Men's road cycling

Britain's Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey reacts as he crosses the finish line during the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 31 kilometers (19.3 miles) with start in Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle and finish in Espelette, France, Saturday, July 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
July 28, 2018 - 1:56 pm
ESPELETTE, France (AP) — No longer merely a support rider for Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas is going to Paris in the yellow jersey. The Welshman with Team Sky effectively sealed his first Tour de France title by protecting his lead in the time trial on the penultimate stage on Saturday. Thomas takes...
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Britain's Chris Froome grimaces after he treated his eyes for tear gas or pepper spray sprayed on the peloton when a farmer's protest interrupted during the sixteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 218 kilometers (135.5 miles) with start in Carcassonne and finish in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 24, 2018 - 1:34 pm
BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France (AP) — Tear gas in riders' eyes. A farmers' protest blocking the road. Two key crashes on dangerous descents. The only thing lacking from the wild 16th stage of the Tour de France on Tuesday was a shakeup in the overall standings. Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe took...
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A man, center, expresses his disapproval of Britain's Chris Froome, left, by booing prior to the start of the fifteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 181.5 kilometers (112.8 miles) with start in Millau and finish in Carcassonne, France, France, Sunday July 22, 2018. Froome was cleared of doping by the International Cycling Union in a decision that will allow him to pursue a record-tying fifth Tour de France (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )
July 23, 2018 - 12:15 pm
CARCASSONNE, France (AP) — Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford blames the French cycling culture for fans abusing his Tour de France leaders Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome. Spectators have been taunting four-time champion Froome since he was cleared of doping just before the race started, while...
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Colombia's Egan Arley Bernal Gomez, Britain's Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, and Britain's Chris Froome climb alpe d'huez during the twelfth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 175.5 kilometers (109 miles) with start in Bourg-Saint-Maurice Les Arcs and Alpe d'Huez, France, Thursday, July 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 19, 2018 - 2:20 pm
ALPE D'HUEZ, France (AP) — One of cycling's big attractions is that fans don't have to pay to watch — and they can get as close as they want to the riders. The sport paid for that unlimited access Thursday when unruly spectators interrupted the most iconic climb of the Tour de France. With fans...
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The pack climbs Montvernier road during the twelfth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 175.5 kilometers (109 miles) with start in Bourg-Saint-Maurice Les Arcs and Alpe d'Huez, France, Thursday, July 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 19, 2018 - 11:00 am
ALPE D'HUEZ, France (AP) — Three more of the Tour de France's top sprinters have succumbed in the Alps. Fernando Gaviria of Colombia, Dylan Groenewegen of the Netherlands, and Andrew Greipel of Germany all withdrew during Stage 12 on Thursday. Gaviria won the opening stage on his Tour debut and...
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FILE - This Friday, July 21, 2017 file photo shows Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, as he leaves the team bus prior to the start of the nineteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 222.5 kilometers (138.3 miles) with start in Embrun and finish in Salon-de-Provence, France. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
July 02, 2018 - 9:12 am
TOUR 2018: A look at the main contenders for the Tour de France, which starts on Saturday in the Vendee region: CHRIS FROOME Age: 33 Froome is the undisputed favorite to triumph for a record-tying fifth time after being cleared of doping by the International Cycling Union on Monday. The Kenyan-born...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2017 file photo Britain's Chris Froome poses in front of the the road-map during the presentation of the 2018 Tour de France cycling race, in Paris. Chris Froome has been cleared of doping by the International Cycling Union in a decision that should allow him to pursue a record-tying fifth Tour de France title. A UCI statement says "Froome's sample results do not constitute an AAF (Adverse Analytical Finding)," adding that it has decided "to close the proceedings against Mr Froome." The Tour begins Saturday and _ until this decision _ race organizers were reportedly denying him entry. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
July 02, 2018 - 7:21 am
Chris Froome was cleared of doping by the International Cycling Union on Monday in a decision that could allow him to pursue a record-tying fifth Tour de France title later this week. Froome had been racing under the cloud of a potential ban after a urine sample he provided at the Spanish Vuelta in...
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Britain's Chris Froome poses with the trophy of the Giro d'Italia cycling race, in Rome, Sunday, May 27, 2018. Chris Froome has won the Giro d'Italia for his third consecutive Grand Tour victory. The four-time Tour de France champion had no trouble protecting his 46-second lead over defending champion Tom Dumoulin in Sunday's mostly ceremonial final stage through historic Rome. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
May 27, 2018 - 8:30 pm
ROME (AP) — Now that Chris Froome has wrapped up the Giro d'Italia title, his focus will quickly switch to matching the record with a fifth Tour de France title — unless a doping case gets in the way. Froome is racing under the cloud of a potential ban after a urine sample he provided at the...
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Britain's Chris Froome kisses the trophy of the Giro d'Italia cycling race, in Rome, Sunday, May 27, 2018. Chris Froome has won the Giro d'Italia for his third consecutive Grand Tour victory. The four-time Tour de France champion had no trouble protecting his 46-second lead over defending champion Tom Dumoulin in Sunday's mostly ceremonial final stage through historic Rome. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
May 27, 2018 - 3:38 pm
ROME (AP) — Winning three Grand Tours consecutively was already enough to cement Chris Froome's place in cycling history. The way in which he won this Giro d'Italia, though, adds an extra dimension to the achievement. The Kenyan-born British rider bounced back from two early crashes to storm into...
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Britain's Chris Froome, left, wearing the pink jersey of leader of the race, is cheered by teammate Wout Poels after crossing the finish line of the 20th stage of the Giro d'Italia cycling race, from Susa to Cervinia, Italy, Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Daniel dal Zennaro/ANSA via AP)
May 26, 2018 - 11:52 am
CERVINIA, Italy (AP) — Chris Froome effectively sealed victory in the Giro d'Italia on Saturday by holding his only remaining challenger in check up the final climb of the three-week race. The four-time Tour de France champion takes a 46-second lead over defending champion Tom Dumoulin into Sunday'...
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