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TASTE OF THE TOUR: Paris delights saving the best for last
July 28, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ESPELETTE, France (AP) " The Tour de France's final stage brings the curtain down on three weeks of gastronomic delights with the best saved for last in the French capital.Sunday will be a day of indulgence.Riders will toast champagne... More...
Thomas: Olympic star, loyal teammate, and now Tour champ
July 28, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ESPELETTE, France (AP) " Five years ago when riding the Tour de France in support of Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas fell off his bike on a Corsican road in the opening stage and broke his pelvis.Against all odds, Thomas soldiered... More...
Tour de France Stages
July 28, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
July 7 " Stage 1: Noirmoutier-en-l'Ile_Fontenay-le-Comte, flat (201km-125 miles) (Stage: Fernando Gaviria, Colombia; Yellow Jersey: Gaviria)July 8 " Stage 2: Mouilleron-Saint-Germain_La Roche-sur-Yon, flat (182.5-113) (Peter Sagan,... More...
Thomas effectively seals his first Tour de France title
July 28, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ESPELETTE, France (AP) " No longer merely a support rider for Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas is going to Paris in the yellow jersey.The Welshman with Team Sky effectively sealed his first Tour de France title by protecting his lead... More...
Geraint Thomas will win Tour de France on Sunday after retaining Yellow Jersey on Stage 20
July 28, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
Thomas became the virtual Tour de France champion here, Wales celebrated one of its greatest sporting moments           More...
TASTE OF THE TOUR: Pan-seared squid in the Basque Country
July 27, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
LARUNS, France (AP) " The Tour de France's penultimate stage is a time trial in the Basque Country, where pan-seared squid with Espelette peppers washed down with deep red wines contribute to the locals' bonhomie.Artisan chocolates,... More...
People on Bikes to take viewers on ride of their lives
July 27, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Want to get fit, help the environment and enjoy some fresh air while sampling the beauty of New Zealand? Then get on your bike!Each week, new TVNZ 1 show People on Bikes will take viewers on an armchair ride along one of New Zealand's... More...
Thomas can taste Tour title with 1 big stage to go
July 27, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
LARUNS, France (AP) " Having worn the leader's yellow jersey over the Alps and through the Pyrenees, only one more challenging stage stands in the way of Geraint Thomas winning his first Tour de France.Thomas takes an advantage... More...
Ladies first: 13 female cyclists completing Tour de France
July 27, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
LOURDES, France (AP) " They ride every stage of the Tour de France before the men do.Over the same mountains on the same 3,351-kilometer (2,082-mile) route.Except there won't be a podium or prize money waiting for them on the... More...
Cycling: Cyclists' incredible toughness in Tour de France revealed
July 27, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
One of the scarier sights in this year's Tour de France was on Tuesday seeing top Belgian rider Philippe Gilbert mistime his high-speed descent into a tight corner in the Pyrenees and go flying over a steep edge.Gilbert climbed... More...
Geraint Thomas's Tour de France prize money dwarfed by other top sports titles - and he has to share it
July 27, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
Novak Djokovic and Francesco Molinari took home comfortably bigger amounts for their triumphs at Wimbledon and The Open More...
Geraint Thomas' wife Sarah Elen Thomas on how couple met - and why her brother calls him 'King D**k'
July 27, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
Thomas is about to win the Tour de France for the first time but who is the woman behind the Yellow Jersey? More...
Geraint Thomas all but wins Tour de France 2018 after Team Sky rider survives last mountain stage
July 27, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
Thomas has now led from the front on the general classification for 850 miles and produced another ride of stunning maturity More...
Who is Geraint Thomas? Inside track on Britain's Tour de France hopeful
July 27, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
The Team Sky rider is bidding for glory as Le Tour comes to its conclusion over the next couple of days More...
Running: For a new challenge he ran every stage of the 2018 Tour de France
July 26, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The man who last year ran 44 marathons in 44 countries in 44 days wanted a new challenge - so he ran every stage of this year's Tour de France.Because the average speed of the winner in each stage of the Tour is more than 40kph,... More...
Dumoulin down to his last chance in Tour de France
July 26, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PAU, France (AP) " The Tour de France is Geraint Thomas' race to lose with only one rider seemingly left with a slim hope of catching the Welshman.The last stage in the Pyrenees on Friday - the Tour's so-called "queen stage" for... More...
Tour de France Stages
July 26, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
July 7 " Stage 1: Noirmoutier-en-l'Ile_Fontenay-le-Comte, flat (201km-124.9 miles) (Stage: Fernando Gaviria, Colombia; Yellow Jersey: Gaviria)July 8 " Stage 2: Mouilleron-Saint-Germain_La Roche-sur-Yon, flat (182.5-113.4) (Peter... More...
