LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – Spain’s Alberto Contador has been suspended from cycling for two years after the CAS sports tribunal in Lausanne, TAS, found him guilty on one count of doping. The winner of the 2010 Tour de France loses his crown as a result; it should now go to Andy Schleck of Luxembourg who came [...]
International sports, Tour de France cycling Paris, France (GenevaLunch) – Spanish rider Alberto Contador won his third Tour de France, 25 July, despite not taking a single stage win in the 2010 race. Andy Schleck, from Luxemburg, was 39 seconds back in second place. Mark Cavendish confirmed his status as the fastest man on a [...]
International sports, Tour de France cycling Rotterdam, Netherlands (GenevaLunch) – Fabian Cancellara took exactly 10 minutes to gain the first yellow jersey of the 2010 Tour de France when he won the prologue by 10 seconds from German rider Tony Martin. For the Swiss rider, currently world time trial and Olympic road race champion, it [...]
Le Grand Bornand, France (GenevaLunch) – Younger men are getting ahead of 37-year-old Lance Armstrong, seven-time winner of the Tour de France, who slipped into fourth place overall Wednesday 22 July as riders took on the challenge of five mountain passes. The two Schleck brothers from Luxembourg, Andy and Frank, who ride for the Saxo [...]
Central France (GenevaLunch) – Isle of Man sprinter Mark Cavendish took his fourth stage win for the Columbia team and regained the sprinters’ Green Jersey. The overall lead was unchanged with Italian Rinaldo Nocentini reaining the Yellow Jersey, six seconds ahead of Astana leader Alberto Contador with teammate and rival Lance Armstrong two seconds further back. [...]
Central France (GenevaLunch) – Mark Cavendish won his third sprint of the 2009 Tour, ably assisted by his Columbia teammates. A group of four riders, including three French, led a break-away group but they were overhauled in the last few kilometres, setting the stage for the final sprint. When it comes to sprinting there is [...]
Southern France (GenevaLunch) – The end of the first week leaves the tour very open, with two main dramas being played, one between the Astana team and the other teams and a more personal conflict between seven-time winner Lance Armstrongand his teammate, the theoretical leader of the Astana team Alberto Contador.