Four-time winner hunts Tour breakaways as he sees “huge improvement” on where he’s been in last three years.
'To be second to Wout is not too bad,' Matthews takes consolation after second runner-up spot this week.
Pogačar shook off an early crash that sent Kevin Vermaerke home and put Nairo Quintana and others to the ground.
The 2018 Tour winner says Tadej Pogačar is 'an unbelievable talent.'
The Danish rider says he's focusing on keeping in touch with Tadej Pogačar as he waits for the big mountains to arrive.
'For sure it's a little bit disappointing but third is great.' Pogačar can't complete team leadout in stage 8 sprint but extends GC lead over Vingegaard.
Team doctors are still waiting for final diagnosis, but it appears the Tour rookie suffered a shoulder injury.
Pogačar crosses line third and extends GC lead.
Nothing's decided yet in this Tour, and rivals say they need to be ready to pounce if there’s an opening.
Jumbo-Visma and others will continue to seek to dethrone Pogačar, and Bennett says that they're ready.
Retired climbing star dives into what can be learned from the explosive stage 7 final on the Super Planches des Belles Filles on Friday.
The day's battle will be between a breakaway and the climbing sprinters in the bunch.
The tech quietly slips out of the pro peloton as its last high-profile holdout modernizes.
Tadej Pogačar puts early stranglehold on yellow jersey on emotional return to scene of his dramatic 2020 time trial victory.
The Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert rider dismounted his bike and ran the closing meters at the summit to cross the line.
Yates, Vlasov, O'Connor, Mas, Thomas, and Bardet all lose time.
UAE-Team Emirates dominates extra steep summit to launch Pogačar to second stage win in two days.
'I have a lot of pain everywhere but I’m not here to cry,' says Slovenian rider.
American rider marvels at how Tadej Pogačar is so strong he often rides alone in the peloton.
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Slovenian on moving into the yellow jersey after surprise sprint victory in Longwy
The UK super-team roars into Friday's summit finish with four riders stacked into the top-10.
Day-long escape is a 'nice way to honour yellow jersey' for protagonist of the Tour’s first week.
Wout van Aert out of yellow as Pogačar takes race lead, and Powless misses out.
American climber says Jumbo-Visma promises to attack 'every stage in the mountains' after bumpy cobblestone ride.
The Italian rider said he made a mistake after attacking from the main bunch with two teammates in the breakaway.
Stuyven felt breakaway companion Pogačar didn’t have a super day.
The Italian appeared to chase down his own teammates over the cobbles with Robbie McEwen asking if he's signed to Tadej Pogačar's team for 2023.
Simon Clarke wins as Tadej Pogačar gains time
Pogačar took 13 seconds on his rivals on the stage 5 cobblestones.
Cobblestone stage delivers carnage as Pogačar makes time gains.
'They’re not what worries me, it’s about the stress, the crashes, the punctures and all this stuff,' says Slovenian rider.
Here's what some of the peloton's biggest names counted on for the cobblestones of stage 5.
New Zealand climber says UAE needs to avoid focusing only on Jumbo-Visma as Tour de France heats up.
A brief but brutal flurry of action over the Côte du Cap Blanc-Nez gives early indicators ahead of crueller climbs to come.
The two-time defending champion says that cobbled stage will be a 'great show.'
Mathew Hayman: 'I feel for the GC guys who prepare months, years even, and be faced with a stage like that.'
Tour de Hoody: Team boss Rod Ellingworth says Pogačar will 'lose one day' and promises UK super-team will be ready to pounce.
'It's a bit painful but it doesn’t bother me on the bike. It’s all ok,' defending champion says after stage 2 incident.
The two-time defending champion stopped the clock as the best among the GC contenders to send an early marker.
Ben O'Connor loses almost a minute to defending champion Tadej Pogačar.
Tour de France stage 1: Yves Lampaert goes faster than favorites for shock stage win and yellow jersey
Tadej Pogačar makes huge ride to finish third on the stage and set the tone on title defense as Lampaert surprises the specialists for victory.
The only thing that could stop the Slovenian slayer is himself as desperate rivals search for a weakness to attack.
The two-time defending champion says he's not thinking about making history as he looks to take his third straight overall win.
With the yellow jersey up for grabs and potential significant time gaps, tension will be sky high across the swath of the peloton.
Matteo Trentin returned a COVID-19 diagnosis Wednesday and Marc Hirschi will replace him.
Jumbo-Visma duo says arriving to the Alps with all GC options fully intact is key in bid to derail Tadej Pogačar.
Every Tour starts with hope and promise, yet only a few achieve glory in Paris.
Jumbo-Visma's Tour riders eat more, race less, and accumulate altitude more than ever before. Here's their Tour de France route map.
Showers are expected across Friday's opening time trial, putting the entire peloton on edge if conditions are wet and slippery.
American Brandon McNulty back for second Tour start, with George Bennett and Marc Soler adding depth for the mountains.
A balanced route, plenty of challenges, and a deep field add up to guaranteed action on cycling's biggest stage.
Lessons from Slovenia: Either Jumbo-Visma trust Roglič or Vingegaard to win the Tour de France, or they don’t
Tadej Pogačar and his team has no distractions heading into the Tour de France, while Jumbo-Visma are chasing too many goals, writes Kate Wagner.
Pogačar wins final stage and secures GC of Tour of Slovenia to set the tone for Tour de France defense next month.
Tour of Slovenia: UAE Team Emirates and Jumbo-Visma remain on a collision course for the Tour de France
Rafal Majka and Tadej Pogačar go one-two in the mountains, just like Primož Roglič and Jonas Vingegaard did at the Dauphiné.
'Our main strength is not trying to fight Pogačar head-to-head:' Jumbo-Visma relying on Roglič-Vingegaard one-two and a squad for all scenarios.
Slovenian takes stage 3 win and the race lead but COVID-19 cases at UAE Team Emirates takes some of the joy away.
Pogačar's team sends home four riders from Slovenia and Suisse as spike in cases raises alarm bells before start of the Tour de France.
Bahrain Victorious pull team out of Tour de Suisse as COVID spike continues unabated.
Majka takes the stage as the Tour de France favorite eliminates all but one of his GC rivals.
'Let’s see if we can get him,' says team boss Mauro Gianetti.
'Jumbo showed that they are really strong. Jonas and Primož they went really, really strong on the climbs. For sure it was some sort of statement, some reference,' says Tour de France favorite.
The battle for the green jersey between Peter Sagan, Wout van Aert and Mathieu van der Poel could be one for the ages.
New Zealand climber says supporting Tadej Pogačar deep in the mountains will push him 'to the absolute limit.'
'I’ve been feeling good in training, but it’s hard to know exactly how you’re going until you’re in the race.' Pogačar tests legs before Tour defense.
July will determine if a very strong Jumbo-Visma will be enough to earn the team its first yellow jersey.
Bahrain-Victorious duo climb into fourth and fifth, but tip hats to the Dutch team after dominant week at the Dauphiné.
Tour de France champ makes rare appearance on Strava to log two huge training rides out of Livigno altitude camp.
Dutch climber is poised to return to the Tour de France where he said Jumbo-Visma's collective strength will give them an edge.
The bike is still in development and multiple versions will be tested by UAE Emirates riders.
This week's Dauphiné is a race with two finish lines, the first on Sunday and the second in Paris on July 24.
From Chris Froome to Primož Roglič and Wout van Aert, the French stage race is the perfect tuneup before the Tour de France.