Cycling

Switzerland's Marc Hirschi rides during the ninth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 153 kilometers (95 miles), with start in Pau and finish in Laruns, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
September 06, 2020 - 10:50 am
LARUNS, France (AP) — Primoz Roglic seized the race leader’s yellow jersey as debutant Marc Hirschi of Switzerland delivered an impressive 90-kilometer solo effort across four Pyrenean climbs during Sunday's frenetic Stage 9 of the Tour de France. Hirschi, a former under-23 road race world champion...
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Commuters ride their bicycles, most of them to their jobs, in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. The new coronavirus pandemic is now pushing more people to use bicycles for commuting in the South American country, where only one city has a subway system, and most people still go to work on buses or cars. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
September 04, 2020 - 9:38 am
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Luis Fernando Muete used to go to work on his city’s crowded bus system. But he's been using his bicycle much more frequently since the pandemic began. It saves the gardener long waits at a bus station in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of the city. And it poses less of...
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A woman waves a French flag as the pack rides during the sixth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 191 kilometers from Le Teil to Mt. Aigoual, France, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
September 03, 2020 - 11:09 am
MONT AIGOUAL, France (AP) — Kazakh rider Alexey Lutsenko won his first stage in his fifth Tour de France with a solo effort up Mont Aigoual on Thursday. The Tour’s top contenders were still racing far behind the 27-year-old Lutsenko on the mountain when he crossed the line at the top with towering...
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Belgium's Wout Van Aert smiles after crossing the finish line ahead of Netherland's Cees Bol, center , to win the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 183 kilometers (113,7 miles) with start in Gap and finish in Privas, southern France, Wednesday, Sept.2, 2020. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, Pool)
September 02, 2020 - 12:10 pm
PRIVAS, France (AP) — Belgian rider Wout van Aert won the fifth stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday in a sprint finish, while Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe kept the race leader's yellow jersey. A day after producing a tremendous effort in the Alps in support of his Jumbo Visma team leader...
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Naomi Osaka, of Japan, wears a mask in honor of Breonna Taylor before her match against Misaki Doi, of Japan, during the first round of the US Open tennis championships, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 02, 2020 - 7:25 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ This month’s road cycling world championships have been moved to Imola, Italy, after Swiss host Aigle-Martigny backed out because of a government ruling limiting mass gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic. The...
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Slovenia's Primoz Roglic celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the fourth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 160,5 kilometers (99,7 miles) with start in Sisteron and finish in Orcieres-Merlette, southern France, Tuesday, Sept.1, 2020. (Anne-Christine Poujoulat, Pool via AP)
September 01, 2020 - 1:51 pm
ORCIERES-MERLETTE, France (AP) — After just four stages at the Tour de France, the balance of power is already clearer: Primoz Roglic and his Jumbo-Visma team are looking like the ones to beat. Roglic, the Spanish Vuelta champion, used the race's first summit finish Tuesday in the ski resort of...
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France's Julian Alaphilippe, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey arrives on podium after winning the second stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 186 kilometers (115,6 miles) with start and finish in Nice, southern France, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020.(Sebastien Nogier/Pool photo via AP)
August 30, 2020 - 4:37 pm
NICE, France (AP) — Racing across the finish line at the Tour de France, Julian Alaphilippe kissed his finger and raised it to the sky, dedicating his win Sunday on Stage 2 to his father who died in June. “I promised myself that I’d win for him,” the French rider said. The tribute and the thrilling...
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A ship company worker, wearing a face mask to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus, checks passengers' health questionnaires prior to their boarding, at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. Greek health officials said Friday that they are expanding for another two weeks a series of domestic health measures, including the obligatory use of masks in most indoors public areas, distancing on beaches and a ban on large gatherings on the occasion of religious festivals. (AP Photo/Michael Varaklas)
August 30, 2020 - 12:07 pm
ROME — The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care beds in Italy has been rising in the past few weeks. On Sunday, 86 persons infected with the coronavirus occupied ICU beds, compared to 38 in late July, as returning vacationers drive up Italy’s numbers of day-to-day new caseloads as well as...
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People disinfect as a precaution against the coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. Health officials prepare to tighten distancing restrictions in the greater capital area. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
August 29, 2020 - 9:34 pm
SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported 299 new cases of the coronavirus as officials placed limits on dining at restaurants and closed fitness centers and after-school academies in the greater capital area to slow the spread of the virus. The 17th consecutive day of triple-digit daily...
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Tour de France hostess wear face masks prior to the start of the first stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 156 kilometers (97 miles) with start and finish in Nice, southern France, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
August 29, 2020 - 12:29 pm
NICE, France (AP) — Delayed but alive again and out on French roads, the strangest Tour de France ever set off Saturday in a bubble of anti-COVID protocols to try to keep the 176 riders virus-free for three weeks of racing through the country's worsening epidemic. Only after riders peeled off their...
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