Road cycling

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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Richard Carapaz celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia cycling race, from Saint-Vincent to Courmayeur, Saturday, May 25, 2019. Richard Carapaz of Ecuador won the grueling 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Saturday to move into the overall lead. (Alessandro Di Meo/ANSA via AP)
May 25, 2019 - 11:30 am
COURMAYEUR, Italy (AP) — Richard Carapaz of Ecuador won the grueling 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Saturday to move into the overall lead. Carapaz, who rides for Movistar, attacked with just over 25 kilometers remaining of the 131-kilometer (81-mile) route from Saint-Vincent to Courmayeur in...
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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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