3-time Olympic cyclist Phinney announces his retirement
In many ways, Taylor Phinney was born to ride a bike.
His father is Davis Phinney, an Olympic bronze medalist who won two stages in the Tour de France and made major inroads for Americans in...
Speedy recovery could help Froome race at Tour de France
PARIS (AP) — Four months after a career-threatening high-speed crash left him with multiple fractures, Chris Froome has resumed training in the hope that he can compete for a record-equaling fifth...
Cycling great Eddy Merckx hospitalized after bike crash
BRUSSELS (AP) — A Belgian newspaper reported Monday that cycling great Eddy Merckx sustained head injuries in a crash while bike riding with friends.
Dutch rider Mollema wins Tour of Lombardy
COMO, Italy (AP) — Dutch cyclist Bauke Mollema produced a solo ride to victory at the end of the Tour of Lombardy on Saturday to claim one of the most important wins of his career.
UCI bans 2 cyclists linked to doping ring case
AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Cycling Union has imposed two-year bans on two Slovenians who were involved in an international doping ring.
Colombia’s cycling ascent undermined by widespread doping
MADRID, Colombia (AP) — After a punishing climb in the Andean mountains surrounding Colombia's capital, Armando Cardenas leans against his bike to catch his breath.
Olympic champion faces army reprimand for White House photo
BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic cycling champion Nino Schurter faces being reprimanded by the Swiss Army after posting a photo on social media showing his bare bottom with the White House in the...
Roglic flies high after winning Spanish Vuelta
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.
Roglic poised to win Spanish Vuelta leading with 1 day left
PLATAFORMA DE LOS GREDOS, Spain (AP) — Primoz Roglic is poised to win his first Grand Tour after protecting his comfortable lead of the Spanish Vuelta on a rainy and mountainous penultimate stage...
Vinokourov could face jail for allegedly fixing cycling race
BRUSSELS (AP) — Former Olympic cycling champion Alexandre Vinokourov and fellow rider Alexandr Kolobnev could face up to six months in jail after being accused of fixing the result of the 2010...
American rider Lambie breaks pursuit world record
COCHABOMBA, Bolivia (AP) — American track cyclist Ashton Lambie broke his own world record in the individual pursuit, capturing the gold medal at the Pan-American Track Cycling...
Slovenians Pogacar and Roglic dominate grueling Vuelta stage
LOS MACHUCOS, Spain (AP) — Two Slovenian friends took charge of the Spanish Vuelta on Friday, with youngster Tadej Pogacar wining the difficult 13th stage and Primoz Roglic crossing the line just...
USA Cycling hires Mari Holden to coach women’s program
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Former Olympic silver medalist and world champion Mari Holden was hired Wednesday to coach the U.S. women's road cycling team in the lead-up to the Tokyo...
Ineos-owned Nice signs Kasper Dolberg from Ajax
NICE, France (AP) — Nice has completed its first big transfer under Jim Ratcliffe's ownership, signing Denmark forward Kasper Dolberg from Ajax.
Ineos completes takeover of French club Nice
NICE, France (AP) — A company led by British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe has completed a takeover of French league club Nice.
Chemicals giant Ineos and the French club both confirmed the deal...
Lopez leads Astana to opening win in Spanish Vuelta
TORREVIEJA, Spain (AP) — Colombia rider Miguel Angel Lopez led Astana to a team time-trial victory as the Spanish Vuelta got underway on Saturday.
Retired cyclist Petacchi banned for 2 years for doping
AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) — Retired sprinting standout Alessandro Petacchi has been banned for two years by the International Cycling Union after being linked to a blood doping ring.
Ex-ski jumper Roglic has chance to shine at Spanish Vuelta
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — With many top names out, the Spanish Vuelta looks like a good opportunity for lesser known but talented riders like Primoz Roglic to win a Grand Tour.
Hermans wins Tour of Utah with strong ride in final stage
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Ben Hermans finished near the front once more in the final stage of the Tour of Utah on Sunday, allowing him to wrap up the overall title after taking second in the...
Italian cycling great Felice Gimondi dies at age 76
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...
Hermans wins back-to-back Tour of Utah stages, extends lead
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Ben Hermans followed his dramatic effort at Powder Mountain by riding clear of his closest rivals on the finishing circuit Thursday to win his second straight stage in the...
Tour de France champion gets homecoming fiesta in Colombia
ZIPAQUIRA, Colombia (AP) — Thousands of screaming fans held a victory party for Tour de France champion Egan Bernal in his Colombian hometown on Wednesday, celebrating the first Latin American to...
SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (AP) — Belgian teenager Remco Evenepoel won the San Sebastian Classic in northern Spain on Saturday, securing the 19-year-old his first victory in cycling's top...
More Tour frustration for France but future looking bright
PARIS (AP) — "Now or Never."
That was the headline running across the front page of France's biggest-selling sports newspaper L'Equipe three weeks ago, amid nationwide hopes that a homegrown...
