Tour de France 2017

Region: UWT
Category: 2.UWT
Start date: 2017-07-01
End date: 2017-07-23
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Tour de France - Alberto Contador: My participation in La Vuelta a España is uncertain

Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) finished the 20th stage of the Tour de France in sixth position, only 21 seconds slower than Maciej Bodnar in the time trial. Read more...

Tour de France - Romain Bardet: "I got this time with my head rather than with my legs"

Romain Bardet remained on the podium of the Tour de France by one second after struggling to the line in Saturday's time trial. Read more...

Tour de France - Mikel Landa: I'm angry about that second

At the end of Saturday's time trial at the Tour de France, Mikel Landa (Sky) was one second away from being on the podium. Read more...

Tour de France - Chris Froome: I didn't expect it to come right down to the line of this TT

Chris Froome has all but secured his fourth Tour de France victory by delivering a good performance in Saturday's time trial in Marseille. Read more...

Tour de France - Maciej Bodnar: I got what I wanted

Maciej Bodnar of Bora-hansgrohe delivered a brilliant performance in Saturday's Tour de France time trial to give his team its second win at the race. Read more...

Tour de France - Rigoberto Uran: I had to take risks, we all did

Rigoberto Uran of Cannondale-Drapac moved into second place in the overall standings of the Tour de France with a solid performance in Saturday's time trial. Read more...

Maciej Bodnar wins Time Trial, Chris Froome retains Yellow

Maciej Bodnar (Bora-hansgrohe) has won the second time trial of the Tour de France. The Polish rider completed the course in 28 minutes and 15 seconds. Read more...

Warren Barguil wins Super Combativity award at Tour de France

Warren Barguil of Team Sunweb has won the Super Combativity award of the 2017 Tour de France. This was announced during Saturday's time trial. Read more...

Annemiek van Vleuten wins La Course by Le Tour de France

Annemiek van Vleuten of Orica-Scott has won the fourth edition of La Course by Le Tour de France. The Dutch rider stayed ahead of her chasers in Saturday's event. Read more...

Tour de France - Alberto Contador: Rigoberto Uran will ride an extraordinary time trial

Alberto Contador finished the 19th stage of the Tour de France with a good mood and he discussed the chances of the favourites of the General Classification. Read more...

Tour de France - Rigoberto Uran: I am 29 seconds behind Froome and anything can happen

The 19th stage of the Tour de France was uneventful for the General Classification contenders and Rigoberto Uran already has the mind set on Saturday's time trial. Read more...

Jens Keukeleire: I had forgotten about that roundabout

Jens Keukeleire was one of the candidates for the win in the 19th stage of the Tour de France, but was forced to watch as Edvald Boasson Hagen attacked and took the win instead. Read more...

Tour de France - Chris Froome: It's my race to lose now

Chris Froome survived a relatively easy day on flat terrain and is looking forward to Saturday's time trial, in which he may well secure his fourth Tour de France victory. Read more...

Tour de France - Edvald Boasson Hagen: No photo finish needed this time!

Norwegian Edvald Boasson Hagen finally got his stage victory at this year's Tour de France after coming close a few times. Read more...

Edvald Boasson Hagen wins 19th stage of Tour de France

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data) has won the 19th stage of the Tour de France. The Norwegian crossed the finish line solo after an attack in the last kilometres. Read more...

Tour de France - Alberto Contador: Chris Froome has already won this Tour de France

Alberto Contador of Trek-Segafredo did not have the best of days in the 18th stage of the Tour de France. Read more...

Tour de France - Fabio Aru struggling with bronchitis

Fabio Aru of Astana says that he has been suffering from bronchitis, which may have been to blame for the Italian's weakened condition in the third week of the Tour de France. Read more...

Tour de France - Rigoberto Uran: Now it is important to focus on the time trial

Cannondale-Drapac's Rigoberto Uran has finished the last day in the Alps of the 2017 Tour de France in third position after losing some seconds to Romain Bardet. Read more...

Tour de France - Nairo Quintana: Next year I will ride the Tour

Nairo Quintana (Movistar) has had yet another difficult stage at the Tour de France. Like he had already anticipated, his legs were not strong enough. Read more...

Tour de France - Mikel Landa: The podium will be difficult for me

Mikel Landa of Team Sky knows that the Tour de France podium will be very complicated for him after failing to gain time in the last mountain stage on Thursday. Read more...

