• Tour de France: Thomas rides on but Fuglsang out after stage 16 crashes

    29 days ago - By The Guardian

    • Astana's Fuglsang retires after starting in ninth place
    • Caleb Ewan sprints to stage win after frenetic finish In a gripping Tour de France, luck is holding for Geraint Thomas. The Welshman bounced off the baking French tarmac yet again as heatwave conditions settled on the peloton during a rolling loop around Nîmes, which climaxed in another sprint win for Caleb Ewan, already a stage winner in Toulouse. The latest fall for Thomas in this year's race came as he took a right hand bend after almost 50km of racing. “I just had one hand on the bars and the gears jumped and jammed and I got...
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  • The lost art of speaking clearly | Brief letters

    29 days ago - By The Guardian

    Subtitles | Reporting people's ages | New UK passport | Tour de France As an 82-year-old, my hearing is no longer as acute as it was and I find myself needing subtitles , particularly in order to cope with regional accents. But why am I able to clearly hear the dialogue of films and documentaries from the past? One wonders if there has been a change or decline in communication and projection.
    Dr David Carhart
    London • I always use subtitles when watching natural history films to avoid having to listen to the Hollywood blockbuster music or chase sequence themes more appropriate to Benny...
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  • Thomas crashes again as heat wave engulfs Tour de France

    29 days ago - By Soccer

    Crashing is becoming a bad habit for defending Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas.
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  • Taste of the Tour: A bend, a death and a personal story

    29 days ago - By Soccer

    Because people die on roads, the sinuous route of the Tour de France inevitably passes the sites of family tragedies for someone, somewhere.
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  • Tour de France: Dan Martin moves up as he eyes Alps stages

    29 days ago - By The Irish Times

    Irish rider is up to 13th while Nicolas Roche fancies his chances on Wednesday
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  • Tour de France: Caleb Ewan takes stage 16 in thrilling finish

    29 days ago - By The Irish Times

    Geraint Thomas took another fall as European heatwave sent temperatures soaring
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  • Tour de France 2019: Caleb Ewan makes it a double as Julian Alaphilippe retains yellow

    Tour de France 2019: Caleb Ewan makes it a double as Julian Alaphilippe retains yellow

    29 days ago - By Sporting News

    Lotto-Soudal rider Caleb Ewan was left in disbelief after winning his second stage of the 2019 Tour de France.
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  • Tour de France: Ewan wins Stage 16, Thomas suffers minor crash

    29 days ago - By ESPN

    Australia's Caleb Ewan claimed his second victory in this year's Tour de France when he prevailed in a bunch sprint at the end of the 16th stage on Monday.
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  • Caleb Ewan posts second Tour stage win in suffocating heat

    29 days ago - By Sportsnet

    NIMES, France - Caleb Ewan beat his sprinting rivals in suffocating heat to win Stage 16 of the Tour de France on Tuesday, with Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe keeping the race leader's yellow jersey.
    With temperatures soaring as high as 40 C , Alaphilippe and his main rivals did not attack each other over the 177-kilometre mainly flat stage in the Nimes rural hinterland.
    Defending champion Geraint Thomas crashed about 40 kilometres after the race started from the Roman city but escaped largely unscathed, with a few scratches on his left elbow.
    Ewan, a Tour debutant, edged Elia Viviani and...
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  • Tour de France 2019: Ewan wins stage 16 as Alaphilippe maintains lead over Thomas

    29 days ago - By BBC

    Caleb Ewan wins the 16th stage of the Tour de France, with Julian Alaphilippe remaining 95 seconds ahead of Geraint Thomas overall.
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