Stories by Jamey Keaten

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Geschke wins stage; leader Froome remains unscathed

PRA LOUP, France — The speedometer clocked between 30-37 mph per hour as the pine trees whipped by, and the riders leaned left to right and back again to negotiate the snaking, bumpy descent.
By Jamey Keaten

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Leader's team releases data to fight doping speculation

SISTERON, France - The team of Tour de France leader Chris Froome bowed to pressure Tuesday and released data about his riding power, heart rate and pedaling rhythm, hoping to quell speculation ...
By Jamey Keaten

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Polish rider wins stage; Froome retains lead

CAUTERETS, France -- Rafal Majka led a solo breakaway to win the 11th stage of the Tour de France under a scorching sun on Wednesday, as Chris Froome easily retained the yellow jersey.
By Jamey Keaten

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Italian wins Tour de France

PARIS - Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling's greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time.
By Jamey Keaten

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Italian all but assured of title

PERIGUEUX, France - Finally cracking broad smiles after weeks of no-nonsense racing, Vincenzo Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France after another impressive ride in a dramatic ...
By Jamey Keaten

Friday, July 25, 2014

Battle for second looms in Tour de France

BERGERAC, France - Ramunas Navardauskas gave Lithuania and his American team a stage victory Friday at the Tour de France.
By Jamey Keaten

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Tour de France leader Vincenzo Nibali increases his lead

ARGELES-GAZOST, France - Vincenzo Nibali crushed everyone on the last mountain leg of the Tour de France on Thursday, all but ensuring he will be crowned champion when the race ends in Paris in ...
By Jamey Keaten

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Pole wins Tour stage, as Nibali marches on

PLA D'ADET, France - Poland's Rafal Majka captured his second stage victory at the Tour de France on Wednesday, winning Stage 17th, while leader Vincenzo Nibali, of Italy, increased his lead.
By Jamey Keaten

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Aussie wins Stage 16; leader maintains tight hold

Riding in his 10th Tour de France, three-time world champion Michael Rogers, of Australia, finally got his first stage victory in the Tour de France.
By Jamey Keaten

Monday, July 21, 2014

Tour leader knows doping suspicions loom

CARCASSONNE, France - The man who looks set to win the Tour de France, says he understands that cycling is still paying for its longtime doping plague.
By Jamey Keaten

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Late push helps give Norwegian rider stage win

NIMES, France - Almost at the line, Jack Bauer and Martin Elmiger were exhausted, but could see it coming - their first Tour de France stage victory. Those last 50 meters, however, got in the way.
By Jamey Keaten

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Polish rider wins Stage 14; leader extends advantage

RISOUL, France - Rafal Majka, of Poland, won the 14th stage of the Tour de France - a second day of punishing Alpine climbs - as Vincenzo Nibali again extended his overall lead.
By Jamey Keaten

Friday, July 18, 2014

Tour leader wins 13th Stage

CHAMROUSSE, France - Stamping his dominance in the mountains and on the race overall, Vincenzo Nibali won Stage 13 of the Tour de France in the Alps on Friday up the hardest climb so far.
By Jamey Keaten

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Norway's Kristoff wins 12th Tour de France stage

SAINT-ETIENNE, France - Alexander Kristoff of Norway, in a solo show of opportunistic racing, won the 12th stage of the Tour de France in a sprint as Vincenzo Nibali kept the yellow jersey for a ...
By Jamey Keaten

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Talansky's tenacity shows in Tour Stage 11

OYONNAX, France - American racer Andrew Talansky refused to give up in Stage 11 of the Tour de France on Wednesday.
By Jamey Keaten

Monday, July 14, 2014

Italian surging, favorites falling at Tour de France

PLANCHER-LES-MINES, France - After just 10 stages, the two pre-race favorites have crashed out of the Tour de France. Vincenzo Nibali is now the man to beat.
By Jamey Keaten

Friday, July 11, 2014

Italians have big day in Tour de France

NANCY, France - Matteo Trentin of Italy won Friday's seventh stage of the Tour de France in a photo finish, after two top American hopefuls went down in the latest spills of a crash-marred edition ...
By Jamey Keaten

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Italian keeps yellow jersey in Tour de France

REIMS, France - Vincenzo Nibali is growing comfortable in his yellow jersey at the Tour de France.
By Jamey Keaten

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Defending champ drops out of Tour

ARENBERG, France - Reigning champion Chris Froome crashed twice and quit the Tour de France on Wednesday during a chaotic, nerve-jangling, filthy fifth stage full of spills
By Jamey Keaten

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Crash leaves Froome banged up at Tour de France

For defending champion Chris Froome, a crash that scuffed up his left knee and elbow and injured his wrist at Stage 4 of the Tour de France couldn't have come at a worse time.
By Jamey Keaten
 
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