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De Marchi wins 7th Vuelta stage, Valverde leads

ALCAUDETE, Spain (AP) Alessandro de Marchi of Italy pulled away from a small breakaway group to win an accident-filled seventh stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Friday, while Alejandro Valverde maintained the overall lead. Former Tour de France champion Chris Froome fell early in the stage and cut his right hip, but he managed to get back on his bike and finished strong, shaving a...
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4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Alejandro Valverde of Spain wins 6th Vuelta stage

LA ZUBIA, Spain (AP) Alejandro Valverde of Spain surged forward to win the sixth stage of the Spanish Vuelta and take the overall lead on Thursday. The 31-year-old Movistar rider climbed to the finish line in 4 hours, 35 minutes, 27 seconds, just ahead of Christopher Froome of Britain and Spain's Alberto Contador, who both finished in the same time. Valverde takes the overall...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bouhanni wins 2nd stage of Vuelta, Valverde leads

SAN FERNANDO, Spain (AP) Nacer Bouhanni of France sprinted to victory in the second stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday, while Alejandro Valverde claimed the red leader's jersey after a ride that didn't produce any changes among the race favorites. In a Vuelta designed to favor climbers, the flat finish was one of the few chances for the sprinters to shine after the peloton...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Livestrong $50M gift biggest since Armstrong exit

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Lance Armstrong's former charity made the largest investment in its history Tuesday by giving $50 million to the University of Texas, marking the group's biggest splash since severing ties with the disgraced cyclist as it pushes to restore momentum and influence after a tumultuous two years. The money will launch the Livestrong Cancer Institutes at a new...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Contador to ride in Vuelta after crash in Tour

MADRID (AP) Alberto Contador says he will compete in the Spanish Vuelta after recovering from a fall that forced him to withdraw from the Tour de France. The Spanish five-time grand tour winner fractured his right shin in a crash during the 10th stage of the Tour on July 15. He had originally said it would be very difficult for him to recover in time for the three-week Vuelta, which...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Danielson repeats as Tour of Utah champion

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) Tom Danielson successfully defended his Tour of Utah title Sunday, while former Tour de France champion Cadel Evans proved he's rounding into form by winning his second consecutive stage. Evans, who was tuning up for the Vuelta a Espana, won a sprint out of a five-man breakaway ahead of Wilco Kelderman and Winner Anacona to capture the mountainous seventh...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Danielson wins Tour of Utah's Stage 4 to take lead

EDEN, Utah (AP) Defending champion Tom Danielson dropped Chris Horner in the final miles Thursday and easily won the fourth stage of the Tour of Utah to take the overall race lead. After his Garmin-Sharp team put him in position at the base of Powder Mountain, Danielson showed his climbing legs on the roughly 6-mile ascent to the finish. He crossed the finish line with a 56-second...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbia Missourian Was So Close With Lance Armstrong Tweet

The Columbia Missourian's Lance Armstrong tweet forgets Neil.
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Alberto Contador Crashes Out Of 2014 Tour De France In Stage 10

One of the favorites in the 2014 Tour de France will no longer have a chance to win. Two-time champion Alberto Contador crashed in stage 10 at Col de Platzerwasel and was forced to accept defeat after breaking his leg. The Spaniard fell off his bike on a descent with about 40 miles to go during the 100-mile stage. Stage 10 is well-known for its difficult downhills. Vincenzo Nibali...
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July 14, 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

WATCH: Fan accidentally struck by rider at Tour de France

Your browser does not support iframes.A fan was accidentally struck by a passing cyclist during Sunday's Stage Two of the Tour de France.The fan was standing on the edge of the road attempting to take a picture as a pack of riders passed by. Unfortunately, he didn't realize that he was standing a bit too close, and some of the cyclists were riding right along the edge of...
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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

WATCH: Bad crash at Tour de France

British cyclist Mark Cavendish was involved in a heavy duty multi-bike during the last few hundred yards of Stage One at the Tour de France. You can see the veteran attempt to clear space for the final run but became entangled with Simon Gerrans, sending them both violently to the ground. While it is rumored that Cavendish suffered a broken collarbone on the spill, it is miraculous...
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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...
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July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cyclist captures robbery on GoPro camera

