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  • Cycling-Astana team thrown out of anti-doping movement

    The Astana cycling team were thrown out of the Movement for Credible Cycling (MPCC) after the Kazakh outfit failed to comply with the association's strict anti-doping rules at this year's Tour de France. "After hearing Team Astana representative Dmitriy Fofonov's arguments, the Board of directors…

  • USA Cycling unveils teams for road world championships

    Taylor Phinney will get his opportunity to chase a world championship at home. After a devastating crash nearly ruined his career, Phinney was part of the roster announced by USA Cycling on Friday that will compete this month in Richmond, Virginia. Phinney returned to racing at the Tour of Utah,…

    The Associated Press
  • Foot fracture forces Froome out of Vuelta

    Tour de France winner Chris Froome has become the latest high-profile casualty in Spain's Vuelta after withdrawing before the start of Thursday's 12th stage due to a broken bone in his foot. End of the Vuelta for me," Froome posted on his official Twitter account. Froome's hopes of becoming just…

  • Cycling-Oliviera wins Vuelta stage 13, Aru still leads

    MADRID, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Portuguese Nelson Oliveira of the Lampre-Merida team caught his breakaway companions off guard to win the 13th stage of the Vuelta on Friday. Oliveira jumped away from a group of 24 riders in a descent with 27 kilometres remaining and never looked back. The 26-year-old,…

  • Van Poppel wins 12th Spanish Vuelta stage, Aru leads overall

    Danny Van Poppel of the Netherlands won the 12th stage of the Spanish Vuelta in a mass sprint for the finish line, while Fabio Aru remained in the red jersey on Thursday. Van Poppel recovered well after repairing a tire 10 kilometers (six miles) from the end of the 173-kilometer (107-mile) mainly…

    The Associated Press
  • Cycling-Froome likely to withdraw from Vuelta after heavy crash

    Chris Froome's hopes of pulling off a rare Tour de France-Vuelta double appear to be over after the Briton called into question his chances of starting the 12th stage of the race following a heavy crash early on Wednesday. The two-time Tour de France winner hit a barrier at the start of the brutal…

  • Froome pulls out of Spanish Vuelta with broken foot

    Chris Froome pulled out of the Spanish Vuelta on Thursday after fracturing a bone in his right foot. The two-time Tour de France champion - and two-time Vuelta runner-up - said on his Twitter account that the navicular bone in his foot was fractured. ''End of the Vuelta for me,'' Froome tweeted.

    The Associated Press
  • Cycling-Road-Vuelta a Espana points classification after stage 12

    Sept 3 (Infostrada Sports) - Points Classification Vuelta a Espana after Stage 12 on Thursday 1. Esteban Chaves (Colombia / Orica) 79 2. Tom Dumoulin (Netherlands / Giant) 74 3. Alejandro Valverde (Spain / Movistar) 74 4. John Degenkolb (Germany / Giant) 68 5. Kristian Sbaragli (Italy / Team MTN)…

  • Astana thrown out of MPCC

    PARIS (AP) — Astana has been thrown out of the Movement for Credible Cycling for a breach of the group's regulations.

    Associated Press
  • Froome withdraws from Vuelta after heavy crash

    Chris Froome's hopes of pulling off a rare Tour de France-Vuelta double are over after he was forced to withdraw before Thursday's 12th stage after a heavy crash on Wednesday left him with a fractured bone in his foot. The twice Tour de France winner and Team Sky leader went down at the start of…