TASTE OF THE TOUR: Legendary mountains, miracles at Lourdes
July 26, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SAINT-LARY-SOULAN, France (AP) " In Lourdes, where villager Bernadette Soubirous said she had visions of Mary while gathering stones back in the 19th century, Chris Froome will need a miracle heading into the Pyrenees' final stage... More...
Tour de France: Geraint Thomas looks to cement Tour lead in final mountain leg
July 26, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Arnaud Demare was rewarded today for hauling his muscular frame over the Alps and through the Pyrenees.Geraint Thomas, meanwhile, is preparing to cement his hold on the yellow jersey in Friday's final mountain test of the Tour de... More...
Tour de France glossary: Fries, water heaters and lanterns
July 26, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PAU, France (AP) " Geraint Thomas is having "la frite" at this Tour de France. He's the race's new "patron."Meanwhile, four-time champion Chris Froome "went through the window" in the Pyrenees and has been relegated to a "super... More...
Tour de France glory at Geraint Thomas' fingertips as he takes two-minute lead into last mountain stage
July 26, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
Welshman will almost certainly succeed team-mate Chris Froome if he can keep rivals at bay over two-peak test More...
Nibali to have surgery on broken back
July 26, 2018 (08:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MILAN (AP) " Vincenzo Nibali will undergo surgery next week on the back he injured during a crash in the Tour de France as the Bahrain Merida cyclist aims to be back to ride in the Spanish Vuelta.Nibali broke the 10th vertebrae... More...
Cycling: Chris Froome tackled off bike in Tour De France after policeman mistakes him for rogue fan
July 26, 2018 (08:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Chris Froome has crashed following the brutally difficult 17th stage of the Tour de France after police mistook him for a fan on the way down the mountain.Team Sky tells The Associated Press there was a misunderstanding and when... More...
Chris Froome brands Tour de France clash with policeman a "misunderstanding" after being dragged from bike
July 26, 2018 (08:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
Pictures emerged of Va Va Froome remonstrating angrily with the police officer who knocked him off his £10,000 Pinarello machine after stage 17 More...
TASTE OF THE TOUR: Henri IV, Poule au Pot and pressed cheese
July 25, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SAINT-LARY-SOULAN, France (AP) " A new start and a royal finish. After two grueling days in the mountains, exhausted Tour de France riders will discover a new place on the race map in the small town of Trie-sur-Baise, which for centuries... More...
Froome crashes after police mistake him for fan
July 25, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SAINT-LARY-SOULAN, France (AP) " Chris Froome has crashed following the brutally difficult 17th stage of the Tour de France after police mistook him for a fan on the way down the mountain.Team Sky tells The Associated Press there... More...
Cycling: Tour de France rider finished stage despite broken kneecap
July 25, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Belgian rider Philippe Gilbert has revealed he finished stage 16 of the Tour de France with a broken kneecap - and he even has the pictures to prove it.Gilbert was leading yesterday's stage when he hit the wall - literally.He... More...
Quintana wins "pure climber" Tour de France stage
July 25, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SAINT-LARY-SOULAN, France (AP) " The Tour de France title will continue to elude Nairo Quintana this year, but the Colombian climber at least salvaged some pride by ending a long victory drought in spectacular fashion on Wednesday.Five... More...
Cycling: Chris Froome cracks in the Pyrenees as Thomas solidifies Tour de France lead
July 25, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Four-time champion Chris Froome cracked in the feared 17th stage of the Tour de France through the Pyrenees on Wednesday, solidifying Sky teammate Geraint Thomas' hold on the yellow jersey.Colombian climber Nairo Quintana won the... More...
Cycling: Rolling the dice on an attempt to win stages in the last week of the Tour de France
July 25, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The second rest day sliced through the Tour and marked two weeks down with one week to go.Our Let'sGo"Scott team spent this much-needed marker in the Aude region of South Central France. Our hotel for the two-night stay, although... More...
Geraint Thomas' Tour de France lead grows as Chris Froome drops to third with just four stages left
July 25, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
The Welshman is almost two minutes clear of his nearest challenger after short but punishing uphill slog More...
Tour de France rider breaks knee cap in ravine crash but cycles another 60k to finish the race
July 25, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
Belgian rider Philippe Gilbert lost control and went tumbling over a wall during Stage 16 of the race on Tuesday and afterwards posted this astonishing image of his injury More...
Watch: Tour de France rider Philippe Gilbert survives scary crash into wall
July 24, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Belgian rider Philippe Gilbert was leading the Tour de France's stage 16 when he hit the wall - literally.He crashed earlier in the stage while descending from the Col de Portet-d'Aspet, hitting a wall and flipping off his bike... More...
