TORREVIEJA, Spain (AP) — Colombia rider Miguel Angel Lopez led Astana to a team time-trial victory as the Spanish Vuelta got underway on Saturday.
BRUSSELS (AP) — No matter who wins, this year's Tour de France will see a changing of the guard.
And if the names of Wout Van Aert, Kasper Asgreen, Enric Mas or Caleb Ewan don't ring a bell...
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin says he will not take part in this year's Tour de France as he struggles to regain fitness following a fall last month in the Giro...
MILAN (AP) — After last year's start in Israel and British cyclist Chris Froome's victory in Rome, this year's Giro d'Italia is likely to be a far more Italian affair.
INNSBRUCK, Austria (AP) — Alejandro Valverde sprinted to gold in the men's road race at the world championships on Sunday.
The Spanish rider was the fastest of a leading group of four, with Romain Bardet of France taking the silver and Michael Woods of Canada the bronze, while Tom Dumoulin of the Netherlands placed fourth.
It was Valverde's first world title, after finishing runner-up in 2003 and 2005 and coming third four times.
INNSBRUCK, Austria (AP) — Rohan Dennis has finally won the only major time trial title lacking from his long list of victories.
And he has done so in style.
The Australian rider won gold at the road world championships on Wednesday, dominating the 52.5-kilometer race to beat last year's winner Tom Dumoulin by a massive 1 minute, 21.09 seconds. Victor Campenaerts, who won the European title in Glasgow last month, was 0.53 seconds behind in third.
PARIS (AP) — The spits and the jeers. The eggs thrown at team cars. The attempts to unbalance riders while riding up the most grueling climbs.
Geraint Thomas never flinched at whatever fans — or his rivals — threw at him or Team Sky.
The Welsh rider was the steadiest rider from the start, the strongest in the Alps and the Pyrenees. On Sunday he concluded his transformation from a support rider into a champion of cycling's biggest race by claiming his first Tour de France title.
ESPELETTE, France (AP) — No longer merely a support rider for Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas is going to Paris in the yellow jersey.
The Welshman with Team Sky effectively sealed his first Tour de France title by protecting his lead in the time trial on the penultimate stage on Saturday.
Thomas takes an advantage of 1 minute, 51 seconds over Tom Dumoulin into the mostly ceremonial finish on the Champs-Elysees on Sunday.
LARUNS, France (AP) — Having worn the leader's yellow jersey over the Alps and through the Pyrenees, only one more challenging stage stands in the way of Geraint Thomas winning his first Tour de France.
Thomas takes an advantage of 2 minutes, 5 seconds over Dutch rival Tom Dumoulin into Saturday's 31-kilometer (19-mile) individual time trial in the Basque Country.
PAU, France (AP) — The Tour de France is Geraint Thomas' race to lose with only one rider seemingly left with a slim hope of catching the Welshman.
The last stage in the Pyrenees on Friday - the Tour's so-called "queen stage" for its difficulty and drama - offers Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin his final real chance of capitalizing on any slip-up from Thomas.
SAINT-LARY-SOULAN, France (AP) — His tongue dangling from his mouth, his pedal stroke strained, Chris Froome's hopes of a record-tying fifth Tour de France title slowly drifted away.
Up amid the thin and misty air of the Col du Portet — rated the second toughest climb in Tour history — Froome cracked on the feared 17th stage through the Pyrenees on Wednesday, solidifying Sky teammate Geraint Thomas's hold on the yellow jersey.
BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France (AP) — Tear gas in riders' eyes. A farmers' protest blocking the road. Two key crashes on dangerous descents.
The only thing lacking from the wild 16th stage of the Tour de France on Tuesday was a shakeup in the overall standings.
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 Stage 15 with a decisive final week of racing ahead.
Thomas kept the overall lead for a fourth consecutive day before the race pauses for riders to rest on Monday.
LA ROSIERE, France (AP) — If the idea behind a short but almost entirely mountainous stage in the Tour de France was to create constant action, Stage 11 on Wednesday went according to plan.
The end result, however, was the same as most recent Tours — domination from Team Sky.
British rider Geraint Thomas won the first summit finish of the race and claimed the yellow jersey on Wednesday while four-time champion Chris Froome moved up to second overall as Sky controlled numerous attacks.
MUR DE BRETAGNE, France (AP) — Sometimes in cycling the bike can be the rider's biggest enemy.
Tour de France contenders Tom Dumoulin and Romain Bardet both lost significant time in the overall standings after spokes on their wheels snapped near the uphill end of Stage 6 on Thursday.
Both title hopefuls were left behind by the rest of the top riders as they increased the pace hunting for the win that finally went to Daniel Martin of Ireland.
CERVINIA, Italy (AP) — Chris Froome effectively sealed victory in the Giro d'Italia on Saturday by holding his only remaining challenger in check up the final climb of the three-week race.
The four-time Tour de France champion takes a 46-second lead over defending champion Tom Dumoulin into Sunday's mostly ceremonial finish in Rome and is poised to win his third consecutive Grand Tour, matching the achievements of cycling greats Eddy Merckx and Bernard Hinault.
