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  • Contador reclaims Giro lead from Aru after time trial

    Alberto Contador outclassed his rivals on a tough individual time trial Saturday to reclaim the overall lead of the Giro d'Italia after the 14th stage, which was won by Vasil Kiryienka of Belarus. Contador started the day 19 seconds behind Fabio Aru after a crash at the end of the previous stage…

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  • Cycling-Road-Giro d'Italia points classification after stage 14

    May 23 (Infostrada Sports) - Points Classification Giro d'Italia after Stage 14 on Saturday 1. Elia Viviani (Italy / Team Sky) 119 2. Giacomo Nizzolo (Italy / Trek) 119 3. Nicola Boem (Italy / Bardiani Valvole) 109 4. Sacha Modolo (Italy / Lampre) 91 5. Philippe Gilbert (Belgium / BMC Racing) 83 6.…

    Reuters
  • Kristin Armstrong, Andrew Talansky capture time trial titles

    Two-time Olympic time trial gold medalist Kristin Armstrong, making another comeback from retirement, won her fourth national title Saturday to lock up a spot for the world championships. Armstrong blazed over the course in 42 minutes, 8.04 seconds to beat out teammate Carmen Small by more than 13…

    The Associated Press
  • A quick look at the Dirty Kanza 200, an extreme bike ride

    The Dirty Kanza 200 is a self-supported, 200-mile bike race through the rolling Flint Hills of southeastern Kansas. It is part of a boom of extreme distance events that are allowing athletes to take their mental and physical endurance to the very limits. Here is what you need to know about the race:

    The Associated Press
  • Dirty Kanza 200 taking endurance cycling to an extreme

    Rick Becker rode away from the starting line outside the historic Granada Theater at 6 a.m., the day just beginning to break in the scenic Flint Hills. Along with hundreds of others, Becker had ridden his bike through everything rural Kansas could offer: tear-inducing wind, rutted gravel roads,…

    The Associated Press
  • Contador crashes and loses lead to Aru on 13th Giro stage

    Alberto Contador lost the overall lead of the Giro d'Italia to Fabio Aru after he was involved in a crash toward the end of Friday's 13th stage, which was won by Sacha Modolo. Aru escaped the crash which took out a number of cyclists just outside the final three kilometers (two miles) to move 19…

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  • 'Everyman' Eric Marcotte back to defend road cycling title

    There will be more riding on this year's road cycling nationals than usual this weekend. Sure, the winners of the time trials and road races once again get to wear the stars-and-stripes jerseys for another year. The national championships begin Saturday in Chattanooga, Tennessee, with the men's and…

    The Associated Press
  • Cycling-Contador back in pink with sparkling time trial performance

    May 23 (Reuters) - Alberto Contador took a commanding lead in the Giro d'Italia on Saturday with a strong performance in the 14th stage, a 59.4-km individual time trial won by Vasil Kiryienka of Belarus. After losing the pink jersey to Italian Fabio Aru after a crash on Friday, the Spaniard…

    Reuters