Road cycling

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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Caregiver Maude Leneveu, left, and union representative Corinne Bryand, pose outside the Pasteur hospital where they work in Nice, southern France, and where the Tour de France is racing this week-end, Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. Both say the race should go ahead, despite increasing infections in France's battle against the coronavirus. (AP Photo/John Leicester)
August 29, 2020 - 10:57 am
NICE, France (AP) — Surely too busy racing to notice, the 176 riders who started the Tour de France on Saturday sped close to a sprawling hospital where caregiver Maude Leneveu is still reeling from furious months treating patients stricken and dying from COVID-19. After her 12-hour days of...
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A woman wearing a mask to protect against the coronavirus walks through the Place Massena in Nice, southern France, Friday, Aug 28, 2020. The Tour de France sets off Saturday Aug. 29, shrouded in uncertainty in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and mounting infections in France. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
August 29, 2020 - 9:56 am
NICE, France (AP) — French authorities have made it harder for Tour de France teams to reach the finish line in Paris by deciding they will be expelled from the race if two or more of their members, including staff, test positive for COVID-19 within a week. Following guidelines issued by the health...
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Team Jumbo - Visma riders pedal during a training session along the beach of the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, southern France, ahead of upcoming Saturday's start of the race, Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. The Tour de France sets off shrouded in uncertainty and riding in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and mounting infections in France. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
August 28, 2020 - 11:28 am
Cycling's governing body has relaxed the Tour de France's COVID-19 exclusion rules on the eve of the race's opening stage following complaints from teams that feared their riders would be unfairly excluded from the race. After meeting with team officials, the UCI said Friday that a team won't be...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2020, file photo, members of the St. Louis Cardinals wait to be introduced before the start of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in St. Louis. The Cardinals 4-game series against the Detroit Tigers was postponed Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, after more Cardinals players and staff staffers test positive for COVD-19. The series was to have been played in Detroit from Tuesday through Thursday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
August 03, 2020 - 5:46 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Las Vegas Raiders defensive back D.J. Killings and defensive end Jeremiah Valoaga have chosen to opt out of the 2020 season over concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. The Raiders announced the decision Monday...
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