Tour de France

July 01, 2019 - 6:29 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 - 6:25 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 - 12:34 pm
PARIS (AP) — Chris Froome underwent successful surgery after the high-speed crash that left him with multiple fractures and shattered his hopes of going for a fifth Tour de France title next month, his team said on Thursday. Froome will remain hospitalized for observation at the Saint-Etienne...
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May 23, 2019 - 10:39 am
NBCSN will broadcast an interview with Lance Armstrong following Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals. The network announced Thursday that the 30-minute special will start after the game on Wednesday night. Armstrong will discuss his career with Mike Tirico in "Lance Armstrong: Next Stage." The...
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Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas, of Britain, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, passes the Arc de Triomphe on July 29, 2018, during the twenty-first stage of the 116-kilometer (72.1-mile) Tour de France cycling race from Houilles to the Champs-Elysees in Paris. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
January 01, 2019 - 8:24 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome, the current and former Tour de France champions, are planning to compete in the 2019 edition of the race in what could be Team Sky's final bid for cycling's biggest prize. Froome will not defend his Giro d'Italia title as targets a record-...
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October 25, 2018 - 2:39 am
BASEBALL BOSTON (AP) — David Price pitched six innings of three-hit ball, and major league RBI leader J.D. Martinez broke a fifth-inning tie during another two-out rally Wednesday night that led the Boston Red Sox to a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers for a 2-0 lead in the World Series...
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FILE - In this April 29, 2009, file photo, Astana cycling team general manager Johan Bruyneel answers questions from the media after the first stage of the Tour of the Gila cycling race in Mogollon, N.M. In a letter posted on social media Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, Bruyneel, Lance Armstrong’s former team manager, said he’s been given a lifetime ban from cycling for his role in a doping program that helped Armstrong win the Tour de France seven times. (AP Photo/Jake Schoellkopf, File)
October 24, 2018 - 9:34 pm
Lance Armstrong's former team manager has been given a lifetime ban from cycling for his role in a doping program that helped Armstrong win the Tour de France seven times. Johan Bruyneel had been serving a 10-year ban. In a letter posted on social media Wednesday, Bruyneel announced the Switzerland...
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FILE - In this Sunday July 29, 2018 file picture, Tour de France winner Britain's Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium with Netherlands' Tom Dumoulin, left, who placed second, and Britain's Chris Froome, right, who placed third, on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris, France. The team said in a statement on Wednesday that police is investigating the case after the trophy disappeared during an event organized in Birmingham, where Team Sky displayed the three Grands Tours trophies won by its riders. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
October 10, 2018 - 5:08 am
PARIS (AP) — Team Sky says the Tour de France trophy won by Geraint Thomas has been stolen from a cycling show in Britain. The team says police are investigating after the trophy disappeared during an event in Birmingham, where Team Sky displayed the three Grand Tour trophies won by its riders. In...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2004, file pool photo, overall leader Lance Armstrong, right, of Austin, Texas, follows compatriot and teammate Floyd Landis, left, in the ascent of the La Croix Fry pass during the 17th stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Bourg-d'Oisans and Le Grand Bornand, French Alps. Landis is using money he earned by taking down Lance Armstrong to start his own cycling team. The man whose own doping saga cost him the 2006 Tour de France title and eventually helped expose Armstrong’s cheating says he’s building a developmental team for 2019 that will be based out of Canada. (Bernard Papon/L'Equipe via AP Pool, File)
October 05, 2018 - 3:14 am
Floyd Landis is using money he earned by taking down Lance Armstrong to start his own cycling team. The man whose own doping saga cost him the 2006 Tour de France title and eventually helped expose Armstrong's cheating says he's building a developmental team for 2019 that will be based out of...
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Cyclists pedal past the City Hall during the final leg of the Spanish Vuelta cycling race in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. . (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
September 16, 2018 - 5:30 pm
MADRID (AP) — Simon Yates won his first Grand Tour title after a largely ceremonial ride into Madrid in the final stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday, giving British riders a sweep of the season's three biggest races. The 26-year-old Englishman was dominant throughout the three-week race across...
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