Vincenzo Nibali (Reuters/Jerome Prevost) (Reuters) – Vincenzo Nibali became the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani on Sunday, dominating his rivals on all terrains as his main rivals crashed out of a superb three-week race. While Italy celebrated its seventh Tour winner, a jubilant France hailed its first […]
(Reuters) – Being too strong, and both feared and respected for it, can be a weakness on the Tour de France, Slovakian prodigy Peter Sagan has discovered. He has managed eight top five finishes, including four second places, but after 12 stages he has yet to cross the finishing line first — thanks, he says, […]
(Reuters) – Norway’s Alexander Kristoff claimed his maiden Tour de France victory when he beat Peter Sagan in a sprint to prevail in dominant fashion on the 12th stage, a 185.5-km ride from Bourg en Bresse on Thursday. Katusha rider Kristoff timed his effort perfectly to win with a comfortable margin to leave Slovakian Sagan, […]
Chris Froome (Reuters/Joseba Etxaburu) (Reuters) – Chris Froome’s attempt to win a second successive Tour de France ended in bitter disappointment after less than a week of the race on Wednesday when he crashed out on stage five. On a miserable, rain-sodden day in northern France, the Briton appeared in great pain after falling for […]
Tony Martin rode his dominating win in the Stage 3 Time Trial to capture his third consecutive overall title at this year’s Tour of Belgium. It was a race marked by crashes, upsets and, of course, Tony Martin’s record setting performance.
PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/LUCY NICHOLSON (Reuters) – Russia’s flamboyant figure skater Yevgeny Plushenko pulled out of the Winter Olympics through injury on Thursday in a shock twist that immediately deflated home fans pumped up by an opening victory for their beloved men’s ice hockey team. At the Iceberg Skating Palace, there was disbelief when the announcement came over the […]
Men’s Elite Preview Courtesy of Cyclocross Magazine (link is http://www.cxmagazine.com/) Last year at this time, cycling fans from all across the globe were arriving in Louisville, KY, ready to ring cowbells and cheer for their favorite racers as they took the stage for the 2013 Cyclocross World Championships. It marked an important event in the […]
Sloppy conditions cause crashes which force many of the favorites to leave the race, then in the final kilometer Rui Costa beats out Joaquim Rodriguez for the title, but it seems Rodriguez sprinted to the wrong line.
(Reuters) – New Giro d’Italia race leader Vincenzo Nibali took an important step towards possible victory on Saturday by limiting his losses to favourite Bradley Wiggins in a time trial won by Wiggins’s British compatriot Alex Dowsett. Movistar rider Dowsett had a three-hour wait before all the favourites had finished and he could be sure […]
British standout Mark Cavendish celebrates as he wins the opening stage of the Giro d’Italia in a sprint in Naples, Italy, Saturday, May 4, 2013. Cavendish, who rides for the Omega Pharma-Quick Step team, finished in 2 hours, 58 minutes, 38 seconds on the circuit in downtown Naples, which featured a long, flat finishing straight. […]
France’s Marion Rolland speeds down the course on his way to win the women’s downhill at the Alpine skiing world championships in Schladming, Austria, Sunday, Feb.10, 2013. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) By Manuele Lang SCHLADMING, Austria, Feb 10 (Reuters) – France’s Marion Rolland used her knowledge of the course to snatch a surprise downhill gold medal […]
Matteo Marsaglia of Italy skis past a gate on his way to winning the men’s World Cup Super-G ski race in Beaver Creek, Colorado, December 1, 2012. (REUTERS/Mike Segar) By Manuele Lang BEAVER CREEK, Colorado, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Italy’s Matteo Marsaglia snatched his maiden World Cup victory in a men’s Super-G at Beaver Creek […]
