rider Tim Wellens described the use of anti-asthma inhalers as tantamount to cheating, after four-times Tour de France champion Chris Froome failed a test for Salbutamol during last year's Tour of Spain.

Jan 11, 2018, 20:03 PM IST
Anti-doping group urges Sky to suspend Chris Froome

Anti-doping group urges Sky to suspend Chris Froome

Last week Froome and Sky revealed the 32-year-old had tested for elevated levels of the asthma medication salbutamol during the Vuelta a Espana, which he won for the first time, in September.

Dec 18, 2017, 23:43 PM IST
Cycling: 'I broke no rules' over drugs test at Vuelta, says Chris Froome

Cycling: 'I broke no rules' over drugs test at Vuelta, says Chris Froome

Froome had twice the permissible amount of asthma medication Salbutamol in his system during the Grand Tour race which he won in September.

Dec 14, 2017, 13:27 PM IST
Cycling: Chris Froome being investigated by WADA for the use of salbutamol

Cycling: Chris Froome being investigated by WADA for the use of salbutamol

Chris Froome's problem is that he exceeded the accepted level of salbutamol of 1000ng per millilitre in a urine sample on September 7 in one of around 20 such tests he gave during the Tour of Spain, which would be the equivalent of around four or five puffs on an inhaler. His reported level was 2000ng/ml.

Dec 13, 2017, 19:25 PM IST
Team Sky rider Chris Froome wins fourth Tour de France title

Team Sky rider Chris Froome wins fourth Tour de France title

He is the first to win three consecutive titles since Indurain, who prevailed from 1991-95. The disgraced Lance Armstrong's seven titles since then have been erased from the record book.

Jul 23, 2017, 23:11 PM IST
Chris Froome set for fourth Tour de France title after increasing lead in time trial

Chris Froome set for fourth Tour de France title after increasing lead in time trial

Froome, 32, goes on to the Tour honour roll as the first person to win three times in a row since Indurain who was unbeatable between 1991-95.

Jul 22, 2017, 23:15 PM IST
Tour is 'mine to lose', says Chris Froome ahead of decisive time trial

Tour is 'mine to lose', says Chris Froome ahead of decisive time trial

After battling for 3,390 km around France, slogging up the climbs of the Jura, the Pyrenees, Massif central and finally the Alps, Froome has emerged 23 seconds clear of his closest rival and admits that the yellow jersey is now his to lose.

Jul 22, 2017, 08:55 AM IST
Tour de France: Title is 'mine to lose', says defending champion Chris Froome ahead of decisive time trial

Tour de France: Title is 'mine to lose', says defending champion Chris Froome ahead of decisive time trial

Saturday`s individual time trial -- a discipline at which the 32-year-old Froome usually excels -- around the streets of Marseille should be routine for the Team Sky rider.

Jul 22, 2017, 00:13 AM IST
Tour de France: Chris Froome relieved to pass final Alpine test as victory looms

Tour de France: Chris Froome relieved to pass final Alpine test as victory looms

With a relatively straightforward ride towards the Mediterranean on Friday and a time-trial in Marseille on Saturday, only something quite extraordinary can now prevent another celebratory ride into Paris for Froome on Sunday.

Jul 21, 2017, 00:41 AM IST
Tour de France: Chris Froome in control as Fabio Aru slips down the rankings

Tour de France: Chris Froome in control as Fabio Aru slips down the rankings

The defending champion was attacked by last year`s runner-up Romain Bardet and Ireland`s Dan Martin in the lung-busting ascent to the Col du Galibier but he stayed calm and covered every offensive move.

Jul 19, 2017, 23:58 PM IST

Tour de France will be decided on Izoard climb: Greg LeMond

Chris Froome leads Italian Fabio Aru by 18 seconds and France`s Romain Bardet by 23, with Colombian Rigoberto Uran in fourth place, 29 seconds off the pace.

Jul 19, 2017, 15:25 PM IST
Tour de France: Chris Froome's failure on final slope sets stage for thrilling finale

Tour de France: Chris Froome's failure on final slope sets stage for thrilling finale

Briton Froome, who hammered the opposition in the first big mountain stages in 2013, 2015 and 2016 -- the years he won the title -- could not match the pace of the top guns in the finale in Peyragudes, surrendering the yellow jersey to Italian Fabio Aru.

Jul 14, 2017, 00:34 AM IST
WATCH: Richie Porte, Dan Martin involve in one of the most horrific crashes in Tour de France history

WATCH: Richie Porte, Dan Martin involve in one of the most horrific crashes in Tour de France history

The ninth stage was won by Cannondale-Drapac rider Rigo Uran, who beat Warren Barguil into second place. Froome finished third to maintain his challenge for the overall victory.

Jul 10, 2017, 00:13 AM IST
Tour de France 2017: Sunday's ninth stage in the Jura mountains will be decisive, says Chris Froome

Tour de France 2017: Sunday's ninth stage in the Jura mountains will be decisive, says Chris Froome

The Team Sky rider leads team mate and fellow Briton Geraint Thomas by 12 seconds with Fabio Aru, who made quite an impression when he prevailed in the first summit finish on Wednesday, in third place 14 seconds off the pace.

Jul 08, 2017, 08:55 AM IST
Sports court CAS rejects Peter Sagan's appeal of Tour de France disqualification

Sports court CAS rejects Peter Sagan's appeal of Tour de France disqualification

Sagan, the current world champion and a member of Germany`s Bora-Hansgrohe team, said that he did not cause the crash.

Jul 07, 2017, 00:25 AM IST
104th Tour de France: Fabio Aru wins maiden stage win as defending champion Chris Froome snathces yellow jersey

104th Tour de France: Fabio Aru wins maiden stage win as defending champion Chris Froome snathces yellow jersey

Italian champion Aru launched a blistering attack in the final stretches of the fifth stage, jumping away from the leading group with 2.3km left of the 5.9km climb at a lung-busting average gradient of 8.5 per cent.

Jul 06, 2017, 00:03 AM IST
Chinese revolution in the making: Tour de France sets wheels in motion for 450 million cycle owners

Chinese revolution in the making: Tour de France sets wheels in motion for 450 million cycle owners

This week ASO announced the first Tour de France China Criterium will take place in October with 60 of the world`s top riders racing around a 3km closed road circuit in Shanghai.

Mar 24, 2017, 00:01 AM IST
Lance Armstrong to face jury trial in $100 million lawsuit filed by US government

Lance Armstrong to face jury trial in $100 million lawsuit filed by US government

US govt. has accused Armstrong of defrauding the government by accepting millions of dollars in sponsorship money from the U.S. Postal Service.

Feb 14, 2017, 11:14 AM IST

British cycling legend Bradley Wiggins bows out

The 36-year-old who won the 2012 Tour bows out with eight Olympic medals, including five golds, and seven world titles, across track and road cycling.

Dec 29, 2016, 14:03 PM IST
Tour de France 2016: After third title, Chris Froome focuses on Rio Olympics 2016

Tour de France 2016: After third title, Chris Froome focuses on Rio Olympics 2016

Froome, whom many believe could have won that 2012 Tour had he not been riding for, rather than against, Wiggins has never enjoyed the same place in the British fans` affections as his maverick compatriot.

Jul 25, 2016, 09:41 AM IST