Oct 1 (Gracenote) - Standings from the WorldTour Ranking 1. Peter Sagan (Slovakia / Tinkoff) 669 2. Nairo Quintana (Colombia / Movistar) 609 3. Chris Froome (Britain / Team Sky) 564 4. Alejandro Valverde
Esteban Chaves became the first Colombian to win Il Lombardia in snatching victory from Diego Rosa of Italy by less than a bike wheel on Saturday. Rosa looked set for a surprise victory after launching his sprint with 250 meters to go, but Chaves came from behind to claim his first Monument win, crossing the line to a huge sigh of disappointment from the Italian fans. ''I turned pro here in Lombardy with Coldeportes, I lived in Bergamo for two years, and now I won the race.
By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - The sport of athletics will witness a 20 percent rise in television viewing figures at the first multi-sports European Championships in 2018, the continent's athletics chief Svein Arne Hansen said on Friday. The new European Championships will combine the separate continental championships of seven sports into one event, hoping to become the top multi-sports competition in Europe ahead of the struggling European Games. For athletics we expect 20 percent more viewers (than at the traditional single-sport European athletics championships)," Hansen, European athletics association president, told Reuters in an interview.