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  • Paolini wins Gent-Wevelgem cycling race

    Italian veteran Luca Paolini posted his first victory in nearly two years after overcoming difficult weather conditions to win the Gent-Wevelgem classic on Sunday. The 38-year-old Paolini pulled away from his breakaway companions with about five kilometers (three miles) to go to prevail in the…

    The Associated Press
  • Tinkoff-Saxo announce Riis departure

    The Tinkoff-Saxo team of two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador on Sunday fired team manager Bjarne Riis. Dane Riis had already been suspended from his duties a week earlier. Riis won the 1996 Tour de France as a rider but would later admit to having doped during his career, including the…

    AFP
  • Ben King holds lead at Criterium International

    PORTO-VECCHIO, France (AP) -- Ben King retained the overall lead at the Criterium International after Fabio Felline and Bob Jungels secured a 1-2 finish for the Trek Factory Racing team in a short time trial on Saturday.

    The Associated Press
  • Russia's Sergei Chernetski wins penultimate Volta stage

    Sergei Chernetski of Russia pressed hard in a final sprint to win the sixth stage of the Volta a Catalunya on Saturday while Richie Porte of Australia retained the overall lead. Chernetski just edged Julian Alaphilippe of France in a photo finish to claim the first World Tour win of his career,…

    The Associated Press
  • In-form Porte triumphs in Tour of Catalonia

    Team Sky's Richie Porte held on to his overnight lead to win the Tour of Catalonia on Sunday, the in-form Australian securing one of the biggest victories of his career and laying down a marker for the Giro d'Italia. Porte held off a strong challenge from Spanish Movistar rider Alejandro Valverde,…

    Reuters
  • Italian veteran Paolini wins Gent-Wevelgem

    Italian veteran Luca Paolini timed his attack to perfection to take victory at the one-day cobbled classic race Gent-Wevelgem in Belgium on Sunday. Last year's Paris-Roubaix winner Niki Terpstra took second at the end of the 240km race in dreadful conditions with blustery winds and driving rain as…

    AFP
  • Wiggins set for Gent-Wevelgem

    London (AFP) - Bradley Wiggins will compete for Team Sky in Sunday's Gent-Wevelgem sprint classic in Belgium, the team announced.

    AFP
  • Cycling-In-form Porte triumphs at Tour of Catalonia

    Richie Porte of Team Sky held on to his overnight lead to win the Tour of Catalonia on Sunday, the in-form Australian securing one of the biggest wins of his career and laying down a marker for the Giro d'Italia. Porte held off a strong challenge from Spanish Movistar rider Alejandro Valverde, who…

    Reuters