World Cup 2014 coverage:


  • US hopefuls down but not out at Tour's 7th stage

    Two promising American riders with an outside shot at victory in the Tour de France this year hit the asphalt in crashes in Friday's seventh stage, but picked themselves up to resume the chase of overall leader Vincenzo Nibali. The 234.5-kilometer (146-mile) ride from Epernay in Champagne country…

    The Associated Press
  • UCI: 2-year ban for ex-Giro winner Menchov

    GERARDMER, France (AP) — Retired Russian rider Denis Menchov — who won the Spanish Vuelta twice and the 2009 Giro d'Italia — has been given a two-year ban and stripped of his results in three Tour de France races for anti-doping rule violations, a spokesman for the International Cycling Union…

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  • Porte has mentality to lead Team Sky, says Brailsford

    Richie Porte has the mentality to step up to his new role as Sky team leader and succeed, his manager Dave Brailsford believes. The 29-year-old Australian has suddenly been thrust forward from chief back-up to principal player in Team Sky after reigning Tour de France champion Chris Froome pulled…

  • Kadri wins 8th Tour stage in entree to Vosges

    In a solo breakaway, Blel Kadri gave France its first stage winner at the Tour de France in the entree to the Vosges mountains on Saturday. Meanwhile, Vincent Nibali extended his lead over his biggest rivals except an important one: Two-time champion Alberto Contador, who sped ahead thinking he…

    The Associated Press
  • Cycling-Road-Tour de France stage 7 results

    July 11 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from Tour de France (Epernay - Nancy, 234.5 km) on Friday 1. Matteo Trentin (Italy / Omega Pharma - Quick-Step) 5:18:39" 2. Peter Sagan (Slovakia / Cannondale) ST 3. Tony Gallopin (France / Lotto) 4. Tom Dumoulin (Netherlands / Giant) 5. Simon Gerrans…

  • 5 things about the Tour de France 7th stage

    Friday's Stage 7 at the Tour de France was a day for the Italians. Matteo Trentin won by little more than a hair's breadth in a sprint at the end of the stage, and Vincenzo Nibali kept the race leader's yellow jersey. He's worn it every day since taking it from German sprinter Marcel Kittel in the…

    The Associated Press
  • Kadri first French stage winner in Tour de France

    Gérardmer (France) (AFP) - Frenchman Blel Kadri became the first home winner of a Tour de France stage this year as he claimed victory at Gerardmer on Saturday. Alberto Contador took second on the 161km eighth stage from Tomblaine to snatch back a handful of seconds on Vincenzo Nibali, who retained…

  • Tour de France at a glance

    NANCY, France (AP) -- A brief look at the seventh stage of the Tour de France on Friday:

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  • Cycling-Road-Tour de France mountain classification after stage 8

    July 12 (Infostrada Sports) - Mountain Classification Tour de France after Stage 8 on Saturday 1. Blel Kadri (France / AG2R) 17 2. Cyril Lemoine (France / Cofidis) 6 3. Sylvain Chavanel (France / IAM Cycling) 6 4. Simon Yates (Britain / Orica) 5 5. Jens Voigt (Germany / Trek) 4 6. Nicolas Edet…

  • Cycling-Hand, wrist fractures end Froome's Tour challenge

    (Adds details) July 11 (Reuters) - Fractures to his left wrist and right hand forced 2013 champion Chris Froome out of the Tour de France race earlier this week, the Team Sky Rider said on Friday. Time for some R&R," Froome said on his Twitter feed. Froome quit the race after the second of two…

  • Cycling-Road-Tour de France classification after stage 7

    July 11 (Infostrada Sports) - Classification from Tour de France after Stage 7 on Friday 1. Vincenzo Nibali (Italy / Astana) 29:57:04" 2. Jakob Fuglsang (Denmark / Astana) +2" 3. Peter Sagan (Slovakia / Cannondale) +44" 4. Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland / Omega Pharma - Quick-Step) +50" 5. Jurgen Van…

  • Italy's Trentin wins 7th Tour leg in photo finish

    NANCY, France (AP) — Matteo Trentin of Italy won Friday's seventh stage of the Tour de France in a photo finish, after two top American hopefuls went down in the latest spills of a crash-marred edition this year.

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  • Contador promises to keep attacking through Vosges

    Gérardmer (France) (AFP) - Alberto Contador has vowed to continue attacking and Vincenzo Nibali believes him as the Tour de France rivals light up the hilly Vosges region. Saturday's 161km eighth stage from Tomblaine to Gerardmer gave a taste of what is to come as Contador's Tinkoff-Saxo team…

  • Photo finish: Trentin edges Sagan in Stage 7 of Tour de France

    Matteo Trentin of Italy won Friday's seventh stage of the Tour de France in a photo finish, after a group crash and a hilly final section split the pack.

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  • Cycling-Kadri gives France first win, Contador stings Nibali

    (Makes clear Porte is third, not Pinot) By Julien Pretot GERARDMER, France, July 12 (Reuters) - Blel Kadri earned France its first Tour de France win this year on stage eight, a 161-km trek from Tomblaine, as race leader Vincenzo Nibali showed a first glimpse of weakness on Saturday. Nibali…

  • Froome confirms double fracture

    Reigning Tour de France champion Chris Froome confirmed Friday he has fractures to his hand and wrist. Froome left the Tour de France during Wednesday's tough cobbled stage after crashing twice, adding to his fall the day before when he suffered his injuries. After falling on Tuesday's 163.5km…