Tour de France - Romain Bardet: I thought I was going to suffocate myself

Romain Bardet of AG2R La Mondiale recovered his second place in the Tour de France after winning the sprint for third place in the 18th stage. Read more...

Tour de France - Darwin Atapuma: To be ahead of Chris Froome feels like a victory to me

Darwin Atapuma (UAE-Team Emirates) had a good stage in the Tour de France and after leading solo for a while, took the second position at the finish line. Read more...

Chris Froome: I fancy my chances in the time trial but anything can happen

Tour de France leader Chris Froome survived the final mountain stage without suffering any damage, although the gap with Romain Bardet was reduced by four seconds. Read more...

Warren Barguil: We never thought we would have two jerseys and four stage wins

Frenchman Warren Barguil of Team Sunweb took a second stage victory at the Tour de France and secured the Polka Dot Jersey, pending his arrival to Paris. Read more...

Second stage win for Warren Barguil at Tour de France, Chris Froome remains in Yellow

Warren Barguil (Sunweb) has won the last Alpine stage at the Tour de France. The rider crossed the finish line solo and took his second victory in the 2017 edition of the race. Read more...

La Course by le Tour de France - Annemiek van Vleuten climbs to victory

Annemiek van Vleuten of Orica-Scott has won the first of two events at the renewed La Course by Le Tour de France, reaching the top of the Izoard well ahead of her competitors. Read more...

Manager of Nairo Quintana: I don't have any offers for him

The agent of Movistar rider Nairo Quintana denies that the two-times Grand Tour winner may be moving to a different team at the end of the season. Read more...

Tour de France - Fabio Aru: You must also accept it when you lose

Fabio Aru of Astana Pro Team struggled to keep up with his key rivals for the General Classification of the Tour de France and ended up losing half a minute in stage 17. Read more...

Tour de France - Alberto Contador: I couldn't fight for the victory

Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) was one of the stars of the day by attacking and leading the race almost until the end. Read more...

Romain Bardet and Warren Barguil: A French partnership versus Chris Froome?

Romain Bardet of AG2R La Mondiale and Warren Barguil of Team Sunweb may have become partners as the former looks to challenge Chris Froome for the Yellow Jersey. Read more...

Tour de France - Mikel Landa: Tomorrow Chris Froome will show why he's the leader

Mikel Landa (Team Sky) finished the 17th stage in the fifth position of the General Classification. Although his condition was not optimal, he is ready for the next stage. Read more...

Tour de France - Chris Froome: I'd be happy to reach the time trial with these gaps

Chris Froome kept things well under control in the penultimate mountain stage of this year's Tour de France and remains in Yellow with the Izoard and the time trial left to go. Read more...

Tour de France - Nairo Quintana: I have suffered too much

The 17th stage of the Tour de France was another difficult day for Nairo Quintana (Movistar) who had more difficult times on the climbs. Read more...

Tour de France - Primoz Roglic: It's crazy, incredible, I don't have words

Primoz Roglic of LottoNL-Jumbo was without words following his stage 17 win at the Tour de France. The time trial specialist finished solo after attacking on the Galibier. Read more...

Primoz Roglic takes stage in Tour de France, Chris Froome remains in Yellow

LottoNL-Jumbo's Primoz Roglic has won the 17th stage of the Tour de France. The Slovenian launched an attack during the ascent of the Galibier and kept the lead until the end. Read more...

Marcel Kittel abandons Tour de France after crash

Marcel Kittel of QuickStep Floors has abandoned the Tour de France as result of a crash in the 17th stage. Read more...

Tour de France - Chris Froome: I'm looking forward to the days in the Alps

Current leader of the General Classification of the Tour de France Chris Froome is feeling good after the 16th stage and ahead of the next days in the Alps. Read more...

Alberto Contador denies this is his last Tour de France

After the 17th stage on Tuesday, Alberto Contador has denied that this is going to be his last Tour de France. Read more...

John Degenkolb: Trek-Segafredo has lodged a protest for Michael Matthews' sprint

Trek-Segafredo has filed a protest for the irregular sprint of Team Sunweb's Michael Matthews at the end of the 16th stage on Tuesday. Read more...

Tour de France - Oliver Naesen saves the day for Romain Bardet

AG2R La Mondiale's Oliver Naesen was of great importance to French Tour de France hope Romain Bardet in Tuesday's Stage 16. Read more...

