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  • Tinkoff-Saxo announce Riis departure

    The Tinkoff-Saxo team of two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador on Sunday fired team manager Bjarne Riis. Dane Riis had already been suspended from his duties a week earlier. Riis won the 1996 Tour de France as a rider but would later admit to having doped during his career, including the…

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  • Paolini wins Gent-Wevelgem cycling race

    Italian veteran Luca Paolini posted his first victory in nearly two years after overcoming difficult weather conditions to win the Gent-Wevelgem classic on Sunday. The 38-year-old Paolini pulled away from his breakaway companions with about five kilometers (three miles) to go to prevail in the…

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  • Ben King holds lead at Criterium International

    PORTO-VECCHIO, France (AP) -- Ben King retained the overall lead at the Criterium International after Fabio Felline and Bob Jungels secured a 1-2 finish for the Trek Factory Racing team in a short time trial on Saturday.

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  • Russia's Sergei Chernetski wins penultimate Volta stage

    Sergei Chernetski of Russia pressed hard in a final sprint to win the sixth stage of the Volta a Catalunya on Saturday while Richie Porte of Australia retained the overall lead. Chernetski just edged Julian Alaphilippe of France in a photo finish to claim the first World Tour win of his career,…

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  • UPDATE 1-Cycling-In-form Porte triumphs in Tour of Catalonia

    * Australian Team Sky rider holds on to overnight lead * Movistar's Valverde wins final stage and claims second (Adds quotes) BARCELONA, March 29 (Reuters) - Team Sky's Richie Porte held on to his overnight lead to win the Tour of Catalonia on Sunday, the in-form Australian securing one of the…

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  • Italian veteran Paolini wins Gent-Wevelgem

    Italian veteran Luca Paolini timed his attack to perfection to take victory at the one-day cobbled classic race Gent-Wevelgem in Belgium on Sunday. Last year's Paris-Roubaix winner Niki Terpstra took second at the end of the 240km race in dreadful conditions with blustery winds and driving rain as…

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  • Porte holds off Valverde charge to win Tour of Catalonia

    Australia's Richie Porte sealed victory at the Tour of Catalonia on Sunday despite Spaniard Alejandro Valverde winning his third stage of the seven-day race. Valverde picked up a total of 12 bonus seconds on the day thanks to the stage win and an earlier intermediate sprint, but Porte didn't lose…

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  • Chernetski wins 6th stage, Porte retains lead in Catalonia

    Russia's Sergei Chernetski claimed victory on the sixth stage of the Tour of Catalonia on Saturday as Australian Richie Porte maintained his overall lead. Chernetski edged out Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe and Polish rider Maciej Paterski in a time of 4hr 42min 47sec on the 194.1km ride from Cervera…

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  • Cycling-In-form Porte triumphs at Tour of Catalonia

    Richie Porte of Team Sky held on to his overnight lead to win the Tour of Catalonia on Sunday, the in-form Australian securing one of the biggest wins of his career and laying down a marker for the Giro d'Italia. Porte held off a strong challenge from Spanish Movistar rider Alejandro Valverde, who…

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