Tour de France organizer, Christian Prudhomme said confidently that Chris Froome’s Salbutamol case will be resolved this year or another year before the start of this year’s race. Prudhomme said: “Since December we need...
Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador came fourth in the 2013 Tour de France. The 2007 winner of the international cycling completion said however that he would not be defending his Vuelta a España championship.
The 2012 winner of the Vuelta spoke after the Tour de France although the decision then had not been final. He later confirmed it when speaking to MARCA, a Spanish daily. He explained that he had not planed on participating in the Vuelta a España and had no interest in defending his crown.
Juan Manuel Garate took the stage win atop the mythic Mont Ventoux today. The Spanish climber out-sprinted Tony Martin of Columbia-HTC after the two attacked from the early breakaway. Garate’s win gave his Rabobank team their first victory in this Tour de France after three weeks of frustration and near-misses.
Garate and Martin benefited from the tactical maneuverings among the general classification favorites, who remained locked together. Alberto Contador defended his Yellow Jersey and tomorrow will celebrate his second ever Tour de France victory.