Sunday, July 8

2018 Tour de France

Wikipedia - "The 2018 Tour de France is the 105th edition of the Tour de France, one of cycling's three Grand Tours. The 3,351 km (2,082 mi) race started from Noirmoutier-en-l'Île, in the Vendée department, on 7 July and will finish with the Champs-Élysées stage in Paris, on 29 July. A total of 176 riders across 22 teams are participating in the 21-stage race. The Tour is the shortest of the millennium and will be the fifth time a tour has set out from the Vendée department. ... Defending champion Chris Froome (Team Sky) was generally considered the main favourite for victory. He had won four out of the last five editions, and was also the current defending champion at both other Grand Tours, the Vuelta a España and the Giro d'Italia. However, Froome's participation was cast into doubt when he returned a urine sample at the 2017 Vuelta a España, which contained twice the allowed amount of the asthma drug salbutamol. ... The sprinters considered favourites for the points classification and wins on the flat or hilly bunch sprint finishes are Peter Sagan, Fernando Gaviria, Dylan Groenewegen, Arnaud Démare, Marcel Kittel, Michael Matthews, Mark Cavendish, André Greipel, Alexander Kristoff, Sonny Colbrelli, Nacer Bouhanni, John Degenkolb. ..."
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2008 July: Tour de France 2008, 2009 July: Tour de France 2009, 2010 July: Tour de France 2010,  2011 July: Tour de France 2011, 2012 July: 2012 Tour de France, 2015 July: 2015 Tour de France, 2015 July: Tour de France 2015: Team Time Trial Win Bolsters American’s Shot at Podium, 2015 July: Tour de France: Chris Froome completes historic British win, 2016 July: 2016 Tour de France, 2017 July: 2017 Tour de France, 2018 May: 2018 Giro d'Italia

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