Road cycling

May 18, 2019 - 10:39 am
PESARO, Italy (AP) — Caleb Ewan of Australia sprinted to victory on the eighth and longest stage of the Giro d'Italia on Saturday, while Italian cyclist Valerio Conti remained the overall leader. Ewan, who rides for Lotto-Soudal, edged Elia Viviani and Pascal Ackermann in a bunch sprint at the end...
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The peloton passes the California state Capitol as the riders go into a turn during the first stage of the Amgen Tour of California cycling race Sunday, May 12, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
May 12, 2019 - 8:05 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Peter Sagan has had trouble finding his way to the front at the finish this season. Turns out he just needed to get back to the Tour of California. The three-time road cycling world champion, and the winningest rider in race history, freelanced his way to the front of the...
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March 20, 2019 - 10:43 am
MUNICH (AP) — As many as 21 athletes from five sports may have been part of a doping ring stretching around the world, German prosecutors said Wednesday. Austrian police arrested five competitors at the Nordic skiing world championships last month and the case has since spread to cycling. Munich...
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Austrian Federal Police officers stand at the finish area of a men's cross country skiing 15km classic competition, at the Nordic Ski World Championships, in Seefeld, Austria, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. Austrian authorities say five elite athletes and four others have been arrested in doping raids in the country and neighboring Germany amid the Nordic skiing world championships. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
March 01, 2019 - 10:41 am
VIENNA (AP) — A police video showing Austrian skier Max Hauke apparently caught with a needle in his arm during a doping raid has led to consequences for the leaker. Austria's Federal Police Office said Friday the person who shared the video on a messaging app was "immediately removed from duty."...
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Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas, of Britain, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, passes the Arc de Triomphe on July 29, 2018, during the twenty-first stage of the 116-kilometer (72.1-mile) Tour de France cycling race from Houilles to the Champs-Elysees in Paris. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
January 01, 2019 - 7:24 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome, the current and former Tour de France champions, are planning to compete in the 2019 edition of the race in what could be Team Sky's final bid for cycling's biggest prize. Froome will not defend his Giro d'Italia title as targets a record-...
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September 02, 2018 - 12:28 pm
LA COVATILLA, Spain (AP) — American rider Benjamin King won the mountainous ninth stage of the Spanish Vuelta, finishing atop the beyond-category La Covatilla on Sunday, while Simon Yates took over the race lead. King stayed ahead of chaser Bauke Mollema on a long breakaway to win the 201-kilometer...
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Britain's Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, holds the flag of Wales during the 21st and last stage of the 105th edition of the Tour de France cycling race between Houilles and Paris Champs-Elysees, Sunday, July 29, 2018. (Marco Bertorello, Pool via AP)
July 29, 2018 - 12:57 pm
PARIS (AP) — Geraint Thomas won his first Tour de France title on Sunday, concluding his transformation from a support rider into a champion of cycling's biggest race. The Welsh rider with Team Sky successfully defended his lead of 1 minute, 51 seconds over second-placed Tom Dumoulin in the mostly...
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Britain's Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey reacts as he crosses the finish line during the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 31 kilometers (19.3 miles) with start in Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle and finish in Espelette, France, Saturday, July 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
July 28, 2018 - 12:05 pm
ESPELETTE, France (AP) — No longer merely a support rider for Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas is going to Paris in the yellow jersey. The Welshman with Team Sky effectively sealed his first Tour de France title by protecting his lead in the penultimate stage time trial on Saturday. Thomas takes a lead...
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Britain's Chris Froome crosses the finish line of the seventeenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 65 kilometers (40.4 miles) with start in Bagneres-de-Luchon and finish in Saint-Lary-Soulan, Col du Portet pass, France, Wednesday July 25, 2018. The Tour de France thinks it has some solutions to liven up the action with today's shorter mountain stage with three grueling climbs, including an uphill finish, intermediate bonus sprints, and a Formula One-like grid start. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 25, 2018 - 11:45 am
SAINT-LARY-SOULAN, France (AP) — Four-time champion Chris Froome cracked in the feared 17th stage of the Tour de France through the Pyrenees on Wednesday, solidifying Sky teammate Geraint Thomas' hold on the yellow jersey. Colombian climber Nairo Quintana won the short but extremely difficult...
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Britain's Chris Froome grimaces after he treated his eyes for tear gas or pepper spray sprayed on the peloton when a farmer's protest interrupted during the sixteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 218 kilometers (135.5 miles) with start in Carcassonne and finish in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 24, 2018 - 12:34 pm
BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France (AP) — Tear gas in riders' eyes. A farmers' protest blocking the road. Two key crashes on dangerous descents. The only thing lacking from the wild 16th stage of the Tour de France on Tuesday was a shakeup in the overall standings. Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe took...
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