Saturday, 19 June, 2021


Kristoff wins Tour de France first stage as Pinot crashes

Neither Chris Froome right or Geraint Thomas left will start this year's Tour Neither Chris Froome right or Geraint Thomas left will start this year’s Tour
Noah Ferguson | 30 August, 2020, 11:08

Luke Rowe (INEOS Grenadiers) lamented the conditions that led to a lot of crashes during Stage 1 of the Tour de France, but didn't lay the blame at the feet of organisers or riders, with the exception of the Astana squad.

The crash near the finish also saw Pinot - the great local hope for the overall win who was forced to withdraw from the Tour previous year within touching distance of Paris due to a leg injury - go down hard, cutting a dejected figure in the middle of the road in his lacerated jersey.

The legendary Tour de France began Saturday, two months later than usual, and a day after France recorded its sharpest single-day coronavirus caseload since late March.

Amador and Sivakov, who were included on the Ineos roster with the mission to support Bernal in the big mountain stages scheduled later in the race, even fell off twice like Bennett.

While he will be credited with the same time as the victor because the crash occurred within three kilometres of the finish, Pinot was left disgruntled by his opening mishap.

"It's a first miracle that we are able to start this race, but we want a second miracle to happen, which is the Tour de France to arrive in Paris", UCI president David Lappartient said.

Local paper Nice-Matin raised eyebrows on Saturday running a picture of the Dutch team Jumbo's leader Primoz Roglic, one of the favorites, instead of a Frenchman.

"I feel a little bit of pain in the back to be honest", Bernal said.

In years gone by, my aggressive mentality meant that I've tried to focus on both the overall classification and stages, hung on too long on some days and ended up burning my candle at both ends.

Meanwhile, luckless fan favourite Pinot was involved in the last of many falls as the peloton swept along the rain-sodden seafront walkway.

Eric Bouvat, longtime doctor for Tour team AG2R La Mondiale, says it's unclear how that will affect the race.

'To be part of Trek-Segafredo is the best feeling and this is a team victory.

After a few parental tips from Philip, we reminisced about our younger days racing together with VC La Pomme and the Irish national team, and it's insane to think that Philip is now retired, we are both dads and I'm old enough to be starting my 10th Tour de France.

In the end, it was UAE Team Emirates rider Alexander Kristoff who claimed stage honours, with the Norwegian racing away in a sprint finish.

"I guess I'll lose the jersey", he said.

What is this race and why should I care about it?

Recommended

loading...
...

Sadio Mane tells Barcelona to come get him as Messi's replacement Sadio Mane tells Barcelona to come get him as Messi's replacement Argentina forward has been linked with a move to Manchester City, where he could link up with his former Barca boss Pep Guardiola. And Klopp conceded Liverpool's bid to retain the Premier League crown would clearly be under threat if Messi joined City.

Another 1 million Americans file unemployment claims Another 1 million Americans file unemployment claims An extra $300 per week available to California's unemployed residents will start going out the week beginning September 7. Even with this tiny improvement, the second quarter was still the worst one on record for America's economy.

Chemical present in the insect repellent can kill SARS-CoV-2 Chemical present in the insect repellent can kill SARS-CoV-2 While viral studies on latex indicated that Mosi-guard Natural had anti-viral activity against SARS-CoV-2 England-2 isolate. The insect repellant was applied to a liquid drop of the virus and then to a synthetic skin made of latex.

US Open 2020: Djokovic and Serena have records in their sights US Open 2020: Djokovic and Serena have records in their sights She said she carries around "50 masks" in her bag and has been wearing "Hazmat glasses" for extra precaution. Since then, she has made it to four major finals but hasn't managed to even win a set in them.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Resigns for Health Reasons Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Resigns for Health Reasons However, it may lead to an internal struggle between LDP factions, because he declined to name a successor. Abe never brought that dream to fruition, with public opposition to such a change remaining high.

NBA, NBPA announce playoffs to resume Saturday, new initiatives NBA, NBPA announce playoffs to resume Saturday, new initiatives Black Lives Matter is displayed near the NBA logo in an empty basketball arena on August 28, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. We needed a moment to breathe. "I was (and am) ready and prepared to concede the match to my opponent", Osaka said .

New Zealand investigating stock market cyber attacks New Zealand investigating stock market cyber attacks The NZX confirmed that the NZX Main Board, NZX Debt Market and Fonterra Shareholders' Market resumed trading at 1:00 p.m. The disruptions have frustrated investors who were unable to trade amid a busy company earnings season.

Berlin Police Break Up Protest Against Coronavirus Pandemic Restrictions Berlin Police Break Up Protest Against Coronavirus Pandemic Restrictions France on Friday said there had been an "exponential" rise in coronavirus cases with more than 7,000 new infections in 24 hours. People attend a protest rally in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020 against new coronavirus restrictions in Germany.

Manchester United interested in signing Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek Old Trafford and Camp Nou have been mooted as potential landing spots for the 23-year-old. But for them, it might be a question of quality more than quantity.

Novak Djokovic out of doubles at Western & Southern Open Novak Djokovic out of doubles at Western & Southern Open Serbian national Djokovic will take part in the US Open which is starting from 31st August, he is traveling to NY with his family. Also on the men's side, Daniil Medvedev , of Russian Federation , swept past Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-3.

Russian and US Military Vehicles Collide in Syria Russian and US Military Vehicles Collide in Syria CNN talked to "several USA officials" who allegedly said a Russian vehicle deliberately colliding with American vehicles. But President Donald Trump has suggested are there "only for the oil" that's rich in the country's northeast.

SC stays off order on Muharram SC stays off order on Muharram The restrictions were imposed to maintain law and order in these areas in view of the eighth day of Muharram, they said. It will lead to chaos. "It will create chaos and a particular community will be targeted for spreading Covid-19".

Jackie Robinson’s daughter Sharon honors Chadwick Boseman, who played Robinson in ‘42’ Boseman played the first black superhero to get his own standalone film in the record-breaking Marvel franchise with 2018's Black Panther .

The Sims 4 Is Getting A Star Wars - Themed Expansion Pack! The Sims 4 Is Getting A Star Wars - Themed Expansion Pack! A lot of people like the Star Wars franchise, but Stars Wars in The Sims 4 just doesn't click for the many players of the game. On the bright side, getting Star Wars: Journey to Batuu is purely optional i.e. you can take it or leave it.

Epic Games pulls the rest of its games from the App Store Epic Games pulls the rest of its games from the App Store Facebook told Reuters that Apple used an App Store rule that prevents developers from showing "irrelevant" information to users. Convinced that their cause is just, Epic Games has sued Apple and Google (who have also banned Fortnite from their Play Store).