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Stories with subject: Tour de France
  • new storyFroome takes yellow as Rodriguez wins crash-marred 3rd stage story has photos
    Updated: Jul-06-15 4:02 pm

    HUY, Belgium - British rider Chris Froome took the Tour de France leader's yellow jersey after finishing second behind Spanish veteran Joacquim Rodriguez in Monday's crash-marred third stage, as a second straight day of chaos caused around 20 riders to fall and several to quit.

  • new storyThe Latest: Cancellara out of Tour de France story has photos
    Updated: Jul-06-15 3:56 pm

    HUY, Belgium - The Latest from the third stage of the Tour de France (all times local):

  • MPCC temporarily suspends Astana 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 1:44 pm

    HUY, Belgium - The Movement for Credible Cycling has temporarily suspended the Astana team after one of its riders entered the Tour de France despite an abnormally low cortisol level.

  • Astana creates new controversy at Tour de France story has photos
    Updated: Jul-04-15 12:36 pm

    UTRECHT, Netherlands - On the very first day of the Tour de France, Vincenzo Nibali's Astana team found itself at the heart of another controversy after allowing one of its riders to start the race despite questions raised over his testing results.

  • Astana rider Lars Boom facing Tour de France exit story has photos
    Updated: Jul-03-15 7:26 pm

    UTRECHT, Netherlands - Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali's under-pressure Astana team requested teammate Lars Boom be removed from cycling's showpiece race for anomalous blood-testing results announced Friday.

  • Bouhanni defies pain at Tour de France 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 12:47 pm

    UTRECHT, Netherlands - The Tour de France legend feeds itself on stories of pain and courage. Battered and bruised but still up for a fight, Nacer Bouhanni is ready to write another chapter of the race odyssey.

  • 3 British bids to host 2017 Tour de France Grand Depart 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 9:44 am

    UTRECHT, Netherlands - Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme says he has received three bids from British candidates to host the Grand Depart in 2017.

  • Tour de France? More like Tour de-void of Americans 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 3:02 am

    As the Tour de France drew near, Jonathan Vaughters was still poring over power outputs and training results, trying to determine the nine riders that he would send to represent Cannondale-Garmin at the start line in the Dutch city of Utrecht.

  • Armstrong girlfriend must testify, Landis to produce records 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 6:24 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Lance Armstrong's girlfriend can be questioned under oath about what she knows of his doping past, and his former teammate-turned-antagonist Floyd Landis will have to turn over records of investigations into his own previous doping case, a federal judge has decided.

  • Contador has yellow on his mind as he eyes 3rd Tour title 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 11:56 am

    UTRECHT, Netherlands - Tour de France contender Alberto Contador's serious-looking face cracked into a beaming smile during a lighthearted moment at his pre-race news conference on Thursday, when he was joined by an unexpected guest.

  • Tour organizers change 2015 route after landslide 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 5:45 am

    PARIS - Tour de France organizers have changed the route of the 20th stage of this year's race following a landslide in the French Alps.

  • 2013 Tour de France champ Froome missed drug test this year 
    Updated: Jun-24-15 8:06 pm

    PARIS - Former Tour de France champion Chris Froome revealed on Wednesday he missed a drug test this year while taking a couple of days off in Italy with his wife.

  • Frank Schleck out of Tour de France with knee injury 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 11:09 am

    PARIS - Frank Schleck will not compete in the Tour de France because of a knee injury.

  • 2 Eritreans on 1st African team at Tour de France 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 10:08 am

    CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Two Eritrean cyclists will be the first from their country to compete at the Tour de France after being named in the MTN-Qhubeka team's final lineup on Tuesday.

  • Anti-doping report: Riis knew about drugs on cycling team 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 9:47 am

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Former manager Bjarne Riis chose to ignore drug-taking by riders on the former Team CSC, a report by Denmark's anti-doping agency said on Tuesday.

  • Verbruggen threatens UCI with lawsuit over doping report 
    Updated: Jun-17-15 10:11 am

    PARIS - Former UCI president Hein Verbruggen threatened legal action against cycling's governing body on Wednesday over its "outrageously biased, misleading and frequently wrong" investigation into the sport's doping past.

  • Philippe Gilbert out of Tour de France with leg injury 
    Updated: Jun-16-15 8:53 am

    PARIS - Former world champion Philippe Gilbert won't ride in the Tour de France next month because of a right leg injury.

  • British rider Chris Froome wins Criterium du Dauphine race 
    Updated: Jun-14-15 11:28 am

    MODANE VALFREJUS, France - British cyclist Chris Froome launched one of his blistering mountain attacks to win the Criterium du Dauphine race for the second time on Sunday, clinching the eighth stage to take the yellow jersey from American rider Tejay van Garderen.

  • Bradley Wiggins breaks hour record at London velodrome 
    Updated: Jun-07-15 4:02 pm

    LONDON - Olympic champion and Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins added another prestigious honor to his collection on Sunday, breaking the UCI Hour Record by covering 54.526 kilometers (33.88 miles) at the velodrome in London's Olympic Park.