Mar 3, 2017

Cyclist Wiggins angered by inquiry

With investigations escalating into a mystery medical package dispatched to a race six years ago to treat Bradley Wiggins, the British cycling great’s anger boiled over on Thursday. Not over the revelation that Team Sky didn’t retain adequate records of his medication. Nor by ...

Feb 14, 2017

Armstrong loses bid to stop government's $100 million lawsuit

A federal judge on Monday refused to block the government’s $100 million lawsuit against Lance Armstrong, putting the former cyclist on course for trial in a 2010 case stemming from his performance-enhancing drug use. The lawsuit was filed by Armstrong’s former U.S. Postal Service ...

Cyclists accused of using motors to cheat in races

Jan 28, 2017

Cyclists accused of using motors to cheat in races

A Hungarian designer of a secret bicycle motor says he thinks pro cyclists have used them to cheat since 1998 and American cycling legend Greg LeMond says he can’t trust Tour de France results. Both were interviewed by the CBS show “60 Minutes” for ...

Froome keeps lead despite crash

Jul 23, 2016

Froome keeps lead despite crash

Chris Froome said his crash on Friday’s 19th stage of the Tour de France proved the race is never over until the finish line in Paris is crossed. Froome ended the 146-km Alpine stage on teammate Geraint Thomas’s bike with a ripped jersey, while ...

Froome solidifies lead in mountain stage

Jul 21, 2016

Froome solidifies lead in mountain stage

Chris Froome took a big step toward winning a third Tour de France as Nairo Quintana’s challenge wilted on Wednesday’s first Alpine stage. Russia’s Ilnur Zakarin won the 184.5-km 17th stage from Bern to Finhaut-Emosson in Switzerland ahead of Sunday’s stage 15 winner Jarlinson ...

Sagan edges Kristoff in photo finish to win 16th stage

Jul 19, 2016

Sagan edges Kristoff in photo finish to win 16th stage

Peter Sagan showed off his world champion qualities, timing his sprint perfectly to win the 16th stage of the Tour de France in a photo finish as the race crossed into Switzerland on Monday. Sagan, a Slovakian with the Tinkoff team, edged Alexander Kristoff ...

Cavendish sprints past Kittel to win stage

Jul 17, 2016

Cavendish sprints past Kittel to win stage

Mark Cavendish approached the finish line with so much speed that German rival Marcel Kittel swerved out of the way. The “Manx Missile” easily sprinted to his fourth stage victory in the Tour de France on Saturday. “I didn’t see it,” Cavendish said of ...

Tragedy overshadows 13th stage

Jul 16, 2016

Tragedy overshadows 13th stage

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-km time trial route to La Caverne du Pont-d’Arc to celebrate ...

Sagan wins stage ahead of Froome

Jul 14, 2016

Sagan wins stage ahead of Froome

Peter Sagan won the windy 11th stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday after getting in a late four-man breakaway that also included overall leader Chris Froome. With 12 km remaining in the 162.5-km leg from the medieval city of Carcassonne to Montpellier ...

Froome questions rival Quintana's tactics

Jul 12, 2016

Froome questions rival Quintana's tactics

Chris Froome and his Sky manager Dave Brailsford have questioned the tactics of chief rival Nairo Quintana at the Tour de France. The defending champion led the Colombian by 23 seconds ahead of Tuesday’s 10th stage from Andorra to Revel, back in France. But ...