Cycling

Spectators hold French flag as they cheer the riders during the sixteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 117 kilometers (73 miles) with start and finish in Nimes, France, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. (AP Photo/ Christophe Ena)
July 23, 2019 - 8:46 am
NIMES, France (AP) — Caleb Ewan beat his sprinting rivals in suffocating heat to win Stage 16 of the Tour de France on Tuesday, with Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe keeping the race leader's yellow jersey. With temperatures soaring as high as 40 C (104 F), Alaphilippe and his main rivals did not...
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Britain's Simon Yates celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the fifteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 185 kilometers (114,95 miles) with start in Limoux and finish in Prat d'Albis, France, Sunday, July 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
July 21, 2019 - 8:41 am
FOIX, France (AP) — Simon Yates of Britain posted a second stage win with a solo raid during the last Pyrenean trek of the Tour de France as Frenchman Thibaut Pinot gained more time on his rivals in the fight for the yellow jersey with a ferocious attack in the final climb on Sunday. Yates...
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France's Julian Alaphilippe wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey rides with the pack during the fourteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 117.5 kilometers (73 miles) with start in Tarbes and finish at the Tourmalet pass, France, Saturday, July 20, 2019. (AP Photo/ Christophe Ena)
July 20, 2019 - 8:23 am
LA MONGIE, France (AP) — The first super-tough 2,000-meter (6,500-foot) climb of the Tour de France has proved to be no obstacle for Julian Alaphilippe. The race leader kept his yellow jersey while defending champion Geraint Thomas struggled up the Tourmalet pass and lost time. Thibaut Pinot won...
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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 - 10:27 am
PAU, France (AP) — Inspired by his yellow jersey, Julian Alaphilippe held off defending champion Geraint Thomas to win the only individual time trial stage of this Tour de France on Friday, a shock victory to raise French hopes that he could go all the way in yellow to Paris next week. Cheered on...
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July 18, 2019 - 1:23 am
AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) — Chris Froome has become the 2011 Spanish Vuelta winner because of Juan Jose Cobo's disqualification for blood doping. The International Cycling Union says Cobo did not meet a deadline to challenge his three-year ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The UCI says Cobo'...
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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 - 9:30 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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Italy's Giulio Ciccone wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, center left, rides among the pack during 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 - 8:32 am
SAINT-ETIENNE, France (AP) — Thomas De Gendt won the eighth stage of the Tour de France on Saturday as Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe claimed back the race leader's yellow jersey. Defending champion Geraint Thomas was caught in a crash 15 kilometers from the end but escaped unscathed and finished...
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Riders with Slovakia's Peter Sagan wearing the best sprinter's green jersey sprint to cross the finish line 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. Sagan won the stage. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
July 10, 2019 - 9:03 am
COLMAR, France (AP) — Peter Sagan of Slovakia silenced his critics and won the fifth stage of the Tour de France Wednesday as Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe kept the race leader's yellow jersey. The three-time world champion posted a 12th career stage win at cycling's biggest race, emerging...
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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 03, 2019 - 11:58 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 - 3:29 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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