Tour de France - Michael Matthews: The second one is always the hardest to get

Michael Matthews of Team Sunweb has won his second stage at this year's Tour de France and reduced the gap with Marcel Kittel in the fight for the Green Jersey. Read more...

Michael Matthews sprints to second victory in Tour de France

Sunweb's Michael Matthews has won the final sprint at the 16th stage of the Tour de France. The Australian was faster than Edvald Boasson Hagen and John Degenkolb. Read more...

Analysis: What is still to come in the 2017 Tour de France

After the second and last rest day of this Tour de France, we are ready for the grand finale of this edition and unlike recent years there is no clear winner yet. Read more...

Philippe Gilbert abandons Tour de France

Belgian rider Philippe Gilbert of QuickStep Floors has had to abandon the Tour de France due to sickness, he confirmed. Read more...

Steven de Jongh: This is the last Tour de France for Alberto Contador

Alberto Contador is currently riding his last Tour de France. This was confirmed by Trek-Segafredo manager Steven de Jongh. Read more...

Peter Sagan: I don't accept being called violent

World champion Peter Sagan of Bora-hansgrohe has criticized the Tour de France jury for taking him out of the race and calling him violent. Read more...

Tour de France - Rigoberto Uran doesn't feel like the underdog

Cannondale-Drapac's Rigoberto Uran has talked to the media about his possibilities of winning the Tour de France and the way he will face this third week. Read more...

Tour de France - Alberto Contador looking at Galibier for potential stage victory

Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) is recovering well from the injuries he sustained at the Tour de France and the rider now has new objectives for what is left of the race. Read more...

Romain Bardet apologizes to Chris Froome on behalf of fans

French rider Romain Bardet has apologized on behalf of the fans for the booing of Chris Froome during the 15th stage of the Tour de France on Sunday. Read more...

Tour de France - Mikel Landa: I don't want to be second again

Team Sky's Mikel Landa has discussed his future and the work he is doing for Chris Froome at the Tour de France. Read more...

Tour de France - Nairo Quintana: Double Grand Tour can be done again

During the second rest day of the Tour de France, Nairo Quintana (Movistar) has taken the time to reflect on the race, the season and the future. Read more...

Tour de France - Chris Froome feared losing his Yellow Jersey after mechanical

Chris Froome remained in the lead of the General Classification after the 15th stage of the Tour de France, but not without surviving a big scare. Read more...

Tour de France - Alberto Contador: I'm hopeful about the rest of the Tour

Trek-Segafredo's Alberto Contador has arrived to the finish line with the group of favourites at the 15th stage of the Tour de France. Read more...

Tour de France - Nairo Quintana: When the body doesn't respond, nothing can be done

The 15th stage of the Tour de France has left Nairo Quintana (Movistar) out of the top 10 in the General Classification standings. Read more...

Tour de France - Bauke Mollema: This is what I've worked for in the last two years

Bauke Mollema of Trek-Segafredo took his first stage victory at the Tour de France after keeping his chasers at bay in a 30-kilometer solo. Read more...

Bauke Mollema takes his first stage victory at the Tour de France

Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) has taken the victory at the 15th stage of the Tour de France. The Dutchman managed to cross the finish line on his own. Read more...

Tour de France - Mikel Landa: Maybe Fabio Aru lost the Yellow Jersey on purpose

Even though Mikel Landa (Team Sky) lost some seconds at the 14th stage of the Tour de France, the team is happy about Chris Froome getting the Yellow Jersey back from Fabio Aru. Read more...

Tour de France - Alberto Contador on stage 15: I haven't even looked at it in the road book

Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) has survived another stage of the Tour de France and keeps focusing on recovering from the injuries caused by the crashes. Read more...

Fabio Aru after losing Yellow Jersey: Not everything is lost

Fabio Aru of Astana lost the Yellow Jersey of the Tour de France after finishing the 14th stage 25 seconds behind Chris Froome, leaving the Team Sky rider back in the lead. Read more...

Nairo Quintana: I thought the climb was not going to be that complicated

Nairo Quintana lost 25 seconds in the General Classification during the 14th stage of the Tour de France. The rider had to struggle during the last climb to avoid losing more time. Read more...

