Road cycling

France's Julian Alaphilippe wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey celebrates after winning the thirteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 27.2 kilometers (16.9 miles) with start and finish in Pau, France, Friday, July 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
July 19, 2019 - 1:35 pm
PAU, France (AP) — A question that first seemed pie-in-the-sky is growing in credibility with each additional ride that takes him toward Paris: Could Julian Alaphilippe carry the yellow jersey glued ever more firmly to his shoulders all the way to the Tour de France finish on the Champs-Elysees?...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 file photo, Geox-TMC team member Juan Cobo, center, celebrates on the podium after winning the Spanish Vuelta cycling race with second placed Sky Procycling rider Chris Froome from UK, right, and third placed Sky Procycling rider Bradley Wiggins from UK, right, in Madrid, Spain. Froome is now the 2011 Spanish Vuelta winner because of Juan Jose Cobo’s disqualification for blood doping it was reported on Thursday, July 18, 2019. The International Cycling Union says Cobo did not meet a deadline to challenge his three-year ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Froome was runner-up eight years ago and now becomes winner of his first Grand Tour title, and seventh overall. (AP Photo/Arturo Rodriguez, File)
July 18, 2019 - 6:01 am
AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) — Chris Froome has become the 2011 Spanish Vuelta winner because of Juan Jose Cobo's disqualification for blood doping. Cobo did not meet a deadline to challenge his three-year ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the International Cycling Union said on Thursday. The...
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South Africa's Daryl Impey celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the ninth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 170.5 kilometers (105.94 miles) with start in Saint Etienne and finish in Brioude, France, Sunday, July 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
July 14, 2019 - 11:30 am
BRIOUDE, France (AP) — On days at the Tour de France when the top racers decide to take it easy, that's the signal for other riders not chasing the overall title to seize the opportunity to shine. On Sunday, Daryl Impey was that man. Profiting from what amounted to a go-slow among top contenders on...
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Belgium's Thomas de Gendt celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the eighth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 200 kilometers (125 miles) with start in Macon and finish in Saint Etienne, France, Saturday, July 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
July 13, 2019 - 4:23 pm
SAINT-ETIENNE, France (AP) — As their country prepares to celebrate Bastille Day, Julian Alaphilippe and Thibaut Pinot were in the mood for fireworks a day in advance at the Tour de France. Carrying the hopes of a country that has not seen a homegrown Tour winner in 34 years, the French pair...
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Britain's Geraint Thomas, right, and Netherlands' Wout Poels ride during the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 175.5 kilometers (109 miles) with start in Saint-Die-Des-Vosges and finish in Colmar, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
July 10, 2019 - 1:45 pm
COLMAR, France (AP) — With four-time winner Chris Froome out, nursing broken bones, two of the big questions at this Tour de France have been whether other contenders who've long ridden in his shadow will now be more willing to attack and who, on his team, will fill the vacuum left by the British...
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FILE - In this July 29, 2018 file photo, Tour de France winner Britain's Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, passes the Arc de Triomphe during the twenty-first stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 116 kilometers (72.1 miles) with start in Houilles and finish on Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris, France. Chris Froome's absence, coupled with the withdrawal of last year's runner-up Tom Dumoulin, has reshuffled the game and produced a long list of top contenders. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
July 04, 2019 - 11:37 pm
Phil Liggett remembers the early days of Tour de France coverage in the United States, which would involve him traveling to Paris at the end of a stage, recording voiceovers all night and then rejoining the circuit for the next stage. Those days, though, are ancient history. The Tour has been aired...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2019 file photo, Egan Bernal from Colombia of Team Ineos lifts the trophy after winning the Tour de Suisse at the ninth and final stage, a 101.5 km race with start and finish in Goms, Switzerland, at the 83rd Tour de Suisse UCI ProTour cycling race. Gifted with superb bike handling and climbing skills, Bernal has matured by leaps and bounds to become cycling's most exciting Grand Tour rider, and one for the top contenders at cycling's Tour de France which starts this weekend from Belgium. (Urs Flueeler/Keystone via AP, File)
July 01, 2019 - 5:29 am
PARIS (AP) — Egan Bernal is just 22 years old. Two years younger than Eddy Merckx was when the Belgian great won his first Tour de France half a century ago. Gifted with superb bike handling and climbing skills, Bernal has matured by leaps and bounds to become cycling's most exciting Grand Tour...
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July 01, 2019 - 4:40 am
PARIS (AP) — With seven mountain stages and five summit finishes, including three above 2,000 meters, this year's Tour de France is the highest in the history of the race. The route for the 106th edition of the thee-week marquee event offers only a few moments of respite. The first mountain test...
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ARCHIVO - En esta fotografía del miércoles 25 de julio de 2018, el británico Chris Froome (derecha) y Geraint Thomas durante la séptima etapa del Tour de Francia, en Saint-Lary-Soulan, Francia. (AP Foto/Christophe Ena )
June 13, 2019 - 7:25 am
PARIS (AP) — Chris Froome remained hospitalized in France on Thursday after the high-speed crash that left him with multiple fractures and shattered his hopes of going for a record-equaling fifth Tour de France title next month. Froome was airlifted to Saint-Etienne hospital in central France and...
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Ecuador's Richard Carapaz wears the pink jersey of the overall leader after completing the 20th stage of the Giro d'Italia cycling race, from Feltre to Croce d'Aune-Monte Avena, Saturday, June 1, 2019. Ecuadorian cyclist Richard Carapaz took a huge step towards winning the Giro d'Italia as he preserved his overall lead at the end of the penultimate stage, which was won by Pello Bilbao of Spain. (Alessandro Di Meo/ANSA via AP)
June 02, 2019 - 10:45 am
VERONA, Italy (AP) — Richard Carapaz clinched his first Grand Tour victory as he won the Giro d'Italia on Sunday, while American Chad Haga was fastest on the final stage's individual time trial. Carapaz, who rides for Movistar, keeled over his handlebars with emotion inside the Arena di Verona...
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