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Tour de France winner Slovenia's Tadej Pogacar, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium with the Slovenian flag after the twenty-first and last stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 122 kilometers (75.8 miles), from Mantes-la-Jolie to Paris, France, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Vive le Tour! With young winner, thrilling race defies virus

Sep. 20, 2020 5:43 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — In a first, the Tour de France winner wore a face mask on the podium Sunday, bright yellow to match the color of the iconic jersey so snug on his young shoulders. But at least there was a winner. Three weeks ago, when 21-year-old Tadej Pogacar set off with 175 other competitors that he ended...

Supporters of Slovene cyclist Tadej Pogacar celebrate his victory at the Tour De France in his hometown of Komenda, central Slovenia, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. In an incredible climax to the Tour de France, Tadej Pogacar crushed his fellow Slovenian, Primoz Roglic, in the last stage before the finish in Paris. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

Slovenia celebrates likely 1-2 Tour de France victory

Sep. 19, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Just minutes after two Slovenian riders effectively sealed their first and second places in the Tour de France on Saturday, the president of Slovenia declared it a historic day for the tiny Alpine nation. In a stunning climax to cycling's most prestigious race, Tadej Pogacar...

New overall leader, best young rider and best climber, Slovenia's Tadej Pogacar, grabs his head after crossing the finish line to win stage 20 of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 36.2 kilometers (22.5 miles), from Lure to La Planche des Belles Filles, France, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Bernard Papon/Pool via AP)

Pogacar crushes Roglic to seal Tour de France title

Sep. 19, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

LA PLANCHE DES BELLES FILLES, France (AP) — In an incredible climax to the Tour de France, Tadej Pogacar crushed fellow Slovenian Primoz Roglic in the last stage Saturday before the finish in Paris, snatching away his race lead to all but guarantee that he'll win cycling's showpiece event at his first...

Denmark's Soren Kragh Andersen celebrates as he crosses the line to win the 19th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 166.5 kilometers between Bourg-En-Bresse and Champagole, France Friday, Sept. 3, 2020. (Marco Bertorello/Pool via AP)

Andersen doubles down at Tour de France, wins Stage 19

Sep. 18, 2020 1:17 PM EDT

CHAMPAGNOLE, France (AP) — That's deux for Soren Kragh Andersen at the Tour de France. The Danish rider who won Stage 14 doubled down and raised his arms in victory again on Stage 19 on Friday, with another cunningly timed attack. Behind him, saving their last reserves of strength for a time trial on...

Local people look at a bronze statue representing the U.S first lady Melania Trump made by Brad Downey, a Berlin-based U.S. artist, is erected in her birthplace of Sevnica, Slovenia, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, after a previous one, made in wood, was set alight. Melania Trump was born and grew up in Slovenia before moving abroad as a fashion model. (AP Photo)

Bronze statue of US first lady is unveiled in Slovenia

Sep. 15, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

SEVNICA, Slovenia (AP) — A bronze statue representing U.S. first lady Melania Trump was unveiled Tuesday in her native Slovenia to replace a wooden one that was set on fire in July. The new sculpture is a replica of the original one by U.S. artist Brad Downey and placed near Trump's hometown of Sevnica, in...

Slovenia's Tadej Pogacar, wearing the best young rider's white jersey, crosses the finish line ahead of Slovenia's Primoz Roglic, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, left, to win stage 15 of the Tour de France cycling race over 174.5 kilometers (108.4 miles) from Lyon to Grand Colombier pass, France, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (Christophe Petit-Tesson/Pool via AP)

Roglic, Pogacar braced for Slovenian showdown on Tour finale

Sep. 14, 2020 12:14 PM EDT

There is only one big question left to be answered at the Tour de France: Which Slovenian will stand on the top of the podium on Sunday on the Champs-Elysees? Baring a crash, or an unexpected event event like a positive COVID-19 test, the final week of racing should offer a showdown between the Jumbo-Visma team...

Denmark's Soren Kragh Andersen crosses the finish line to win the 14th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 194 kilometers (120,5 miles) with start in Clermont-Ferrand and finish in Lyon, France, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, Pool)

Andersen wins Stage 14 at Tour de France led by Roglic

Sep. 12, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — Soren Kragh Andersen broke clear in a fast-changing finish on the roads of Lyon to win Stage 14 of the Tour de France on Saturday. Primoz Roglic, the overall leader, had a drama-free day to finish safely after a 4 1/2-hour ride, and was given the same time as his nearest challengers to...

Slovenia's Primoz Roglic wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey and Slovenia's Tadej Pogacar ride during the stage 13 of the Tour de France cycling race over 191 kilometers from Chatel-Guyon to Puy Mary, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Roglic imperial on Tour de France Stage 13 won by Martinez

Sep. 11, 2020 1:38 PM EDT

PUY MARY, France (AP) — The slow-burning fight for the Tour de France's yellow jersey erupted in earnest on the remains of a once-giant volcano on Friday, with race leader Primoz Roglic using its punishing slopes to grow his overall lead. Glancing up the final climb that reared skyward ahead, Roglic told...

Julija Andlasic appears in at court in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. A court in Slovenia has sentenced a 22-year-old woman to two years in prison for deliberately cutting off her hand with a circular saw to make a fraudulent insurance claim. (AP Photo)

Slovenian woman cut off her hand for insurance payout

Sep. 11, 2020 9:46 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — A court in Slovenia on Friday sentenced a 22-year-old woman to two years in prison for deliberately cutting off her hand with a circular saw to make a fraudulent insurance claim. The district court in Ljubljana said Julija Adlesic agreed with her boyfriend to have her left hand...

Health workers wearing protective suits disinfect at an area placed under stricter lockdown measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Caloocan city, Philippines on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. The capital and outlying provinces is still under lockdown due to rising COVID-19 cases. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

The Latest: 2nd wave of cases traced to 2 Australia hotels

Aug. 17, 2020 11:29 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia — An epidemiologist told an inquiry on Tuesday that almost all of a second wave of coronavirus infections in Australia’s hard-hit Victoria state can be traced back to returned travelers in two Melbourne hotels. Department of Health and Human Services epidemiologist Charles...