The Tour de France is a formidable weapon in ASO's power struggle with the UCI and its WorldTeams, says Cannondale boss Jonathan Vaughters.
Jérôme Cotto was hit by a runaway motorcycle during stage 10 of this year's Tour, leaving him close to death.
Movistar coach is confident that a yellow jersey is in Quintana's future as the Colombian anticipates steady improvement ahead.
Dusseldorf votes to bid to host the Tour's 2017 start, but doubts linger that the event would be worthwhile, and that's a pity.
The Dutch cycling federation wants the ASO to foot the bill for the 2015 Grand Départ, to the tune of $151,998.
Tour de France stage wins may be plentiful, but they remain one of the sport’s most coveted prizes.
Although the Tour lacks the bombastic mountains of recent tours of Spain or Italy, its balanced approach should showcase exciting racing.
Nairo Quintana is a perennial grand tour favorite, but he needs to improve his TT skills to contend for the 2016 Tour title.
David Brailsford says he thinks the Tour is harder for Froome than it is for the Briton's rivals due to the public's doping suspicions.
Many say Froome is a lock to win his third Tour in 2016, but Contador may actually be more likely to earn a third yellow jersey of his own.