Tour de France

Ecuador's Richard Carapaz celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the eight stage of the Giro d'Italia cycling race, from Praia a Mare to Montevergine di Mercogliano, Saturday, May 12, 2018. Richard Carapaz pulled off a superb final attack to win the eighth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Saturday, while British rider Simon Yates remained in the overall lead after the second mountain finish of the race. (Daniel Dal Zennaro/ANSA via AP)
May 12, 2018 - 3:23 pm
MONTEVERGINE, Italy (AP) — Richard Carapaz pulled off a superb final attack to win the eighth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Saturday, and British rider Simon Yates remained in the overall lead after the second mountain finish. Carapaz stormed the end of the final climb to pass Koen Bouwman, who led...
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Ireland's Sam Bennett shouts in celebration as he crosses the finish line to win the seventh stage of the Giro d'Italia cycling race, from Pizzo to Praia a Mare, Italy, Friday, May 11, 2018. Sam Bennett timed his sprint to perfection to win the seventh stage of the Giro d'Italia, while British rider Simon Yates remained in the overall lead as the race went over to the Italian mainland on Friday. (Daniel Dal Zennaro/ANSA via AP)
May 11, 2018 - 1:07 pm
PRAIA A MARE, Italy (AP) — Sam Bennett timed his sprint to perfection to win the seventh stage of the Giro d'Italia, while British rider Simon Yates remained in the overall lead as the race went over to the Italian mainland on Friday. Bennett was the last to launch his sprint but the Irish rider...
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Britain's Chris Froome, left, and his SKY teammates arrive to sign the starting list prior to the fifth stage of the Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, from Agrigento to Santa Ninfa, Italy, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. (Daniel Dal Zennaro/ANSA via AP)
May 09, 2018 - 12:13 pm
SANTA NINFA, Sicily (AP) — Enrico Battaglin surged ahead at the perfect moment to win the fifth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Wednesday as Chris Froome and most of the other favorites finished in the main pack. Rohan Dennis held onto the overall leader's pink jersey with a 1-second lead over...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2011 file photo, cyclists from the Saxo Bank team ride past the walls of Jerusalem's Old City during a race. Israel is ready to finally get things underway this week with its historic hosting of the 2018 Giro d'Italia cycling race after resolving a brief crisis over the status of its proclaimed capital. The world's best riders will start the race in Jerusalem on Friday in the first time a cycling Grand Tour will ever be held outside Europe.(AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
April 30, 2018 - 10:29 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — After resolving a brief crisis over the status of its proclaimed capital, Israel is ready to finally get things underway this week with its historic hosting of the Giro d'Italia cycling race. The world's best riders will start the race in Jerusalem on Friday in the first time a...
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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. Armstrong, on Thursday, April 19, 2018, has reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his career. (Bernard Papon/Pool Photo via AP, File)
April 19, 2018 - 5:47 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lance Armstrong reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing...
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April 19, 2018 - 4:26 pm
A timeline of Lance Armstrong's cycling career and controversy: 1991: Armstrong is the U.S. amateur national champion at the age of 20. 1992: Turns pro and finishes last in his debut race in San Sebastian, Spain. 1993: Wins world championship. Enters his first Tour de France, where he wins a stage...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 14, 2013 file photo Britain's Bradley Wiggins, second from right, pedals during the the 10th stage of the Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, from Cordenons to Altopiano del Montasio. A British parliamentary committee says in a doping investigation report that Bradley Wiggins used a banned powerful corticosteroid to enhance his performance and not for medical reasons while winning the Tour de France in 2012. The report accuses Team Sky of crossing an "ethical line" after preaching zero tolerance. Team Sky criticized "the anonymous and potentially malicious claim" by members of parliament.(AP Photo/Fabio Ferrari, File)
March 07, 2018 - 5:38 pm
AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) — The head of cycling's world governing body wants an investigation into the findings of a doping report that accused Team Sky of using drugs to enhance the performance of Bradley Wiggins and possibly other riders ahead of the 2012 Tour de France. UCI President David...
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FILE - In this July 21, 2012 file photo, Bradley Wiggins of Britain, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates as he crosses the finish line of the 19th stage of the the Tour de France cycling race in Chartres, France. A British parliamentary committee says in a doping investigation report that Bradley Wiggins used a banned powerful corticosteroid to enhance his performance and not for medical reasons while winning the Tour de France in 2012. The report accuses Team Sky of crossing an “ethical line” after preaching zero tolerance. Team Sky criticized “the anonymous and potentially malicious claim” by members of parliament. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours, File)
March 05, 2018 - 5:29 pm
LONDON (AP) — Bradley Wiggins says he is the subject of a "malicious" attempt to smear his name as he strongly denied accusations from British lawmakers that he used banned substances to enhance his performance while preparing to win the 2012 Tour de France. "Not at any time during my career did we...
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March 05, 2018 - 3:46 am
TOP 25 MEN'S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULE Wolverines repeat as Big Ten champs UNDATED (AP) — The Michigan Wolverines are the first team in seven years to repeat as Big Ten Tournament champions. Zavier Simpson, Moe Wagner (VAHG'-nur) and Jon Teske (TEHS'-kee) led the 15th-ranked Wolverines to a 75-66 win...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 22, 2012 file photo, Bradley Wiggins, winner of the 2012 Tour de France cycling race, stands on the podium in Paris, France. A British parliamentary committee says in a doping investigation report that Bradley Wiggins used a banned powerful corticosteroid to enhance his performance and not for medical reasons while winning the Tour de France in 2012. The report accuses Team Sky of crossing an “ethical line” after preaching zero tolerance. Team Sky criticized “the anonymous and potentially malicious claim” by members of parliament. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, File)
March 04, 2018 - 8:01 pm
LONDON (AP) — Bradley Wiggins used a banned powerful corticosteroid to enhance his performance while preparing to win the Tour de France in 2012, a British parliamentary committee said in a doping investigation report that accuses Team Sky of crossing an "ethical line" after preaching zero...
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