Tour de France Halted After Hay Bales Thrown At Peloton

Tour de France halted after police pepper spray affects riders

Sir Dave Brailsford, Team Sky principle, has refused to rule out the termination Gianni Moscon's contract after the Italian was sent home from the Tour de France for improper conduct on Sunday.

What this clearly reiterates is that, although he's had a run-in with authorities because of a doping product, Froome - who was exonerated for the Salbutamol case - is the best GC rider of his generation.

Sky has uncommon wealth, vast ambition and an ability to stock its roster with riders with the talent to lead any squad in the peloton--all of which has created an unexpected headache.

"Yeah, we felt safe", said Thomas after finishing almost nine minutes behind stage victor Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step).

Yorick Jansens  Global Look Press
Yorick Jansens Global Look Press

"I have to wait and hope for a bad day for Thomas, because, at the moment, the gap is too big to him to close in the time trial". "It's pointless, and he mustn't forget everything that France and the Tour de France have given him".

But for Thomas, his relationship with Froome goes beyond the race and the team. "We're trying to remain dignified, we're trying not to react, and we're trying not to get distracted by it".

That earned plenty of commentary at the Monday morning media call but Froome also offered some feedback on the leadership status at Team Sky.

"I was not affected because I was not in the first 10 of the group", he said.

Ex-head of CIA: Trump should disclose details of conversation with Putin
He went on to say the United States has the responsibility and authority to get involved. The White House later clarified Trump's remarks, claiming the president misspoke.

"We expect a lot of attacks from the start".

"We're in this fantastic position and it's not up to us to be attacking", Froome said.

Gendarmes detain a protester during the 16th stage of the 105th Tour de France cycling race, between Carcassonne and Bagneres-de-Luchon, southwestern France, on July 24, 2018.

But the British outfit's prime target is to win the race, whether it is with Thomas or Froome, who was asked if he would be ready to sacrifice his own chances to help Thomas win his maiden Tour title.

Confronted with Putin's lies, Trump flinches again
In the face of withering backlash among even those in his own party, Mr. Varga maintains that "I believe he heard me clearly". He appeared to respond again: "No".

Adding spice is the fact the organisers, with a nod to Formula One, will line up the top 20 riders on a grid, according to their overall times. It's the yellow jersey in the Tour de France, It's a massive honour just to be wearing it.

Speaking of Froome's form peaking in the third week, Wiggins reasserted that '10 days into the Giro everyone thought Chris was going to climb off and go home.

France's rousing win - a celebration for Muslims, Africans?
But eventually the French players - who had remained silent, perhaps bemused by the row, felt compelled to speak out. The Etoile station is, for now, "On a 2 Etoiles" (We have 2 stars), to denote France's second World Cup victory.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pakistan election polls latest: Cricketers support Imran Khan for Prime Minister
Jul 24, 2018 - 19:42
Shehbaz has been named as the prime minister-designate if his party wins the July 25 general election. Whereas, they must present it to election authorities and other security authorities when asked.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tesla Asks Suppliers for Refunds to Help Profit
Jul 24, 2018 - 18:55
While certainly an ambitious goal given Tesla's history, there's reason to believe that Musk's promise might actually pan out.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Neymar insists he will stay with PSG
Jul 23, 2018 - 14:59
Minutes later Neymar himself confirmed he would be staying at the club, despite heavy interest from Real Madrid . We knew that for a while, I am with him on a daily basis and know just how much quality he has.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'Just let us race,' says Thomas as fans target Team Sky
Jul 23, 2018 - 13:20
Asked about his missed opportunity to take the race lead, Thomas said: "It would have been nice.that's just the way it goes. THE Tour de France was hit by a unsafe prankster today - as a BMX rider jumped over the peloton.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump threatens tariffs on all $500 bln of Chinese imports
Jul 23, 2018 - 12:42
The Stoxx Europe 600 extended declines to 0.8 percent, led by cyclical sectors including auto and mining, while the VStoxx jumped. But it's something investors will have to think about. "I'm not doing this for politics", Trump said in an interview with CNBC .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Gunman dead after shooting 14, killing one, in Toronto - Canadian police
Jul 23, 2018 - 09:46
Canada traditionally has relatively low levels of gun violence, particularly compared with its neighbor the United States. Last week, Toronto police started implementing the enforcement component of their "gun violence reduction plan".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Israel for Jews: Parliament passes controversial law
Jul 21, 2018 - 14:01
Officials from the Palestinian Liberation Organization called the law "racist" and said it legalized "apartheid". The bill's critics also warned that it risked deepening the divide between Israel and Diaspora Jewry.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Israeli army launches large-scale attack on Gaza
Jul 21, 2018 - 13:29
But here has been disagreement over how to do that, with concern in many quarters that aid should not bolster Hamas. It said "fighter jets commenced a wide-scale attack against Hamas military targets throughout the Gaza Strip ".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Chelsea Announce Maurizio Sarri As New Manager
Jul 21, 2018 - 10:55
Nearly two months later Chelsea are looking for a 13th permanent boss of Roman Abramovich's ownership, which began in June 2003. Chelsea take on Huddersfield Town in their opening fixture of the new Premier league campaign on August 11.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Google fined record US$5b by European Union over Android
Jul 19, 2018 - 10:23
The EU is also now investigating Google in another antitrust case relating to its AdSense service. Google owner Alphabet Inc. and the commission both declined to comment on the Android fines.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump almost alone in Russian Federation meddling doubts
Jul 19, 2018 - 10:15
According to Trump, he was "Very strong on the fact that we can't have meddling, we can't have any of that". Jeff Flake, a Republican and constant critic of Trump's, called Trump's performance "shameful".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump says meeting with Putin ‘even better’ than with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
Jul 19, 2018 - 09:45
One of Trump's own Senators accused the President of making America look like "a pushover" by refusing to stand up to Putin. House Speaker Paul Ryan , R-Wis., rejected the idea of "moral equivalence" between the USA and the Russian Federation.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Manchester United target double swoop for Croatia stars
Jul 19, 2018 - 09:31
They needed to focus on the job for their national team. "I did with Paul what I did with all my players", stated Mourinho. Mourinho bemoaned the preparation "as very bad" despite the enforced opportunities that will be provided to young players.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump Appears To Contradict Intelligence Officials Again On Russia
Jul 19, 2018 - 08:48
They never paid any taxes, neither in Russian Federation nor in the United States, and yet the money escaped the country. KIRO Radio's Dori Monson could have a new career in store as a speech-writer for President Trump .

Blue Origin test flight simulates space launch emergency
Jul 19, 2018 - 07:42
The booster and spacecraft blasted off from the company's launch site in West Texas shortly after 11 a.m. New Shepard's reusable booster comes in for a landing.