Cycling is the Gallopin family business, and the new leader of the Tour credits his kinfolk for helping him achieve his goals
Talansky's had some rough luck, but says he's relatively unscathed and eager to battle with the best as the Tour rolls skyward
A big break goes in the second of three tough days in the Vosges, with Martin escaping for the stage and Gallopin taking the yellow jersey
Alberto Contador says the real Tour de France has begun, and he promises to continue his attacks on race leader Vincenzo Nibali
Porte said stage 9 "was a bit of a war. ... Everyone saw that. It was an amazing stage"
The Belgian needed a victory badly, and the Spaniard needs all the seconds he can get before the Vuelta's ITT
Graham Watson catches Philippe Gilbert's first win of 2012
The Belgian strongman finally bounces back to take his first win of the season
Tejay van Garderen is tired of white jerseys. Someday he'd like to chase yellow. And on Monday, he showed the strength to do it
If Cadel Evans once appeared to be the underdog, now he really is
Team Sky and Bradley Wiggins aren't ready to declare victory yet
Andrew Hood’s Tour Notebook: Chris Froome says his ambition is to see Bradley Wiggins wearing yellow in Paris
Andrfew Hood serves up another edition of his Tour de France notebook
Andrew Hood and Matthew Beaudin say the stage-9 ITT may define the 2012 Tour de France
Bradley Wiggins is poised to be the next leader of the Vuelta, but Joaquim "Purito" Rodríguez hasn't given up hope.
This year's scorcher of a Vuelta is proving disastrous to more than a few of the favorites going into the 2011 worlds, slated for a sprint-friendly course in Copenhagen on September 25.
Graham Watson hauls his camera bag to the ski station at Sierra de Bejar on Sunday.
- 1. Daniel Martin, Garmin-Cervélo, at 4:52:14
- 2. Bauke Mollema, Rabobank Cycling Team, same time
- 3. Juan José Cobo, Geox-TMC, at 0:03
- 4. Bradley Wiggins, Team Sky, at 0:04
- 5. Christopher Froome, Team Sky, at 0:07
- 1. Bauke Mollema, Rabobank Cycling Team, 37:11:17
- 2. Joaquin Rodriguez, Team Katusha, at 0:01
- 3. Vincenzo Nibali, Liquigas-Cannondale, at 0:09
- 4. Fredrik Kessiakoff, Astana, at 0:18
- 5. Jurgen Van Den Broeck, Omega Pharma-Lotto, at 0:27
Dan Martin (Garmin-Cervélo) wins a thriller of a stage as Rabobank's Bauke Mollema takes the lead at the 2011 Vuelta a España.
It’s exceptional to have so many leading riders eliminated from the yellow-jersey stakes before reaching the first true mountain stages. But it’s not unknown for potential winners and contenders to crash out of the race in incidents like those on Sunday.
Stage 9 will almost certainly be remembered as one of the Tour’s most bizarre and gut-wrenching.
Alexander Vinokourov and Jurgen Van den Broeck crash out of the 2011 Tour de France.
Andrew Hood’s 2011 Tour de France notebook, stage 9: Truce opens door for Voeckler seven years later; Horner leaves hospital; Van Garderen’s run
A mid-race crash helps Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) gain the yellow jersey, Chris Horner leaves the hospital for Mickey D's, and Tejay Van Garderen is the second American to lead the mountains competition.
Cadel Evans, BMC’s hope for Tour de France overall victory, is happy to have this week behind him after watching more than 18 riders drop out of the race, most with serious injuries.
Furious Tour de France organizers threw a television car off the race for striking Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil) and Juan Antonio Flecha (Sky) during a crash-marred ninth stage.
Two stage wins, seven days in yellow, one rider in an ambulance and a lot of torn clothing. In nine days, Garmin-Cervélo has experienced the highs and lows of the rollercoaster that is the Tour de France.
Ben Delaney and Andrew Hood discuss what they say has become the Tour of the Last Man Standing after a crash-filled ninth stage.
Graham Watson was on the job during Sunday's crash-filled ninth stage of the 2011 Tour.
Alberto Contador hits deck in stage 9 of 2011 Tour de France after getting tangled with Vladimir Karpets
Alberto Contador wound up on the deck in stage 9 after getting tangled up with Vladimir Karpets.
Crashes once again played a decisive role as Thomas Voeckler took the yellow jersey in stage 9 of the 2011 Tour de France on Sunday.
Breakfast with Bernie: Stage 9