Chris Froome: Kwiato was shouting to me on the radio

Chris Froome recovered the Yellow Jersey of the Tour de France by finishing at just one second from the stage winner on Saturday with Fabio Aru finishing another 25 seconds later. Read more...

Greg Van Avermaet: I did what I could to win, but it wasn't enough

Greg Van Avermaet was disappointed but realistic following his second place at the 14th stage of the Tour de France. The BMC rider accepted that Michael Matthews was just stronger. Read more...

Michael Matthews: To come back here and win is a dream come true

Michael Matthews powered to a hard-fought victory in the 14th stage of the Tour de France, two years after injuries kept him out of the battle for victory on the same finish. Read more...

Michael Matthews takes stage, Chris Froome is back in Yellow

Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) has won the 14th stage of the Tour de France. Team Sky's Chris Froome has retaken the lead in the General Classification. Read more...

Father of Nairo Quintana: Movistar is burning out my son

The father of Colombian cyclist Nairo Quintana believes that Movistar Team is burning out his son by making him ride for the General Classification in both the Giro and the Tour. Read more...

Tour de France - Mikel Landa: I don't think I am stronger than Chris Froome

Mikel Landa (Team Sky) had a good day at the Tour de France, being part of the front duo for most of the stage and climbing to the fifth position in the General Classification. Read more...

Romain Bardet: I hope we won't be biting our fingers in Paris

AG2R La Mondiale's Romain Bardet believes that it is a shame that riders are calculating so carefully in the second week of the Tour de France and hopes it won't cost him in Paris. Read more...

Chris Froome on Mikel Landa: It could be a winning move for us

Chris Froome finished the day in second position and remains at 6 seconds from race leader Fabio Aru (Astana). But the day gave his team good news ahead of the rest of the race. Read more...

Alberto Contador: Now I want to enjoy myself

Alberto Contador of Trek-Segafredo is determined to enjoy himself in the remainder of the Tour de France, rather than focusing on the General Classification. Read more...

Team Sky's Servais Knaven: Froome is still our leader

Team Sky Directeur Sportif Servais Knaven confirmed shortly after stage 13 of the Tour de France that Mikel Landa's move to attack was all part of the team's tactics. Read more...

Warren Barguil: I had not imagined that I would beat Alberto Contador

Warren Barguil of Team Sunweb became the first French rider in 12 years to win a Tour de France stage on the 14th of July. Read more...

Nairo Quintana: I hope I can have more days like today

The 13th stage of the Tour de France was a good day for Nairo Quintana. The rider was part of the front group in the last kilometers and crossed the finish line in second place. Read more...

Tour de France: Relaxed Fabio Aru happy to stay in Yellow after stage 13

Italian Fabio Aru was happy to keep his Yellow Jersey for another day after being able to avoid stressful moments in stage 13 of the Tour de France. Read more...

Tour de France: Warren Barguil takes victory on French National Day

Warren Barguil (Sunweb) has taken the victory on the National Day of France. The rider was the fastest of the escapees at the end of stage 13 in the Tour de France. Read more...

UCI reverses decision: No penalties for Rigoberto Uran and George Bennett

The UCI jury has decided to reverse its decision to hand out 20-second penalties to Rigoberto Uran, George Bennett and Serge Pauwels after Thursday's stage. Read more...

Jonathan Vaughters on 'Bottlegate': It's not French bias, it's incompetence

Cannondale-Drapac's Jonathan Vaughters believes that incompetence, rather than a French bias, is to blame for the heavily criticized jury decisions taken in the Tour de France. Read more...

Jakob Fuglsang still determined to continue in Tour de France despite 27-minute loss

Danish rider Jakob Fuglsang is still determined to continue in the Tour de France despite suffering throughout Thursday's stage as a result of his crash a day earlier. Read more...

Romain Bardet: We are ready to fight for the Yellow Jersey

AG2R La Mondiale's Romain Bardet has taken the victory at the 12th stage of the Tour de France, a win he has been preparing for throughout the season. Read more...

Chris Froome: The race is certainly on now

The first day in the Pyrenees has left Chris Froome (Team Sky) in the second position of the General Classification of the Tour de France, at six second from new leader Fabio Aru. Read more...

Mikel Landa: It didn't occur to me to look back

Mikel Landa (Team Sky) finished the 12th stage of the Tour de France in fourth position, five seconds behind winner Romain Bardet and 17 ahead of his leader Chris Froome. Read more...

