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Chris Froome: Fifth Tour de France title in 2018 is ‘priority and focus’

Chris Froome: Britain’s Vuelta winner reacts after historic win Britain’s Chris Froome says winning a fifth Tour de France title will be his “priority and focus” for 2018 and he still has “lots to achieve” in cycling. Froome, 32, has become the first man to follow a Tour victory by winning the Vuelta a Espana in the same year. A fifth Tour win would see him equal Eddy Merckx, Jacques Anquetil, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain’s record. Six riders have won all three Grand Tours during their career, with Froome…

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Geraint Thomas: Cyclist wants Tour de France in Cardiff

Geraint Thomas of Team Sky leads the peloton through the village of Mordiford en route to Cardiff in the Tour of Britain Geraint Thomas says he hopes he can ride in a Tour de France stage in his hometown city of Cardiff. Thomas raced as a senior for the first time in Cardiff as the Tour of Britain finished in Wales on Sunday. The 31-year-old was seventh overall and the double Olympic track champion would one day like a stage of the Tour de France to be staged in Cardiff….

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Mountain Bike World Championships: GB’s Danny Hart misses out as Loic Bruni wins world title for France

Great Britain’s Danny Hart misses out on back-to-back world titles as Loic Bruni of France takes the crown at the Mountain Bike World Championships in Cairns, Australia. WATCH MORE: How to master mountain bike bumps, jumps & berms Available to UK users only. Source link

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Alberto Contador: Two-time Tour de France champion to retire from cycling

Alberto Contador finished ninth in the 2017 Tour de France Two-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador is to retire from professional cycling after the Vuelta a Espana, which starts on 19 August. The Spaniard, 34, won the Tour de France in 2007 and 2009, but he was stripped of the 2010 title for doping. He is one of only six riders to have won all three Grand Tours – the Tour de France, Vuelta and Giro d’Italia. “I don’t think there is a better farewell than the home race…

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Chris Froome: Tour de France champion to race in Vuelta a Espana

Froome won his third successive Tour de France on Sunday Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome has confirmed he will ride in this year’s Vuelta a Espana in pursuit of a historic double. Briton Froome, 32, won his latest Tour title on Sunday in Paris. No rider has won the Tour and Vuelta in the same year since the race moved from April, to August and September in 1995. “I’ve got the opportunity and I’m certainly going to go for it,” Team Sky’s Froome, who has finished second on…

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Tour de France 2017: Chris Froome can go on to win more titles – Dave Brailsford

Froome reflects on ‘incredible’ fourth Tour win Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome will be a “force” in the race for years to come, says Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford. Briton Froome, 32, sealed his fourth title and third in succession on Sunday’s final stage in Paris. The record for most Tour titles won is five, held by Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain. “Chris can go on – there’s no reason to think that he can’t,” said Brailsford. “Physically he’s got what it takes and…

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Tour de France 2017: Chris Froome wins yellow jersey for the fourth time

Froome reflects on ‘incredible’ fourth Tour win Britain’s Chris Froome won the Tour de France for the fourth time as Dylan Groenewegen sprinted to victory in Paris on the 21st and final stage. Groenewegen defeated German Andre Greipel in a frenetic final sprint on the Champs Elysees but the day belonged to 32-year-old Froome. The Team Sky rider is now second in the all-time list after completing his third successive victory. Rigoberto Uran was second, 54 seconds behind, with Romain Bardet third. “Each time I have won has been so…

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Tour de France 2017: Chris Froome puts success down to ‘conservative but efficient’ tactics

Britain’s Chris Froome says Team Sky’s “conservative but efficient” tactics have been the key to his success after he effectively clinched his fourth Tour de France title with a third-place finish on the penultimate stage of the race in Marseille. READ MORE: Tour de France 2017 – Chris Froome set to clinch fourth yellow jersey Source link

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Tour de France 2017: Team Sky’s Dave Brailsford ‘regrets’ exchange with reporter

Dave Brailsford was the performance director of British Cycling before moving to Team Sky in 2010 Tour de France: 1-23 July Coverage: Live text commentary of every stage on the BBC Sport website. BBC Radio coverage on 5 live sports extra and/or website from 14:30 BST on every stage Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford has apologised following a “foul-mouthed exchange” with a reporter during the Tour de France. Brailsford was unhappy with a report by a cycling website reporter and excluded him from listening to Chris Froome’s media conference on…

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