Cycling

3:13 AM ET Chris Froome will begin his 2019 season by riding in the Tour Colombia in February. The four-time Tour de France winner announced he will compete in the race in the northern region of Antioquia after spending the last week training in the area. The race takes place from Feb. 12-17 with former
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8:49 AM ET Chris Froome’s bid to equal Eddy Merckx’s five Tour de France titles will begin in Brussels next year after organisers announced the route for the three-week race Thursday. The 2019 edition will mark the 50th anniversary of Belgian great Merckx’s first win and the 100th anniversary of the introduction of the fabled
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6:35 AM ET British sprint king Mark Cavendish has extended his contract with African-based cycling outfit Team Dimension Data in a deal that will see his influence felt not just in the saddle. Cavendish, 33, will continue as a rider but will also become part of the team’s newly formed Supervisory Board. “After spending my
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3:15 AM ET Associated Press Lance Armstrong’s former team manager has been given a lifetime ban from cycling for his role in a doping program that helped Armstrong win the Tour de France seven times. Johan Bruyneel had been serving a 10-year ban. In a letter posted on social media Wednesday, Bruyneel announced the Switzerland-based
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5:44 AM ET Lance Armstrong has trolled Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas by offering a replacement for his stolen trophy. Current Le Tour champion Thomas made an appeal for the Coupe Omnisports to be returned after it went missing at the end of the Cycle Show, an exhibition of cycling brands in Birmingham, UK
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4:44 AM ET ESPN staff Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas has appealed for the return of his trophy after Team Sky announced it had been stolen. Police are investigating after the Coupe des Omnisports went missing at the end of The Cycle Show, a gathering of major cycling brands to show off their latest
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Oct 5, 2018 Egan Bernal has signed a five-year deal with Team Sky that will keep him with the Tour de France winners until 2023, the team announced Friday. The 21-year-old Colombian, who is seen as a top prospect in road cycling, has enjoyed a strong first year as a professional with Sky, winning in
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Oct 4, 2018 UK Sport has unveiled plans to stage the world’s biggest sporting events, with the 2030 FIFA World Cup at the top of their 15-year wishlist. The government’s organisation for elite sport has confirmed bold plans to make the U.K. a “world-leading host of major sporting events” by releasing a list of sporting
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Sep 30, 2018 Spaniard Alejandro Valverde sprinted to a dramatic victory in the men’s road race at the UCI World Championships in Austria on Sunday to finally claim an elusive first title ahead of Frenchman Romain Bardet and Canada’s Michael Woods. Valverde, who had previously finished on the podium a record six times without winning,
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2:21 PM ET Simon Yates won the Vuelta a Espana title on Sunday to complete an unprecedented hat-trick of British Grand Tour winners in 2018. Yates, 26, successfully defended his lead of one minute 46 seconds over second-placed Enric Mas of Spain in the final stage of the 21-day race, a mostly processional 100.9km ride
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