Assuming this video isn’t a well-executed viral prank, it is a fantastic example of how frightening the world can be. A man was minding his business riding his mountain bike through some trails in Somerset West, South Africa recently when he was approached by a man holding a gun. The armed robber demanded that he turn […]
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Looks Like Lance Armstrong Has Gotten Ahold Of His Cards Against Humanity ‘Missing Testicle’ Card

Must have been some awkwardness when Lance Armstrong drew his own card in ‘Cards Against Humanity’ while playing the party game over the weekend. Would have loved to see what Lance Armstrong, who notably had one of his testicles removed because of testicle cancer in 1996, played his own card down for.   The post Looks Like Lance Armstrong Has Gotten Ahold Of His Cards Against...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

‘Cards Against Humanity’ With Lance Armstrong Got A Little Awkward (Photo)

Lance Armstrong found himself in a bit of a strange situation Saturday night. The former cycling star was enjoying a nice game of Cards Against Humanity (for those unfamiliar with the popular party game, it’s pretty much a dirtier version of Apples to Apples) when he pulled a card referring to a certain part of his anatomy. Just another night of playing Cards Against Humanity....
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong case back in court over bonuses

Lance Armstrong's attorneys are back in court to try to stop a Dallas-based company from trying to recoup millions in bonuses it paid him for races he won while using performance-enhancing drugs. Judge Tonya Parker will hear Friday from lawyers for Armstrong, the disgraced cyclist who was stripped of seven Tour de France victories and given a lifetime ban from sports in 2012...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Hammer to lead US at track world championships

Two-time Olympic silver medalist Sarah Hammer highlights an eight-rider team announced Monday that will compete for the U.S. at the track cycling world championships in Cali, Colombia. Hammer is a five-time and reigning individual pursuit world champion and the reigning omnium world champ. She's also part of a team pursuit roster that includes Lauren Tamayo, Kimberly Geist,...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Taylor Phinney of US opens Dubai Tour with win

Taylor Phinney of the United States won the opening time trial of the inaugural Dubai Tour, a four-stage race organized by the same group that puts on the Giro d'Italia. Phinney completed the 6.1-mile race through the streets of Dubai on Wednesday in 12 minutes, 3 seconds. Michael Cummings, his BMC Racing teammate, was 14 seconds back in second and Lasse Norman Hansen of Garmin...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Wiggins children bullied after Armstrong scandal

Former Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins says he had to find a new school for his children after they were ''harassed and bullied'' following the Lance Armstrong doping scandal. Speaking from a training camp in Spain, Wiggins said he moved his two children Ben and Isabella to another school last year because they were repeatedly asked whether their father had...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Valverde to lead Movistar in Tour de France

Spain's Movistar says Alejandro Valverde will be its lead rider in this year's Tour de France, while Colombian Nairo Quintana will be top rider for the Giro d'Italia. In a statement Tuesday the team says both riders will share leadership for the Spanish Vuelta. Team manager Eusebio Unzue said Nairo was still too young to tackle the Tour and the team thought it best...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

UCI may cut Armstrong ban in return for details

The new president of cycling's world body says Lance Armstrong's lifetime ban for doping cold be reduced if he provides information which assists other doping investigations. Brian Cookson became UCI president in September and established the Cycling Independent Reform Commission which will examine the history of doping in professional cycling and probe allegations the UCI...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

UCI sets up panel to investigate allegations colluded with Armstrong

A three-man independent panel will investigate cycling's doping past, including allegations the sport's governing body colluded with Lance Armstrong. UCI President Brian Cookson said Wednesday the commission will investigate allegations ''that the UCI has been involved in wrongdoing in the past - allegations which have done so much to hurt the credibility of the...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Armstrong wants hearing in bonus money fight

Lance Armstrong is still fighting a Texas company that wants to recoup about $12 million in bonuses he was paid for winning the Tour de France while secretly using performance-enhancing drugs. Court documents filed in Dallas this week show that Armstrong has asked a judge to stop an arbitration panel from considering whether Dallas-based SCA Promotions should be able to recover...
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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