Down but not out: Pinot vows to return to Tour for yellow
Pinot vows to return to the Tour de France next year to make amends for his tearful departure
Pinot vows to return to the Tour de France next year to make amends for his tearful departure
Young guns shine in the final stage of the Tour as 25-year-old Ewan wins on the Champs-Elysées and 22-year-old Bernal wraps up the overall.
Jumbo-Visma caps its best season ever by pushing Steven Kruijswijk onto the final podium, with Sunday's sprint yet to come.
Weather turned the Tour de France upside Friday and not in ways that will please anyone. But, as Andrew Hood writes, that's simply part of the sport.
On one of the wildest day's of racing in recent Tour history, the race was upended, first by Pinot's abandonment, then by the weather-shortened stage.
The young Colombian climbing sensation rode his way into yellow in an abbreviated stage marred by extreme weather. Thibaut Pinot also abandoned early in the stage.
Egan Bernal's attack on the Col du Galibier was actually Geraint Thomas's decision, the Colombian told reporters after the stage
The other GC favorites flinched when Egan Bernal attacked on the Col du Galibier. Now, the Colombian has emerged as the biggest threat to take down Julian Alaphilippe.
How does Egan Bernal's advantage change the dynamics heading into the final two stages? And what is the significance of Nairo Quintana's stage victory?
The Colombian climber won alone, out-climbing his breakaway companions. Alaphilippe cracked, but regained the GC group on the descent in dramatic fashion.
French hero Alaphilippe is becoming a bigger problem by the day for the top favorites as the Tour enters its final battleground. And Pinot packs the punch that should worry all the other would-be winners.
The Tour's race director sits down with Rob Arnold to discuss the excitement of the 2019 race, the prospects of a bigger women's event, and who is the Tour's best domestique
Australian journalist Rupert Guinness speaks with five international colleagues about the Tour thus far, the biggest stories in each journalist's home country, and how the race will play out in the final week.
We highlight a selection of our favorite images from the second week of the Tour de France.
The Frenchman concedes his lead hangs by a thread, but he'll fight with everything he has to hold yellow to Paris.
A look at the stories that you may have missed from this past week's coverage of the Tour de France
The Pyrenees shook up the Tour de France's overall standings. Who is the strongest? How can Thibaut Pinot or Geraint Thomas win?
A combination of factors has transformed this year's Tour de France into one of the most unpredictable and engaging in decades.
The yellow jersey remains the same after stage 15, but Julian Alaphilippe surrendered time to key rivals in the scintillating finale. Now there are three men with a deficit of less than two minutes to the Frenchman.
Though he carries the yellow jersey into the Tour's final rest day, Alaphilippe realizes how hard it is going to be to win the Tour de France.
After putting costly time losses behind him, Pinot is a riding a wave of momentum after three stellar days across the Pyrénées to surge back into contention for the yellow jersey
Across France, cycling fans and pundits are beginning to believe that Julian Alaphilippe is the man to end the country's 34-year drought at the Tour de France
With a French one-two at the top of the Tourmalet, it seems the home fans got that little bit closer to seeing something they’ve been waiting 34 years for: a French rider capable of winning the Tour de France’s yellow jersey.
Did Saturday's battle on the Col du Tourmalet live up to the hype? Which GC riders excelled and fell back in the Tour's first summit finish?
Julian Alaphilippe again defied expectations to take second place on the stage, while his GC rival Geraint Thomas cracked on the final slopes of the first high mountain of the race.
Alaphilippe defied all expectation to hold on to the yellow jersey in the stage 13 time trial. The mountains to come will tell us much about his prospects for not just the Tour, but also his career.
The only person more surprised than Rob Arnold of Julian Alaphilippe's time trial win was Alaphilippe himself
Geraint Thomas and other GC riders now believe Julian Alaphilippe is a serious threat to win the Tour de France overall
Julian Alaphilippe won Friday's individual time trial at the Tour de France, holding off defending champion Geraint Thomas
Stage 12 features two major climbs and a long, fast descent to the finish. Teams and riders are preparing for anything and everything.
The French superstar is realistic about his chances to defend the yellow jersey as the race finally tilts into the longer climbs looming in the Pyrenees and the TT challenge
A touch of wheels sent Mikel Landa to the ground as the peloton broke into echelons. The Basque favorite ended up losing important time.
French fans have embraced Julian Alaphilippe throughout this year's Tour de France. Alaphilippe's yellow jersey on Bastille Day boosted his popularity even further
French fans are celebrating Bastille Day with Alaphilippe in the yellow jersey and Pinot moving up.
The Tour de France's general classification battle has taken shape after Thursday's summit finish atop La Planche des Belles Filles
There were winners, losers, and big surprises on La Planche des Belles Filles. Did stage 6 live up to the hype?
The first summit finish of this year's Tour will see GC contenders come to the fore to battle for precious seconds.
With Julian Alaphilippe in yellow and Elia Viviani winning his first Tour stage, the team known as the "Wolfpack" continues to dominate.
