One of cycling's big attractions is that fans don't have to pay to watch -- and they can get as close as they want to the riders. The sport paid for that unlimited access Thursday when unruly spectators interrupted the most iconic climb of the Tour de France.
Thomas claims yellow jersey, Froome second
If the idea behind a short but almost entirely mountainous stage in the Tour de France was to create constant action, Stage 11 on Wednesday went according to plan. The end result, however, was the same as most recent Tours -- domination from Team Sky.
Van Avermaet keeps lead in mountains
Julian Alaphilippe claimed the first mountain leg of this Tour de France on Tuesday, while Greg Van Avermaet kept the overall lead for a seventh consecutive day.
Degenkolb masters cobblestones as Porte crashes out of Tour
John Degenkolb won a three-man sprint to take victory in the action-packed cobblestoned Stage 9 of the Tour de France on Sunday., while overall contender Porte crashed out of the race.
Groenewegen wins second straight stage at Tour
The 25-year-old Dutch rider won his second consecutive stage on Saturday, joining world champion Peter Sagan and Tour newcomer Fernando Gaviria as two-stage winners at this edition of the world’s leading cycling race.
Groenewegen wins Stage 7, Van Avermaet adds to lead
Dutch rider Dylan Groenewegen won the stage ahead of Fernando Gaviria, who like Sagan has also won two stages in this year's Tour. Greg Van Avermaet held on to the yellow jersey he grabbed on Stage 3 and doubled his lead over Geraint Thomas to six seconds by winning an intermediate bonus sprint.