Road cycling

The British cyclist Geraint Thomas puts on the yellow jersey after becoming the overall winning athlete during the award ceremony in Duesseldorf, Germany, Saturday, July 1, 2017. He won the first stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 14 kilometers (8,7 miles), with start and Finish in Duesseldorf, (Bernd Thissen/dpa via AP)
July 01, 2017 - 3:42 pm
DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — One stage into the Tour de France was all it took for Chris Froome and his Team Sky to answer all the pre-race talk about how they are not as dominant this year. Geraint Thomas, Froome's most loyal support rider in his three Tour victories, won the wet and slippery...
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The British cyclist Geraint Thomas puts on the yellow jersey after becoming the overall winning athlete during the award ceremony in Duesseldorf, Germany, Saturday, July 1, 2017. He won the first stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 14 kilometers (8,7 miles), with start and Finish in Duesseldorf, (Bernd Thissen/dpa via AP)
July 01, 2017 - 2:55 pm
DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — One stage into the Tour de France was all it took for Chris Froome and his Team Sky to answer all the pre-race talk about how they are not as dominant this year. Geraint Thomas, Froome's most loyal support rider in his three Tour victories, won the wet and slippery...
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Stage winner and new overall leader Britain's Geraint Thomas speeds down the ramp of a bridge during the first stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 14 kilometers (8,7 miles), with start and Finish in Duesseldorf, Germany, Saturday, July 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 01, 2017 - 1:31 pm
DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Chris Froome's most loyal support rider finally got some glory of his own. Geraint Thomas won the wet and slippery opening stage of the Tour de France on Saturday and claimed the yellow jersey. It was the first Grand Tour stage victory for Thomas, who has escorted Sky...
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Britain's Chris Froome rides during the team presentation of the Tour de France cycling race in the center of Duesseldorf, Germany, Thursday, June 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 01, 2017 - 9:27 am
DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — The 104th edition of the Tour de France is underway in rainy and slippery conditions. Making his Tour debut on his 22nd birthday, French rider Elie Gesbert is the first competitor on course in Stage 1, an almost entirely flat 14-kilometer (8.7 mile) individual time trial...
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May 10, 2017 - 3:25 pm
American cyclist Coryn Rivera long ago established her credentials on home soil, winning so many national championships in so many disciplines that she sometimes lost track of the total. It stands at more than 70, by the way. But when she switched to Team Sunweb this season, and embarked on a...
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An unidentified member of the cycling Team Astana is comforted as she kneels by a white sheet partially covering the bicycle of Astana cyclist Michele Scarponi after he was hit by a van, seen in the foreground, while training, in Filottrano, near Ancona, central Italy, Saturday, April 22, 2017. Scarponi, who won the Giro d'Italia in 2011, died after being hit by a van at a crossroad.He was 37. (Cristian Ballarini/ANSA via AP)
April 22, 2017 - 10:04 am
MILAN (AP) — Michele Scarponi, who won the Giro d'Italia in 2011, died after a collision with a van while training on Saturday. He was 37. Scarponi was training near his home of Filottrano, near Ancona, when he was hit by a van at a crossroad, Team Astana said. According to Italian media reports,...
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An unidentified member of the cycling Team Astana is comforted as she kneels by a white sheet partially covering the bicycle of Astana cyclist Michele Scarponi after he was hit by a van, seen in the foreground, while training, in Filottrano, near Ancona, central Italy, Saturday, April 22, 2017. Scarponi, who won the Giro d'Italia in 2011, died after being hit by a van at a crossroad.He was 37. (Cristian Ballarini/ANSA via AP)
April 22, 2017 - 8:47 am
MILAN (AP) — Michele Scarponi, who won the Giro d'Italia in 2011, died after a collision with a van while training on Saturday. He was 37. Scarponi was training near his home of Filottrano, near Ancona, when he was hit by a van at a crossroad, Team Astana said. According to Italian media reports,...
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An unidentified member of the cycling Team Astana is comforted as she kneels by a white sheet partially covering the bicycle of Astana cyclist Michele Scarponi after he was hit by a van, seen in the foreground, while training, in Filottrano, near Ancona, central Italy, Saturday, April 22, 2017. Scarponi, who won the Giro d'Italia in 2011, died after being hit by a van at a crossroad.He was 37. (Cristian Ballarini/ANSA via AP)
April 22, 2017 - 7:47 am
ANCONA, Italy (AP) — Michele Scarponi, who won the Giro d'Italia in 2011, died after a collision with a van while training on Saturday. He was 37. Scarponi was training near his home of Filottrano, near Ancona, when he was hit by a van at a crossroad, Team Astana said. According to Italian media...
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FILE - In this May 5, 2012 file photo, Michele Scarponi of Italy wears the 2011 edition winner's pink jersey during the first stage of the Giro d'Italia cycling race, a 5.4-mile individual time trial, in Herning, Denmark. Scarponi died Saturday, April 22, 2017 after being hit by a van during training in Filottrano, central Italy. (AP Photo/Daniele Badolato, file)
April 22, 2017 - 5:57 am
ANCONA, Italy (AP) — Michele Scarponi, who won the Giro d'Italia in 2011, died after being hit by a van while training on Saturday. He was 37. Scarponi was training near his home of Filottrano, near Ancona, when he was hit by a van at a crossroad. He leaves behind a wife and twin sons. According to...
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FILE - In this May 5, 2012 file photo, Michele Scarponi of Italy wears the 2011 edition winner's pink jersey during the first stage of the Giro d'Italia cycling race, a 5.4-mile individual time trial, in Herning, Denmark. Scarponi died Saturday, April 22, 2017 after being hit by a van during training in Filottrano, central Italy. (AP Photo/Daniele Badolato, file)
April 22, 2017 - 5:28 am
ANCONA, Italy (AP) — Michele Scarponi, who won the Giro d'Italia in 2011, has died after being hit by a van while training. He was 37. Scarponi was training near his home of Filottrano, near Ancona, on Saturday morning when the Astana cyclist was hit by a van at a crossroad. Team Astana says: "We...
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