Sporting stakes - 19/07 - 04:30

Alaphilippe to defend 100 year old yellow jersey against the clock

Thirty eight years ago, the first non-European leader of the Tour de France rode in a yellow skinsuit as it was a time trial from Nay to Pau on a similar distance as stage 13 in the race that celebrates the 100th year of the yellow jersey precisely on this day, July 19. Australia’s Phil Anderson lost it to Bernard Hinault by 13 seconds only. This time around it’s...

Interview - 18/07 - 18:07

Julian Alaphilippe: “The yellow jersey makes me proud”

“It’s difficult to explain what it means to hold the yellow jersey on its 100th birthday tomorrow. It means a lot and firstly, it makes me proud. I’m very happy to lead the Tour de France. It’ll enable me to start the time trial last tomorrow. It motivates me to hurt myself even more than usual. I’ll push my limits.”

Interview - 18/07 - 18:01

Peter Sagan: “It was really hard to make the break”

“It wasn’t really fun today. I wanted to be in the break so I could get points on the intermediate sprint. It was really hard to make it into the break, as it took 50 kilometres for it to be made. Come the intermediate sprint, I’m happy Daniel Oss was with me because he helped me bring back Roger Kluge, who tried to anticipate us, and that enabled me to get...

Interview - 18/07 - 17:59

Matteo Trentin: “I’m very happy about my climbing”

“It was a very good day out there. We did great tactics as Simon Yates was at the head of the race and I was on the second group and could have countered if necessary. In order to have a chance of making it to the summit with the head of the race, I needed to anticipate the move of the big climbers. That’s why attacked. I didn’t get that much of a gap, only...

Interview - 18/07 - 17:55

Egan Bernal: “It’ll be a different race after the time trial”

“It was very predictable that the stage would happen like this. No GC rider and no GC team wanted anything more because they knew tomorrow is an important time trial in which we’ll have to give everything. Once the ITT will be done, the Tour will be different with many attacks. On Saturday, there’ll be a very hard stage with a mythical climb. Some riders will...

Interview - 18/07 - 17:32

Tim Wellens: “I spent most of my energy to enter the breakaway”

"The fight for the breakaway took a very long time. Once in the leading group, I felt strengthless because of all the energy it took to make it to the front. I focused on the first two categorized climbs. It was enough for me to take KOM points there. Then I didn’t have the legs anymore for the last climb. As a team, we live this Tour like above a cloud. Everything is wonderful....

Interview - 18/07 - 17:11

Simon Yates: “This win makes me proud”

“I wasn’t very confident in beating them. I didn’t know how fast these two riders [Pello Bilbao and Gregor Mühlberger] were but my sport director told me to take the last corner in first position and I’m glad it work out well. To have a stage at all three Grand Tours makes me very proud. This was probably a unique opportunity for me to it this year....

The stage film - 18/07 - 17:05

Simon Yates completes his Grand Tour trilogy

After Elia Viviani and Caleb Ewan, Simon Yates was the third rider to win a stage of the Tour de France after the Giro d’Italia and La Vuelta. He outsprinted his last two breakaway companions Pello Bilbao and Gregor Mühlberger to become the eleventh stage winner of the 106th Tour de France in just as many individual stages. After the first Pyrenean stage, Julian Alaphilippe...

Newsflashes - 18/07 - 16:51

First Tour de France win for Simon Yates

Top 5:

1. Simon Yates

2. Pello Bilbao

3. Gregor Mühlberger

4. Tiesj Benoot

5. Fabio Felline

Newsflashes - 18/07 - 16:50

Simon Yates wins stage 12

Simon Yates outsprints Bilbao and Mühlberger

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