World time trial champion Fabian Cancellara proved once again that he is still the best there is. The Swiss Saxo Bank rider covered the 52 kilometres from Bordeaux to Pauillac in 1:00:56.
Alberto Contador (Astana) and Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) once again delivered an exciting duel for the overall win in the Tour de France, with the Spaniard narrowly holding on to his lead in the final time trial of this year’s race
Mark Cavendish claimed his 14th career success on the Tour de France Friday after coasting to victory in a bunch finish to the 18th stage over 198km from Salies-de-Bearn to Bordeaux.
Spaniard Alberto Contador retained the yellow jersey with his eight-second lead on Andy Schleck still intact, a day ahead of the race’s final time trial over 52km.
The American rider has hired criminal defence attorney Brian Daly, a former U.S. federal prosecutor, following allegations made by fellow countryman and ex-team mate Floyd Landis.
Landis, who was stripped of his 2006 Tour title following a positive dope test, has accused Armstrong and several other American riders of using performance-enhancing drugs.
We thought that we would spice up our Tour de France competition and announce today that we are giving away pair of Adidas Evil Eyes sunglasses sponsored by the Moscon Optics Group over and above the Comeback 2.0 book sponsored by Crank Cycling News and the Cadence nutrition hamper and a Tour de France cap sponsored by Olympic Cycles.
Spaniard Alberto Contador took a huge step towards a third yellow jersey triumph after matching a series of attacks from Andy Schleck on the Tour de France 17th stage on Thursday.
In probably the most controversial move of the 2010 Tour de France, Andy Schleck’s untimely chain slip, proved to be Alberto Contador’s opening as he took the initiative and attacked on the Balès gaining over a minutes advantage. After dismounting and fixing his chain Schleck powered up the climb blasting past Armstrong, Leipheimer and others with Contador in his cross heirs. Unfortunately the damage was done and on the way down Sanchez, Menchov and Contador managed to hold out with a 39 second advantage over Andy Schleck.
Alberto Contador fired a warning shot at yellow jersey rival Andy Schleck on Friday with a daring attack that allowed him to steal precious seconds off the Tour de France race leader.
Welcome to Crank Cycling New’s 2nd and final Tour de France competition. To stand a chance of winning a pair of Adidas Evil Eye’s A127 – 6070 sunglasses sponsored by Moscon Optics Group, the Comeback 2.0 book sponsored by Crank Cycling News along with a Cadence nutrition hamper and a Tour de France cap sponsored by Olympic Cycles, simply answer: What was the biggest ever winning margin at the end of a Tour, by who and in what year? Keep reading for how to enter.