NOVI LIGURE, Italy (AP) — Caleb Ewan of Australia sprinted to victory on the 11th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Wednesday, while Italian cyclist Valerio Conti remained the overall...
MODENA, Italy (AP) — Arnaud Demare of France sprinted to victory after a crash affected the end of the 10th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday, while Italian cyclist Valerio Conti kept the...
TERRACINA, Italy (AP) — Pascal Ackermann of Germany sprinted to victory at the end of the rain-affected fifth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Wednesday, while Slovenian cyclist Primoz Roglic kept...
ORBETELLO, Italy (AP) — Elia Viviani was stripped of winning the third stage at the Giro d'Italia on Monday.
Viviani was ruled by the race jury to have deviated from his line in the final...
PAU, Francia (AP) — Arnaud Demare fue recompensado el jueves por resistir en los Alpes y los Pirineos.
Geraint Thomas, en cambio, se prepara para el último combate en las montañas en el Tour de Francia, jugándose su primer título en un Grand Tour.
Un equipo francés finalmente ganó una etapa en este Tour cuando Demare, del Groupama-FDJ, se impuso con solvencia en el sprint a la meta de la 18va fracción, aprovechando que varios de los especialistas no pudieron sobrevivir en las montañas.
PAU, France (AP) — Arnaud Demare was rewarded Thursday for hauling his muscular frame over the Alps and through the Pyrenees.
Geraint Thomas, meanwhile, is preparing to cement his hold on the yellow jersey in Friday's final mountain test of the Tour de France.
After many of his competitors were unable to get through the mountains, Demare took advantage by dominating a mass sprint in Stage 18.
It marked the first victory by a French team, Groupama-FDJ, in this year's race.
VALENCE, France (AP) — After most of the other top sprinters at the Tour de France succumbed in the Alps, Peter Sagan was in prime position to dominate Friday's flat finish.
Cycling's world champion did not disappoint, timing his move to reach maximum speed as he swung past two challengers to claim Stage 13 by a wheel length and take his third win of this race.
GENT, Belgium (AP) — Peter Sagan came out on top of a bunched sprint to win the Gent-Wevelgem classic for the third time on Sunday.
The Slovakian rider attacked on the left of the group and had enough of a margin to hold off Elia Viviani. The Italian rider caught Frenchman Arnaud Demare near the line, pushing Demare down to third.
When Viviani's attempt to catch Sagan came up short, he banged his handlebars in frustration.
Nibali wins Milan-San Remo classic with solo attack
SAN REMO, Italy (AP) — Vincenzo Nibali carried off a daring solo attack to win the Milan-San Remo classic on Saturday and add to his long list of major cycling achievements.
The Italian rider accelerated away from the pack on the Poggio, the final climb of the 294-kilometer (183-mile) race, with 7 kilometers to go.
Nibali then showed off his downhill skills and narrowly held off a pack of chasing sprinters on the flat finish.
CHATEL-GUYON, France (AP) — Jonathan Hivert of France won the third stage of Paris-Nice on Tuesday after a breakaway, while former champion Luis Leon Sanchez of Spain claimed the race leader's yellow jersey.
Hivert moved to the front with 20 kilometers left and soon became part of a three-man breakaway with Sanchez and Remy Di Gregorio.
MEUDON, France (AP) — Arnaud Demare won the opening stage of the Paris-Nice race in a photo finish on Sunday after edging out three other riders in a sprint to the line.
The French cyclist, who also won the first stage last year, beat Spanish rider Gorka Izagirre, countryman Christophe Laporte and Tim Wellens of Belgium.
ARLANC, France (AP) — French cyclist Arnaud Demare beat Alexander Kristoff in a sprint to the line to win the second stage of the Criterium du Dauphine on Monday.
Belgian rider Thomas De Gendt, the winner of the first stage, retained the overall lead.
Stage two, which was a flat route of 171 kilometers (106 miles) from Saint-Chamond to Arlanc, featured a long final straight of 4 1/2 kilometers (three miles). Demare comfortably held off Kristoff, from Norway, with Nacer Bouhanni of France third.
BOURG-DE-PEAGE, France (AP) — German cyclist Andre Greipel won the fifth stage of the Paris-Nice in a sprint finish on Thursday, while Julian Alaphilippe comfortably retained his lead.
Greipel positioned himself behind the wheel of Arnaud Demare of France and surged past him as they went for the line.
Dylan Groenewegen of the Netherlands finished third, with the trio clocking the same time of nearly five hours over the 199.5 kilometers (124 miles) to Bourg-de-Peage in southeastern France.
MONT BROUILLY, France (AP) — Julian Alaphilippe took the lead in the Paris-Nice race on Wednesday, beating two-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador to win a hilly time trial in the fourth stage.
The 24-year-old Alaphilippe, one of France's most promising riders, beat the renowned Spanish climber by 19 seconds in chilly and wet conditions.
CHALON-SUR-SAONE, France (AP) — Ireland's Sam Bennett overpowered a world-class field of sprinters Tuesday to take the third stage of the Paris-Nice cycling race.
The Bora-Hansgroghe rider surged at the right time to upstage Norway's Alexander Kristoff and German riders John Degenkolb and Marcel Kittel. Australia's Michael Matthews was fifth in the mainly flat 190-kilometer (118-mile) stage from Chablis to Chalon-sur-Saone, across eastern Burgundy.
AMILLY, France (AP) — Bahrain-Merida rider Sonny Colbrelli sprinted to victory Monday in the second stage of the Paris-Nice race.
The Italian started his sprint with about 200 meters (yards) to go and held off John Degenkolb to claim the most important win of his career by half-a-bike length.
Arnaud Demare was third on the flat 195-kilometer (121-mile) route from Rochefort-en-Yvelines to Amilly in the Loire valley.
BOIS D'ARCY, France (AP) — Frenchman Arnaud Demare won the first stage of the Paris-Nice race on Sunday, while two-time champions Alberto Contador and Richie Porte lost ground in windy conditions.
The veterans fell behind the main pack when heavy crosswinds split the peloton early in the stage.