Bouhanni defies pain at Tour de France

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) The Tour de France legend feeds itself on stories of pain and courage. Battered and bruised but still up for a fight, Nacer Bouhanni is ready to write another chapter of the race odyssey. After a high speed crash last week in the finale of the French national championship left him on the tarmac with his ribs damaged, Bouhanni had only a slim chance of being...
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10 riders to watch at the Tour de France

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) 10 riders to watch in the Tour de France, which starts on Saturday in Utrecht, Netherlands. --- CHRIS FROOME: On his best days, the 2013 winner is untouchable on steep mountain climbs, where he'll be looking again this year to open up decisive time gaps on his rivals. But before imposing himself in the Pyrenees and Alps, the Kenya-born Briton must survive...
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Peter Sagan wins Tour of California

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) Slovakian Peter Sagan won the Tour of California by three seconds on Sunday with a third-place finish. Britain's Mark Cavendish won his fourth stage of the eight-stage event. Sagan, who began the final day trailing former race leader Julian Alaphilippe (Etixx-Quick Step) of France by two seconds, gained four bonus seconds for the third-place finish and a one...
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May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Cavendish races to 3rd Tour of California stage victory

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) Britain's Mark Cavendish raced his third Tour of California stage victory and Latvia's Tom Skujins retained the overall lead Thursday in the rainy fifth stage. Cavendish, the Etixx-Quick Step rider who won the first two stages, powered to the front in the final 200 yards to win the 95.7-mile led from Santa Barbara to Santa Clarita in 3 hours, 51 minutes...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Peter Sagan wins 4th stage of Tour of California

AVILA BEACH, Calif. (AP) Slovakia's Peter Sagan surged in the short final uphill sprint Wednesday to win the windy fourth stage of the Tour of California and close in on overall leader Tom Skujins of Latvia. After finishing second in the first three stages, Sagan - the Tinkoff-Saxo rider who has four Tour de France stage victories - raced to his 12th career stage victory in the...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Skuins winner of mountain stage of Tour of California

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Latvian Tom Skujins pedaled to a surprising mountain stage win by more than a minute and took the lead Tuesday in the Tour of California. The 23-year-old began stage 3 in 95th position and trailed previous race leader Mark Cavendish of Britain by 42 seconds. He completed the hilly 105.7-mile road stage in 4 hours, 33 minutes and 10 seconds. Peter Sagan (Tinkoff...
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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Cavendish wins stage 2 of Tour of California

LODI, Calif. (AP) Britain's Mark Cavendish earned his second straight win over Peter Sagan of Slovakia and extended his race lead Monday in the second stage of the Tour of California. Cavendish, who rides for the Etixx-Quick Step team, earned his 11th win of the season with a late surge in the 120.4-mile road stage from Nevada City in 4 hours, 47 minutes and 2 seconds. Sagan again...
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May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Cavendish wins first stage of Tour of California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Britain's Mark Cavendish powered past Slovakia's Peter Sagan just before the finish line Sunday to win the first stage of the Tour of California. Cavendish, a 25-time Tour de France stage winner, raced to his 10th victory of the season, finishing the 126.2-mile flat road race in 4 hours, 43 minutes, 27 seconds. He also won Tour of California stages in Sacramento...
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May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Cavendish, Armstrong highlight Tour of California

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) Mark Cavendish and Kristin Armstrong will highlight the Tour of California. Eighty-four women representing 14 teams will begin two days of racing Friday in the Sierra Nevada with a 74-mile counterclockwise loop around Lake Tahoe in the new women's three-day stage race. Poor weather, including possible snow, is forecast Friday and Saturday. Lisa Brennauer...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Jens Debusschere wins bunch sprint on 2nd stage of Tirreno

CASCINA, Italy (AP) Jens Debusschere sprinted to victory on the second stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico on Thursday, edging out Peter Sagan and Sam Bennett while Adriano Malori retained the overall lead. The Belgian champion clocked 3 hours, 30 minutes, 18 seconds over the mainly flat, 153-kilometer (95-mile) route from Camaiore to Cascina to win a bunch sprint. There were three crashes...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

How will the 2014 Tour de France be remembered?

After 21 grueling stages, a total of 3,664 kilometers (2,276 miles), 164 cyclists made it to Paris and completed cycling’s biggest event. The 101st running of the Tour de France provided the unexpected with several cyclists finding rare opportunities to shine while some of the top favorites suffered. Those that didn’t make it to the finish will surely wish they could turn back...
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Cavendish Involved In Bad Crash At End Of Tour de France Stage 1

British cyclist Mark Cavendish dislocated his shoulder in the last hundred yards of Stage 1 of the Tour de France on Saturday through the English countryside. Cavendish, who was a favorite to take the yellow jacket in Stage 1, was forced to withdraw from the even all together after the injury. Marcel Kittel of Germany won the first-stage of […] The post Mark Cavendish Involved...
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July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

British cyclist Mark Cavendish painfully crashes at Tour de France (Video)

British cyclist Mark Cavendish took the brunt of a brutal crash during the final stretch of Saturday's Stage One of the Tour de France. Cavendish was leaning his head and left shoulder against Australian cyclist Simon Gerrans in an apparent attempt to clear some space for himself with just a few hundred yards remaining to reach the finish line. Unfortunately, the move completely...
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July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Tour de France 2014: 10 compelling cyclists to root for

The 2014 Tour de France gets underway in less than 24 hours. By now even the casual fans are starting to pick-up on what looks to be a Chris Froome vs. Alberto Contador showdown, whereas in the sprints it seems to be a 3-way competition between Mark Cavendish, Peter Sagan, and Marcel Kittel. Over the course of the next three weeks we are destined to see the favorites shine, dark...
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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