By Julien Pretot

Chris Froome seals Tour great status with third title

By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Briton Chris Froome cemented his status as one of the greatest Tour de France riders when he secured his third title on Sunday after a three-week rocky ride. Germany's Andre Greipel...

Monday, July 25, 2016, 5:57 AM

Chris Froome seals Tour great status with third title

By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Briton Chris Froome cemented his status as one of the greatest Tour de France riders when he secured his third title on Sunday after a three-week rocky ride. Germany's Andre Greipel...

Sunday, July 24, 2016, 1:42 PM

Froome poised to land third Tour title

By Julien Pretot MORZINE, France (Reuters) - Chris Froome enhanced his reputation as one of the best Tour de France riders when he virtually secured his third title, holding on to his...

Saturday, July 23, 2016, 11:18 AM

Bardet lights up Tour, Froome crashes but retains lead

By Julien Pretot SAINT-GERVAIS-LES-BAINS, France (Reuters) - Chris Froome hit the deck but retained the overall leader's yellow jersey in the Tour de France on the 19th stage, a crash-marred 146-km mountain trek won by Frenchman Romain Bardet in vintage...

Friday, July 22, 2016, 11:42 AM

Froome moves closer to third Tour de France title

By Julien Pretot MEGEVE, France (Reuters) - Britain's Chris Froome edged nearer retaining his Tour de France title when he won the 18th stage, a 17-km mountain time trial, to extend his overall lead to almost four minutes on Thursday. The...

Thursday, July 21, 2016, 11:35 AM

Flying Frenchman Alaphilippe on the rise

By Julien Pretot BERN (Reuters) - After a decade in the shadows, France has begun producing world-class riders again -- and Julian Alaphilippe is one of the country's brightest diamonds. At the forefront of the fight against doping after revelations...

Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 11:15 AM

Froome nails rivals to move closer to third Tour title

By Julien Pretot FINHAUT-EMOSSON, Switzerland (Reuters) - Britain's Chris Froome took another big step toward a third Tour de France title when he dropped his main rivals in the finale of the 17th stage, a 184-km mountain...

Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 11:08 AM

Cavendish pulls out of Tour de France to focus on Rio

By Julien Pretot (Reuters) - Britain's Mark Cavendish has pulled out of the Tour de France to manage his workload ahead of the Rio Olympics, his Dimension Data team said in a statement on Tuesday. "After analyzing his workload from the...

Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 3:20 PM

Dominant Froome to peak for Tour de France final week

By Julien Pretot BERN (Reuters) - Nairo Quintana is expected to be at his best for the final week of the Tour de France, which feature four stages in the Alps, but Chris Froome says he has never been better going into a grand tour decider. "I feel...

Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 10:35 AM

No rival? It's rubbish, says Tour de France leader Froome

By Julien Pretot BERN (Reuters) - Britain's Chris Froome seems to be heading for a third Tour de France title seemingly unchallenged as rivals fail to unsettle his well-oiled Team Sky machine but try telling him that. Monday's headline...

Monday, July 18, 2016, 1:58 PM

Sagan pips Kristoff for third 2016 Tour stage win

By Julien Pretot BERN (Reuters) - World champion Peter Sagan claimed his third 2016 Tour de France stage victory when he pipped Alexander Kristoff on the line at the end of the 16th stage, a 209-km ride from Moirans-en-Montagne on Monday...

Monday, July 18, 2016, 11:31 AM

Cycling: Downhill master Pantano wins Tour stage 15, Froome leads

By Julien Pretot CULOZ, France (Reuters) - Colombian Jarlinson Pantano showed he is a master of the descent as he claimed his maiden Tour de France win in Sunday's 15th stage, while overall leader Chris Froome enjoyed a relatively quiet day in the saddle...

Sunday, July 17, 2016, 12:00 PM

Cycling: Leader Froome waiting for Quintana to attack

By Julien Pretot VILLARS-LES-DOMBES, France (Reuters) - Having taken time off his rivals on all terrains, Chris Froome is waiting for Nairo Quintana to deliver on his promise that he would launch an attack in the third week of the Tour de France...

Saturday, July 16, 2016, 1:32 PM

Cycling: Cavendish powers to 30th Tour win as Froome retains lead

By Julien Pretot VILLARS-LES-DOMBES, France (Reuters) - Manx Missile Mark Cavendish claimed his 30th Tour de France victory and fourth in this year's race when he left sprint rival Marcel Kittel trailing at the end of the 14th stage on Saturday. The...

Saturday, July 16, 2016, 11:53 AM

Tour de France continues in sober mood after Nice attack

By Julien Pretot BOURG-SAINT-ANDEOL, France (Reuters) - The Tour de France continued in a low-key but defiant mood under heightened security on Friday, with riders, spectators and race officials observing a minute's silence for the scores of victims of...

Friday, July 15, 2016, 4:24 AM

Froome retains Tour lead despite Ventoux chaos

By Julien Pretot MONT VENTOUX, France (Reuters) - Defending champion Chris Froome retained the overall leader's yellow jersey on the Tour de France despite being left without a bike following an incident involving a motorbike...

Thursday, July 14, 2016, 11:10 PM

Froome retains Tour lead despite Ventoux chaos

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Thursday, July 14, 2016, 11:17 AM

Froome on the attack again as Sagan takes another stage

By Julien Pretot MONTPELLIER, France (Reuters) - Chris Froome showed again he will attack his rivals on every terrain as the Briton extended his overall lead in the Tour de France with a surprising move in Wednesday's 11th stage, which was won with...

Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 11:24 AM

Cycling: Matthews breaks Tour jinx as Froome stays in yellow

By Julien Pretot REVEL, France (Reuters) - Michael Matthews turned the page on years of bad luck in the Tour de France to complete his set of grand tour victories when he won the 10th stage after a royal breakaway on Tuesday. The Australian,...

Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 11:50 AM

New generation is taking over, says Bardet

By Julien Pretot LA MASSANA, Andorra (Reuters) - A new generation of professional riders is emerging intent on breaking with old habits in the peloton and doing things their own way, according to Frenchman Romain Bardet. Speaking to Reuters on the...

Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 6:10 AM