Men's road cycling

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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Germany's Maximilian Schachmann approaches the finish line to win the 18th stage of the Giro d'Italia cycling race, from Abbiategrasso to Prato Nevoso, Italy, Thursday, May 24, 24, 2018. (Daniel Dal Zennaro/ANSA via AP)
May 24, 2018 - 12:18 pm
PRATO NEVOSO, Italy (AP) — Simon Yates remained in the lead of the Giro d'Italia but the British rider's advantage over closest rival Tom Dumoulin was slashed in half after the tough 18th stage on Thursday. Yates was dropped by his rivals on the steep Category 1 climb to Prato Nevoso and he...
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Britain's Simon Yates competes during the 16th stage of the Giro d'Italia cycling race, from from Trento to Rovereto, Italy, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Yates is still in control of the Giro d'Italia after the British rider limited his losses to closest rival Tom Dumoulin in the individual time trial on Tuesday. (Daniel Dal Zennaro/ANSA via AP)
May 22, 2018 - 1:10 pm
ROVERETO, Italy (AP) — Simon Yates is still in control of the Giro d'Italia after the British rider limited his losses to closest rival Tom Dumoulin in the individual time trial on Tuesday. Dumoulin was more than two minutes behind Yates heading into the 16th stage and, as a time trial specialist,...
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