LEYSIN, Switzerland (AP) — Simon Yates outlasted Richie Porte to win the Tour de Romandie's main mountain stage and earn the leader's yellow jersey on Saturday. Britain's Yates easily held off Australian Porte as both clocked the same time for the 163-kilometer (101-mile) trek to Leysin ski station. Yates, riding for the Orica-Scott team, took a 19-second lead on Porte to start Sunday's 18-kilometer (11-mile) time trial to Lausanne that ends the six-day race. Emanual Buchmann of Germany placed third, 20 seconds back, and was third overall, trailing Yates by 38 seconds. Fabio Felline of Italy fell to fourth overall, 44 seconds back, after holding the lead since Tuesday. Three-time Tour de France
Thousands of spectators are expected to turn out for the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire race which gets under way later. The cycle race covers 304 miles (490 km) split into three stages. The event, in its third year, began as part of the legacy of the county hosting the 2014 Grand Depart for the Tour de France. The men's race starts later in Bridlington, East Yorkshire later and ends on Sunday at Fox Valley in Sheffield. The women's race starts in Tadcaster and ends in Harrogate on Saturday. The race is jointly organised by Welcome to Yorkshire, the region's tourism agency, and French company Amaury Sports Organisation (ASO), which organises the Tour de France and other prestigious races in the European
By Alan Baldwin SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton pointed to Alex Zanardi as a beacon of hope as Formula One teams and drivers showed support on Friday for British teenager Billy Monger, who lost his legs in a Formula Four accident. Drivers and teams attached stickers for "Billy Whizz" on cars and helmets in Russian Grand Prix practice, with an online fundraising campaign for the 17-year-old's recovery reaching 768,000 pounds ($993,254.40). "I think I was affected more by Billy's incident than I probably have been by most, with the exception of what happened in Formula One..." said Hamilton, whose boyhood hero was the late Brazilian Ayrton Senna who died in 1994.