Cycling

  • Gilbert unfazed by disappointment at Fleche cycling race

    Huy (Belgium) (AFP) - Amstel Gold winner Philippe Gilbert brushed off his disappointing 10th placed finish at Fleche Wallonne, insisting he is focused on Sunday's Liege-Bastogne-Liege. The 31-year-old Belgian was the clear favourite coming into Wednesday's race having blitzed the opposition in last…

    AFP
  • Cyclist Rogers cleared to race after doping case

    AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) — Former world time trial champion Michael Rogers can race again after cycling's governing body accepted that meat he ate in China likely caused his positive doping test.

    Associated Press
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  • Cycling-Road-Fleche Wallonne results

    April 23 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from Fleche Wallonne (Bastogne - Huy, 199 km) on Wednesday 1. Alejandro Valverde (Spain / Movistar) 4:36:45" 2. Daniel Martin (Ireland / Garmin) +3" 3. Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland / Omega Pharma - Quick-Step) +4" 4. Bauke Mollema (Netherlands / Belkin) 5.…

    Reuters
  • Armstrong coach Bruyneel banned for 10 years

    Lance Armstrong's longtime coach Johan Bruyneel was banned for 10 years Tuesday for helping organize widespread doping by the former seven-time Tour de France winner's cycling teams. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency announced the verdicts of an American Arbitration Association panel against Bruyneel and…

    The Associated Press
  • Valverde wins second Fleche Wallonne Classic

    Huy (Belgium) (AFP) - Spaniard Alejandro Valverde timed his attack to perfection on the gruelling Mur de Huy to win the Fleche Wallonne race for the second time on Wednesday. The Movistar team leader, who also won this event in 2006, passed Ireland's Daniel Martin and Michal Kwiatkowski of Poland…

    AFP
  • Valverde wins Walloon Arrow Classic for 2nd time

    Alejandro Valverde of Spain timed his climb on the closing Wall of Huy to perfection to win the Walloon Arrow classic ahead of Daniel Martin of Ireland and Michal Kwiatkowski of Poland on Wednesday. Pre-race favorite Philippe Gilbert, who won the last two classics over the past eight days, never…

    The Associated Press
  • Quintana and Rodriguez lead Giro entry list

    MILAN (AP) — Tour de France runner-up Nairo Quintana and Spanish rider Joaquin Rodriguez headline the entry list for the Giro d'Italia next month.

    Associated Press