Nairo Quintana: Maybe I'll try to get a stage victory

Movistar's Nairo Quintana has lost more time in the General Classification of the Tour de France but remains in eighth position at 4'01" from race leader Fabio Aru. Read more...

Rigoberto Uran and George Bennett get 20-second penalties

Rigoberto Uran, George Bennett and Serge Pauwels have been handed 20-second time penalties after accepting bottles in the last 20 kilometers of stage 12 of the Tour de France. Read more...

Alberto Contador: Today was better than I was hoping for

Trek-Segafredo's Alberto Contador has lost more time in the General Classification at the 12th stage of the Tour de France, although he was stronger than he expected to be. Read more...

Tour de France leader Fabio Aru: This is the most beautiful thing that could happen to a rider

Fabio Aru is the new leader of the Tour de France after 12 stages. The Italian of Astana finished third on the day and surpassed Sky's Chris Froome to go to the top of the GC. Read more...

Tour de France: Romain Bardet wins stage, Fabio Aru takes Yellow

Romain Bardet (AG2R-La Mondiale) has taken the victory at the first Pyrenees stage in the Tour de France, Fabio Aru (Astana) took the Yellow Jersey. Read more...

Jakob Fuglsang to start in stage 12 despite suffering two small fractures

Astana Pro Team rider Jakob Fuglsang will start in the 12th stage of the Tour de France despite having suffered two small fractures in Wednesday's stage. Read more...

Nairo Quintana about stage 12: If I feel strong, I will attack

Nairo Quintana of Movistar Team believes that the 12th stage of the Tour de France on Thursday may give him a chance to make a difference for the General Classification. Read more...

Edvald Boasson Hagen: It's frustrating to come so close and not win

Edvald Boasson Hagen praised his teammates for their hard work in the 11th stage of the Tour de France, but was visibly disappointed with his third place. Read more...

Maciej Bodnar after brave attempt: it was like sprinting from every corner

Polish rider Maciej Bodnar gave Bora-hansgrohe a new purpose in this year's Tour de France by staying in the lead of stage 11 until the very last meters. Read more...

Alberto Contador: This Tour is pushing me to the limit, even psychologically

Trek-Segafredo's Alberto Contador suffered two crashes during the eleventh stage of the Tour de France, but he is very motivated to fight until the end. Read more...

Chris Froome: I don't need to attack at this point

The eleventh stage of the Tour de France was another day for the sprinters, and Chris Froome (Team Sky) just had to stay safe ahead of the stages at the Pyrenees. Read more...

Dylan Groenewegen: I had a good day but Marcel Kittel is the best right now

Dylan Groenewegen improved from his third place in Tuesday's stage of the Tour de France to finish second behind Marcel Kittel in the 11th stage on Wednesday. Read more...

Marcel Kittel: It can't get worse from here

German sprinter Marcel Kittel was in disbelief after winning yet another stage in this year's Tour de France, beating Dylan Groenewegen and Edvald Boasson Hagen for his fifth win. Read more...

Fifth victory for Marcel Kittel in Tour de France

Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors) has taken his fifth victory at the 104th Tour de France. The rider crossed the finish line ahead of Dylan Groenewegen and Edvald Boasson Hagen. Read more...

Jack Bauer about Nacer Bouhanni incident: I thought someone wanted an autograph

New Zealand cyclist Jack Bauer of QuickStep reacted to the stage 10 incident with Nacer Bouhanni in a particularly light-hearted way. Read more...

Marcel Kittel breaks German record

Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors) has taken his fourth victory in the 104th edition of the Tour de Francia and the 13th in his career. Read more...

John Degenkolb sprints to second place despite pain

John Degenkolb is happy with his second place at the tenth stage of the Tour de France, in which he was beaten only by his compatriot and former teammate Marcel Kittel. Read more...

Alberto Contador: I hope I don't have to wait for the Alps to attack

Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) feels more optimistic despite the pain caused by his crashes at the Tour de France. The Spaniard is looking for the right moment to attack. Read more...

Dylan Groenewegen not happy with third place at Tour de France

Dylan Groenewegen of LottoNL-Jumbo finished third in the tenth stage of the Tour de France, but wasn't happy with the result. Read more...

Chris Froome: The race is still very close, very open

Team Sky's Chris Froome is glad to have finished another stage of the Tour de France, a good day for the General Classification contenders to regain some energy. Read more...

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