A star is born at the Tour: 22-year-old champion Egan Bernal
Colombian cycling ‘beetles’ chase Tour leader Bernal’s dream
ZIPAQUIRA, Colombia (AP) — Tomás Moreno sneaks a quick glance over his shoulder before speeding across the white finish line and throwing his hands in the air. It's the 8-year-old's first ever...
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After Tour hit single, 2018 champ Thomas has good B-side too
VAL THORENS, France (AP) — Before he started the defense of his Tour de France title, Geraint Thomas likened his win in 2018 to having a hit single.
At 22, Egan Bernal all but secures Colombia’s 1st Tour win
VAL THORENS, France (AP) — Perpetuating the tradition of great Colombian climbers, Egan Bernal left his mark on the Tour de France in the mountains. But unlike his flashy predecessors, he is also...
- A surprise-packed cheese on the Tour route
- An unusual look inside a Tour team bus
- On Tour route, eating in Kirk Douglas’ wake
- On Tour route, truffle-hunting with dogs
- The Tour's mountains: Brutal for body and mind
- Owning a French castle: Not what it seems
- Wine-making with the moon's cycles on Tour route
- Rookie at 32: Canadian is Tour's happiest rider
- On Tour route, a reborn cathedral offers hope for Paris' Notre-Dame
- Eating at the Tour: A key for victory
- The greatest: Eddy Merckx lives eternal at Tour
- Taste of the Tour: Making a bar of Belgian chocolate
Egan Bernal storms into Tour yellow amid icy chaos
TIGNES, France (AP) — In an instant, and just as it was becoming even more thrilling, the most exciting Tour de France in decades became truly bizarre, and got a new leader — Egan Bernal of...
Later than usual, Ineos team takes control of Tour de France
TIGNES, France (AP) — After nearly three weeks of complete uncertainty at the Tour de France, things are back to normal, with an Ineos rider in the yellow jersey.
2 riders kicked out of Tour de France after altercation
GAP, France (AP) — Two riders, including a teammate of defending Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas, have been kicked out of the race after they got into an altercation that both teams said...
Alaphilippe, Thomas bracing for mouthwatering Tour showdown
GAP, France (AP) — Picture the final showdown in "High Noon." But at more than a mile above sea level.
With an Alpine trilogy of stages including six climbs in rarefied air, forecasts of...
Tantalizingly poised Tour de France saving its best for last
NIMES, France (AP) — A Tour de France jam-packed with unexpected plot twists is saving its biggest surprise for last.
With six riders within reach of the podium heading into the toughest...
At Tour, struggling champ Thomas no longer touching the sky
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...
A first Tour at 32: Rookie Canadian savoring every moment
PAU, France (AP) — If there was a smiley-face jersey for the happiest rider at the Tour de France, to go alongside the wearer of the iconic yellow shirt, Canadian Mike Woods would be in the...
Vos wins La Course, still no women’s Tour de France planned
PAU, France (AP) — There is nothing bigger for male riders than victory at the Tour de France. It's the pinnacle of cycling. But there is no such prize for female riders.
AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) — Chris Froome has become the 2011 Spanish Vuelta winner because of Juan Jose Cobo's disqualification for blood doping.
A long wait, but finally a Tour win for sprint prodigy Ewan
TOULOUSE, France (AP) — A bit more than a year ago, Caleb Ewan was devastated to be left out of the Tour de France.
The Australian sprinter had to watch cycling's biggest race on TV after...
After a Tour on TV, Pinot now looms large in the picture
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...
Up-and-coming Ciccone delivers at maiden Tour de France
CHAMPAGNEY, France (AP) — Giulio Ciccone's biggest dream is to wear the Giro d'Italia's pink jersey once in his life.
He will be covered in a more prestigious color Friday at the Tour de...
Eat your greens: Tour deep into fermented cabbage country
COLMAR, France (AP) — There are two types of French people: Those who relish the savory-sweet tang of choucroute and those immune to the charms of the shredded and fermented chewy...
Tour de France cyclists focus on nutrition
At Tour de France, tasting Belgium’s chocolate is a must
BRUSSELS (AP) — On meeting someone who makes bars of chocolate for a living, the question that immediately springs to mind is: "After a while, do you get sick of eating the stuff?"
Teunissen wins Tour opening stage, Thomas crashes at end
BRUSSELS (AP) — Apart from the celebrations of Eddy Merckx's first victory at the Tour de France half a century ago, nothing went according to plans on the race opening day.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Mark Cavendish's omission from the Tour de France is creating a rift within his Dimension Data team.
Team principal Doug Ryder insisted on Saturday at the start of the Tour's...
What beats the Tour de France? The Tour with fries and mayo
BRUSSELS (AP) — For die-hard fans in cycling-mad Belgium, only one thing beats watching the Tour de France: Watching cycling's greatest race while also munching on fries slathered in...