TASTE OF THE TOUR: Spit-roasted cake and spas in Pyrenees
July 24, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France (AP) " Tour de France riders won't have time to enjoy the delights of Bagneres-de-Luchon's thermal bath in the bucolic spa town which hosts the start of Wednesday's brutal sprint through the Pyrenees.The... More...
Tour de France Stages
July 24, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
July 7 " Stage 1: Noirmoutier-en-l'Ile_Fontenay-le-Comte, flat (201km-124.9 miles) (Stage: Fernando Gaviria, Colombia; Yellow Jersey: Gaviria)July 8 " Stage 2: Mouilleron-Saint-Germain_La Roche-sur-Yon, flat (182.5-113.4) (Peter... More...
Tour de France chaos: farmers' protest, tear gas and crashes
July 24, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France (AP) " Tear gas in riders' eyes. A farmers' protest blocking the road. Two key crashes on dangerous descents.The only thing lacking from the wild 16th stage of the Tour de France on Tuesday was a shakeup... More...
Tour de France riders sprayed with tear gas amid protest by farmers
July 24, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Tear gas in riders' eyes. A farmers' protest blocking the road. Two key crashes on dangerous descents.The only thing lacking from the wild 16th stage of the Tour de France on Tuesday was a shakeup in the overall standings.Frenchman... More...
Luis Leon Sanchez shows off gruesome elbow wounds after crash that ended his Tour de France
July 24, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Astana rider Luis Leon Sanchez has shown off the gruesome wounds on his elbow after a nasty crash during the second stage of the Tour de France, which caused him to withdraw from the competition.,The Spaniard fractured his elbow... More...
Chris Froome reveals Tour de France pepper spray incident left him with burning throat, nose and eyes
July 24, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
Angry farmers blocked part of the Tour's route on stage 16 before police responded with pepper spray to cause a delay to the race More...
Philippe Gilbert crash: Tour de France competitor survives horror smash over wall on stage 16
July 24, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
The Quick-Step Cycling ace hurtled into a low wall during the descent Ported d'Aspet on the 16th stage of the race More...
Tour de France stopped after cyclists 'pepper sprayed' by police after farmers' protest during 16th stage of race
July 24, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
Farmers attempted to block the road with hay bales before police responded with pepper spray. More...
Team Sky boss claims spitting and booing aimed at riders is a 'French thing' and warns: 'respect us or riders won't return'
July 23, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Team Sky principal Sir Dave Brailsford believes the spitting, booing and physical intimidation to which his riders have been subjected at this Tour de France is a phenomenon particular to "French culture", adding that unless French... More...
Tour de France seeking more action from innovative stages
July 23, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
CARCASSONNE, France (AP) " Tired of watching cycling races where nothing ever seems to happen?The Tour de France thinks it has some solutions to liven up the action: Shorter mountain stages, intermediate bonus sprints, and a Formula... More...
Brailsford blames French cycling culture for abuse of Sky
July 23, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
CARCASSONNE, France (AP) " Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford blames the French cycling culture for fans abusing his Tour de France leaders Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome.Spectators have been taunting four-time champion Froome... More...
TASTE OF THE TOUR: Duck legs and red wine in Carcassonne
July 23, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
CARCASSONNE, France (AP) " For the Tour de France riders having lost any hope of a good placing in Paris, or the legions of tourists not too obsessed with their diet following the peloton across France, the first stage entering the... More...
Tour de France Standings
July 23, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
1. Geraint Thomas, Britain, Sky, 62:49:47.2. Chris Froome, Britain, Sky, 1:39.3. Tom Dumoulin, Netherlands, Sunweb, 1:50.4. Primoz Roglic, Slovenia, LottoNL-Jumbo, 2:38.5. Romain Bardet, France, AG2R La Mondiale, 3:21.6.... More...
Colombia's Egan Bernal is the Tour de France's budding star
July 23, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
CARCASSONNE, France (AP) " The youngest rider at the Tour de France is showing all the signs of becoming cycling's next big star.Colombia's Egan Bernal proved his worth " and more " by working as a trailblazer for Sky teammates... More...
AP PHOTOS: Fans at the Tour de France show up in every color
July 23, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
CARCASSONNE, France (AP) " Superhero costumes, bunny outfits, shirtless.Tour de France spectators come in every color.Few major sports events allow fans to get as close to athletes as the Tour does and many spectators use the... More...
Chris Froome and co's Tour de France abuse won't stop predicts Dave Brailsford in searing attack on organisers
July 23, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
Team Sky riders have been hit, spat at and more after doping saga that saw star man cleared, with support staff also targeted More...
Chris Froome makes amazing Tour de France confession as pal Geraint Thomas closes in on his first win
July 23, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
Second behind Team Sky colleague with a week to go, the four-time champ is happy to shelve bid for record fifth triumph More...

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