Alberto Contador ruled himself out of the road race at next month's Rio Olympics, saying he needs four weeks to recover from injuries sustained on the Tour de France. The Spaniard withdrew from the Tour during the ninth stage. How tough the gruelling race is can be made out by the 12th stage pile up, which occurred after Richie Porte crashed into a motorbike as the riders reached its climax at the top of Mount Ventoux. Chris Froome was dramatically reinstated to the ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
‘When you crash you get back on the bike and don’t feel pain but then after the stage you might be in trouble’ IMAGE: An injured Alberto Contador of Spain and Tinkoff looks on after Stage One of Le Tour de France. Photograph: Chris Graythen/Getty Images. Alberto Contador's Tour de France chances suffered an early blow on Saturday when the Spaniard crashed with about 80 km left in the first stage. PHOTOS: The Tour De France for beginners The Tinkoff rider, twice winner of the ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Tweet on Twitter Peqa Cabarga (Espagne)—Chris Froome pipped Nairo Quintana to victory on the summit finish of the 11th stage of the Vuelta a Espana on Wednesday, but the Colombian held onto his overall lead. Britain's Froome, the Tour de ...Pakistan Observer, 1 hour ago
IMAGE: Yellow jersey leader Team Sky rider Chris Froome of Britain reacts on the podium after the 184.5 km (114.6 miles) Stage 9 from Vielha Val d'Aran, Spain to Andorre Arcalis, Andorra at the Tour de France on Sunday. Photograph: Juan Medina/Reuters Tom Dumoulin of the Netherlands attacked near the foot of the final climb to win the ninth stage of the Tour de France in extreme weather conditions as Alberto Contador pulled out of the race on Sunday. Giant Alpecin rider Dumoulin, sixth in ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago Tour de France: Inventive Froome takes charge after stunning attack Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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