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  • UCI president expresses concern over Rio venue preparations

    The president of cycling's world governing body remains "very, very concerned" that the velodrome under construction for the Rio Olympics will not be completed in time for a proper test event.

    Associated Press
  • Track cyclist Kluge takes Giro stage; Kruijswijk keeps lead

    CASSANO D'ADDA, Italy (AP) -- German rider Roger Kluge used his track cycling experience to take the biggest victory of his road career, winning the 17th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Wednesday with a well-timed counterattack. Steven Kruijswijk of the Netherlands had little trouble protecting his…

    The Associated Press
  • Report: BMX legend Dave Mirra had brain disease CTE

    TORONTO (AP) -- Doctors have reportedly concluded that BMX rider Dave Mirra, who took his own life in February, suffered from the brain disease CTE.

    The Associated Press
  • Russia says won't allow athletes caught doping into team for Rio Olympics

    Russia's athletics federation said in a statement on Tuesday that it would not allow athletes who had been caught doping in previous years into the Russian team for the Rio Olympics. The Russian Olympic Committee said earlier on Tuesday that it had been informed by the International Olympic…

    Reuters
  • 23,000 police mobilized to protect Tour de France

    Cyclists at the Tour de France will be under the watch of an unprecedented force of 23,000 police, including SWAT-like intervention squads, as the government tries to ensure security amid extremist threats. France has been in a state of emergency since attacks on Paris in November killed 130…

    The Associated Press
  • Kruijswijk stretches lead, Valverde bags maiden Giro win

    Dutchman Steven Kruijswijk moved closer to a history-making Giro d'Italia triumph Tuesday after stretching his lead over Esteban Chaves and Vincenzo Nibali in a thrilling 16th stage won by Alejandro Valverde. Kruijswijk, of the Lotto team, started the hilly 132 km race from Bressanone to Andalo…

    AFP
  • Kluge steals in for surprise Giro d'Italia stage win

    Cassano d'Adda (Italy) (AFP) - German IAM rider Roger Kluge got ahead of the pack in the final kilometre to bamboozle the sprint teams and steal a stage win on a flat run in the 17th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Wednesday. There was no change in the overall standings with Dutchman Steven…

    AFP
  • Valverde wins Giro's 16th stage, Kruijswijk hangs on to lead

    (Reuters) - Alejandro Valverde kept alive his hopes of winning this year's Giro d'Italia with victory in the 16th stage on Tuesday, but race leader Steven Kruijswijk maintained a firm grip on the pink jersey by finishing second. Former champion Vincenzo Nibali cracked towards the end of the stage…

    Reuters
  • Nervous France to deploy 23,000 police for 'Le Tour'

    About 23,000 police will be deployed for the Tour de France, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Tuesday, as the world's premier cycling race takes place under the post-attacks state of emergency. For the first time, members of the elite GIGN paramilitary police will be stationed along the…

    AFP