Romandie specialist Albasini wins 2nd stage to lead overall

SAINT-IMIER, Switzerland (AP) Tour of Romandie specialist Michael Albasini of Switzerland won the second stage Wednesday in a sprint finish to take the overall lead. Albasini, who won all three sprint stages of the six-day race last year, edged Jarlinson Pantano of Colombia and third-placed Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe at the end of the 168.1kilometer (104.5-mile) route from Apples...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Tour of Romandie Results

VALLORBE, Switzerland (AP) Results on Tuesday from the first stage of the Tour of Romandie, a 19.2 kilometers (11.9 miles) team time trial from Vallee de Joux to the Juraparc near Vallorbe: 1. Team Sky, Britain, 21 minutes, 19 seconds 2. Orica Greenedge, Australia, same time 3. Team Katusha, Russia, 5 seconds behind 4. Etixx-Quick Step, Belgium, 0.14 5. Astana, Kazakhstan, 0.17...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Froome's Sky team wins time trial to open Tour of Romandie

VALLORBE, Switzerland (AP) The Sky team of two-time defending champion Chris Froome began the six-day Tour of Romandie by winning a team time trial on Tuesday. Froome's teammate Geraint Thomas wore the leader's yellow jersey after Sky timed 21 minutes, 19 seconds over a 19.2-kilometer (11.9-mile) lakeside route from Vallee de Joux to the Juraparc in the French-speaking region of...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Paolini wins Gent-Wevelgem cycling race

GENT, Belgium (AP) Italian veteran Luca Paolini posted his first victory in nearly two years after overcoming difficult weather conditions to win the Gent-Wevelgem classic on Sunday. The 38-year-old Paolini pulled away from his breakaway companions with about five kilometers (three miles) to go to prevail in the heavy wind and rain. Paolini, whose latest victory dated back to May...
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March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Thomas wins E3 Harelbeke classic; Cancellara hurt in crash

HARELBEKE, Belgium (AP) British rider Geraint Thomas won the E3 Harelbeke classic on Friday after launching a late attack, and three-time winner Fabian Cancellara sustained two minor fractures to his lower back after being caught in a crash. The 34-year-old Cancellara was among several riders downed in a mass crash on a cobblestone section about 40 kilometers (25 miles) into the...
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March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Cimolai beats Coquard to win 5th stage of Paris-Nice race

NICE, France (AP) Italian rider Davide Cimolai won the hilly fifth stage of the Paris-Nice race on Friday, attacking Bryan Coquard in the last 10 meters in a sprint to the line and beating the Frenchman by half a bike length. The overall standings remain unchanged, with Polish rider Michal Kwiatkowski one second ahead of Richie Porte and three seconds clear of Geraint Thomas, who...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Porte wins stage 4 of Paris-Nice; Sky teammate Thomas 2nd

CROIX DE CHAUBOURET, France (AP) Climbing specialist Richie Porte of Australia won Thursday's hilly fourth stage of the Paris-Nice race, while Polish rider Michal Kwiatkowski finished third to take the overall lead. Porte's Sky team dominated on the first climbs of the week-long race, with Porte's teammate Geraint Thomas placing second. Porte, the 2013 champion, completed the 204...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Marcel Kittel wins prelude to Tour Down Under

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) Germany's Marcel Kittel exploited outstanding teamwork Sunday to win the People's Choice Classic, the 51 kilometer prelude to the Tour Down Under. Kittel, who also won last year, is among the favorites to win the season-opening tour that officially begins Tuesday with the 132 kilometer (82 mile) first stage. Sunday's result doesn't count towards general...
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January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Tour de France champion Froome signs new Sky deal

Tour de France winner Chris Froome leads a list of 10 riders who have signed new contracts with Team Sky for 2014. Peter Kennaugh, David Lopez and Ian Stannard, who helped Froome succeed teammate Bradley Wiggins as Britain's second Tour winner, have also extended their contracts. Froome says ''this is the right place for me to continue to grow as a rider.'' The other riders who...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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