The 2013 Tour de France continued today with a team time trial. Such a discipline was always going to prove difficult for injured riders to stay close to their teams, and for Ted King it was a step too far.
The American Cannondale rider finished seven seconds outside the time limit, meaning he is not allowed to take the start for Stage 5.
Tour de France race organisers ignored the pleas from his team.
This Sunday’s UCI Road World Championships men’s road race in Innsbruck-Tirol, Austria, promises to be a tough race on a beautiful but gruelling course. At 258.5 kilometres with nearly 5000 metres of leg-burning elevation gain, it will be a test of endurance and climbing ability.
After three weeks of racing, the Tour de France has finally made it to Paris, where the victors will be crowned. As the race heads to its conclusion at the iconic Champs-Elysees, join The Roar for live coverage of Stage 21 from 11:30pm (AEST) onwards.
The final yellow jersey of the 2018 Tour de France will be decided during a challenging individual time trial on Stage 20, with Geraint Thomas looking the favourite to hold onto his lead. Join The Roar for live coverage from 10:45pm (AEST).
So, after 18 stages and almost 3000km of racing, today is the last chance for the climbers to make their mark. As the Tour de France bids a final, dramatic farewell to the Pyrenees, join The Roar for live coverage of Stage 19 from 9pm (AEST) onwards.
The final transition day of the 2018 Tour de France is upon us, with it appearing almost certain a breakaway will succeed on Stage 18. Join The Roar for live coverage of the 171-kilometre trek to Pau from 10pm (AEST).
The peloton embark on one of the most explosive stages in Tour de France history, with three huge climbs across just 65 kilometres. Join The Roar for live race updates and coverage from 11:15pm (AEST).