Cycling

11:03 AM ET Associated Press PARIS — Starting in the Basque Country in northern Spain, next year’s Tour de France will feature four mountain-top finishes and a Tour record 30 difficult climbs but only one time trial. Race director Christian Prudhomme revealed the route for the July 1-23 race on Thursday. The 110th edition covers
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9:33 AM ET Associated Press WOLLONGONG, Australia — A fortnight after becoming Belgium’s first Grand Tour winner in 44 years, Remco Evenepoel became his country’s first men’s elite road race world champion in a decade to cap his breakthrough season. Evenepoel won the Vuelta a Espana Grand Tour two weeks ago and was again dominant
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9:44 AM ET Associated Press Dutch cyclist Mathieu van der Poel, who was one of the title favourites for the World Championship road race, was arrested and charged by police for an alleged assault on the eve of the event in Wollongong, Australia. According to reports, Van der Poel became annoyed after children knocked on
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7:50 AM ET British Cycling apologised to its members on Thursday after the governing body was heavily criticised for its recommendation that people do not use their bikes on the day of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral. The organisation’s original statement earlier this week said anyone riding their bikes on Monday should do so “outside of
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3:01 PM ET Belgian Remco Evenepoel claimed the Vuelta a Espana title on Sunday for his first Grand Tour triumph, capping a dominant three weeks with one last push on the final stage from Las Rozas to Madrid that was won by Juan Sebastian Molano. The 22-year-old had all but confirmed victory after holding off
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7:40 AM ET Associated Press Kenyan cyclist Sule Kangangi died in a crash on Saturday while competing in a gravel race in the U.S. state of Vermont. Kangangi was riding at high speed in the Vermont Overland race when he crashed. “Sule is our captain, friend, brother. He is also a father, husband and son,”
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10:18 AM ET Colombian rider Nairo Quintana has been disqualified from the Tour de France after infringing an in-competition ban on using the drug tramadol, the world cycling governing body (UCI) said on Wednesday. Team Arkea-Samsic rider Quintana finished sixth in the general classification in last month’s Tour but analysis of two dried blood samples
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