Women's cycling

This photo provided by Joe Viger Photography, Erik Levinsohn breaks the tape and claims the overall win at Mt. Washington Bicycle Hillclimb in a time of 53:42 on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. Levinsohn, of Boston beat the competition in the men's divisions of the 7.6-mile (12-kilometer) Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb to the summit at 6,288 feet (1,915 meters). (Joe Viger Photography via AP)
August 18, 2019 - 2:45 pm
PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — In a story Aug. 17 about a bicycle race at Mount Washington, The Associated Press reported erroneously the last name of the second place finisher in the women's division. Her name is Lane Marder, not Lane Marden. A corrected version of the story is below: Bicyclists ride...
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Canada's Michael Woods rides during 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. Unusually, Woods is a rookie at cycling's greatest race at the ripe age of 32 and also has an unusual back story as a former track athlete who switched late to pro cycling. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
July 19, 2019 - 3:37 pm
PAU, France (AP) — If there was a smiley-face jersey for the happiest rider at the Tour de France, to go alongside the wearer of the iconic yellow shirt, Canadian Mike Woods would be in the running for it. A rookie at cycling's greatest race at an unusually ripe age — 32 — and with an unusual story...
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Marianne Vos, of the Netherlands celebrates as she crosses the finish line to win La Course by Le Tour de France, a women's cycling race, with start and finish in Pau, France, Friday, July 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
July 19, 2019 - 10:11 am
PAU, France (AP) — There is nothing bigger for male riders than victory at the Tour de France. It's the pinnacle of cycling. But there is no such prize for female riders. Despite calls from cycling's governing body UCI for the creation of a women's Tour, organizers of cycling's marquee race have...
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May 17, 2019 - 8:31 pm
ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) — UAE Team Emirates began its week at the Tour of California by sending home one of its riders upon learning that his name had surfaced in a European investigation into doping in cycling. The team appears set to end it with the overall race lead. Tadej Pogacar reeled in several...
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May 16, 2019 - 7:42 pm
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Team Bahrain-Merida spent most of the fifth stage at the Tour of California at the front of the peloton, setting a hard pace but leaving nobody quite sure what their end-game might be. Turns out it was Ivan Garcia Cortina. The 23-year-old Spanish cyclist moved to the front...
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Tejay van Garderen rides to the finish of the fourth stage of the Tour of California cycling race Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Morro Bay, Calif. Van Garderen thought he had lost his overall race lead after a string of bad luck in the final couple of miles. The race jury gave it right back a couple hours later. Tour organizers issued a controversial statement that said a major crash near the finish that held up van Garderen and many other top contenders would be treated "such that all riders affected by the incident and the road blockage will receive the field time," effectively giving van Garderen the lead back. (David Middlecamp/The Tribune (of San Luis Obispo) via AP)
May 15, 2019 - 10:35 pm
MORRO BAY, Calif. (AP) — Tejay van Garderen thought he had lost his overall race lead in the Tour of California after a string of bad luck in the final couple of miles Wednesday. The race jury gave it right back a couple hours later. Tour organizers issued a controversial statement that said a...
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Jennifer Kupcho, right, and her caddie Brian McKinley, walks past a pond to tee off the 16th hole in the final round of the Augusta National Women's Amateur golf tournament in Augusta, Ga., Saturday, April 6, 2019. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
April 07, 2019 - 4:58 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Only when Nick Faldo took a break after playing nine holes Sunday at Augusta National did he look differently. At least to Matt Wallace. Faldo was asked to present prizes for the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals, and he had to look the part. The three-time Masters champion...
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March 10, 2019 - 4:24 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Olympic track cyclist Kelly Catlin, who helped the U.S. women's pursuit team win the silver medal at the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016, died Friday at her home in California. She was 23. USA Cycling chief executive Rob DeMartini said in a statement Sunday that "the...
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February 23, 2019 - 2:49 pm
Across the U.S. and in many places abroad, transgender athletes are breaking barriers in high school, college and pro sports and being embraced by teammates and fans. But resentments can still flare when transgender women start winning and dominating their sport. Exhibit A is a recent public...
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Jonatan Christie of Indonesia celebrates after defeating Chou Tien-chen of Taiwan during their men's singles badminton match at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
August 28, 2018 - 11:19 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Every host has a signature event that defines the success of the games, at least in the context of sports. Jonatan Christie won that event for the 2018 Asian Games hosts with a 21-18, 20-22, 21-15 win over Taiwan's Chou Tien-chen to secure the badminton men's singles gold...
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