Vuelta a Espana

Primoz Roglic of Slovenia celebrates on the podium after winning La Vuelta cycling race in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
September 15, 2019 - 3:43 pm
MADRID (AP) — Less than a decade ago, Primoz Roglic was flying through the air on a pair of skis with no thoughts of ever being earthbound on a bike. On Sunday the Slovenian claimed one of cycling's biggest prizes, winning the three-week Spanish Vuelta. Roglic only took up cycling in 2012 after he...
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September 08, 2019 - 2:22 pm
SANTUARIO DEL ACEBO, Spain (AP) — American rider Sepp Kuss won the mountainous 15th stage of the Spanish Vuelta, while Jumbo-Visma teammate Primoz Roglic withstood a sustained attack by Alejandro Valverde to keep the overall race lead on Sunday. Kuss pulled clear of a small breakaway group on the...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005 file photo, Former cycling World Champions Felice Gimondi, left, and Eddie Merckx, of Belgium pose for photographers before the start of the presentation of the 2006 edition of the 'Giro d' Italia' (Tour of Italy), in Milan, Italy. Gimondi died in Giardini Naxos, Sicily, southern Italy, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, he was 76, Italian ANSA news agency said. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
August 17, 2019 - 11:18 am
ROME (AP) — Felice Gimondi, one of only seven cyclists to have won all three Grand Tours, has died. He was 76. The Italian Cycling Federation (FCI) said efforts to resuscitate Gimondi failed after the Italian suffered a heart attack while swimming on vacation in Sicily on Friday and died the same...
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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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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 file photo, Mitchelton-Scott's Team Simon Yates of Britain celebrates after winning the 14th stage between Cistierna and Les Praeres Nava, 171 kilometers (106,25 miles), of the Spanish Vuelta cycling race that finishes in Les Praeres Nava, northern Spain. Yates is poised to win his first Grand Tour title after he successfully defended his lead of the Spanish Vuelta through the 20th stage. Yates will take his advantage of 1 minute, 46 seconds, over Enric Mas into the final stage, when race custom dictates the riders don't attack the race leaders on the traditional arrival to Madrid. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos, File)
September 16, 2018 - 2:03 pm
MADRID (AP) — Simon Yates has won his first Grand Tour title after a largely ceremonial ride into Madrid in the final stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday. Yates was dominant throughout the three-week race across Spain, thriving on the toughest climbs and the flattest routes to secure the victory...
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September 15, 2018 - 2:20 pm
SANTUARIO DE CANOLICH, Andorra (AP) — English rider Simon Yates is poised to win his first Grand Tour title after he successfully defended his lead in the Spanish Vuelta through Saturday's 20th stage. Yates will take his advantage of 1 minute, 46 seconds, over Enric Mas into the final stage, when...
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September 02, 2018 - 1:28 pm
LA COVATILLA, Spain (AP) — American rider Benjamin King won the mountainous ninth stage of the Spanish Vuelta, finishing atop the beyond-category La Covatilla on Sunday, while Simon Yates took over the race lead. King stayed ahead of chaser Bauke Mollema on a long breakaway to win the 201-kilometer...
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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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