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  • Froome seeks lift with Vuelta win

    By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA August 21 (Reuters) - Chris Froome aims to put his Tour de France misery behind him with victory in the Vuelta a Espana but he faces stiff competition from a strong field led by Nairo Quintana. The Vuelta has become an ideal opportunity for cyclists who under-performed in…

    Reuters
  • Lance Armstrong says the big lie would have continued

    Lance Armstrong says he would still be issuing strident denials if he hadn't been caught and then forced to admit to using performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France. For more than a decade, the disgraced American cyclist Armstrong repeatedly denied he ever used banned drugs and bullied…

    AFP
  • Vinokourov and Kolobnev charged with bribery

    Controversial former Kazakhstan rider Alexandre Vinokourov and Russian Alexandr Kolobnev have been charged with bribery by Belgian justice authorities and will face trial later this year, Belgian media reported on Wednesday. The now retired Olympic road race champion Vinokourov, 40, is accused of…

    AFP
  • Van Garderen takes over lead with win in Stage 3

    MONARCH MOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) -- Defending champion Tejay van Garderen took over the yellow jersey at the USA Pro Challenge on Wednesday with a thrilling win in Stage 3, holding off Rafal Majka at the finish.

    The Associated Press
  • Kreuziger appeal against ban turned down by CAS

    (Reuters) - Czech rider Roman Kreuziger's appeal against a provisional suspension for suspected doping has been dismissed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), ruling him out of this month's Vuelta. Kreuziger, a team mate of Spain's Alberto Contador, was provisionally suspended by the…

    Reuters
  • Quintana favorite for Vuelta with rivals hurting

    With his rivals banged and bruised, Colombian climber Nairo Quintana is viewing the Spanish Vuelta as an excellent opportunity to win his second grand tour of the season and confirm his status as cycling's rising star. A crash-laden Tour de France last month forced both Chris Froome and Alberto…

    The Associated Press
  • James Martin suspended 2 years for missing test

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- American cyclist James Martin has been suspended for two years by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency for missing a test earlier this year.

    The Associated Press
  • UCI picks France to host 2015 track worlds

    AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) -- Cycling's governing body has awarded the 2015 Track World Championships to the new national velodrome in France.

    The Associated Press
  • Van Garderen strikes for lead in Pro Challenge cycle race

    Tejay Van Garderen attacked in the final kilometer of the Monarch Mountain summit finish to seize the third stage and overall lead at the USA Pro Challenge cycle race. The American BMC rider pulled away from the lead group Wednesday, taking Tour de France rival Rafal Majka with him. Romania's…

    AFP
  • CAS rejects Kreuziger appeal to race in Vuelta

    Under suspicion for doping, Roman Kreuziger has been denied his request to start the three-week Spanish Vuelta on Saturday. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said it dismissed an urgent appeal by the Czech Republic rider, who remains provisionally suspended by the International Cycling Union while…

    The Associated Press
  • Carpenter wins rainy stage of USA Pro Challenge

    MOUNT CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. (AP) -- American Robin Carpenter won the 105-mile second stage of the USA Pro Challenge from Aspen to Mount Crested Butte on Tuesday after the race was interrupted by a downpour.

    The Associated Press