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  • AP PHOTOS: Photographer gives Tour de France fans a face

    Associated Press photographer Laurent Cipriani has been covering the Tour de France since 2011, taking hundreds of pictures to tell the story of cycling's biggest race. On the passenger seat of a press motorbike, Cipriani started shooting fans in 2013, when Tour organizers celebrated the 100th…

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  • Tom Danielson tests positive for synthetic testosterone

    American cyclist Tom Danielson tested positive for synthetic testosterone in an out-of-competition test last month and was immediately suspended by his team on Monday. Danielson, a former teammate of Lance Armstrong, said on Twitter that he did not take any banned substance. This makes absolutely…

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  • Rio confident a year before Games but questions remain

    By Pedro Fonseca and Andrew Downie RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's economy is heading for recession, the president is threatened with impeachment and a huge corruption scandal has engulfed the nation but Rio is riding a wave of confidence in its preparations to host the Olympics next year. The…

  • American Danielson suspended after positive test

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - American rider Tom Danielson has been suspended by his Cannondale-Garmin team after testing positive for synthetic testosterone but he denies taking a banned substance. The team issued a statement on Monday saying Danielson had returned an "adverse analytical A…

  • Quintana, Valverde spearhead Movistar at Vuelta

    Colombian rider Nairo Quintana and Spaniard Alejandro Valverde, second and third respectively in the Tour de France, will participate in the Vuelta a Espana starting on August 22, their Movistar team confirmed on Monday. Quintana, runner-up behind Britain's Chris Froome in the Tour de France last…

  • Doping-money at heart of athletics coverup says former-BALCO chief

    (Reuters) - Victor Conte, the man at the center of what was the United States' biggest doping scandal, believes the latest drug scandal to rock the sports world is all part of a coverup to protect the bottom line. Britain's Sunday Times newspaper and Germany's ARD/WDR broadcaster said they had…

  • Russia won't act on dope claims before Beijing championship

    By Dmitriy Rogovitskiy and Gabriela Baczynska MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Athletic Federation will not act on allegations of widespread doping among its sports stars before the world athletics championships in Beijing later this month, the acting head of the body, Vadim Zelichenok, told Reuters on…

  • Cycling-Road-Tour de Pologne classification after stage 3

    Aug 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Classification from Tour de Pologne after Stage 3 on Tuesday 1. Marcel Kittel (Germany / Giant) 9:51:50" 2. Giacomo Nizzolo (Italy / Trek) +6" 3. Caleb Ewan (Australia / Orica) +10" 4. Marcus Burghardt (Germany / BMC Racing) 5. Niccolo Bonifazio (Italy / Lampre) +12" 6.…

  • Kocjan wins Stage 2 of Tour of Utah, Reijnen leads overall

    OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- Jure Kocjan finished with a final sprint to edge Robin Carpenter by a bike length to win Stage 2 of the Tour of Utah. Team SmartStop's Kocjan won the 100.3-mile stage in 3:37:27, followed by Hincapie Racing's Carpenter and BMC Racing's Brent Bookwalter.

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