Cycling

1:26 PM ET Associated Press PARIS — Chris Froome underwent successful surgery, his team said Thursday, after a high-speed crash left him with multiple fractures and shattered his hopes of going for a fifth Tour de France title next month. Froome will remain hospitalized for observation at the Saint-Etienne hospital, where he underwent a six-hour
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12:23 PM ET Spain’s Juan Jose Cobo has been found guilty of an anti-doping rule violation based on “abnormalities” in his biological passport between 2009 and 2011, the International Cycling Union (UCI) said on Thursday. Cycling’s world governing body has imposed a three-year suspension on the now retired 38-year-old, with Spanish media reporting that he
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10:25 AM ET Associated Press ROANNE, France — Chris Froome will miss this year’s Tour de France after a bad crash in training. Team INEOS leader Dave Brailsford said the four-time champion suffered a suspected fractured femur in a crash at 40 mph. Brailsford says Froome was being airlifted to a hospital. Froome was practicing
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3:06 AM ET Associated Press VERONA, Italy — Richard Carapaz became Ecuador’s first Grand Tour champion as he won the Giro d’Italia on Sunday, while American Chad Haga was fastest on the final stage’s individual time trial. Carapaz, who rides for Movistar, keeled over his handlebars with emotion inside the Arena di Verona after the
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3:07 AM ET ESPN News Services Cyclist Miguel Angel Lopez has apologized for smacking a fan who knocked him from his bicycle during Saturday’s penultimate stage of the Giro d’Italia. Lopez had hoped to compete for a stage win but was tripped by a fan who was running alongside encouraging him, but collided with another
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11:24 AM ET Associated Press AIGLE, Switzerland — Retired sprinter Alessandro Petacchi was among four riders linked to a blood doping ring by the International Cycling Union on Tuesday, and another was sent home from the Giro d’Italia. Petacchi, who won the points classification at all three Grand Tours, is suspected of using a “prohibited
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11:25 AM ET Team Sky have officially become Team INEOS after Sky and 21st Century Fox agreed to a sale, it was confirmed on Tuesday. The team, which has won eight Grand Tours since 2012, will become Team INEOS from May 1. INEOS is owned by Britain’s richest man Sir Jim Radcliffe and the launch
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