Romain Bardet (Ag2R): "At first the heat was suffocating and then we had a hailstorm. The temperature gap was enormous. The outcome of this first part of this Tour de France is pretty good. I had planned to improve gradually for the third week and I'm really glad about my first week. I only lost some 20 seconds today and had I raced a little better, I could have finished with the yellow jersey group. It's my best start to the Tour, my best first ten days. It's a morale booster even though everything remains to be done."
Romain Bardet: "My best Tour start"
interview10.07.2016Stage 9- Vielha Val d'Aran / Andorre Arcalis
After winning at the Vuelta a España and the Giro d'Italia, Tom Dumoulin claimed his first ever victory at the Tour de France in horrendous conditions as the storm made the race hard and memorable in the last climb of the day after racing in hot conditions. Like Jan Ullrich in 1997 and Brice Feillu in 2009, the Dutchman won in Arcalis where Chris Froome retained the yellow jersey as he kept the situation under control even when the 20-man breakaway had more than ten minutes lead. For...
“Yesterday I felt better but I didn't lose anything to the best rider and it makes me very satisfied. Today at the beginning it was very complicated. With the breakaway and Contador's attack, we didn't know where to look. I had no problem with the rain at the end. I actually prefer the rain that racing with 45° and not being able to breathe. I'm very happy. I reach the rest day in a very good position. I just need to recover well. I'd like to win a stage but as long as I have options on...
- 07/03Summary - Stage 2 (Saint-Lô /...
- 07/03Peter Sagan from rainbow to yellow
- 07/03Jasper Stuyven: “I felt empty in...
- 07/03Contador: "I'm not happy at all"
- 07/03Julian Alaphilippe: “I've been told...
- 07/03Peter Sagan: "I'm very surprised"
- 07/02An uphill finish for a great spectacle
- 06/27Presentation - Stage 2 by Amaël...
Jersey wearers after the stage 2
Receive exclusive news about the Tour de France
Championnats d'Europe de Cyclisme 2016
Sponsorship and Environment
Since it was founded, Amaury Sport Organisation has been involved in various sponsorship and philanthropy activities. It is the generosity of sport that can be found in a certain number of initiatives aiming to invest in the workings of the disciplines themselves (sponsorship of the French Federation of Cycling), in a humanitarian and social framework, (Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque, Actions Dakar, Un Techo Para Mi Pais) or in the environmental sphere (Madre De Dios, selective sorting, etc.). Read more
A.S.O. is committed to integrating environmental considerations into the organisation of its races: Limiting CO2 emissions; A quality waste management policy for the spectators but also for the organisers and the riders; The promotion of cycling as an alternative, environmentally-friendly means of transport. Read more