How long can Julian Alaphilippe hold the Tour de France race lead? And is Alaphilippe capable of one day winning cycling's biggest race?
France has been in desperate need of a rider capable of winning the Tour. Julian Alaphilippe has said it isn’t him. But do you believe him?
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Julian Alaphilippe scored a dramatic stage victory on stage 3 after a solo breakaway. Alaphilippe now moves into the race's yellow jersey
Deceuninck has ambitions in both the GC with Enric Mas, and in the sprint competitions with Elia Viviani. As one of the strongest squads in the WorldTour, the Belgian squad should contend for both.
Elia Viviani, Enric Mas and Julian Alaphilippe will carry Deceuninck-Quick Step's hopes at the 2019 Tour de France
Experience gives French star Julian Alaphilippe a winning edge over Gregor Mühlberger in a very close finish
The flying Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe wins his second Flèche Wallonne in a row, out-sprinting Jakob Fuglsang atop the Mur de Huy.
Even though he lost a close sprint to upstart Mathieu van der Poel at Brabantse Pijl, Alaphilippe rolls into Amstel Gold Race with confidence.
Milano-Sanremo winner Julian Alaphilippe carries his flying form into the Basque stage race, while Schachmann keeps GC lead.
Every few years, we see a pro cyclist string together a stunning run of victories. The year is 2019, and the rider is Julian Alaphilippe. What's next?
Deceuninck-Quick-Step rallies around Julian Alaphilippe to deliver the French phenom to another big victory this spring.
Alaphilippe brimming with confidence and form with Itzulia Basque Country and Ardennes next on the hit list.
Alaphilippe takes sprint win out of a select lead group, his seventh victory of the season.
On paper, Deceuninck-Quick-Step boasts the strongest team for Milano-Sanremo, but can it control a typically unpredictable monument classic?
French climber Julian Alaphilippe stuns Tirreno-Adriatico's sprinters with a win in stage 6 drag race. Yates unsure if he can hold GC lead in final TT.
Frenchman Julian Alaphlippe sprints to victory from a select bunch on a hilly stage 2 in Italy.
The rising French star has found the podium in three monument classics, and his win at Strade Bianche has Alaphilippe dreaming big.
Alaphilippe denies Fuglsang in final 200 meters, extending Deceuninck-Quick-Step's winning streak.
Julian Alaphilippe holds a tenuous lead in the GC heading into the final summit finish.
French star Julian Alaphilippe is boosting his morale with success in the South American stage race, which he leads after four days.
The Frenchman follows up his stage 2 victory with another win and assumes the overall GC lead as Gaviria fades in time trial.
The Vuelta a San Juan kicked off Sunday, and Fernando Gaviria and Julian Alaphilippe won the first two stages.
Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe wins his first race of 2019. Fernando Gaviria settles for second-place but keeps overall lead.
After escaping on the final climb, Julian Alaphilippe sprints to victory in Clásica San Sebastián Saturday in Spain.
Julian Alaphilippe finished the Tour de France with two stage wins and the Polka Dot jersey, but France's overall victory drought stretched to 33 years.
Dario Cataldo comes close to victory, but a fast-finishing Julian Alaphilippe seizes the stage. Gianni Moscon takes GC lead.
France's Julian Alaphilippe secured his second consecutive stage win at the Tour of the Basque Country on Tuesday.
Julian Alaphilippe wins stage 1 of Vuelta al Pais Vasco the day after his teammate Niki Terpstra won Tour of Flanders.
Julian Alaphillippe has been close to a big victory in the last year and it appears to be just a matter of time before he has his day.
Quick-Step Floors team notches fourth win in a row in Colombia as Julian Alaphilippe wins stage 4 and takes GC lead.
With the Tour de France concluding in a few days, news about potential rider transfers is heating up.
Julian Alaphilippe undergoes knee surgery to repair a patellar lesion. He will miss the 2017 Tour de France due to the injury.
Two Ardennes favorites are out of the hilly races due to knee injuries. Julian Alaphilippe and Wout Poels will look to recover for the summer.
The 34-year-old Spaniard will need big rides in the three climbing stages, Friday-Sunday, that conclude the race.
Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe wins on home turf Wednesday, beating two-time Paris-Nice champ Alberto Contador and taking the overall lead.
On this week's VeloNews Show: should Mark Cavendish stick around for the Champs Elysees? Can Tejay van Garderen rebound from his bad day? And how is Julian Alaphilippe feeling after his Cliffhanger moment?
Despite impressing at the Tour of California, Alaphilippe isn't so sure he wants to be France's next great hope for grand tours.
Rohan Dennis wins Folsom time trial, but he isn't fast enough to seize the Amgen Tour of California overall lead from Julian Alaphilippe
A year after finishing 3 seconds out of first, Julian Alaphilippe is leading the Tour of California by 22 seconds with four stages left.
Julian Alaphilippe catches Peter Stetina just before the finish on Gibraltar Road to win stage 3 and claim the overall lead in Amgen Tour.
Tuesday's stage 3 at the Tour of California will test the riders vying for the overall win — and it will demonstrate who is really on form.