Road cycling

Former professional cyclist Armando Cardenas props himself up against his bike after pedaling from the towns of Madrid to Zipacon, Colombia, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. In a decade-long career racing professionally, Cardenas never reached the same heights as the country's biggest cycling stars. Though with seven national titles and a medal at the Pan-American Games, the 37-year-old got to live his dream of cycling professionally. Like many of his fellow Colombian cyclists, he also made the decision to dope. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
September 23, 2019 - 7:39 am
MADRID, Colombia (AP) — After a punishing climb in the Andean mountains surrounding Colombia's capital, Armando Cardenas leans against his bike to catch his breath. In a decade-long career racing professionally, Cardenas never reached the same international heights as the country's biggest cycling...
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Primoz Roglic of Slovenia celebrates on the podium after winning La Vuelta cycling race in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
September 15, 2019 - 12:43 pm
MADRID (AP) — Less than a decade ago, Primoz Roglic was flying through the air on a pair of skis with no thoughts of ever being earthbound on a bike. On Sunday the Slovenian claimed one of cycling's biggest prizes, winning the three-week Spanish Vuelta. Roglic only took up cycling in 2012 after he...
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September 08, 2019 - 11:22 am
SANTUARIO DEL ACEBO, Spain (AP) — American rider Sepp Kuss won the mountainous 15th stage of the Spanish Vuelta, while Jumbo-Visma teammate Primoz Roglic withstood a sustained attack by Alejandro Valverde to keep the overall race lead on Sunday. Kuss pulled clear of a small breakaway group on the...
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August 30, 2019 - 10:01 am
MAS DE LA COSTA, Spain (AP) — Veteran Spaniard Alejandro Valverde made a successful charge in the final 150 meters to win the seventh stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Friday, with Colombian Miguel Angel Lopez finishing third to regain the overall lead. The 39-year-old Valverde, wearing the defending...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005 file photo, Former cycling World Champions Felice Gimondi, left, and Eddie Merckx, of Belgium pose for photographers before the start of the presentation of the 2006 edition of the 'Giro d' Italia' (Tour of Italy), in Milan, Italy. Gimondi died in Giardini Naxos, Sicily, southern Italy, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, he was 76, Italian ANSA news agency said. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
August 17, 2019 - 8:18 am
ROME (AP) — Felice Gimondi, one of only seven cyclists to have won all three Grand Tours, has died. He was 76. The Italian Cycling Federation (FCI) said efforts to resuscitate Gimondi failed after the Italian suffered a heart attack while swimming on vacation in Sicily on Friday and died the same...
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FILE - In this Saturday, July 20, 2019 file photo 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. (AP Photo/ Christophe Ena, File)
July 28, 2019 - 8:46 am
PARIS (AP) — A Tour de France for the ages is getting a champion of an unusually young age: 22-year-old Egan Bernal, set to become South America's first winner of cycling's greatest race when he rides to the finish in yellow on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Sunday night. The slightly built...
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Colombia's Egan Bernal wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey rides with Britain's Geraint Thomas during the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 59,5 kilometers (36,97 miles) with start in Albertville and finish in Val Thorens, France, Saturday, July 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
July 27, 2019 - 9:24 am
VAL THORENS, France (AP) — Perpetuating the tradition of great Colombian climbers, Egan Bernal left his mark on the Tour de France in the mountains. But unlike his flashy predecessors, he is also poised to win cycling's biggest race. Bernal kept the yellow jersey Saturday after the last Alpine...
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Riders in the breakaway group ride during the nineteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 126,5 kilometers (78,60 miles) with start in Saint Jean De Maurienne and finish in Tignes, France, Friday, July 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
July 26, 2019 - 7:57 am
TIGNES, France (AP) — Tour de France organizers stopped Stage 19 of the race on Friday because of a hail storm as Julien Alaphilippe lost his yellow jersey to Egan Bernal. ASO made the decision after the storm made the road too dangerous and announced that times will be taken at the top of the Col...
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The pack rides during the eighteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 208 kilometers (130 miles) with start in Embrun and finish in Valloire, France, Thursday, July 25, 2019. (AP Photo/ Christophe Ena)
July 25, 2019 - 8:14 am
SAINT-MICHEL-DE-MAURIENNE, France (AP) — One big Alpine stage completed, just two more to go, and Julian Alaphilippe is still in yellow with France one step closer to having a first Tour winner since 1985. Continuing to contribute more than anyone to making this the most exciting Tour de France in...
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The pack with France's Julian Alaphilippe wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey rides during the seventeenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 200 kilometers (124,27 miles) with start in Pont Du Gard and finish in Gap, France, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
July 24, 2019 - 8:38 am
GAP, France (AP) — Italian rider Matteo Trentin used a solo attack to win Stage 17 of the Tour de France on Wednesday after pulling clear of a group of breakaway riders. It was Trentin's third career stage win at the Tour, but first since 2014. Trentin rode at the front for most of the stage after...
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