Road cycling

People rest on the floor in Terminal 5 at Heathrow airport, Friday July 26, 2019. Travelers are facing a second day of disruption in Britain after record breaking July temperatures gave way to thunderstorms. The heat eased Friday, but Heathrow, Europe's biggest airport, was forced to cancel or delay flights amid severe weather conditions. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)
July 26, 2019 - 12:13 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Europe's heat wave (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The U.K.'s air traffic controller says it has fixed a technical issue that led to flight restrictions at the country's airspace. The controller, NATS, says the problem has been fixed "sufficiently" at its Swanwick control...
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France's Julian Alaphilippe wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey climbs the Galibier pass during the eighteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 208 kilometers (130 miles) with start in Embrun and finish in Valloire, France, Thursday, July 25, 2019. (AP Photo/ Christophe Ena)
July 25, 2019 - 1:51 pm
SAINT-MICHEL-DE-MAURIENNE, France (AP) — With the Alps spread like giant teeth in front of him and rivals speeding away, seeking to steal the precious yellow jersey off his shoulders, Julian Alaphilippe switched off the part of the brain that stops normal people from taking death-defying risks...
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Australia's Caleb Ewan celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the sixteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 117 kilometers (73 miles) with start and finish in Nimes, France, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. (AP Photo/ Thibault Camus)
July 23, 2019 - 12:22 pm
NIMES, France (AP) — Caleb Ewan beat his sprinting rivals in suffocating heat to win Stage 16 of the Tour de France on Tuesday, with Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe keeping the race leader's yellow jersey. With temperatures soaring as high as 40 degrees Celsius (104 F), Alaphilippe and his main rivals...
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Britain's Simon Yates celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the fifteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 185 kilometers (114,95 miles) with start in Limoux and finish in Prat d'Albis, France, Sunday, July 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
July 21, 2019 - 11:41 am
FOIX, France (AP) — Simon Yates of Britain posted a second stage win with a solo raid during the last Pyrenean trek of the Tour de France as Frenchman Thibaut Pinot gained more time on his rivals in the fight for the yellow jersey with a ferocious attack in the final climb on Sunday. Yates...
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France's Thibaut Pinot celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the fourteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 117.5 kilometers (73 miles) with start in Tarbes and finish at the Tourmalet pass, France, Saturday, July 20, 2019. (AP Photo/ Thibault Camus)
July 20, 2019 - 1:49 pm
LA MONGIE, France (AP) — When the team of Geraint Thomas was in its pomp at the Tour de France, a time trial followed by a big mountain stage would have been playgrounds for Sky — now in new colors as Ineos — to take cycling's greatest race by the scruff of the neck and leave everyone else fighting...
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France's Julian Alaphilippe wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey celebrates after winning the thirteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 27.2 kilometers (16.9 miles) with start and finish in Pau, France, Friday, July 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
July 19, 2019 - 1:27 pm
PAU, France (AP) — Inspired by his yellow jersey, Julian Alaphilippe held off defending champion Geraint Thomas to win the only individual time trial stage of this Tour de France on Friday, a shock victory to raise French hopes that he could go all the way in yellow to Paris next week. Cheered on...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 file photo, Geox-TMC team member Juan Cobo, center, celebrates on the podium after winning the Spanish Vuelta cycling race with second placed Sky Procycling rider Chris Froome from UK, right, and third placed Sky Procycling rider Bradley Wiggins from UK, right, in Madrid, Spain. Froome is now the 2011 Spanish Vuelta winner because of Juan Jose Cobo’s disqualification for blood doping it was reported on Thursday, July 18, 2019. The International Cycling Union says Cobo did not meet a deadline to challenge his three-year ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Froome was runner-up eight years ago and now becomes winner of his first Grand Tour title, and seventh overall. (AP Photo/Arturo Rodriguez, File)
July 18, 2019 - 7:01 am
AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) — Chris Froome has become the 2011 Spanish Vuelta winner because of Juan Jose Cobo's disqualification for blood doping. Cobo did not meet a deadline to challenge his three-year ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the International Cycling Union said on Thursday. The...
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France's Thibaut Pinot crosses the finish line of the eighth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 200 kilometers (125 miles) with start in Macon and finish in Saint Etienne, France, Saturday, July 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibaut Camus)
July 14, 2019 - 2:40 pm
BRIOUDE, France (AP) — Like a lost love, the Tour de France gains in value for riders who can't race in it. That was the lesson Thibaut Pinot learned last year when the French rider, who'd fallen sick at the Giro d'Italia in May, then missed the Tour and watched on TV as others wrote history at...
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Belgium's Thomas de Gendt celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the eighth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 200 kilometers (125 miles) with start in Macon and finish in Saint Etienne, France, Saturday, July 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
July 13, 2019 - 5:23 pm
SAINT-ETIENNE, France (AP) — As their country prepares to celebrate Bastille Day, Julian Alaphilippe and Thibaut Pinot were in the mood for fireworks a day in advance at the Tour de France. Carrying the hopes of a country that has not seen a homegrown Tour winner in 34 years, the French pair...
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Netherlands' Dylan Groenewegen sprints to win the seventh stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 230 kilometers (142,9 miles) with start in Belfort and finish in Chalon sur Saone, France, Friday, July 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
July 12, 2019 - 6:29 pm
CHALON-SUR-SAONE, France (AP) — Less than a week ago in Brussels, Dylan Groenewegen sat dejected in the middle of a road, his body language oozing disappointment as he was attended by the Tour de France doctor. One of the fastest sprinters in the world with one of the most powerful teams, the Dutch...
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