South African Daryl Impey won the sixth stage of the Tour of Catalonia as Chris Froome fell out of contention after being trapped on the wrong side of a peloton split on Saturday. Italians Alessandro De Marchi and Dario Cataldo looked set to contest a two-man sprint after jumping away from the leading group 15km from the end but they were reined in within 50 meters of the line as Orica Scott's Impey surged ahead.
HARELBEKE, Belgium (AP) — Olympic road champion Greg Van Avermaet came out on top of a three-man sprint to win the E3 Harelbeke as Belgian riders secured a 1-2-3 finish in the one-day cobbled race on Friday. Van Avermaet edged former world champion Philippe Gilbert. Oliver Naesen completed the podium. Tom Boonen broke up the peloton when he attacked on the Taaienberg hill. A small group followed, and the Belgian trio pulled away on the steep cobbled slopes of the Oude Kwaremont, and stayed ahead all the way to the finish. The Belgians sized each other carefully in the final kilometer. Naesen ignited the sprint 250 meters from the line. He made his move too soon, and Van Avermaet caught him with
A favorite topic this NASCAR season has been Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s adventures as he takes up cycling - partially because it seems to be the newest cross-training fad among drivers, but mostly because Junior's stories ( read: struggles) tend to be incredibly entertaining and relatable. It actually left the No. 88 Chevrolet driver with a new skill on two wheels: riding with only one eye open. The weather in the desert last weekend was north of 90 degrees, but that didn't stop the Hendrick Motorsports teammates - Earnhardt, Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne and Chase Elliott - from setting out on a 30-mile ride between practice and the qualifier, Earnhardt detailed on his weekly Dale Jr. Download podcast.