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Posted: 26 July 2017
The 2017 Tour de France is now just a memory, and once again Chris Froome is the winner, with a 54 second margin over second placed Rigoberto Urán, with third place going to Romain Bardet, 2:20 in arrears. After disqualification, crashes, and illness affected the Green Jersey Points competition, Michael Matthews emerged as the winner, with André Greipel a distant second, and Edvald Boasson Hagen third.
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Congratulations yet again to Team Mocha (Vaughan Hunt) on another remarkable race victory. Consistent scoring throughout the race saw him slowly shake off his rivals, with only five stages not in triple figures. A stunning turn around given the poor start of only 29 points for stage 1! Well done!
The award for the highest number of points in a single stage goes to Kylz Marshmallow (Kylie Ferguson), who's score on Stage 18 to Col d'Izoard of 408 points was a sizable margin ahead of second placed Team Ray (Ray Blyth) with 360 on stage 5. Congratulations!
So that's another Tour wrapped up, and it represents the 45th Virtual Bike Race since we began in 2008. We've had a few technical challenges this time, and are investigating new site hosts as well as a site overhaul to be more responsive for mobile devices. Thanks for sticking with us, and we'll see you again in August for La Vuelta!
Posted: 23 July 2017
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Posted: 15 July 2017
It was billed for sometime that this stage would end up being a duel between Michael Matthews and Greg Van Avermaet, and the finish did not disappoint. Matthews ended up the strongest winning by more than a bike length over Van Avermaet, with Edvald Boasson Hagen taking third. Chris Froome and his Sky team worked hard over the final 10km and were rewarded with Froome finishing 7th, with enough of a gap over Fabio Aru to take back his yellow jersey, which he now holds with an 18 second lead.
Posted: 14 July 2017
Posted: 13 July 2017
There is a new leader today in the Tour de France with Fabio Aru proving stronger on the day than Chris Froome over the final 300m of the stage into Peyragudes. In a select group of only 9 riders, Romain Bardet had the legs to take the victory, ahead of Rigoberto Urán with Aru in third spot. Froome crossed 22 seconds behind Bardet in 7th, which was enough to hold the second place on General Classification, 6 seconds behind Aru.
Posted: 12 July 2017
Posted: 11 July 2017
Marcel Kittel showed he is a class above the remaining sprinters with a win into Bergerac a bike length ahead of John Degenkolb with Dylan Groenewegen taking third spot. His fourth win in this years race, Kittel becomes the most successful Tour de France German sprinter of all time with 13 victories, pulling ahead of Eric Zabel.
Posted: 9 July 2017
After one of the longest stages of this years race, it came down to a photo finish between Rigoberto Urán and Warren Barguil to decide the outcome. On the day, Uran did just enough to pip Barguil, with Yellow Jersey holder Chris Froome finishing strongly in third spot. As always, there was plenty of drama during the stage which sadly saw the exit of a number of riders including pre-race favourite Richie Porte who crashed hard on the final descent of the Mont du Chat, breaking a collar bone and pelvis.
Posted: 8 July 2017
Posted: 7 July 2017
Marcel Kittel took his third stage vitory in this years Tour by the closest of margins, barely edging out Edvald Boasson Hagen in a photo finish into Nuit-Saint-Georges. At first glance it appears that Boasson Hagen had done just enough to hold off the last second charge from Kittel, but the photo seemed to show Kittel by a hair width. Michael Matthews from SunWeb took third.
Posted: 6 July 2017
Posted: 5 July 2017
Italian champion Fabio Aru today emerged as a clear challenger for the overall victory with a punchy victory on the first mountain top finish of this years Tour. His attack in the final few kilometres went unmatched, allowing Aru to solo his way to the summit of La Planche des Belles Filles. Daniel Martin was the strongest of the chase group, coming in second place 16 seconds back, with Chris Froome and Richie Porte a further 4 seconds back.
Unable to stick with the hot pace of the leaders, Geraint Thomas lost his yellow jersey, and gives it to his team leader Froome.
Posted: 4 July 2017
Drama as always in the Tour de France, with Arnaud Démare taking the first TDF bunch sprint by a Frenchman for 11 years in a crash marred finish of the stage into Vittel. He beat out Peter Sagan and Alexander Kristoff over the line with André Greipel taking fourth. Unfortunately a number of riders were affected by two serious crashes in the final few hundreds metres, the most dramatic when Peter Sagan forced his way through an impossible gap elbowing Mark Cavendish into the barriers. His heavy fall also took out John Degenkolb and Ben Swift who weren't able to avoid Cavendish.
As a result of his actions, Sagan was first relegated to last place, before eventually being disqualified from the race.
Posted: 3 July 2017
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Posted: 1 July 2017
Geraint Thomas won the rain soaked opening Time Trial convincingly, by 5 seconds over Stefan Küng. The Welsh star's Sky Team performed strongly with teammate Vasil Kiryienka taking third spot, and team leader Chris Froome only 12 seconds back in sixth spot.
The weather conditions had an immediate impact on the race with Spaniard Alejandro Valverde crashing and begin forced to withdraw with a suspected fractured patella.
Posted: 30 June 2017
All the riders are in, bib numbers have been allocated. All that's left for you to do is make your final tweaks to your teams, and get your friends to enter. It's race time.
Posted: 28 June 2017
It's the biggest event on the pro cycling calendar, and it's nearly upon us. The 2017 Tour de France starts Saturday, and as always, VirtualBikeRace.com will be here with all the action.
Starting in Düsseldorf, Germany, the race will pass through Belgium and Luxembourg during the first week, before snaking it's way through France, including stages in all five major mountain ranges, culminating in a stage finish atop the Col d’Izoard.
The provisional rider start list has been entered, so pick your team now! Don't forget to challenge your friends.