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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July 22, 2018 - 5:22 pm
CARCASSONNE, France (AP) — Team Sky rider Gianni Moscon was expelled from the Tour de France on Sunday after he appeared to deliberately hit a fellow cyclist during the race. The Italian lashed out at French rider Elie Gesbert of Team Fortuneo while both were competing during Stage 15 from Millau...
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Denmark's Magnus Cort Nielsen celebrates as he crosses the finish line ahead of Spain's Jon Izaguirre Insausti, second right, and Netherlands' Bauke Mollema, right, to win 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. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 22, 2018 - 2:43 pm
CARCASSONNE, France (AP) — With the Pyrenees looming, Geraint Thomas had his last calm ride wearing the yellow jersey at the Tour de France on Sunday. The Welshman's rivals for cycling's most prestigious prize, which include teammate Chris Froome in second place, mostly held back over the hilly...
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The pack with Britain's Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey climbs toward Mende during the fourteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 188 kilometers (116.8 miles) with start in Saint-Paul Trois-Chateaux and Mende, France, Saturday, July 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 21, 2018 - 1:00 pm
MENDE, France (AP) — Sky teammates Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome remained 1-2 in the Tour de France after the hilly 14th stage as an anticipated shakeup in the overall standings didn't come to fruition on Saturday. Spanish rider Omar Fraile won the stage in the Massif Central by bursting from a...
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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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Britain's Chris Froome, rides in the pack during the eight stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 181 kilometers (112.5 miles) with start in Dreux and finish in Amiens, France, Saturday, July 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 16, 2018 - 12:56 pm
ANNECY, France (AP) — Chris Froome believes the mountains will reveal the true Tour de France contenders as he looks forward to the first of three grueling stages in the Alps. "I'm feeling good and optimistic about the upcoming stages," the four-time champion said on Monday, the Tour's first rest...
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Australia's Richie Porte receives medical attention after crashing during the ninth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 156.5 kilometers (97.2 miles) with start in Arras and finish in Roubaix, France, Sunday, July 15, 2018. Porte quit the race after the crash. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )
July 15, 2018 - 7:36 am
ROUBAIX, France (AP) — The highly awaited cobblestoned Stage 9 of the Tour de France is underway and already has claimed its first victim. BMC team leader Richie Porte of Australia crashed 10 kilometers into the 156.5-kilometer (97-mile) leg — before any of the 15 cobblestone sections — and was...
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Netherlands' Dylan Groenewegen celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the eight stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 181 kilometers (112.5 miles) with start in Dreux and finish in Amiens, France, Saturday, July 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )
July 14, 2018 - 10:35 am
AMIENS, France (AP) — Dylan Groenewegen won a second consecutive stage at the Tour de France when he sprinted to the finish on Saturday, and Greg Van Avermaet kept the overall lead for a fifth consecutive day. Dutch rider Groenewegen beat Andre Greipel and Fernando Gaviria to the line to win Stage...
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French troops march down the Champs Elysee avenue during the Bastille Day parade in Paris, France, Saturday, July 14, 2018. France's military is marching through Paris for Bastille Day celebrations and getting a budget boost from President Emmanuel Macron. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
July 14, 2018 - 7:00 am
PARIS (AP) — France's military had something extra to celebrate Saturday as it showed off its might for Bastille Day celebrations: a budget boost from President Emmanuel Macron. The pomp-filled parade down Paris' Champs-Elysees suffered a couple of glitches, as two police motorcycles crashed during...
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