Cycling

8:07 AM ET French cycling icon Raymond Poulidor, best known for failing to win the Tour de France while coming agonisingly close on numerous occasions, died aged 83 on Wednesday. Nicknamed “Pou-Pou” and a public favourite because of his perennial runner-up status, Poulidor’s rivalry with compatriot Jacques Anquetil — who won the Tour de France
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7:26 AM ET A former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor has admitted to telling “a lot of lies” and ordering a banned testosterone substance in an independent tribunal Tuesday. Dr. Richard Freeman, who retired from British cycling two years ago, is under investigation regarding the contents of a medical package delivered to Sir Bradley
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Like a giant roller-coaster from start to finish over five mountain ranges, next year’s Tour de France will feature new summits and only a few time-trial kilometers. That should delight pure climbers like defending champion Egan Bernal. Starting in the Riviera city of Nice, the 3,470-kilometer three-week race will send the pack of contenders over
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11:19 AM ET Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome, who suffered a horror crash in June, will race in the Criterium de Saitama next month, organisers said on Friday. The Briton sustained broken leg, hip, ribs, vertebrae and elbow during a high-speed crash at the Criterium du Dauphine, ruling him out of the Tour
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3:54 PM ET ESPN News Services MADRID — Former ski jumper Primoz Roglic comfortably won the Spanish Vuelta for his first Grand Tour title on Sunday, finishing more than two minutes ahead of world champion Alejandro Valverde after the 21st stage. Following custom, riders respected the leader’s lead on the last day when the race
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7:16 AM ET Adriana Garcia Police have seized 40 marijuana plants thanks to images recorded by a helicopter filming the Vuelta a Espana cycling race on Saturday, Spanish authorities have confirmed to ESPN. As the helicopter tracked cyclists during the final kilometre of the race’s eighth stage, which started in Valls and finished in the
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