PRATO NEVOSO, Italy (AP) — Simon Yates remained in the lead of the Giro d'Italia but the British rider's advantage over closest rival Tom Dumoulin was slashed in half after the tough 18th stage on Thursday.
Yates was dropped by his rivals on the steep Category 1 climb to Prato Nevoso and he finished 28 seconds behind defending champion Dumoulin, who crossed the line with Domenico Pozzovivo and Chris Froome.
ROVERETO, Italy (AP) — Simon Yates is still in control of the Giro d'Italia after the British rider limited his losses to closest rival Tom Dumoulin in the individual time trial on Tuesday.
Dumoulin was more than two minutes behind Yates heading into the 16th stage and, as a time trial specialist, it was seen as his best chance of taking the pink jersey from the Mitchelton-Scott cyclist.
However, Yates still leads Dumoulin by 56 seconds heading into the final five stages.
SAPPADA, Italy (AP) — Simon Yates made it a hat trick of wins in the Giro d'Italia on the 15th stage Sunday and the British rider consolidated his overall lead as the race heads into its final week.
After unsuccessfully attempting a similar move just moments earlier, Yates set off on a solo attack with 17 kilometers (10.5 miles) remaining. He looked back after a few meters and continued to accelerate.
IMOLA, Italy (AP) — Sam Bennett of Ireland pulled off a superb final attack to win the 12th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Thursday while Simon Yates remained in the overall lead.
Bennett began his sprint a long way out to storm past Matej Mohoric and Carlos Betancur, and claim his second victory of the race at a wet finish to the 214-kilometer route from Osimo to the motorsport circuit of Imola.
OSIMO, Italy (AP) — Overall leader Simon Yates gained a few more seconds on closest rival Tom Dumoulin by winning the 11th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Wednesday.
The Mitchelton-Scott rider attacked with about 1.5 kilometers remaining in the 156-kilometer leg from Assisi to Osimo and held off Dumoulin on the steep climb to earn his second stage victory of the race.
Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome lost more time on the leaders and his chances of winning are disappearing.
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — A day after his opening stage lead slipped away to Giro d'Italia defending champion Tom Dumoulin — the last of the 175 riders in the individual time trial — Rohan Dennis got a measure of revenge by taking the pink jersey on Saturday.
Elia Viviani won the second stage in less than four hours, nudging past Italian countryman Jakub Mareczko in a bunch sprint finish to cap the 167-kilometer (104-mile) leg down the Mediterranean coast from Haifa to Tel Aviv.
REGGIO EMILIA, Italy (AP) — Colombian rider Fernando Gaviria won a bunch sprint at the end of the longest stage of the Giro d'Italia on Thursday to earn his third victory in his first Grand Tour.
Gaviria, who rides for Quick-Step Floors, edged Italian rival Jakub Mareczko at the end of the 229-kilometer (142-mile) route from Forli to Reggio Emilia. Sam Bennett of Ireland was third in the 12th stage.
BAGNO DI ROMAGNA, Italy (AP) — Spanish rider Omar Fraile won the 11th stage of the Giro d'Italia after being on the attack for most of the day Wednesday, and Tom Dumoulin kept the overall leader's pink jersey he earned a day earlier.
Amid a group of four breakaway riders, Fraile outsprinted former world champion Rui Costa and Pierre Rolland to take his first victory in a major three-week race.
MONTEFALCO, Italy (AP) — Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin dominated an individual time trial through Umbria's winemaking region to take the pink jersey after the 10th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday.
Dumoulin, who also won time trials in last year's Giro and Tour de France, set the pace on the 40-kilometer (25-mile) route from Foligno to Montefalco, where Sagrantino wine is produced.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Fabian Cancellara bounced onto the Olympic podium with a little extra hop on top, for a fleeting moment making everyone forget the 35-year-old cyclist is on the brink of retirement.
He looked more like a Swiss schoolboy.
Cancellara powered over a hilly, rain-slicked course at the Rio de Janeiro Games on Wednesday to win his second Olympic time trial, denying favorite Tom Dumoulin and British rival Chris Froome. His time of 1 hour, 12 minutes,...
MEGEVE, France (AP) — Chris Froome won a mountain time trial and opened up a seemingly insurmountable lead of nearly four minutes over his closest challenger in the 18th stage of the Tour de France on Thursday.
Riding in a yellow bodysuit and yellow aerodynamic helmet, Froome pumped his right fist after clocking slightly more than half an hour over the 17-kilometer (10.5-mile) route from Sallanches to the Megeve ski resort — which featured majestic views of Mont...
LA CAVERNE DU PONT-D'ARC, France (AP) — Amid reinforced security a day after the deadly attack in Nice, the Tour de France rolled on and defending champion Chris Froome extended his overall lead on Friday.
Thousands of people lined the 37.5-kilometer (23-mile) time trial route to celebrate the Tour and pay homage to the dozens killed and injured by a truck which drove through beachfront crowds celebrating Bastille Day.