Cavendish wins green thanks to Champs Elysees hat-trick

PARIS, (Reuters) – Mark Cavendish polished his  reputation as one of cycling’s best ever sprinters when he  became the first Briton to win the Tour de France green jersey  and the first man to win the classic finish on the  Champs-Elysees three times yesterday.

Contador wins over fickle fans in defeat

PARIS, (Reuters) – Booed by fans at the start of the  Tour de France, Spain’s Alberto Contador won back their  affection by the end despite losing his invincibility on grand  Tours.

Schleck takes Tour lead before time-trial showdown

L’ALPE D’HUEZ, France, (Reuters) – Luxembourg’s Andy  Schleck seized the Tour de France yellow jersey with two days  remaining as 2010 champion Alberto Contador restored his pride  with a relentless day of attacks on the mountainous 19th stage  to l’Alpe d’Huez yesterday.

NAGCA to honour Grant Stuart

The Guyana Cycling Association of North America (NAGCA) will host a raffle in Walter Grant Stuart’s honour on Labour Day.

Exhausted Contador concedes Tour de France defeat

COL DU GALIBIER, France, (Reuters) – Alberto  Contador said winning a fourth Tour de France title this year  was now “impossible” after he cracked in the final ascent of yesterday’s 18th stage won by Andy Schleck.

Evans puzzled by time lost on Schleck

COL DU GALIBIER, France, (Reuters) – Australian  Cadel Evans was both puzzled by the time lost by most Tour de  France favourites during the 18th stage yesterday and annoyed  that he had to lead a lone chase of Luxembourg’s Andy Schleck.

Boasson-Hagen gives Norway fourth Tour stage win

PINEROLO, Italy, (Reuters) – Edvald Boasson-Hagen is  one of only two Norwegians in the Tour de France and the Team  Sky all rounder kept up his nation’s remarkable run in this  year’s race when he snatched victory in yesterday’s 179-km 17th  stage from Gap.

Altitude the key to today’s “queen stage”

PINEROLO, Italy, (Reuters) – – With three climbs of  more than 2,000 metres and the highest ever Tour de France  finish at 2,645 metres on the classic Galibier pass, altitude  will be a deciding factor in today’s 18th stage.

Contador’s surprise attack revives Tour hopes

GAP, France, (Reuters) – Just as the Tour de France  seemed to be cruising peacefully towards the Alps, Alberto Contador rocked the peloton yesterday with an unexpected attack that revived his hopes of a fourth victory in the race.

Vanendert wins stage, Voeckler keeps Tour lead

PLATEAU DE BEILLE, France, (Reuters) – Belgian Jelle Vanendert took advantage of the waiting game by the main contenders to snatch victory in the 168.5-km 14th stage of the Tour de France from St Gaudens yesterday.

Joy for Cavendish but fellow Briton Wiggins crashes out

CHATEAUROUX, France,  (Reuters) – Mark Cavendish  powered to his second stage victory in the Tour de France in a  crash-marred seventh stage from Le Mans which saw fellow Briton  Bradley Wiggins forced out of the race with a broken collarbone  yesterday.

Gruelling Wheat Up race to take place tomorrow

The eighth edition of the gruelling Wheat Up Cycle Road race sponsored by National Milling Company (NAMILCO) organized by Roraima Bikers Club will take place tomorrow (Caricom Day) on the East Bank of Demerara.

Grant Stuart tops field

GCF National Road Race Championships

Walter Grant Stuart in a time of three hours, nine minuets and 21 seconds yesterday won the Guyana Cycling Federation’s (GCF) annual National Road Race Championships.