Lindsey Vonn in action at Solden last season. (REUTERS) By Steve Keating TORONTO, Oct 23 (Reuters) – If Lindsey Vonn is cleared to race the men’s World Cup downhill at Lake Louise it would give the sport a huge boost, but the American should reconsider loftier plans to tackle Kitzbuehel, the head of Alpine Canada […]
Katusha Team rider and leader of the race Joaquim “Purito” Rodriguez (C) of Spain, Team Saxo Bank rider Alberto Contador (R) of Spain and Movistar Team’s Alejandro Valverde of Spain cycle the 16th stage of the Tour of Spain “La Vuelta” cycling race between Gijon and Valgrande-Pajares Cuitunigru, September 3, 2012. (REUTERS/Miguel Vidal) By Alasdair […]
(From R to L) Garmin-Sharp rider David Millar of Britain, Team Europcar rider Cyril Gautier of France, AG2R La Mondiale rider Jean Christophe Peraud of France and Euskaltel-Euskadi rider Egoi Martinez of Spain cycle in a break away during the 12th stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and Annonay-Davezieux, July […]
By Mark Meadows TOMBLAINE, France, July 7 (Reuters) – Giro d’Italia champion Ryder Hesjedal was among a string of injured riders to quit the Tour de France on Saturday following a series of nasty crashes. In total 17 riders have so far withdrawn after a brutal first week at the world’s greatest race, with FDJ-Big […]
Riders receive medical assistance after a collision during the sixth stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Epernay and Metz, July 6, 2012. (REUTERS/Joel Saget) By Gilles le Roc’h METZ, France, July 6 (Reuters) – Peter Sagan sealed the first week of his maiden Tour de France with his third stage victory […]
Lotto-Belisol Team rider Andre Greipel of Germany (L) sprints ahead of Orica Greenedge rider Mathew Goss of Australia (2nd L) to win the fifth stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Rouen and Saint-Quentin, July 5, 2012. (REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier) By Gilles Le Roc’h ST QUENTIN, France, July 5 (Reuters) – Andre Greipel […]
Liquigas-Cannondale rider Peter Sagan of Slovakia (R) reacts as he wins the third stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Orchies and Boulogne sur mer, July 3, 2012. (REUTERS/Stephane Mahe) By Gilles Le Roc’h BOULOGNE SUR MER, France, July 3 (Reuters) – Slovakia’s Peter Sagan accelerated away at the finish to win […]
Chasers climb past a Galibier (2.556 m) milepost in the 109,5 km and nineteenth stage of the 2011 Tour de France cycling race run between Modane Valfrejus and Alpe d’Huez ski resort, southeastern France, on July 22 , 2011. (LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images) By Alasdair Fotheringham LIMONE SUL GARDA, Italy, May 21 (Reuters) – The Giro […]
Team Sky rider Mark Cavendish (2nd R) of Britain sprints to win the 121-km 13th stage from Savona to Cervere of the Giro d’Italia May 18, 2012. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo) By Alasdair Fotheringham CERVERE, Italy, May 18 (Reuters) – British world champion Mark Cavendish won his third bunch sprint of this year’s Giro d’Italia and the […]
Movistar’s Francisco Alberdi Ventoso (R) of Spain sprints to win the 166 km ninth stage of the Giro d’Italia from San Giorgio del Sannio to Frosinone, May 14, 2012. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo) By Alasdair Fotheringham FROSINONE, Italy (Reuters) May 14 – Spain’s Francisco Ventoso won the ninth stage of the Giro d’Italia on Monday in a […]
RadioShack-Nissan team riders and Tyler Farrar, left, line up before the third stage of the Giro d’Italia, in Horsens, Denmark, Monday, May 7, 2012, to remember Belgian rider Wouter Weylandt, who died during last year’s third stage. The race also paid tribute to Horsens mayor Jan Troejborg, who died Sunday of a heart attack while […]
Taylor Phinney, of the United States, receives assistance after crashing during the third stage of the Giro d’Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, in Horsens, Denmark, Monday, May 7, 2012. Matthew Goss of Australia won the third stage of the Giro d’Italia on Monday, while world champion Mark Cavendish and overall leader Taylor Phinney were […]
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