Tour de France

Switzerland's Marc Hirschi rides during the ninth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 153 kilometers (95 miles), with start in Pau and finish in Laruns, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
September 06, 2020 - 9:50 am
LARUNS, France (AP) — Primoz Roglic seized the race leader’s yellow jersey as debutant Marc Hirschi of Switzerland delivered an impressive 90-kilometer solo effort across four Pyrenean climbs during Sunday's frenetic Stage 9 of the Tour de France. Hirschi, a former under-23 road race world champion...
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Kazakhstan's Alexey Lutsenko rests after winning the sixth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 191 kilometers from Le Teil to Mt. Aigoual Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. (Sebastien Nogier, Pool via AP)
September 03, 2020 - 11:09 am
MONT AIGOUAL, France (AP) — Kazakh rider Alexey Lutsenko earned his first stage victory in his fifth Tour de France with a solo effort up Mont Aigoual on Thursday, and Adam Yates of Britain kept the overall race lead. Yates and the Tour’s top contenders were still racing far behind the 27-year-old...
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Belgium's Wout Van Aert smiles after crossing the finish line ahead of Netherland's Cees Bol, center , to win the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 183 kilometers (113,7 miles) with start in Gap and finish in Privas, southern France, Wednesday, Sept.2, 2020. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, Pool)
September 02, 2020 - 11:36 am
PRIVAS, France (AP) — Tour de France leader Julian Alaphilippe was stripped of the yellow jersey on Wednesday after being handed a time penalty for illegally receiving provisions near the end of Stage 5. British rider Adam Yates was moved to first place in the revised general standings after...
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Slovenia's Primoz Roglic celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the fourth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 160,5 kilometers (99,7 miles) with start in Sisteron and finish in Orcieres-Merlette, southern France, Tuesday, Sept.1, 2020. (Anne-Christine Poujoulat, Pool via AP)
September 01, 2020 - 12:51 pm
ORCIERES-MERLETTE, France (AP) — After just four stages at the Tour de France, the balance of power is already clearer: Primoz Roglic and his Jumbo-Visma team are looking like the ones to beat. Roglic, the Spanish Vuelta champion, used the race's first summit finish Tuesday in the ski resort of...
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France's Julian Alaphilippe, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey celebrates on podium after winning the second stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 186 kilometers (115,6 miles) with start and finish in Nice, southern France, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. (Stuart Franklin/Pool photo via AP)
August 30, 2020 - 1:17 pm
NICE, France (AP) — Julian Alaphilippe is back making a splash at the Tour de France and once again wearing the iconic yellow jersey. The French showman, who more than any other helped turn the 2019 edition into a thriller, again showered the Tour with his class and guile Sunday, poaching victory...
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Alexander Kristoff of Norway celebrates on the podium after winning the first stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 156 kilometers (97 miles) with start and finish in Nice, southern France, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (Christophe Petit-Tesson/Pool via AP)
August 29, 2020 - 12:52 pm
NICE, France (AP) — Delayed but alive again and out on French roads, the strangest Tour de France ever set off Saturday in a bubble of anti-COVID protocols to try to keep the 176 riders virus-free for three weeks of racing through the country's worsening epidemic. Only after riders peeled off their...
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A woman wearing a mask to protect against the coronavirus walks through the Place Massena in Nice, southern France, Friday, Aug 28, 2020. The Tour de France sets off Saturday Aug. 29, shrouded in uncertainty in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and mounting infections in France. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
August 29, 2020 - 8:56 am
NICE, France (AP) — French authorities have made it harder for Tour de France teams to reach the finish line in Paris by deciding they will be expelled from the race if two or more of their members, including staff, test positive for COVID-19 within a week. Following guidelines issued by the health...
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Caregiver Maude Leneveu, left, and union representative Corinne Bryand, pose outside the Pasteur hospital where they work in Nice, southern France, and where the Tour de France is racing this week-end, Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. Both say the race should go ahead, despite increasing infections in France's battle against the coronavirus. (AP Photo/John Leicester)
August 28, 2020 - 10:04 pm
NICE, France (AP) — Likely too busy racing to notice, the 176 riders starting the Tour de France this weekend will speed close to a sprawling hospital where caregiver Maude Leneveu is still reeling from furious months treating patients stricken and dying from COVID-19. After her 12-hour days of...
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Team Jumbo - Visma riders pedal during a training session along the beach of the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, southern France, ahead of upcoming Saturday's start of the race, Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. The Tour de France sets off shrouded in uncertainty and riding in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and mounting infections in France. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
August 28, 2020 - 10:28 am
Cycling's governing body has relaxed the Tour de France's COVID-19 exclusion rules on the eve of the race's opening stage following complaints from teams that feared their riders would be unfairly excluded from the race. After meeting with team officials, the UCI said Friday that a team won't be...
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French Prime Minister Jean Castex attends a press conference on the situation on the COVID-19 in France, Thursday Aug. 27, 2020 in Paris. The virus is now actively circulating in about a fifth of France's regions, the government said, urging new local restrictions to avoid another national lockdown. Despite the resurgence, the government is pushing ahead with plans to reopen all French schools next week, and to welcome workers back to their jobs after summer vacations blamed for spreading the virus. (Christophe Archambault, Pool via AP)
August 27, 2020 - 7:56 am
PARIS (AP) — The virus is actively circulating in about 20% of France’s regions and masks will now be required for everyone in Paris — but the government is determined to reopen schools next week, get workers back on the job and kick off the Tour de France cycling race on Saturday. Showing a map of...
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